Please find attached the evaluation matrix for the Storify Page:
|Name of teaching resource
|Weblink (if web based)
|Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)
|How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)
This resource is an interactive resource, designed to be used by individual students.
|Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?
Science Understanding, Biological sciences (ACSSU149).
|Identify the strengths of this teaching resource
This resource has a simple, dynamic layout, where the learning material is organised sequentially, providing the students with a logical and meaningful structure(Malamed, 2015). It integrates authentic, reflective, and collaborative learning experiences thus encouraging student-centered learning ( Curtin University, 2015). Moreover, this resource has interactive multimedia, which helps to illustrate complex and abstract concepts, which is otherwise difficult to comprehend (Karim, 2015). For example, a virtual tour of a cell. Finally the multi-modal learning structure will appeal to a range of learner styles.
|Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource.
To use this resource, students must have access to the internet, computers and basic skills in online navigation (Mihailidis & Cohen, 2013). Further, this resource is accessible to the public and therefore can conflict with student privacy rules and regulations (Mihailidis & Cohen, 2013).
|Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource
This resource can be used to facilitate a flipped classroom. Moreover, this resource can be used by students living in remote areas and those who cannot attend school due to prolonged illness, ensuring that they can remain up-to-date with the learning the material.
Curtin University. (2015). Student – centred learning. Retrieved from https://ctl.curtin.edu.au/teaching_learning_practice/student_centred/student_centred.cfm
Karim, A. (2015). Enagaging learners with video. [Web log post]. Retrieved from https://storify.com/ProfKarim/engaging-learners-with-video
Mihailidis, P., & Cohen, J. N. (2013). Exploring curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013(1), Art. 2.
Malamed, C. (2015). The e learning coach. [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://theelearningcoach.com/elearning_design/how-to-organize-content/