Building bridges for the future through collaborative projects
Group Assignment: Adaptive Learning Techniques (Team 4D)
Hyperlink to Group Wiki: http://flatconnections16-1.wikispaces.com/TEAM+4D
Hyperlink to Outsourced Video Clip: http://flatconnectionsglobalproject.net/video/img-2767-trim
Embeded Outsourced Video Clip:
Final Video Hyperlink: http://flatconnectionsglobalproject.net/video/adapative-learning-te...
Final Video Artifact:
Adaptive learning technology allows for coursework to be made to meet each student’s individual needs. Adaptive learning technology provides students with the necessary resources such as softwares, animations, and digital tools that are adjusted to each student’s needs. The Horizon Report K-12 provides a synopsis of the topic and its significance. In researching adaptive learning technologies, I thought that it was interesting how for students with disabilities, the technology includes options for changing colors, changing object size, voice-to-text technology, and text-to-voice technology. For students who are having difficulties in mastering core concepts, a variety of analyzed results can be presented to the teacher based off of the student’s performance on course work and practice activities. Education based companies, standardized testing companies, and general software developers for education outsource softwares to school districts in need of adaptive learning technology. These softwares either serve as a support in teaching material, a crutch for helping the student master a concept, or as an opportunity to change the settings for students in need of adjustments due to disabilities. In a McGraw Hill Report, it is found how students significantly improve thanks to adaptive learning technologies. It is extremely intriguing to me how teachers can see the progress of their students, what areas they have mastered, and what other areas they still need help in. It is nice to know that there are products that can track how the student is doing by allowing the teacher to access class reports. In an article by Ecampus News, it is found that teachers can receive valuable feedback only made possible by these technologies. Adaptive learning technologies has not only allowed teachers a wider range of teaching techniques but also created a shift in how students study and learn. The New York Times recently released an article on how these technologies impact the way teachers deliver information and how students learn. In this new age of technology, teachers are now able to collaborate with each other to create worldwide teaching techniques thanks in part to adaptive learning technologies.
Connecting with our team group members, initiating conversation, and maintaining contact was the most difficult part of the wiki editing process. Although each group member fairly contributed to the wiki, we were not able to effectively communicate with each other because we were limited to google comments and the Ning. Because the majority of the work required the wiki and not the Ning, it further complicated staying in touch with our group members. My group specifically cited sources correctly because we used online citation makers and then proceeded to correct the citations. Multiple group members also proof read through the document, including the citations. After extensive research and in depth descriptions, I am able to say that I am happy and proud of my wiki because we exceeded the requirements and minimums by miles.
My outsource video was intended to fulfill the request of a “ student who is frustrated while doing her classwork and gives up eventually on trying to complete the work”. Because the outsource video request was concise and specific, I was able to clearly understand what was asked of me. The person who requested my outsource video did not upload a final video and I, therefore, am unable to tell if my outsource video made it into the final video. (No final video uploaded, but link to the person’s Ning Blog: http://flatconnectionsglobalproject.net/profiles/blog/list?user=3dk... )
I requested an outsource video of a student saying, “I am a unique learner because I need _ (study skills apps, settings adjustments for a learning/physical disability, online review sites, online note-taking softwares, visual examples, etc) in order to be successful in the classroom.” I did receive the video, and I used the outsourced clip because it was the only link I received back and because it fulfilled my requirements. (MatthewJ_dfhs) (Outsource Clip)
My initial idea for this video was to create captivating slides and shots that provided the audience with an overview of what my topic was and why it is significant. I remained true to my initial concept because I was able to use different clips of students to create emphasis on how it impacts students, and I was able to use video effects to make an interesting clip. The quality of the video was high, but I feel that it could have been further fine-tuned in wording and transitions. The audio quality was excellent because I made sure that the music did not overpower the narration of certain clips. To improve the audio, I could have made the narrations louder. One thing that I could have done to have abetter movie would be the incorporation of more film. I feel that my video had plenty of content, but could use more visual aids of real people rather than movie effects. The following hyperlink will take you to NickM_AAHS‘s FCGP video. I believe that this video deserves recognition because is that you believe deserves recognition because it efficiently delivers information while providing the audience with multiple visuals.
state why. A student outside of our building, jessicaw_bmhs_2, created an FCGP video that deserves recognition because it grabs the audience’s attention through a brief and effective storyline.