Asynchronous learning is a student-centered teaching method that uses online learning resources to facilitate information sharing outside the constraints of time and place among a network of people. – Wikipedia.
The specific type of tools a teacher uses to integrate in each lesson should be in alignment with their objectives. The learning outcomes by the end of the Technology Integration Activity I have planned in previous weeks are; students should be able to:
- define the term simple machines.
- group at least 5 examples of simple machines correctly.
- work cooperatively in groups to share aloud what they have discovered after investigating and watching related videos.
- associate and use relevant vocabulary of terms such as force, push and pull.
- identify and categorize correctly at least 5 simple machines within their environment.
My Asynchronous Tools of focus for this lesson would be:
Flipped Classroom – Short video lectures will be selected and placed on the schools’ website so that students can view them before as well as after the class session to guide students on what will be focused on during the session and/or reinforce content be taught.
YouTube – The use of videos via YouTube is a great way to show the students the types of machine that belong to each group of simple machines.
Digital Library/Resources – Builds on students skills such as knowledge of usage, navigation and communication while completing required task for the lesson.
Cabi, E. (2018). The impact of the flipped classroom model on students’ academic achievement. International Review of Research on Open and Distributed Learning, 19 (3), 202-221. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v19i3.3482 (CC BY 4.0)
EDUCAUSE. (2012). 7 things you should know about flipped classrooms. Retrieved from https://library.educause.edu/~/media/files/library/2012/2/eli7081-pdf.pdf
eFront. (2016, February 10). Using videos in your eLearning courses [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/AopF8T43Fno