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MERLOT II


    

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Material:

Telling Time Stair Design

Rating: 4 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: Andrea Perry (Student), May 04, 2011
Comment:

This StAIR is engaging and well designed. The content is presented in through the use of both audio and visual, scaffold to build on prior knowledge, and appropriately focused toward primary students. The heavy vocabulary on the slides could prove to be a hurdle for many primary users and in that way I think it takes a great instructional resource and knocks it down to a good stand-alone instructional resource. While I do not have the opportunity to use this in a classroom to assess its effectiveness, I cannot believe that primary users would be able to get the full benefit of such a great design with the navigation and vocabulary standing in the way. Having said that, it’s a great design for a slightly older audience and the use of the embedded video (counting by 5) adds to its strength. While I loved that there was teacher interaction through the recorded audio, from a UDL perspective I would have liked to see captions for students with impaired hearing. Again, because this isn’t just a lesson plan but a stand-alone resource, accessibility to information is key for students.

Technical Remarks:

All the technical aspects of this document functioned properly. No links were broken and all of the embedded media worked.

Time spent reviewing site: 35 minutes