Dr. André-Perales

GAVS TOOL Reflections

Archive for April, 2014

Feedback (Communication, 4.2.1)


When giving feedback is important to know what type feedback is to be given.  When learning how to constructively deliver criticism or feedback the ultimate goal should be to know how to give the feedback and to do so constructively.  If used properly, feedback can assist in building up confidence of your students.  Used improperly, […]

Rubrics (Communication, 4.1.2)


Rubrics are highly effective tools used to provide students with helpful criteria for success, making desired learning outcomes clearer to them.   I have included screen shot of a rubric recently used with my African American Studies students.  Students were responsible for creating a biographical report about a 1960’s Civil Rights Historical figure.  I have […]

Evaluation Methods & Communication Practices (Communicate, 4.1.1)


How do communication practices in the online environment correlate to effective feedback? Personalized communication is critical to recruitment, engagement, and retention of online students. The more personalized the digital learning environment is for students, the more likely students will be engaged throughout their courses. Identifying the essential differences between traditional and online learning environments, faculty […]

Differentiation (Communicate, 3.2.2)


Example of differentiated communication practices for students or parents.   Wordle Social Change Movements & Organization of the 1960’s Flipsnack Social Change Movements 1960s            GoAnimate USH EOCT Announcement by ebandre on GoAnimate

The Newsletter (Communicate, 3.2.1)


Engaging in communication with all digital stakeholders is vital to the success of students enrolled in online courses.  The three highly effective methods I use when communicating with stakeholders include; email, Remind101, and my Schoolwires teacher page.  Most recently I learned how to create a Smore news flyer. 1. Smore Link to US History EOCT  Announcements for […]

News (Communicate, 3.1.2)


As an instructor I have incorporated the use of tools like Remind 101 and my class webpage to disseminate news and announcements.  For the purpose of this quest I created News Flyer using Smore.  This was a first for me.  I found the site easy to use.  I most definitely will incorporate the use of […]

Homepages, (Communicate,3.1.1)


I currently use my Schoolwires teacher webpage as a bulletin board.  Below is an example of announcements for my classes.  My African American Studies students created and produced a 15 minute presentation to be performed at a school assembly.  I added links to certain performances they were learning.  My US History classes have links to […]

Ongoing Communication (Communicate, 2.1.3)


Effective communication is key to successful instruction and learning objectives.  Sometimes the best teachers are no always the most “brilliant” but, they are the ones with the most effective communication skills.  The one’s that can adapt to the different personalities of the students they teach.  This is no different in the e-learning community.  Communication skills […]

Communication Guidelines, (Communicate, 2.1.2)


Reflect on the needs for your individual Communication Plan. Then, construct a general outline that includes the following: Engaging in communication with all digital stakeholders is vital to the success of students enrolled in online courses.  An effective communication plan should include: Welcome: A generic email in which the instructor welcomes the student to the […]

Identify Stakeholders, (Communicate, 2.1.1)


In the virtual classroom, instructors must offer continuous updates to all stakeholders, such as parents, students, and school facilitators. Think about each of these stakeholders (teachers, students, parents, local school administration) descriptions and discuss. Do the descriptions correlate to your perception? Yes, the descriptions correlate to my perception of e-learning stakeholders.  Ultimately the goal for […]

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