Learning Exercise

Lesson Planning for Teachers

This activity will help teachers to develop lesson plans using MERLOT.
Course: Education Methods
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Exercise

University of Sioux Falls
Instructor: Tim Homan
MERLOT Lesson

Purpose: To demonstrate how MERLOT can be used in developing lessons in an
education
methods course.

Objectives: 1. The student will develop a cooperative learning lesson using
the Jigsaw method.
2. The student will develop a rubric to assess the lesson.
3. The student will produce a power point presentation to provide direction for
their students.
4. The student will use the MERLOT website as a guide to developing the lesson.

Materials: 1. Computer Lab with internet access.
2. Website- www.merlot.org
3. Curriculum material for guidance in developing the cooperative lesson
(jigsaw).

Input: 1. The students will be introduced to MERLOT.
2. The instructor will guide the students through an introduction of MERLOT.
3. The term jigsaw will be defined.

Modeling and Guided Practice: 1. The instructor will guide the students
through the exercise.
2. The instructor will answer any questions throughout the demonstration.
3. The instructor will provide 3 sites on MERLOT for guidance in the lesson.
Use the following directions to get to the 3 sites:a. Type in merlot.org
b. Click on member directory.
c. Type in Tim Homan.
d. Click on Tim Homan.
e. Click on personal collections.
f. Click on triad collections.
g. Click on your choice of the three sites.
h. Click on location to find information.

Independent Practice: 1. The student will create a jigsaw lesson for their
content area.
2. The student will create a rubric to assess the jigsaw.
3. The student will put the instructions in power point form.

Closure: The instructor will answer any questions the students may have on the
lesson. The students will be prepared to demonstrate the lesson they create.


Audience

Technical Notes

Access to internet, projection system

Requirements

Basic Keyboarding, lesson plan training

Topics

Lesson Planning, technology, collaborative learning

Learning Objectives

1. The student will develop a cooperative learning lesson using the Jigsaw method.
2. The student will develop a rubric to assess the lesson.
3. The student will produce a power point presentation to provide direction for their students.
4. The student will use the MERLOT website as a guide to developing the lesson.