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Tying Learning Goals to Resource Type

When searching for educational resources in DLESE, you can set the type of resource that you are looking for. The types include activities (classroom, computer, lab, field), lesson plans, syllabi, case studies, visual (graphics and illustrations), audio, services (ask-an-expert...), and data, etc. While a particular resource type can be used to support many kinds of teaching and learning goals, some types are more suitable for certain goals and levels of understanding than others. Note that there's another table under the one below: Finding resources for teachers.      <MSWord version>

Finding resources for students

Level of learning (from complex to basic) You want students to be able to: Enter your topic or concept in the keyword box. Then select resource types that may target your goals Sample problems and resources Teaching approaches for addressing the various goals and using the different resources types

Evaluation

(appraise, assess, or critique based on standards and criteria)

Compare issues and decide on best action based on reasoned argument

  • Assessment/evaluation

Also check out:

  • Activity (classroom, computer, lab, field)
  • Problem set

Try entering these keywords: analyze, assess, choose, compare, conclude, convince, decision, measure, summarize

Problem: How can you best manage your watershed?

Resource type: Computer activity

Resource: The Watershed Game

For increasingly complex types of learning, students play a more active role in the learning process

 

Collaborative work can help students tackle problems and tasks

 

Teacher is more of a facilitator; scaffolds the amount of structured, didactic instruction and direction (provides less as students work more independently)

 

Supports the philosophy that students construct their own knowledge

 

Learning is problem or inquiry based, contextual, and uses real data and problems when possible

 

Encourages problem solving, creativity, and intellectual curiosity

 

Assessment is challenging and includes synthesis and evaluation problems

Synthesis

(originate,
integrate, and combine ideas)

Prepare for a discussion, role play, or debate on an issue, etc.

  • Text (reference material, etc)
  • Services (ask an expert, discussion forum)

Also check out:

  • Presentation/demo
  • Visual (illustrations, etc.)
  • Dataset
  • Activities (classroom, computer, lab, field)
  • Tutorial

Problem: Develop and defend a possible solution to global warming.

Resource type: Classroom activity, computer activity

Resource: A Global Warming Case Study

Analysis

(distinguish, classify, or relate assumptions, hypotheses, evidence)

Analyze a problem

  • Case study
  • Datasets
  • Activities (classroom, computer, lab, field)
  • Project
  • Tools (calculators)
  • Lesson plan

Try entering these keywords: analyze, assess, choose, classify, compare, convince, decision, infer, measure, summarize

Problem: How is water quality determined and how does it affect biological (including human) communities?

Resource type: Case study

Resource: Exploring the Environment: Water Quality

Application

(select, transfer, and use data and principles to
complete a problem with minimal direction)

Apply the scientific process

  • Case study
  • Activity (classroom, computer, lab, field)
  • Project
  • Lesson plan

Also check out:

  • Dataset
  • Tools (calculators, software)

Try entering these keywords: simulation, collaboration

Problem: How does the Gulf Stream affect biological productivity in the ocean?

Resource type: Module/unit, dataset

Resource: The Gulf Stream Voyage

Comprehension

(interpret or comprehend information)

Understand an Earth system process

  • Tutorial
  • Presentation/demo
  • Visual
  • Activity (classroom, computer, lab, field)

Also check out:

  • Project
  • Module/unit
  • Case study

Try entering these keywords (not on Resource Type list): graphic, animation, simulation

Problem: How does wave strength influence erosion?

Resource type: Lab activity

Resource: Louisiana Coastal Erosion & Beach Erosion Investigation

For basic types of learning, the teacher typically organizes the learning, teaches the information and concepts (or points students to sources), and guides the activities

 

Technology can be used to increase knowledge and comprehension

 

Assessment is often s traightforward (knowledge and comprehension questions)

Knowledge

(recall or recognize info, ideas, principles)

Gather facts about a topic, etc.

  • Tutorial
  • Text (reference)
  • Services (ask an expert, discussion forum)
  • Portal

Also check out:

  • Activity (classroom, computer, lab, and field) - may have good background information sections

Problem: What are the different types of clouds and how are they formed?

Resource type: Tutorial, reference

Resource: Clouds and Precipitation

 

The levels of learning are taken from the following source: Bloom, B.S., Engelhart, M.D., Furst, E.J., Hill, W.H., & Krathwohl, D.R. (1956). Taxonomy of educational objectives: The classification of educational goals. Handbook I: Cognitive domain. New York: Longman.

Finding resources for teachers

You want to:

Enter your topic/concept in the keyword box. Resource types to select from:

Look for a new approach to teaching a topic or concept

  • Instructor guide
  • Lesson plan
  • Syllabus
  • Course
  • Curriculum
  • Field trip guide
  • Activities (classroom, computer, lab, field)
  • Project
  • Visual (illustration, visualization)

"Come up to speed' on a new topic or concept that you will be teaching

  • Text (reference material, book, journal article, periodical, etc.)
  • Visual (illustration, visualization)
  • Audio (lecture, webcast)
  • Tutorial
  • Services (ask an expert, discussion forum)

Find new ways to teach a topic that's particularly hard for students to grasp

  • Instructor guide
  • Lesson plan
  • Visual (illustration, visualization)
  • Audio (lecture, webcast)
  • Presentations/demos
  • Activities (classroom, computer, lab, field)
  • Tutorial
  • Project

Top Last modified October 26, 2007