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Christopher Roche (Teacher (K-12))
I really liked this STAIR. I knew nothing about SUPPLY and DEMAND curve shifts prior to examining this STAIR. The lesson takes the learner through a very systematic approach to the content examining all of the material. The quiz really allows opportunities for the learner to demonstarte their learning. The graphics are appropriate and the hyperlinks effective. I learnt something :)
Sara Perrin (Teacher (K-12))
This StAIR project uses lecture with student interaction as the main instructional strategy. Students follow along to learn how to use KidBlog. I think this StAIR would be very useful for teaching students about supply and demand curves if students had a brief introduction to the concepts. The StAIR is very interactive with many interesting graphics. It is an engaging tutorial, but since there is not a very detailed description of the supply and demand curve in the StAIR, I think this would be helpful for the teacher to quickly explain before students begin this. The assignment explains what students will learn, and also what they will learn next. This informs the student about how this information will be valuable to them. The examples given are real life examples, which makes the StAIR applicable to students’ lives. The StAIR also gives immediate feedback to the students on whether their answers to specific questions are correct or not. Overall, the StAIR was engaging and appropriately interactive with sounds and images. One suggestion that I would make is to give students more feedback when they get answers to the questions incorrect. There is feedback given for correct answers, which is helpful. Also, I would recommend slowing down some of the animations in the presentation. I could not finish reading all of the automatic word bubbles as they appeared and disappeared. Other than that, this would be a great resource for students.