Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Module #5 student-centered assessment

This Module has helped me think about student-centered assessment in the following ways.....
#1 How the assessment looks different from the view of the student rather the teacher.
#2 How a fair assessment should be very detailed and comprehensive
#3 How the teacher must "inspect" what they "expect"

Monday, October 12, 2009

Thoughts on "Disruptive Innovation"

I think that this is a very exciting time to be a teacher. The innovation that is going to happen is going to be mind blowing. I think that Iphone technology and Wii video games will be incorporated into education. To think that Public education is going to change that much is also a little scary. Are Teachers still going to be needed? To think that by the time my 2nd grader is finished with school there might not even be a school. Students could do all of their work from home and just talk to teachers when they needed help or to check in once a week. Computers are getting more and more cheaper, access to the Internet and research is getting easier, it only stands to reason that technology is going to replace jobs.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Unit Plan

This unit will include a Role playing aspect to this unit. Students will be playing the role of Architect and I will be the Client. Students will gather information on a house that I have proposed to build. Students will take information and complete a set of drawings for their design. The only help that will be given from me is to ask questions about what I would like. All technical questions would have been addressed on eariler projects and assignments. Student's also will be able to ask for help from their peers.

Essential Question -
Does form follow function or does function follow form?

Unit Questions -

Why are Architect’s/Designers needed?

How do Architects/Designers incorporate the client’s wants and the Architect’s vision of the project into a cohesive design?

Content Questions -

What design style best fits what the client wants?

What activities are clients involved in?

What are the “needs” of the family?

What are the “wants” of the family?

How many beds and baths are needed?

What size of house is needed?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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