Objectives: Understand the concept of a fraction, as a procedure of equal division. Understanding the role of the numerator (as a part) and the denominator (as the whole) in the fractional number.
Skills: Collaboration, Communication, ICT for learning, Problem solving & innovation (creativity), Student self-assessment, Knowledge building & critical thinking
- My pupils (D΄ class) after a class discussion about the subject we would choose, ended voluntarily in Maths and unanimously in the fractions which they had studied the year before.
- Then they choose the story that would be needed as a context to connect the lesson to everyday life. The particular story is a real event from the life of one their fellow students.
- They took an active part, under my guidance , even in selecting part of the graphics chosen for the eLearning Courses.
- Then they voted for whose kid’s voice would best accompany the story, ending up in Katia.
- Finally, to my surprise, they asked to have the chance to grade the lesson, if that was possible.
The Learn Object
- the cognitive “overload” can be avoided
- the pupils can remember information easier
- they are inspired to take action
- the theme (template) is a blackboard for obvious reasons
- the pictures and graphics support the information pupils have to learn in such a way that they have to put the least possible effort to learning it
- there is consequence and continuity in every slide as far as the layout is concerned
- my voice, covering the slides, is natural and instructive, as it would be inside the classroom
- we wrote a short story from pupil’s everyday life
- we created a short introductory piece with a pleasant musical theme
- is asked to provide an answer before the presentation of the new knowledge
- he/she has to answer to several question in the form of a quiz
- he/she is given the change to freely express an opinion about the eLearning course
- We should not place the emphasis on the possibilities provided by equipment we use but on the aims of the lesson.
- Even the most advanced technology cannot replace inspired teaching.