ccdt collaborative curriculum design tool Middle School Technology Integration Web site author(s): grade: subject: description: THROUGHLINES 1. Technology: Computers and technology are useful tools for learning and understanding any subject matter that any teacher presents. my philospohy of why using a collabarative web space to learn, achive and beleive using technology is a better way of acheiving understanding. Technology is not only just cool to use in itself but helps me learn and use knowledge about other stuff. By applying what I am learning with technology I apply while I am learning. (Associated to: Integration Affordances Memo) 2. Collaborative Web space: Using a coolaborative web space affords teachers and students the ability to fully understand topics. Discusion groups and focused feedback to organized class projects provides students with peer review that they don't usually get in class and can use for a final project. (Associated to: Integration Affordances Memo, Technology as a learning tool) GENERATIVE TOPICS 1. WebQuests about Geometry: Students will learn about geometric shapes and polygons. They will learn how to draw regular polygons using microworld pro, a linear programing tool. Students will benefit while learning to create polygons in that geometric concpets of inside angle, outside angles and degrees of the whole circle will be understood. Students will also benefit from following directions, reading comprehension and completing a technology project. 2. Middle School Web quest: To be able to fluently discuss, apply and reuse the knowledge gained from any learning quest. A web quest should detail the flow for a learning process with clear and concise steps. By offering it in a navigation format, such as a common web page, students can flip to any section of the learning process that they are comfortable going to. They also need to be to go back and edit. (Associated to: Integration Affordances Memo) UNIT LEVEL UNDERSTANDING GOALS PERFORMANCES OF UNDERSTANDING 1. Technology as a learning tool: The main understanding goal that I want students and teachers alike to have is that learning technology should be used as a means for learning towards an undestanding end, not 1. Completing projects (culminating): I want my students to use technology as a tool to solve problems, demonstrate their knowledge of any subject and to facilitate expressing their understanding of any the knowledge initself. More specifically, learning Micorsoft office skills is useful when applied to a learning goal or for completing any project. By integrating the skills learned for using a web site or using a software for a learning project, students and teachers gain an understaning of the subject matter and apply technology skills at the same time. The most important element of using a learning web space is the experience of using the web as productivity tool. Also for students to become aware of their ability to develope a neccessary skill for any delimea in the pursuit of knowledge. To develop a learning process that can be applied to any learning condition that a student may find themselves in. (Associated to: Collaborative Web space, Integration Affordances Memo, Peer review and coaching) subject. For example, I would want students to use the web for research, word for report writing and PowerPoint for presentation. A typical topic could be understanding the basic periodic elements. Applied science of new knowledge would determine the best method for a performance of understanding. Learner participation in online activities towards creating an ongoing product that could comprise many performance of understanding. By giving a leaner options beyond of just class participation and testing, learners are free to understand topics without traditional constrictions. PowerPoint displays, Written repots, Web page reports Oral presentations Role playing Visual presentation (Open) ONGOING ASSESSMENT 1. Peer review and coaching (peer): Peer review and coaching. On the subject of ongoing assessment I believe that students working on a project for individual knowledge should content their work themselves and from their fellow project team. I also believe that final review should come from the teacher or instructors. The peer review should be defined in a rubric that students can adjust to their liking. The assessment should take place over time, giving each member to adjust his effort and product with in the group. Because group dynamics can vary depending on the concerted effort of all the team members, The instructor should have the final mediating determination of a grade. Assessment for the student would therefore be a blend of peer review, self assessment and finally teacher review. (Associated to: Technology as a learning tool) Based on the graphic organizer presented in the Teaching for Understanding Guide by Blythe & Associates.