I’m in Atlanta for the NECC conference. I am impressed with the public transportation system, a quick and efficient way to get to a location in Atlanta. Each stop is clearly marked.
I wonder how we provide our students with a quick and effective system to get to their learning. How often do we teach students information that they have learned in previous grades? Do we pre-test our students? We can manually correct the pre-tests, use the quiz part of course ware programs, or use a free online survey program. Do we modify our lesson plans when we see the results of the pre-test so we are providing new learning?
I wonder how we scaffold our lessons so that students thoroughly learn the initial material and then we help them climb up to the higher levels of thinking? Do we use targeted technology activities that focus on higher and higher level thinking? Or do all of our technology-infused activities remain at the same level of thinking?
I wonder how we let our students know their progress? Do we use a grading program or course ware that allows students access to their grades at any time? Do we use grading program or course ware that allows us to rate the students’ progress in the standards and that the students can access any time?
How quick and effective is your learning system for your students?
© Harry Grover Tuttle, 2007