- What's the purpose of
your campfire? Is it for warmth, to cook food, or
simply for fun? You should be able to answer the
question: why are we making this
- When designing web-based learning environments,
finding a few good websites is just the beginning.
Draw students into the web resources by asking them to
solve a problem, address an issue, or answer a
question. Rather than focusing on the topic or
website, try to identify a specific learning outcome.
What do you want your students to be able to do or
talk about at the end of the activity? Keep in mind
that the activity is not about Internet, the
specific website, or even the subject area. It's about
learning a skill, acquiring a concept, or solving a
problem that will transfer to other learning
experiences down the road. When identifying outcomes,
consider the cognitive, social, affective, kinetic,
and metacognitive areas.
- "State", "list", and "describe" are common
directions for activities found in traditional
worksheets and textbooks. Add a spark to your learning
outcome by focusing on higher-level, thought-provoking
- Share your active words
and learning outcome with a peer.
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