This developing site focuses on collecting materials that work for teaching and learning and making them available as models for others to build upon.
Type of Material:
Pre-service teachers with guidance from the teacher educator. In-service teachers. Teacher educators.
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Identify Major Learning Goals:
This site is a place for educators worldwide to: Review research on best practices. View stories about the practices in real schools. Learn to replicate the success of these practices in other organizations.
Target Student Population:
Pre-service and in-service teachers as well as teacher educators.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Appreciation and understanding of best practices in teaching and learning.
Evaluation and Observation
The site offers a workspace in progress where threads of thought and experience can be drawn from many sources to craft a cohesive and useful body of wisdom about important topics in education. This education-focused Knowledge Loom is designed for education-minded users accessing a workspace where they can weave distributed threads of information together in such a way as to create a fabric that wears well on their own conditions, needs, and visions for excellence in teaching and learning.
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Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This sit eoffers a rich and relevant environment for professional development in an electronic workspace. The content at this site would enhance teacher education coursework that focuses on best practices and the need for strong collaboration across the profession. Undergraduate and graduate students could benefit in participating in the electronic events and discussions offered.
Learning outcomes must be deduced as the viewer interacts with the site. It would be a good idea for a teacher educator to provide learning outcomes and specific assignments for pre-service teachers as they enter this site. It can be overwhelming without guidance.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
This site is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. The site is creative, and one feels comfortable in an environment of connecting with like-minded educators.