Video Integration Lesson Plan

This lesson plan was designed to emphasize the diversity of our society as a multicultural community. Videos were chosen to highlight specific cultural aspects of the deaf that differentiate from the norm.

Video Integration Lesson Plan – Link to external website

 

 

Sarah Baughman

Video Enhanced lesson on Deaf Culture

American Sign Language 101

Timeline:

As long as necessary for individual comprehension and completion of activities, 2-3 days.

Grouping Strategies:

Students will participate in lesson individually on individual computers either personal computers or through a school or library.

Relative Advantage:

The advantage to using videos to enhance this lesson include: the ability to have access to the visual language through video, the ability of students not only learning cultural aspects but also getting language practice, and the ability to review the material as many times necessary for comprehension.

Introduction:

In this lesson students will watch ten videos related to different aspects of Deaf culture and demonstrate their knowledge by integrating them into a presentation with the purpose of spreading awareness to local communities.

Objective:

Students will be able to analyze ten different aspects of Deaf culture and create a professional presentation, using any program of software of their choice, to demonstrate their knowledge of these ten aspects.

Standards:

No applicable standards

Materials:

  • Access to the internet
  • Access to the following videos:

Learning Activities:

  1. Students will follow the above links and analyze each aspect of Deaf culture covered in the videos documenting their analyses in a Google Doc.
  2. Students will use their own analyses of the above videos to create a digital presentation (using a screencast, a curation, Google Slides, VoiceThread, or some other presentation software or program) that spreads awareness of Deaf culture to their local communities.

Assessment:

Students will demonstrate knowledge of Deaf culture by creating a presentation integrating the ten provided videos and their own personal analyses of these videos. They will then embed or link the presentation on their website, and share it with their local communities.

Adaptions:

The videos may be replayed as much as necessary for comprehension and students are able to choose whatever presentation software they are comfortable with.

References:

YouTube Education. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/education

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Integrating Technology Website

This website houses projects finished during my 541 course. The project page demonstrates my ability to create instructional materials using a variety of approaches. Here are links to the various projects all linking to an external site.

 

Relative Advantage Chart – Identified pain points in teaching ASL with accompanying technological resources to help student meet outcomes.

Computer Network Tutorial Project – A short tutorial course utilizing an online learning environment

Instructional Software Presentation – Each type of instructional software explained as it relates to teaching ASL along with examples.

Slide Presentation: Fingerspelling – A slide lesson on fingerspelling with an embedded quiz.

Spreadsheet Project – Example lessons and ideas on how to use spreadsheets in and ASL classroom.

Video Integration Lesson Plan and Video Library – A lesson plan using YouTube videos that demonstrate different aspects of Deaf culture.

Using the Internet for Instruction – A lesson plan that requires use of three different resources found online.

Community Building and Social Media Project – A project that requires students to collaborate with their peers and their local communities.

Deaf President Now: Content Area – A short unit that requires students to take a historians standpoint and discover what really happened during Deaf President Now.

Adaptive/Assistive Technology – A list of technological resources to use with special needs students in an ASL classroom.

 

Please See: Integrating Technology into the Classroom [Project List] for full access to these assignments.

Reflection and Final Project for EdTech 541

My final project for this course is found here: Integrating Technology into ASL Instruction. This site demonstrates my ability to manage technological resources in order to promote collaboration of teachers.

The Educational Technology Department at Boise State University outlines in their  mission statement that they “support the study and practice of facilitating and improving learning of a diverse population by creating, using, managing, and evaluating appropriate technological processes and resources”. This course, EdTech541, has provided me with the tools and knowledge necessary to meet this goal. Throughout this semester I have “created, used, managed, and evaluated” many technological tools as they relate to “improving learning of a diverse population”. To get an idea of how the work I completed during this course demonstrates mastery of AECT standards, visit the AECT Standards page on my project showcase website. The projects and artifacts I created for this course integrate multiple technological tools and are guided by the theory from The George Lucas Educational Foundation that states “Properly used, technology will help students acquire the skills they need to survive in a complex, highly technological knowledge-based economy.” No longer is a pen and paper enough to satisfy the creative thinker in our students. They grow up in a digital world with access to all of human knowledge at their fingertips, it is our responsibility as their teachers to show them how to navigate and use this knowledge to confront new problems, create innovative solutions and inspire our ever changing world.

This course has not only allowed me to develop my instructional practice, it has encouraged me to improve as a professional educator. I have learned how to “integrate complex roles” in order to support “high levels of student achievement” and utilize online professional connections in order to prepare students to “contribute to a complex world”.

