Reflection: Continuous Assessment The ABC's of BAF (Brain Anatomy & Function)! - Section 4: Explain


               In this section I learned that it is very important for students to chunk the information before adding more layers to the content. For instance, during the second video, I paused the video clip at the lobe labeling segment, gave students time to first label it on their diagram and then find it on their sheep brain and verbally articulate where the lobes are on each hemisphere of the brain. This too allowed for students to process the fact that these lobes are located on both hemispheres of the brain and not just the side displayed. 

               After the functions were displayed on the video, I paused it, outlined the lobes on the more dissected image with my mouse and had students verbally express the functions of that lobe based on the words that were present within the perimeters of the area or lobe being outlined. After all lobe functions were covered, I paused and had students discuss ways to remember the multiple functions per lobe better. Some examples developed were as follows:

Frontal Lobe: Front of the face where my eyes move and where I point to my brain to indicate that I am processing complicated thoughts!

Parietal Lobe: The "Parental Lobe". Watch your language around them and know they can sense when things are wrong with you. 

Temporal Lobe: Near my ears!

Occipital Lobe: Optometrist takes care of your vision. 

             We had fun articulating this as a class. There were very creative thoughts and students shared with me that they found the "chunking" process  in helpful to their learning experiences. They felt like they connected more to the content and understood anatomy and physiology of external anatomy of the brain overall. 

  Continuous Assessment: Pausing for Maximum Absorption!
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The ABC's of BAF (Brain Anatomy & Function)!

Unit 3: Brain Anatomy and Function
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: Students will use and develop models in order to identify the parts of the human brain and explain its corresponding functions.

Big Idea: Our brain is the computer that runs our body; It has different parts of that function together to execute bodily tasks.

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