FC: Design Qualities | Organization of Knowledge
1: Amanda G. McKinney ISD Emily E. Richland 2 Jen T. Duncanville ISD
2: Quote: | Student engagement happens as a result of a teacher's careful planning and execution of specific strategies. The Highly Engaged Classroom, Robert Marzano
3: Organization of Knowledge is a critical element in the design of work. | Knowledge can be prepackaged
4: Knowledge can be embedded in an experience. | Organization of Knowledge
5: Repackaging or reconstructing
6: Direct instruction is appropriate at times, but sometimes at discovery approach may be required. | Knowledge
7: Common Misconceptions
8: Students have short attention spans and are less disciplined than they were in the “good old days,” and therefore teachers should approach planning with that in mind. | Misconception #1
9: However, it is not the student that has changed as much as how these students can access knowledge. Today, “They no longer need to wade through long documents to get the facts they need. Random access programming makes this effort less necessary.” (Schlechty, Appendix A, p. 224)
10: One should never use direct instruction. | Misconception #2
11: The point is a lecture, which may seem passive to an observer, is active learning to a student who is truly engaged in his or her work. | As Schlechty himself states, “Sometimes lectures are appropriate and sometimes extensive periods of lonely work in the library or on the Internet may be needed.” (Appendix, 225)
12: Live Binder | LiveBinder | Class Wikis | Class wikis allow teachers to organize and design knowledge tailored to meet the needs of their classes. These spaces also allow students to contribute to the organization of knowledge. | Live Binder is a site that allows teachers to create virtual class three-ring binders and share those with students.
13: WebQuests WebQuests are sites created by teachers that guide students' research on a topic. | Dipity | Create interactive time lines and bring to life the topic you are teaching!
14: Flickr | Flickr provides endless possibilities in the classroom. You can take your students on a virtual field trip or add captions to an image and create an interactive poster for your students!
15: Museum Box | Museum Box allows teachers to create a collection of "artifacts." Students can examine the artifacts and virtually experience the museum exhibit.