Review of Nat's lesson

This form is to be used by students to provide final project feedback to classmates. Review the lesson carefully. Complete the lesson’s assessment and evaluation. Grade the lesson using the criteria below, providing a helpful critique. The instructor will use the same criteria for grading the final project.

These were the reviews that I gave to some of my sub-cluster / cohort / group.


EDD 7007: Lesson Plan Peer Feedback Form

 


Author

NAT

Lesson Title

 Lesson Plan (suggested title:  "Course for CVA Orientation"

Peer Reviewer

Steve McCrea



Criteria

Comments

Points

1. Overview of the lesson, including its topic and goal (1pt.)

 I found a brief visit to the website helpful.  Perhaps a "there is a need for this training because we lose about 50% of the online teachers each year" or "the CVA is used by only 8% of students, yet all students are eligible to use it."


just a little background on why the course is needed….

0.9

2. Description of the audience for which the lesson is intended (1 pt.)

the focus is on training teachers.  

I assume that the educators might not need to work for the CVA to need to know about the program to explain it to their face-to-face students.

1

3. One or two learning objectives, stated in behavioral terms (1 pt.)

Concise.   would the subject of the sentences be "the educators being trained…"? 

0.9

4. List/description of the media you propose to include in the lesson and your rationale for selecting them (2 pts.)

Will your video be in one piece or will you make two separate videos?   part 1 appears to be expectations and part 2 seems to be "what students have access to"

You might want to have a reading component of the 


2

5. List of activities (that is, what the student will “do” to complete the lesson) that includes a minute-by-minute timeline (2 pts.)

The timeline is specific.  SUGGESTION:  the current format reads like "the teacher will do this…"   Why not re-write it from the point of view of the student?  Perhaps add in some time for the evaluation, perhaps 2 minutes? … 

1.9

6. Assessment plan (that is, how will you “test” the student to ensure he or she understands the content of the lesson) that relates to your objective(s) (1 pt.)

Nice idea for a game (what kind will you use?)    

 

Can I suggest that you also ask the educators to describe in their own words the purpose of the CVA?  Howard Gardner calls it "a performance of understanding" (putting the lesson in the person's own words).

1

7. Evaluation plan (that is, how you will allow the student to provide feedback to you about the lesson). (1 pt.)

Will you give students some questions to comment on?  Sometimes it helps students if you specify with questions areas that you want comments about.

1

8. Peer review feedback and indication of changes made (if any) (1 pt.)

 here is the feedback



1

9. Quality of writing (“The paper is clearly written, with proper spelling and grammar”). Points may be deducted.

 

The lesson plan is succinct and focused.  two suggested typos (omissions)


0.9

Total

 



10.6

Additional comments

Well done!

 











Lessson Overview

In this lesson distance education students will learn about the Cobb Virtual Academy (CVA).  They will learn how it began and how it can be used to support the educational needs OF Cobb students.

 



Audience Description

The audience will be educators enrolled in a distance learning program.   They intend to work as teachers in the CVA program.

 



Learning Objectives

Students will be able to state the expectations of the Cobb Virtual Academy.  Students will be able to explain what students have access to IN the program and how they can enroll.

 


MAYBE:  Educators (taking the course) will be able to state the expectations of the Cobb Virtual Academy.  Educators will be able to explain what students have access to IN the program and how they can enroll.



Media and Technologies (and rationales)

Teacher will present the information in a You Tube video presentation for the auditory and visual learner.  The teacher will also create website with links to:

&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ; A game on the topic of the lesson (demonstrates student understanding and helps students remember the information)

&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ; Teacher Web Blog (for student commentary)

&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ;&νβσπ; More information on CVA (extend the learning experience)

 



Activities

Time Frame:

Activity:

1 minutes

Introduce himself and the title of the lesson

2 minutes

Discuss the goals and objectives of the lesson

1 minutes

Explain what CVA means and describe its expectations. 

2minutes

History of the program.  Describe eligibility and the cost.

2 minutes

Describe the current state of the program.

2 minutes

Describe the enrollment process for  CVA and describe the technology requirements.

1 minutes

Summarize the lesson

1 minute

Explain the assessment plan



12 minutes Total

 



Assessment Plan

Student understanding will be assessed by completion of a web based game and completion of a survey.   

 



Evaluation Plan

Students will be allowed to post on the teacher’s web blog feedback about the lesson. 

 



Resources

http://www.cobbk12.org/cobbvirtualacademy/about/about.html

www.youtube.com      


OK




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Final Project Peer Review Form

 

Title of Lesson

Piecing together the technology gap

Designer/Developer

KC

Peer Reviewer

Stephan McCrea

 

Criteria

Comments

Points

1.   Media (10 pts.)

a.                Quality of materials

b.                Appropriateness of media to the topic

c.                Functionality

The links and videos worked smoothly.   I had not seen weebly before with that layout.  The type font was a bit small, but I could adjust with the font size option.    The speed of the spoken delivery was quick so it was not possible to fall asleep. 

