This is a case study discussing one way to integrate technology into the classroom. I liked the way the educators at the school compared their most recent year's test scores to this year's, as evidence of student learning. The teacher facilitates different levels of learning by using the technology differently in the groups that she creates, which also allows her to use a smaller group to interact with personally.
By integrating technology this way, the instructor is also differentiating instruction to meet the needs of her students, and she stresses the point that students learn at different paces, and some may require more time. I chose this case study because I am very interested in blended learning, and in the flipped classroom models.
I am just beginning to integrate technology using Nearpod lessons. This allows me to achieve the same goals described above, as well as track responses and incorporate an assessment to evaluate student progress with the lesson. I like how the students have a chance to interact with the content, and share with a partner as well.
I rate this case study a 3, because I was not sure how they are checking or assessing for understanding throughout the lesson. I cannot implement this particular lesson myself, but the pedagogy is what I found most useful. Most importantly, it shows how to use technology creatively to engage students in learning, vs. trying to accomplish the same thing through traditional methods.
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