Assessing Instructional Materials & Coding and Robotics in Math.
Using Google Classroom has opened a new window of assigning, submitting, grading, returning assignments, regrading and provides an infinite amount of feedback to students individually or as a group. It can also be used in assessing assignments, student feedback or student videos and assessments. Below are multiple resources that demonstrate student assessments in the following modalities: an exit ticket after a lesson, two videos showcasing student videos from the final coding challenge and two codes demonstrating the expected commands to code in the final coding challenge.
Exit Ticket - Coding
(Click on picture to the left to see the form)
This exit ticket was a way to assess student learning after a coding lesson. The questions asked in the form were three quick and short answer to check for understanding.
Research Results - Student Engagement and Attendance
Driving question with regards to student engagement:
How does using computing and robotics affect the engagement of students in the mathematics classroom?
According to the data and graph above, there is very little to no difference in correlation between students grades from one grading period to the other. In looking at the table and graph, it is clear that the number of each letter grade is the same or slightly different from one grading period to the second. Although, the raw data shows that 18 students improved their grade percentage while 11 of the students declined. In conclusion, students grades had greater gains in grade percentage since the average of the differences yield a positive result; namely, a 22.45% average increase. Click on Appendix B for full table of grade comparison. (Appendix B)
The data above shows that there was a minimal difference in student feelings; the biggest difference was in the Not So Well response which increased from 4 to 7. These graphics coincide with student comments, but not with grade comparison (bar graph, table and analysis above). Student comments (click to view them all), revealed that coding and robotics was a positive experience and learning opportunity. The discrepancy between student comments and grade comparison was a result of an attendance problem that exists at our school. Thus, I decided to continue my research and take a closer look at the attendance issue.
Driving Question with regards to attendance:
How does Computing and Robotics affects student attendance in the mathematics classroom and school-wide?