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Hi Michelle. I really interesting project related to math learning is [[http://mathforum.org/ Math Forum]]. You may take a look. --Jianwei
 
  
  
Sorry to keep bothering you about a topic for the  design project. I jsut want to make sure that I am doing this correctly. I do not want to start something and then a couple weeks in have to start over becasue its not correct. I see that you posted a note for me on my wiki site about the site math forum. What exactly would I be doing with that site? Would my design project be about that site or would I incorporate math forum into my project? I have been looking at the design projects from your class last semester, but it is still not clicking with what I am suppose to be doing. Am I creating a lesson with acitivites that someone would actually do?? (Michelle)
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==Feedback on your ICM==
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*It is nice that you have mapped out the structure of your course, with objectives of each unit clearly identified. As you move along, you may want to elaborate pre-requisites/enabling objectives for the major units (e.g., Unit 2, 4), so that you can decide what you need to address.
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*As well, unit 2 currently focuses on choosing a topic. As I understand, a major piece of webquest design is to turn a topic into a "challenge" or a problem that drives student thinking, not just study a topic. So designing the problem context should be included in this unit too.
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*Unit 5 is not really "final thoughts" but about evaluation. You may refer to related courses from other colleagues ([[Valerie's Portfolio Page]]) so that you can save some energy.
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*Susan is working on Webquest too. The conflict in topic is not an issue as this is such a rich topic and it would be great if you two can collaborate to design two courses focusing on different aspects/contexts.
  
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Jianwei 3/18
  
The course you're designing should help teachers understand a new learning and teaching approach/technology and use it in their classrooms. Math Forum represents a learning community approach used in math learning. If this approach is something you want to "teach" teachers, then, looking at the Math Forum project will give the understanding of the pedagogical principles, methods, and tools. You can teach Math Form (pedagogy + tech) as your focus if you think it is rich enough, or you can focus on the design of a math learning community with Math Forum as one example. --Jianwei
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Michelle and Jianwei:  I will be working on my webquest course over break:  My project is going to be geared to adult learners in workforce development courses:  I developed a webquest for Job Portfolio activities: I am going to discuss evaluation of websites in my course, and will be referring to other courses as the assesment of a job portfolio could be linked to Valerie's page and if anyone is doing electronic portfolio's. I am sure we can work together to make our's different.  Michelle my email is suem47@hotmail.com
  
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Susan 3/19
  
Jianwei,
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===Re: Feedback on your ICM -- [[User:Suem48|Suem48]] 18:16, 19 March 2008 (EDT)===
What about a design project about inquiry-based learning and the use of webquests in the classroom? I saw that was a topic you had written on the main page. I have done little work with webquests in a prior class and I feel this would be an interesting topic for me to research, and then possibly use in my own classroom?
 
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I'm not sure if "generate webquest" here means to design the blueprint of it, or also includes facilitating/implementing it. If not, you may want to list facilitating/implementing...(e.g., the teacher's role in the process) as another goal, which is very important.
 
I'm not sure if "generate webquest" here means to design the blueprint of it, or also includes facilitating/implementing it. If not, you may want to list facilitating/implementing...(e.g., the teacher's role in the process) as another goal, which is very important.
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--Jianwei 3/11

Latest revision as of 19:58, 31 March 2008


Feedback on your ICM

  • It is nice that you have mapped out the structure of your course, with objectives of each unit clearly identified. As you move along, you may want to elaborate pre-requisites/enabling objectives for the major units (e.g., Unit 2, 4), so that you can decide what you need to address.
  • As well, unit 2 currently focuses on choosing a topic. As I understand, a major piece of webquest design is to turn a topic into a "challenge" or a problem that drives student thinking, not just study a topic. So designing the problem context should be included in this unit too.
  • Unit 5 is not really "final thoughts" but about evaluation. You may refer to related courses from other colleagues (Valerie's Portfolio Page) so that you can save some energy.
  • Susan is working on Webquest too. The conflict in topic is not an issue as this is such a rich topic and it would be great if you two can collaborate to design two courses focusing on different aspects/contexts.

Jianwei 3/18

Michelle and Jianwei: I will be working on my webquest course over break: My project is going to be geared to adult learners in workforce development courses: I developed a webquest for Job Portfolio activities: I am going to discuss evaluation of websites in my course, and will be referring to other courses as the assesment of a job portfolio could be linked to Valerie's page and if anyone is doing electronic portfolio's. I am sure we can work together to make our's different. Michelle my email is suem47@hotmail.com

Susan 3/19

Re: Feedback on your ICM -- Suem48 18:16, 19 March 2008 (EDT)

Feedback on your objectives

  1.  State what a webquest is.
  2. Research and find online resourse to use in their own webquests.
  3. Generate a webquest for their specific content area.
  4. Adopt inquiry-based learning through the use of the internet into their classroom. 


Item 4 is a bit too broad and I'm not sure if your course on one model will enable this general goal.

Item 3 really has included 2, as finding resources is a part of designing a webquest.

I'm not sure if "generate webquest" here means to design the blueprint of it, or also includes facilitating/implementing it. If not, you may want to list facilitating/implementing...(e.g., the teacher's role in the process) as another goal, which is very important.

--Jianwei 3/11