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Pre instructional Activities:
The vodcast will start with a series of questions, which are designed to grab the attention of the
learners. Once the learners have been motivated and the relevance of the subject matter has been
established they will be presented with another set of questions on pre-requisite entry skills. If the
learners answer “no” to any of these questions they will be asked to acquire those skills and
complete the training module at a later time. The questions used in the vodcast may be found in
After this series of questions, there will be a brief break in questioning when the anticipation
guide is presented to the learners. This guide will be a series of eight questions that the learners
will respond to by placing a check next to them if they agree with. The anticipation guide is
designed to give them a boost in confidence by assuring them that they already know something
about the unit and to transition them to the training that is to come. The anticipation guide will
then be re-presented at the end of the training session in order to show the learners a growth in
their learning. The questions used for the anticipation guide can be found in Appendix II.
This is a performance-based project. It will be delivered in two programs in either two separate
computers or on the same computer with two programs running side by side. The learners will
switch between the two in order to link the instructions with their learning. The training module
will be delivered through a video podcast involving a screen cast demonstrating the desired
activity and the objective. For each of the steps or a new objective there will be a simulated
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activity containing a screen cast of the activity so it is easy for the learners for follow through
with the direction. The learners will also be presented with a quick reference diagram so that they
can visualize their learning process. The diagram can be found in Appendix III.
In order to assess their performance a series of interactive questioning will be embedded after
each objective or step of the training has been completed. The unit as a whole may be presented to
the learners as a standalone activity or in a group setting where the learners can collaborate
amongst each other. Learners will be able to access the training guide anytime on the Refugee
School website. The training guide, instruction material and assessment questions may be found
in Appendix IV.
Throughout the training the learners will be presented with questions to check
understanding and receive feedback. This unit is recommended for training in a group setting so
that learners can give each other feedback and consult for any tips. Activities in most of the steps
are designed in such a way that any further activities are based on the understanding and
performance of the previous activity. Therefore, learners can check their performance directly
before moving onto the next section.
These entry-level skills may be checked and verified through the use of the anticipation guide. If
the learners do not possess the entry skills they may go through additional training in order to be
ready for the instructional unit. The learners may be able to evaluate themselves on their
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achievements upon completion of the unit and using the rubric. Besides, upon completion of each
of the steps in the training learners will be posed with a series of interactive application questions,
which will act as a self-assessment and evaluation. These application questions may be found in
Appendix V. Answers to the questions are found in Appendix VI.
Learners may be able to get feedback from their peers as well. The final task in this unit is to
create a gradebook and assign a grade to a group of students. After completion of the task the
evaluator or the learners themselves may be able to assess the learning and performance through
the use of the rubric, which can be found in Appendix VII. After completing the unit learners will
be posed with the anticipation guide to assess the growth in their learning. Learners will also be
asked to respond to a survey as an evaluation for the instructional unit.
Follow through activities:
The vodcast is a real world experience, which will enhance the learner’s overall
experience of learning. Although there is no memorization required learners will be able to
visualize the learning processes by referring to the diagram in Appendix III. The diagram
outlines the entire process of the training module.
Media and delivery mode:
The training material will be delivered through a web-based vodcast through the use of
online media tool such as a YouTube. This training will be an independent study material with
feedback from an independent evaluator or a peer. Media that have been selected for the
instructional unit are as follow:
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Vodcast: The vodcast containing the anticipation guide and the questions will be emailed to all
Screen cast and simulation: Will be available through a YouTube video
Training guide: will be emailed to all the learners.
Diagram: Will be emailed to all learners.
First draft of Instructional Materials:
Appendix I: Instructional material.
Appendix: II: Questions to motivate the learner and to grab their attention.
Appendix III: Anticipation guide.
Appendix V: Diagram.
Appendix VI: Answers key to Application questions.
Welcome to Edmodo training instructions for Refugee Teachers!
Ask yourself the following questions:
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Are you tired of grading papers and wonder if anyone else could do it for you?
Do you wish that there were a better way to do record keeping?
Are you tired of having to hand write all of your exams and having to change them all
over again every year when the curriculum changes?
Do you wish that you did not have to spoon-feed missed work when a student is absent?
Are you overstressed during a grading season and wished that grading could have been
If you have answered “yes” to any of the questions you may be ready to add some technology to
enhance your classroom instructions. Edmodo is the perfect tool for you to try in order to better
instruct your students as well as make your life easy to maintain records and grade assessments.
Are you ready yet? Before we proceed we need to answer a few questions to test your entry-level
skills. Please take a moment to read the questions on this anticipation guide. You may only
answer agree or disagree:
Yes No Statement
I have at least fifth grade reading skills
I am familiar with the use of a mouse
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I am familiar with simple web-based learning tools and generally to able to
edit and save information
I have and am able to sign up and log into online websites
Please note that questions #1 through #4 are pre-requisite before you begin this unit. If you
answer “no” to any of these three questions you should obtain more basic skills before
Agree Disagree Checklist
I am familiar with Edmodo and it’s relevance to use in a classroom setup.
Edmodo may be used as a social networking tool between teachers and their
students as well as with other educators.
I can run my classes through the use of Edmodo.
I can set up classes in Edmodo as a “group”.
I can upload assignments onto Edmodo and can disseminate information to
my students without having to repeat them every time
I can create a quiz and grade it on Edmodo
I can create a gradebook for each student.
I can add reading material to the library and can share with my students
If you are at this point in the instructional unit you must have filled out the anticipation guide.
Please do not worry if you already do not know how to carry out some of these tasks yet. We are
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here to learn those skills! As you may have guessed that we have many exciting features about
this wonderful Internet tool to introduce you to. In every step of the training a web simulation
will being provided. You may watch the corresponding video on YouTube and follow through
with the instructions on either another window or another computer.
Please refer to the diagram to visualize your learning and follow through with all the required
steps. After completion of each of the step you will answer one multiple-choice questions and
refer to the answer key provided. If you have gotten the right answer you may proceed to the next
step. If not, please repeat he same step. At the end of the training you will get to look at the
anticipation guide to chart your progress. The rubric given at the end of the unit will give you a
chance to evaluate yourself and see how you did.