Friday, January 20, 2012

Building a Student Assignment Online

While I am at it one of the things I try to teach other educators is how to meld an e-textbook, its ancillaries and what you can find on the Internet.  For example here is a lengthy student assignment I am presenting for a county wide in-service for our US teachers.  It starts with the text (which you can also find in Wikipedia) and then goes to different ancillaries.  The cool thing about most ancillaries is that unlike the text they are not locked down.  So you can see such items as reading outlines for students to fill in, quizzes, summaries, etc.  The assignment looks at farmers and industrial workers at the end of the 1800s and compares them to what is being said by Frank Braum in the Wizard of Oz (which always helps my students remember the concepts).  

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