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INSTRUCTIONALSOFTWARE

Name
:ErinMcNicholas
Software

Title
:Quizlet
URL:
Quizlet.com
Function(s)ofInstructionalSoftware(checkallthatapply):

DrillandPracticeTutorialSimulationInstructionalGameebooks/ereferences

FeaturesoftheSoftware(checkallthatapply):

AssessmentMonitoring/Reporting(Keepstrackofstudentdataand/orgeneratesreportsfor
theteacher)AllowsteachertocreatecustomizedlessonsforstudentsMultiuseror
collaborativefunctionswithothersinclassMultiuserorcollaborativefunctionswithothers
beyondlocalclassAccessibletostudentsbeyondtheschooldayAccessibleviamobile
devicesMultiplelanguagesSafety,security,and/orprivacyfeatures
StrengthsoftheSoftware:
Teacherscancreateoriginalsets,orsearchfromadatabaseofsetscreatedbyotherteachers.
Studentscanalsocreatetheirownsets.Embeddedgamesareengagingforstudents.Visualand
audiocomponentsprovideaccessforstudentswithdiverselearningneeds.Abilitytocreateaclass
andtrackprogressofstudents.Versatilityoftoolappealstolearnersofallages.
SuggestionsforImprovement:
SomewhatrigidformatrestrictsittolowerlevelsofBloomsTaxonomy.Sincetheprogramhas
suchwideappeal,featuresthatrequiredstudentstodemonstrateunderstandingorapplythe
informationwouldimprovethesoftware.Itwouldalsobeamorerobustsoftwareifitintegrated
assessmentmonitoringandreportingtotrackstudentprogressovertime.
StandardsAddressed:
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.G.B.5
Usefactsaboutsupplementary,complementary,vertical,andadjacentanglesinamultistep
problemtowriteandsolvesimpleequationsforanunknownangleinafigure.
http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/G/

GradeLevel/ContentArea(s):
7th
BloomsLevelofCriticalThinkingRequired(checkallthatapply).

RememberingUnderstandingApplyingAnalyzingEvaluatingCreating
Descriptionofhowtoimplementintheclass

Equipmentneeded:
Classsetoflaptopsordevices,whiteboards
Instructionalmodels:
Wholegroup,studentselfpaced

LessonOverview:
Quizletcardswillbeusedtointroducetheanglevocabularytotheclass.
Masteryandunderstandingofthevocabularytermswillbenecessaryforthestudentsto
successfullysolveproblemsthatrequireapplication,andotherhigherorderthinkingskills.

INSTRUCTIONALSOFTWARE

Cardswillinitiallybeusedinwholegroupinstruction.Iwillgothroughthesetoncewiththeclass,
andstudentswilldrawthepicturesofthetermsonsmallwhiteboards.Oncewegothroughtheset
onceasagroup,studentswillbegiventhechoiceofhowtopracticewiththecardsindependently
for10minutes.Studentscanchoosefromdrillandpractice,instructionalgameslikeScatteror
SpaceRace,ortheycanassesstheirownprogressusingthetestfeature.Asstudentsare
practicing,Iwillwalkaroundtheroomtoanswerquestionsandprovideadditionalsupportwith
theconceptsasneeded.Thesecardswillbepostedontheclassroomwebsitesothattheyare
availableforpracticeoutsideoftheclassroomaswell.

Assessment:
Thelessonobjectiveisforthestudentstorecognize
supplementary,complementary,
vertical,andadjacentanglesandknowthemeasurementsofeachangle.Quizletisthe
instructionaltoolIwilluse.Toassessstudentprogressonthisobjective,Iwilluseanexitticket.
Theticketwillbe5picturesofangles,andthestudentswillnamethemusingawordbank,and
writetheanglemeasure.Datafromthisexitticketwillinformmylessonplanforthenextday.Any
studentsthatdidnotmastertheobjectivewillmeetwithmeinasmallgrouptomorrowtoreview
theconcept.Thenextstepwillbeforstudentstoapplythisknowledgetosolvemultistep
problemsandtowriteandsolvesimpleequationsforanunknownangleinafigure.

LoTiDiscussion:
ThislessoncurrentlyhasaLoTi2,buttheLoTilevelofthisactivitycouldbe
raisedifstudentsmadetheirownsetofQuizletcards.Icanshowtheclassmycardsasanexample,
andthenallowthemtoindependentlycreatetheirownsetsusingtheapplication.Studentswill
havethelistof10words,andalistofresourcestofinddefinitions.Ihavepreviewedthe
applicationandknowthataselectionofappropriateimagesisavailableforeachwordonourlist.
Forsomestudents,practicingtheteachersetwillbethemostappropriatewaytolearnthewords
andthelessonwillbedifferentiatedtoallowforthat.