Age Group of Learners
ü Ages 14-18, Grades 9-12
Technical Abilities of Learners
ü Students attend a technology class within the Specials rotation.
ü Within the Technology curriculum students learn Microsoft Word, Power Point, and internet applications used for research.
ü Students’ technical abilities could be considered average according to their experience using digital tools, electronic applications and computer programming within their everyday living.
Characteristics of Learners
ü Standardized state test scores indicate that majority of students are at or below grade level.
ü Introductory lesson to media and tools will be necessary to familiarize students with interactive technological tools and their functions.
ü Segmenting the lesson into 10 minute instruction, 10 minute demonstration and 20 minute student exploration would be effective for this group of learners.
ü Students will explore links from various sources about Frida Kahlo.
ü Interactivity will require the students to expand their knowledge and skills of PowerPoint, develop their 21st Century skills as a digital learner and explore cultural differences through the research and creation of an inspired mask.
Interactivity Task(s) Required
ü Students will research, view examples, read information, respond to questions and create an original artwork.
ü Initially, for instruction and classroom discussion students will use the computer lab, 30 computers.
ü For individual work, the creation of an inspired mask, the art room will be utilized.
ü Although the classroom environment will vary, students will continue their structured routine for seating, retrieval and submission of materials and cleanup.
Shortened class time
ü Low Functioning-
ü Extended practice time, segmented instruction, peer collaboration
with high functioning students.
ü High Functioning-
Extended assignment objectives and product goals.
ü Kinesthetic Learner-
ü Auditory Learner-
Narration during presentation.
Examples of masks displayed in the classroom.
§ Student Attendance – Provide clear instructions, expectations, deadlines verbally and written by student in notes and teacher.
§ Comprehension– Provide sufficient practice time to allow familiarization of topic, technology and interactive tutorials. Also, provide effective visual and verbal instruction
§ Technical Problems with Media – Address any issues that can be fixed in the classroom/ computer labs, enlist school Technologist help, use 2nd Computer lab, or use mobile cart.