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Ashley Kannan Virtual Classroom Template
Your goal is to create a powerful lesson that uses technology as a tool for learning and includes all the ideas we've learned about. Before you start creating your lesson, please jump to the bottom of this page to take a look at the peer review section. This should help guide you as you design it. When your lesson is reviewed, your peers will take a look at. The Big Question: What do you want to
and how can technology help you teach it better?
Stages of Tech Adoption
Universal Design for Learning
Use of Digital Tools
Click on Cool Tools in the sidebar of this wiki to find plenty of digital tools to support learning.
Note: This is a work in progress so it is not as "pretty" as I'd like yet. Don't hesitate to email me with questions or if you are looking for suggestions.
NETS / 4C's
Looking for sample lessons to get you thinking? Click here to view a page of
21st Century Learning Sample
, sorted by tool. There's a lot there. Tell me what you are looking for and I can jumpstart this process.
When you have completed your your lesson, please subit the form below for peer review:
Submit Lesson for Peer Review
Bloom's Digital Taxonomy
or NETS to write your objectives.
Provide a brief synopsis in plain English
Tool or technology:
Click on Cool Tools on the left to get some ideas.
List the steps
Be sure to specify whole group, small group, independent, etc.
Publish a link to a sample you create
Consider engaging students in the evaluation piece. Instead of asking students to stand in front of the room and share their project with the whole class, perhaps they could be given a specific task related to evaluation/learning from each other's work. (i.e. Comments on a Voicethread are more powerful when you ask them to comment about something other than how the image looks. Review your evaluation piece and ask students to look at final projects with more of a focus.
Provide links to additional information or resources needed to complete this lesson.
For your convenience, a template is available.
Create a new page
Start with the template NETS S
Fill in the information for your lesson
Delete the standards you aren't covering in your lesson or highlight the standards you are covering.
Link your new NETS page to the section titled NETS below.
NETS S (link your page here)
What do you need to remember to be successful?
Designers:use this guide below to make sure your lesson has all the necessary pieces.
Reviewers: Please sign your name next to comments and suggestions.
We will be reviewing each activities created by other class members and providing positive feedback in order to create the best digital activities possible. Please expect feedback and suggestions, then plan to modify.
1. Stages of Technology Adoption
In what stage of technology adoption is this activity? Give evidence to support your answer.
If this lesson is at the Adaptation Level or below, what suggestions can you give to help it move to a higher level?
2. Universal Design for Learning
Is this activity designed to meet the needs of all learners?
What modifications have been made to help all students succeed?
Provide examples of how universal design is included in this activity.
Are there multiple ways for students to learn and express what they learned?
3.Digital Tools to Facilitate Instruction
Are the digital tools user-friendly and appropriate for students of this age?
Are the tools seamlessly integrated so they support student learning?
Do the tools support UDL?
Can you suggest additional tools that might improve this lesson?
4.NETS and the 4C's
How are the
included in this lesson?
have been identified by the designer of the lesson. Please take a look and then make suggestions for possibly including more or less. Take another look.
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