country using a wiki and email correspondence to determine qualities that make a good book.After comparing and contrasting the qualities from both of the countries students will email anexpert (possibly an author or librarian) about their input. An overall goal of creatingadvertisements using different forms of technology (digital story and a brochure) about “whatmakes a book good”.
I had the pleasure of surveying 20 students for my learner analysis. There are seven boysand thirteen girls in this 3
grade gifted class. There are sixteen white students, two AfricanAmerican students, one Asian student, and one multi-national student in the class. All studentsare achieving above grade level and they are enrolled in the gifted program. They are all fromeither middle or high socioeconomic status. The gifted teacher obtained this information fromthe student’s permanent records.
Entry Skills & Prior Knowledge
After reviewing the data from a survey I provided I realize some of the learning tasks thatI will need to focus on. The survey data is provided below. None of the students were able todemonstrate knowledge of a Wiki or what it was. A wiki is one of the primary forms of technology that I will use in this unit so a basic understanding and explanation of this software isvital to the success of my unit. Most students know how to email but they didn’t use itfrequently or for informational purposes. Incorporating basic lessons on wikis, emailing, anddigital stories will be a necessary part of my unit. It was promising that many students likedworking with others to solve problems.