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Xmss ict lesson plan jane toh


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Xmss ict lesson plan jane toh

  1. 1. XMSS LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE: Using ICT in Teaching and Learning SUBJECT AREA: Biology GRADE LEVEL: Sec 3 Express Name of Teacher: Toh Siew Fang Jane LESSON TITLE: Cell Division- Mitosis and Meiosis TIME ALLOTTED: 60mins in lesson Task outside of lesson: 30mins LESSON DESCRIPTION: Mitosis & meiosis are two cell reproduction processes that follow a sequential progression. Students are not able to observe the entire process by using only a single prepared microscope slide. The conceptualization of the entire process can be accomplished, however, by computer simulations. In this web-based student centered lesson, students will learn about the 2 processes through a series of animation, realtime microscopy video and interactive games, accompanied by worksheets to scaffold them in the guided-discovery learning. The animated illustration allows students, especially visual learners, to visualize the phases of cell division. The use of realtime microscopy video made it visually alive for students to observe what happens at the microscopic level. The interactive games helps to test for understanding and to familiarize students with the concept taught earlier with animation and realtime microscopy. This effectively engages and motivates students in their learning. The lesson engages students in their self-directed learning, where learning is presented through animation and graphic organiser for visualization and construction of mental schemas, in tandem with knowledge construction with scaffolding. Students will have to synthesize and integrate information gained from internet into the graphic organizer. The lesson also promotes the use of a variety of collaborative learning techniques to allow peer review and articulation amongst students. Formative assessments are carried out in the form of online quiz and the creation of mitosis/meiosis dance. Through the dance choreography, students are engaged and challenged to construct their own meaning of the concepts of mitosis and meiosis, and at the same time, think creatively about the processes in a 3D sense. This helps to consolidate and reinforce students’ learning, and therefore greater retention of knowledge. LESSON FLOW: Lesson outline
  2. 2. XMSS LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE: Using ICT in Teaching and Learning 1) Guided discovery through the internet Students will explore the 6 websites (animation, real time microscopy video, interactive games) for mitosis & meiosis separately, with worksheets to guide them along and to scaffold their learning.
  3. 3. XMSS LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE: Using ICT in Teaching and Learning A timer given is used using digital timer displayed on projector to ensure students are on task for each activity. At the end of the animation & real time microscopy (for both mitosis & meiosis), teacher will post questions which serve as a feedback to how much the students have understood from exploring the websites, and at the same time, help to clarify any misconceptions. 2) THINK-PAIR SHARE. SYNTHESIS & COMPARE Students are to pair up to synthesize what they have learnt. They will have to compare and contrast mitosis and meiosis on the graphic organizer document, by looking at an animation which shows both processes simultaneously side by side. The animation and graphic organizer helps to make meaningful learning with scaffolds to help students to organizer and analyze the information they had learnt, in a collaborative manner. Some students will be asked to present their graphic organizer and classmates are encouraged to add on or challenge their peer’s organizer, which helps to stimulate critical thinking amongst the students.
  4. 4. XMSS LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE: Using ICT in Teaching and Learning
  5. 5. XMSS LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE: Using ICT in Teaching and Learning 3) FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT To evaluate students’ on-going performance & understanding, a formative assessment on meiosis and mitosis will be conducted through a quiz using online survey tool surveymonkey. The immediate collection of responses and feedback allow teacher to analyse results immediately with class. 4) VIDEO-MAKING ASSIGNMENT: So-you-think-you-can-dance Students are tasked, in groups of 10, to create a mitosis and meiosis dance, in which they have to construct their own meaning and understanding of the concepts of mitosis and meiosis, and to think creatively about the processes in a 3D sense. Cooperative learning is encouraged with online peer review. This helps to consolidate and reinforce their learning, at the same time, allow for greater retention of knowledge.
  6. 6. XMSS LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE: Using ICT in Teaching and Learning CLASSROOM LAYOUT AND GROUPING OF STUDENTS: The lesson is conducted in a Computer lab. Every student will be stationed with one computer terminal. INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES: 1) Identify and describe the main stages of mitosis in a living cell. 2) Explain what happens when mitosis is uncontrolled. 3) Identify and describe the main stages of meiosis in a living cell. 4) Compare and contrast mitosis and meiosis. 5) Create a video showing the process of mitosis and meiosis a b c d Creativity & Innovation   Communication & Collaboration    Research and Fluency  Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and   Decision Making Digital Citizenship    Technology Operations    
  7. 7. XMSS LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE: Using ICT in Teaching and Learning MATERIALS, RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGY: 1. Materials and Resources for this Lesson (special devices) Technology Components for this Lesson Computer with internet access 2. Web Site for this Lesson a. Mitosis i. Mitosis Activity 1 ii. Mitosis Activity 2 iii. Mitosis Activity 3 (XH) b. Meiosis i. Meiosis Activity ii. Meiosis Activity 2 iii. Meiosis Activity 3 c. Mitosis & Meiosis i. Activity 4 d. Activity 5 (Quiz!) e. Activity 6 (So you think you can dance?!) 3. Computer Software for this Lesson
  8. 8. XMSS LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE: Using ICT in Teaching and Learning STUDENT’S PRESENT LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE AND KNOWLEDGE: ( Do the students have the adequate knowledge to complete the lesson successfully? What pre-requisite skills must the students have to complete the lesson content? Include technology skills.) Able to record video (either using Vado or their own videocamera), able to operate the browser SUPPLEMENTAL ACTIVITIES: 1. Additional activities to expand the lesson 2. Remediation activities for the student needing more instruction and practices 3. Assignments Assignment: So-you-think-you-can-dance video creation ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION: How will you measure the student’s success? Formally or informally? Formal evaluation of student work requires that a grade is taken while informal might be monitoring of work, or class discussion. This section should contain a description of the assessment process, the criteria for achievement, and performance levels. The criteria should directly align to objectives and instruction. Describe your plan for providing feedback to your students. Assessment 1: Online quiz using surveymonkey Assessment 2: Group Project In groups of 10, students will be tasked to participate dance competition “So you think you can Dance.” Each group is to perform a “chromosomal dance” that illustrates the major DNA events during mitosis/meiosis. The class has been divided into 4 groups (2 groups of mitosis, 2 groups of meiosis). Each group will do a video- recording of the “chromosomal dance” during the cell division. Rules of competition: 1) Each group may use any kind of props which will aid in the dance to illustrate the sequence, movements and phase shifting of the processes (e.g wearing bandanas of different colours to differentiate male and female chromosomes). 2) The dance steps of the “chromosomes” must relate and illustrate important characteristics about mitosis/meiosis (such as the stages, chromosomal separation, homologous chromosome, cell division) 3) Since it is a dance, music is essential! Every member in each group MUST participate and perform in the dance.
  9. 9. XMSS LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE: Using ICT in Teaching and Learning 4) Upload the video onto class pbwiki. Assessment & Evaluation Each group will be judged by other 3 groups and the teacher. Students are to comment on the dance video based on the criteria stated in the performance rubric. The final marks will be decided by peer evaluation (30%) and teacher (70%).
  10. 10. XMSS LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE: Using ICT in Teaching and Learning STUDENT PRODUCTS: What artifact(s) or products will result from the lesson? (such as a report, newsletter, diagram, slideshow, drawing, etc.)
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