The biggest things I will take from this course are the flexibility of technological tools to reach a variety of diverse and distant learners, and the ability of these tools to allow for real-time learning, collaboration, and assessment. This course has immensely widened and improved the lens at which I look at learning and professional development. As a result form taking this course my lessons will include more technology, allow for more differentiation, and be accessible to a diverse set of learners.

References:

AECT Standards. (2012). Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Retrieved from: http://www.aect.org/newsite/

The George Lucas Educational Foundation. (2007). Why do we need to integrate technology. Edutopia. Retrieved from: http://www.edutopia.org/technology-integration-guide-importance.

Following is a list of blog entries assigned for this course and a self-assessment of each entry:

1. Vision Statement:

Content – Proficient

Readings/Resources – Outstanding

Timeliness – Outstanding

Responses to other students – Outstanding

2. Acceptable Use Policies

Content – Outstanding

Readings/Resources – Outstanding

Timeliness – Outstanding

Responses to other students – Proficient

3. Relative Advantage of Instructional Software

Content – Outstanding

Readings/Resources – Outstanding

Timeliness – Outstanding

Responses to other students – Proficient

4. Relative Advantage of Presentation Use in the Classroom

Content – Outstanding

Readings/Resources – Outstanding

Timeliness – Outstanding

Responses to other students – Proficient

5. Relative Advantage of Spreadsheets and Databases

Content – Proficient

Readings/Resources – Proficient

Timeliness – Outstanding

Responses to other students – Proficient

6. Social Networking and Walled Gardens

Content – Outstanding

Readings/Resources – Outstanding

Timeliness – Outstanding

Responses to other students – Proficient

7. Video Blog

Content – Basic

Readings/Resources – Outstanding

Timeliness – Outstanding

Responses to other students – Proficient

8. Internet Safety

Content – Outstanding

Readings/Resources – Outstanding

Timeliness – Outstanding

Responses to other students – Proficient

9. Integrating Technology into the Content Area

Content – Outstanding

Readings/Resources – Outstanding

Timeliness – Outstanding

Responses to other students – Proficient

10. Obstacles and Solutions to Integrating Technology into Content Area

Content – Outstanding

Readings/Resources – Outstanding

Timeliness – Outstanding

Responses to other students – Proficient

11. Assistive Technologies

Content – Outstanding

Readings/Resources – Outstanding

Timeliness – Outstanding

Responses to other students – Proficient

12. Assessing Two Students Final Projects

Outstanding

13. Final Course Reflection

Content – Outstanding

Readings/Resources – Outstanding

Timeliness – Outstanding

Due to the proficient but not outstanding level of my responses to classmates posts and some lack of content on a few blog posts I give myself a 125/140.

The Advantage of using Spreadsheets in Education

This lesson was designed to teach student about why deaf people tend to live in larger cities. I decided to approach this lesson using spreadsheets as it gives the student experience with them and allows them to see clearly where deaf people reside. They will then brainstorm the why.

My ability to select and use appropriate technological resources is displayed here with the unique use of spreadsheets.

If there was one skill I wished I had learned in school it would be Microsoft Excel or some sort of spreadsheet software. Why you ask, well spreadsheets can so quickly turn data into visual graphs and charts that the time a previously spent creating them I now use to interpret and learn from them.  Tke a took at these points from Teachnology as to why Excel is so good:

  1. Use of quick graphics allows for a better understanding of data
  2. Excel reduces the difficulty of plotting data and provides a way to interpret it.
  3. Students can reverse the process and collect data from charts to better their understanding of the connection between the two.
  4. Excel can convert any sheet into a webpage allowing students to publicly share their work.
  5. Students can see how different charts and graphs can be used to represent the same data set and why one might the better then the other.
  6. You can easily compare data from other classes around the world.

It is easy to see the benefits of using spreadsheets in the classroom. The only thing holding us back is fear. A lot of teachers have admitted a fear to use spreadsheets in class because they themselves do not know how to use them. Should schools provide courses on this software? The site Teachnology provides a quick and easy tutorial on how to use Excel. It also provides teachers with many other resources to strengthen their spreadsheet skills.

Check out this lesson framework I created for an American SIgn Language 101 course.

American Sign Language 101
Deaf Culture: Deaf Population

References:

Teachnology. (1999-2012). The Online Teacher Resource. Excel in the Classroom. Retrieved from: http://www.teach-nology.com/tutorials/excel/