10

2.   Content (10 pts.)

a.                Inclusion of all required elements

b.                Overall “feel” of the lesson

c.                Appropriateness of the topic to the grade/audience level

d.                Importance of Topic

e.                Appropriateness of references cited

f.                 Creativity

I was looking for the assessment, but I guessed that you wanted us to go ahead and try it if we want to... and our work would be our assessment.   The survey was generally pleasant to fill in.   I like to have an open response to differentiate my response and provide nuance.

 

 

I liked that idea that a teacher should know something about this technology   I had a question about how to spell keno (or is it Keynote?) as a Flash technology.

 

I mistook the title of the course for the title of the lesson...

The title, Piecing together the technology gap, seemed broader than just Flash software.  

 

10

Additional Comments

It was nice to see what you did with the video so I could study it closely.  The “Assignment” link allowed a closer view of the film that was created in video 1.

 

 

 

Total

 

20

 

 

Web-based Lesson about Distance Education (25 points)

Based on the lesson plan (above), prepare a brief (10-15 minutes) single-concept Web-based lesson about an aspect of distance education. The subject of the lesson may be almost anything related to distance education. 

Remember, this is a very brief lesson: think of it as a single-objective lesson, a mini-lesson, or a micro-lesson (but NOT a module, unit, or even an hour-long “class”).   The subject of the lesson must be some aspect of distance education (such as Otto Peters or virtual high schools, but NOT biology or algebra, etc.). The lesson must be Web-based: that is, its content must be on the Web, primarily on Web pages YOU create.  NOTE: PowerPoint slides are not an appropriate medium for this lesson.

When your lesson is complete, share it with members of your “subcluster” (4 or 5 students assigned early in the term), who will each assume the role of learner and complete the lesson (as you will theirs), including the assessment and evaluation.  After all your subcluster members have completed your lesson, assemble their comments (and a brief explanation of changes you intend to make to your lesson as a result of that feedback) in one Word document and send it to the instructor.  Then, revise your lesson based on your classmates’ feedback.

 

Grading guidelines for Web-based lesson

 

The Media (10 points)

Quality of the materials

Appropriateness of the media to the topic

Functionality

 

The Content of the Lesson (10 points)

Inclusion of all required elements

Overall "feel" of the lesson

Appropriateness of the topic to the grade/audience level

Importance of the topic

Appropriateness of references cited

Creativity

 

Peer Review (5 points)

Comments from subcluster members

List of actions taken in response to comments


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This form is to be used by students to provide final project feedback to classmates. Review the lesson carefully. Complete the lesson’s assessment and evaluation. Grade the lesson using the criteria below, providing a helpful critique. The instructor will use the same criteria for grading the final project.

Final Project Peer Review Form

 

Title of Less

Virtual Program in Cobb County

Designer/Developer

Nat

https://sites.google.com/site/evansweblesson/

Peer Reviewer

Stephan McCrea

 

Criteria

Comments

Points

1.   Media (10 pts.)

a.     Quality of materials

b.     Appropriateness of media to the topic

c.     Functionality

a.  Quality is clean.  The link to youtube ran smoothly

 

b.  Teaching about a virtual system should be on youtube, especially since you have a wide audience in Georgia.   Much of the audio would be useful just downloading an .mp3 file for later learning on the go.

 

c.  Appearance:  clean.  I like the idea of a separate page for each section of your lesson.  I'm going to reformat my lesson to avoid the scrolldown.

 

2.   Content (10 pts.)

a.     Inclusion of all required elements

b.     Overall “feel” of the lesson

c.     Appropriateness of the topic to the grade/audience level

d.     Importance of Topic

e.     Appropriateness of references cited

f.      Creativity

You even included your contact info on the side.  Nice touch.  I'm going to update my lesson plan to look like that.

b.  the feel is “compact.”  I can get in and get out.

 

c.     The language is perfect for the target high school audience.   (They might want different music at the beginning, but it was good  to have the intro short and you got down to business)

d.     I think almost all high school students need to be exposed to virtual environments. Fabulous that your county uses blackboard. They are ready for online in college.

Good references

 

Additional Comments

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

Suggestion.  To find the info in the video, it would be nice to have a script of the video.  That would be faster for the review than to scroll back and listen to the video a second time.

 

 

 

At the end I was looking for a way to evaluate the lesson (more than just complete the assessment.)

 

https://sites.google.com/site/evansweblesson/assignments

You asked on this page if we have any questions.  When I “clicked to post questions”

 

… we arrived here:

sites.google.com/site/evansweblesson/assignments/homeworkforweekofoctober25th

The only link is the underlined place above.

I could not find a way to post a question.   (Sorry that I'm sending this in short time so you don't have time to make a fix).

 

– Steve

 

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