This case study deals with improving student math scores. Educator Peter McIntosh, who teaches in Oakland, California, helps his students to take ownership of their learning by using interactive subject-mastery tools such as Khan Academy.
Students receive instant feedback as they complete their work, and Mr. McIntosh is able to track their progress as they go. This technology supports differentiation, and students are able to work at their own pace, achieving much deeper engagement with the course content.
I love this idea because it fits with the flipped classroom design, and is in alignment with my primary interests. This system would be very useful for either homework or intervention, because instructors can track students’ learning far more effectively.
Most importantly, this teacher’s data conclusively demonstrated that his students test scores increased by a significant margin (30 percentage points or more). These results are consistent with the TPACK model and activities, because the instructor needs to know his content, standards, and pedagogy, but uses technology to impart the lesson and fill the gaps in his students' math development.
For the reasons noted above, I rate this video a 3.
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