A few weeks ago, I had to create a StAIR, or Stand Alone Instructional Resource. At the time, my students were learning about the natural ways that the Earth changes. I thought that this would be a great topic on which to focus my StAIR project. This is intended for use with my third graders, so it is not as interactive as some of the other projects, although it does have several questions for the students to answer throughout the StAIR. I also narrate throughout the presentation, making it easier for my students to get the most out of this resource and to keep them engaged in the material. I would ideally use this as a means of remediation for a student that was absent or struggled with mastering the concept.
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StAIR Creation – Overall I thought this was nicely done. Generally the user controls the StAIR with its interactive buttons. You provided little interaction for the user. Since you narrated everything I assumed (no, I do not go back and read the designs) your audience was too young to do a good job of controlling the resource. This would indicate that knowing the audience for which the StAIR was created would have been helpful. There is also nothing to indicate a video is expected or anyway to determine how long it will be. If students (or teachers) wanted to skip the video there is no way to do this.
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