My Teaching Journey
Two years ago I was sitting in a professional development given by Michael McDowell and something it really struck me was when he presented Hattie's effect size on student clarity. This is also about the same time I had been trying to implement digital platforms for students to communicate. This led me to ask “how do we get the students to communicate that they are clear on their learning outcomes, success criteria and how they are monitoring their progress toward these goals.”
My journey began when I stumbled upon the teaching profession by accident and quickly realized education was not keeping up with the ever changing world. This meant how we teach and how kids learn.
Technology is going to play a huge role in the future of education. The students live in and communicate in a digital world. It would not be fair to the students not to use technology or use it in limited ways.
If clarity is a foundation for student learning, could students use these digital platforms in a way to gain clarity from each other on the learning outcomes? How can we take what they know how and want to use and use it in a way for student clarity.
Through my research I have found that implementing technology with a focus on student clarity can be done in these five easy steps.
Visit the links to the above to access some of my sample lessons, how to's, references, and assessments related to student clarity.
Here is a video I created introducing Google Forms, Flipgrid, TodaysMeet, and Poll Everywhere