Instructor Guide - Lesson Two

Lesson Title- Theoretical Foundations    
Course- EDU 102 FV    
Instructor- Anthony Foster    
Office-IR121    
Lesson Goal- Students will connect theory to praxis given examples and hands on exposure    

Terminal Objective

S1. Students, at the end of two weeks lecture and reading one effective design of learner centered lesson plans, will demonstrate their ability to create such a plan utilizing at least three of the major conceptual strategies covered in the lesson to an 80 percent efficiency level.(see Rubric)

Objective Type: Termina

   

Desired Learning outcomes

Learning Objectives

b. Students, when shown an illustration of a computer, will identify the function of specified parts of that computer with 90% accuracy.

Objective Type:  Enabling

e. Students, when given a discovery exercise, will determine the function of specific parts of a computer system with 80% accuracy.

Objective Type:  Terminal

 

 
Purpose of Lesson To introduce students to basic theoretical constructs informing educational practices and an intro to technical hardware issues.  
Equipment Data Projector / computers  
Materials powerpoint presentation  
Time Required 2 hours 30 minutes  
Location SS112  
Synopsis of Lesson Overview and Preliminary intro to course resources  

Lesson Plan

Desired Learning Outcomes Student Activity Instructor Activity
Introduction Time:10 minutes
 

Students listen, take notes and follow demonstrations on their own computers

 

Gaining attention:

This is the first in a series of lesson on how to apply the computer in an educational setting. The goal here is to lay the foundation of basics about the computer system.We will introduce terms that will serve to establish the basic vocabulary for talking about computers. This will facilitate subsequent discussion.

Students will benefit greatly from taking good notes on this section. When questions occur they will want to refer back to this as they learn about specific computer applications later in the course.

 

Body Time:1 hour 55 minutes

e. Students, when given a discovery exercise, will determine the function of specific parts of a computer system with 80% accuracy.

Objective Type:  Terminal

Vocabulary list- homework- research using one of the resources listed below and write a short definition for each of the following by next class meeting. (0bjective a.)

 

Establishing relations to prior knowledge:

A brief multimedia presentation illustrating the ways in which human beings create logical extensions of human qualities, abilities and functions into the world  in familiar ways. This will then be transposed into their digital counterparts. Students will discuss how humans have historically extended human capabilities by creating and using tools, machines, appliances and devices.

Body 1. Correspondence presentation-20 minutes

Body 2. Didactic sequence- 30 minutes Instructor will discuss how each subsequent  part functions and relates to other parts. Lecture with examples. Disassembled computer will be used as a prop. Explain differences in computer models and capabilities. Vocabulary list will be defined in this sequence.

 

 

Conclusion Time:10 minutes
b. Students, when shown an illustration of a computer, will identify the function of specified parts of that computer with 90% accuracy.

Assignment: Based on the lesson, design your own computer. In a 500 words or less  posting to the discussion forum  board, list the components, configuration and features you would include in your "Dream" computer. Money is no object, but tell me how much it would cost. You may use the Internet or make a trip to a computer store to document your wish list. Give rationale and specifics on why you chose as you did in regard to  how you would use the computer. Posting must be by Monday 6PM prior to next class meeting.

Instructor will lead summary discussion (Outline lesson on board to reiterate.)

Instructor will answer student questions

Instructor will alert students to online assignment