First off, I really like the format of this StAIR. I liked how right away the author, Brian informed us what type of audience this was for. I even liked his suggestion about how this should be a review rather than an introductory. If I was a science teacher, I would be using his StAIR project in my classroom. I learned a lot about Newton’s Laws! I have never been a huge science fan. It always seemed very difficult to me. However, I seemed to really enjoy this module and I clearly understand it. I like how the examples were provided with pictures, even the practice problems. I think my favorite picture was the bug poo on the window shield, haha…I like how real-life examples were used. In addition, I like how as the participator, I was able to choose where I wanted to start, whether I wanted to learn Newton’s 3rd law first rather than Newton’s 1st law. Furthermore, I loved how the practice problems provided a “WHY” for the correct answer. This is a great benefit and advantage, especially if a student were to guess. I also think the assignment that was given at the end, the “YOUR TURN” was a great way to finish the module. It doesn’t stop the student’s learning, they are now enhancing their learning by having to provide their own examples of all three laws and email to their teacher.
Overall, I am really fond of this StAIR and recommend it to those teachers who Science. I think the students also would enjoy this due to it being a StAIR where they work alone, can go at their own pace, start where they would like, see real life examples, etc.
Tech wise, I had a hard time with some things. I was not able to get the video to work. The sound only worked for a few slides. It never worked for me if I got a correct or incorrect answer. However, I know that there was to be sound because I saw the icon. Maybe the author didn’t set it to automatic and accidently set it to a click? Question 2’s animation on the practice problems was when the video didn’t work and the Laws took a while to show up…I would maybe speed the animation up a bit.