Sentence Diagramming 101
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Amanda Kain (Teacher (K-12))
I found the information and diagrams very informative. For the most part it was easy to navigate from one slide to the next. It would have been nice if there was some kind of order to view the topics or a way to show the ones you already viewed. I found all the buttons a bit overwhelming and could not remember which ones I already viewed. I really liked the variety of icons you used for correct and incorrect answers. I did not like that when you got an answer wrong there was no feedback to help you get the correct answer. This would be very helpful especially in the quiz at the end. Another problem I ran into was at the end of the quiz you asked "How many questions did you get right?". Nothing happened when I clicked on any of the numbers. It would be nice to have an audio option instead of just reading the information. However, I did like the audio when you got a correct or incorrect answer.
Laura LaFrenier (Teacher (K-12))
This is a great way to tackle a complex subject, grammar. The sentence diagrams were helpful, and so were the basic explanations (although in the initial explanation the presentation only described action verbs). The sentence diagrams are also very detailed, which is helpful to the student.
However, there is an overall lack of feedback for the student. This could be a case of broken links. But, at any rate, info for the learner when they are asked to choose (click on) something would improve the presentation. The presentation could also be improved with a "yes or no" and an explanation why if I got it wrong for EACH question asked. Also, there were often too many links at the bottom of the page, which could confuse the student as to what link to click next. In addition, the overall color choice and design could be improved to make the presentation more appealing. Lastly, there is no use of audio in the presentation. Audio feedback with sounds or a recorded explanation throughout would make the presentation more appealing and more accessible to all students.
Choice icons for questions do not appear to link to a response.