Evaluation Matrix 2 : Storify

Please find attached the evaluation matrix for the Storify Page:

Evaluation Matrix

Name of teaching resource

Storify

Weblink (if web based)

https://storify.com/sushpaddy/a-story-about

Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)

Year 8

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.

References:

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/

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