Thursday, May 18, 2017

Making rewindable resources with the students

My mixed class of NCEA Level 2 and Level 3 students have been practicing their isometric sketching skills in preparation for drawing their design developments for their product designs.
To reinforce their learning, they have been making rewindable resources for them to refer back to if they forget what to do. This was quite a simple skill but I want them to get used to the idea of making these resources for skills as they learn them, so they have a bank of them to refer to. I also want them to get used to sharing them so they are looking at and referring to each others work.
To get all of the resources available in one place we are putting them onto a blog made specially for this. This blog was started during Jump Start last year, but this was the first time we have had chance to use it this year.

What was good to see during this was the fact that the students were focusing on their isometric resources and not the skill itself, so they didn't realise how good their 3D drawing had got.

As part of this activity, we looked at each others work and analysed what they thought of it. This feedback was filled in on a Google Form.  I have also given the students access to the results of this analysis so they can see what others thought about their work. We had a chat about this, so they knew that it is about the work and not the person and not to take anything personally.

I have sent this Google Form to the students to find out what they thought of this activity and if it is useful enough to continue with.

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