Reflection: Adaptive Technology Exploring the Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye! - Section 3: Explore


       In today's classroom, I find it very useful to incorporate technological tools to enhance my lessons and to increase student engagement. In this lesson, I incorporated technological tools at two different levels:

a) Whole Class Instruction: The virtually narrated dissection guide used in this section was implemented in a step by step fashion to appeal to both students visual and auditory learning modes. As students interact with their technology devices on a regular basis to check in with their world, they regard it is a "credible" instructional tool. This, as long as the virtual experience and content is valuable plays a key role in how involved students may opt to be in the lesson. And while the dissection itself has its own stimulating effect, the delivery of information contributes to how well the significance of those dissection tangibles will resonant in their memory banks. Thus, it helps to present this material to the whole class so that they may focus on their dissection experiences with confidence and great Intel.

b) Individual Instruction/Tutorials: For students featured in the attached image, fast paced lessons suit them better to appeal to their higher cognitive abilities. To accommodate these students, I made the option for them to move at their own paces as long as they followed the virtual tutorial on their own devices. This helped to bring a descent and productive harmony to the class  session throughout.  

In the end, they all performed equally well on the evaluation task (see mixed samples in Evaluate section of the lesson) 

  Adaptive Technology: The Benefits of Virtual Dissection Guides!
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Exploring the Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye!

Unit 8: Senses, Perception and Movement
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: Students will develop models in order to identify the parts of the human eye and explain their corresponding functions.

Big Idea: Eyes are complex organs with highly specialized parts that are used by organisms to connect their brains to their physical world.

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