Monthly Archives: June 2014

Project 1

The lesson I created is that of teaching students to calculate the slope of a line given two points.  This is the second of three lessons on calculating slope.  Students are first asked to review the concept of slope as it appears in real life.  Next, students are led through demonstrations of how to find the slope once both points are plotted and a line is created.  From there, students will be assessed on their understanding by doing the two question quiz (practice) on their IPads.  Next year all students will have their own mini IPad.

I really tried to utilize images that added something to the lesson.  The first image depicted a real life scenario of slope. The remaining images helped display the instructions. I tried to limit the text throughout and let the images further describe the lesson.  The images were aligned next to the text to help enhance understanding.  The contiguity principle was taken into account by putting both the images and text on the same page to help the flow of the lesson.

The file type pptm was not allowed for insertion, so I uploaded the file to my school website and the link to that is here.  I used Visual Basic to create the quiz.  Please click on Enable Macros to allow the user to interact with the quiz.


AECT Standards:

  • 2.3 Computer-Based Technologies:  Computer-based technologies are ways to produce or deliver materials using microprocessor-based resources.   In this assignment I used presentation software to deliver a lesson to students.



Creating a Learning Log

At the beginning of my EdTech experience, I was asked to create a learning log utilizing WordPress.  The beauty of WordPress is that it allows the user to create a website using one of the amazing templates that are created.  This allows the user to create an individualistic look for their website.  By embedding images and videos it completes the unique look.  The blog component of the website allows both the student and reader to comment on their work.

For the EdTech courses I believe WordPress (or any blogging site) allows the student to create a portfolio of their work.  Included with the work designed is a reflection on each assignment.  For the company or individual viewing the blog it allows him to see the complete process of the body of work.  For the student it allows him/her the ability to reflect on each assignment.  The degree ending portfolio course allows the student to look at the entire score of his/her learning.

This assignment utilizes the AECT standard 2.3 Computer-Based Technologies.  It delivers information using a micro-processor (or computer).