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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Point of Interest Lesson For Tec. 546

Well, I am in my last class needed for my Masters and today we are going to look at a Lesson that I have created, along with Assessments.

The lesson that I picked is one where students are put into groups of three and given a Point of Interest in America that they must research and then present their findings in one of three media formats. Assessment will be done by Rubrics for Peer, Self and Teacher Evaluation.

The CSO's that I went for are the following:
State/National: The WV COS that I picked to go with this lesson was Standard 3 which states: In the twenty-first century, students will be required to communicate ideas clearly and efficiently. They will need to be able to use information technology proficiently to explore, research and express themselves for a variety of purposes. Applying listening, speaking and media literacy skills and strategies, they will connect with different audiences using media appropriate to the situation.

Technology – NETS for Students:
1. Creativity and Innovation – Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression

2. Communication and Collaboration - Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:
a. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.

3. Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiryLocate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Students will work in groups of three

  • Students will research and find answers to a list of requirements for a specific point of interest given to them by the teacher

  • Students will decide as a group which one of the three formats they will present their finding in

  • Students will evaluate their own and other groups presentations using rubrics provided


  • Students need to be able to communicate ideas in writing.

  • Students are going to have two partners and are going to have to produce a flyer, a video brochure, or a website with them about a Point of Interest in America without ever talking to them.

  • Then when they are done, they are going to present it to the class

  • Flyer will be done with Prezi

  • Video brochure is going to use Animoto

  • website will be done with Doodlekit
Example of lesson:

The technology assessment tool that I think that I will add to this lesson that was mentioned in Mod. 1 would be the student response clickers, if we had any. That way I could make sure that all students are participating in the Peer Evaluation instead of relying on papers and feedback would be instant.