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Peer observation

  1. 1. Sultan Qaboos University College Of Education ILT Department Peer observation instrument to evaluate the technical and pedagogical features of Hyper Studio Asma Salim Al-Balushi U068699@squ.edu.om Tech4102 course
  2. 2. DIRECTIONS FOR USE 1. PRE-OBSERVATION FORM This form is to be filled out by the teacher. The form is emailed to the teacher and returned to the observer along with the lesson plan at least one day prior to the observation. Purpose: a) To provide context for the observer; b) to obtain information about the teacher's thinking on the lesson plan; c) to establish rapport with the teacher; d) to provide background data for interpretation of study results; e) to provide qualitative data about teacher planning. How: Observer verifies data at the time of the observation. 2. TIMED INTERVAL OBSERVATIONS This form is to be filled out by the observer. When: During the observation. Purpose: Data collection. How: Note the time you begin. Begin observing and marking when the teacher indicates the lesson begins. Mark the questions in sequence. Observe for two minutes and record for one minute. Do not stop recording just because the data mark is the same as the previous period. 3. POST-CONFERENCE FORM This form is to be filled out by the observer. When: At the conclusion of the observation or during a scheduled post- conference. Purpose: a) to provide context for the data; b) to verify information in pre- observation form; c) to note any changes from the expected plan.
  3. 3. Pre ­ Observation Form Instructor : ………………………………… Course:…………………………………. No. of students: ……………………………. Number of years teaching:…………...... 1. Will this be in a regular classroom or a lab? 2. Describe this lesson briefly. 3. What software will students use? And For what purpose? 4. what are the learning goals ? 5. how will you assess the students' performance? 6. Will there be any handouts for students? If so, please make a copy for the observers * Other information observers should know: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
  4. 4. Class Observation Form Instructor evaluated_______________________ Course______________________ Number of students present___________ Date________________________ Evaluator(s)___________________________________________________________ Purpose: The purpose of this classroom observation is (1)to evaluate the range of instructor’s roles and how this support students’ understanding , (2) to investigate the level of interaction to improve teaching performance, and , (3) to assess the flexibility of using Hyper Studio within instruction . Instructions: Please consider each item carefully and choose the most appropriate response . Type of Computer Software Used : o Web-browser o Drill & practice o Simulation o Authoring tool student Grouping : o Individual o Pairs o Whole class o Groups (average size…….) o Other (specify)……… 1. Indicate your responses to each of the questions and then add comments below the table
  5. 5. respects Meets expectations in some Meets expectations in few or no Meets expectations in all respects Ease of use respects menus, cards, stacks designs and general layout interface are consistent Buttons are easy to find and use learners can navigate easily through cards it presents information or tips on the design elements of each individual card in the presentation learners can easily create a project map Learners are able to create a stack contains title card, table of contents, and information cards successfully Learners can create consistent transition between cards for a desired special effect Learners can easily use borders and rules to separate elements They can add sound clips, animations, video and images easily They know how to save stacks Learners can add scripts for voice recording Students enjoy using this program Comments and suggestions for improvements : ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 2. Indicate your responses to each of the questions and then add comments below the table
  6. 6. respects Meets expectations in some Meets expectations in few or no Meets expectations in all respects Navigation respects buttons are navigational and may launch other applications Hyperstudio has an easy to follow navigation system Ability to switch from topic to topic and media to media easily Professional look of presentations Consistent links between cards The first stack provide a map Uses class time effectively Explains important menus simply and clearly Encourages critical thinking and analysis Comments and suggestions for improvements : ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 3. Indicate your responses to each of the questions and then add comments below the table
  7. 7. respects Meets expectations in some Meets expectations in few or no Meets expectations in all respects Interactivity respects Allowing for reflection (intrapersonal interaction) , and collaborative team work (interpersonal) Allowing for interactivity with the software by explore it Using multimedia in teaching the software Applying what has been taught Allowing for learner response & providing feedback Guide learners to create presentations with different multimedia elements Using a variety of interaction between teacher/student and student/student the learner always knows how to proceed If discussion took place, how well did the instructor moderate it? How did the instructor respond to students' questions and comments? Present the stacks to the classmates and discuss them (peer review) What worked well in the class? ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… What could have been improved? ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………
  8. 8. 4. Below is a list of instructor behaviors that may occur within a given class or course. Please use it as guide to making observations. Indicate your responses to each of the questions and then add comments below the table respects Meets expectations in some Meets expectations in few or no Meets expectations in all respects Instructor’s roles respects Guide the students through the design phase of their hyper studio creation model how to use the software and practice designing projects with the class before they are expected to do so independently Beginning with simple themes Spend at least one class period allowing students to experiment the software may decide to make posters listing general procedures for students to refer to when using the software support students as they may run into various computer problems Review some of the basic design tips Step-by-step instructions for work that needs to take place before students begin working at the computer Monitor the student progress through the project Define unfamiliar terms, concepts, and principles Guide learners to create presentations with different multimedia elements Comments and suggestions for improvements :
  9. 9. ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………….. Post­Observation Form Answer following questions: • Did students use technology as planned? • Describe lesson briefly. • Were there obstacles to implementing the lesson plan with students? Describe the obstacles. What might you do differently the next time? • How was learning assessed? How will the results be used? • Other relevant information:

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