You are on page 1of 8

LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE: Using ICT in Teaching and Learning

SUBJECT AREA: APPLIED SCIENCE GRADE LEVEL: SEC 1 Express

LESSON TITLE:
Deepening understanding of the various functions of the
TIME ALLOTTED: 1 hour in lesson
organelles in cell.
Task at home: 30 minutes
TYPES: (UBD) + (NE) + (ICT)

LESSON DESCRIPTION: (Write a concise description of what occurs in this lesson.)

Journaling is a popular educational tool to encourage student self reflection as they engage in the learning
process. It has been shown through many research studies that journaling encourages deeper reflection and
more formal thought in the learning process, promoting self directed learning as the student seeks and
construct the information gained from the internet and integrate the information into his/her own learning map.
In this lesson, students were first briefed on the basic workings of the cell, captitalising on the knowledge they
had already gained from their primary school. The lesson also promotes the use of a variety of collaborative
learning techniques to allow peer teaching and learning and articulation amongst the students.

LESSON FLOW

Each work bench actually houses 4 students with a laptop computer shared between a pair. The students are
told that they should select 2 organelles that should be different from the ones the opposite pair were doing.
Students are experiencing some form of collaboration in the quest of knowledge. They were then encouraged
to work in pairs using the THINK-PAIR-SHARE method on 2 organelles from a list of 8 given for 5 minutes.
They are encouraged to go into the following website to gain more information on those organelles chosen,
filling up the worksheet as they do. Some of these sites have already been housed in our school self
constructed LMS- Xmoogle.
LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE: Using ICT in Teaching and Learning

Guided Discovery through the Internet:

1. Wikepedia, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)
2. Cells Alive! (www.cellsalive.com)
3. Utah Genetics Website (http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/cells/)
LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE: Using ICT in Teaching and Learning

The time given is used using the digital timer displayed on projector which ensures the students are on task .

After 5 minutes, the pair is encourage to share and talk to the opposite pair. Hence, each pair of students
gained the knowledge from 4 students.
LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE: Using ICT in Teaching and Learning

Instruction is then passed down to allow one representative of the group of 4 to “fly” off to another bench.
Hence there is one member of each group that went off to another group. This member is to deliver
information of the 4 organelles to another group and at the same time, gained any new knowledge of new
organelles or extra information added to his current knowledge. 5 minutes is allowed for this event.

The fluttering robin then flew back to the original group and then start to share with his/her former group
members.

The next task requests the members to search for information about Singapore and the various ministries and
agencies as they need to draw parallels with the function of the organelles in the cell. Singapore is described
as a microcosm and several sub-questions are placed in this journal entry.
LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE: Using ICT in Teaching and Learning

Screen shot of journal question posed:

No help was given to the students on where they can get the information as we need to promote 21st century
skills which is to inculcate good search and filtering techniques in our students. It is quite heartening to find
many of our students can look for relevant information from the Singapore govt website and able to click into
the sublinks to extract more information on various ministries. However, they will encouraged not to first click
onto each individual ministry website but through the name, what functions they think these ministries are
doing and which organelles is suited for their function.

One member of the pair who has already logged in will be the representative to pen down some thoughts as
they search, extract and make sense of the information from the internet.

At the end of the lesson, the student is given 5 days to finish off the assignment by logging onto the Xmoogle
LMS and finish up their personal journal entry.

This activity promotes a greater understanding of Singapore (NE Education) and deepens the learning of the
functions of the organelles. This journaling activity allows the students to reflect on their own knowledge and
experiment with new ideas in a safe haven as these journals are kept private by the LMS and not seen by
anyone else except for the teacher and the respective student. The teacher can browse through the entries
and offer certain prompts for improvement that allows the students to further refine their own entry. At the end,
the teacher can open up all the journal entries which can then be seen by all students.
LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE: Using ICT in Teaching and Learning

CLASSROOM LAYOUT AND GROUPING OF STUDENTS:


(Where will the learning take place? How will the room be organized with the computers? How will the students
be grouped (class group, individuals, pairs, small groups, etc…)

Science Lab

INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES:
(Identification of the specific learning outcomes expected to happen based on Competency Standards.)

Creativity and Innovation

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes
using technology.

Students: a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.

Communication and Collaboration

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including a distance, to
support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:

a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments
and media.

Research and Information Fluency

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:

b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and
media.

c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.

MATERIALS, RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGY:

1. Materials and Resources for this Lesson: Xmoogle with embedded websites

2. Technology Components for this Lesson


a. Computer with internet access
LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE: Using ICT in Teaching and Learning

MATERIALS, RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGY:

3. Web Site for this Lesson – Using School Xmoogle system – Lesson Flow and Journal Entry
Resources link – University of Utah – Genetics Learning Hub

4. Computer Software for this Lesson

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 do Google search, 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. Assignment

Students are to consider and try to draw an analogy to the governance of Singapore if Singapore is a cell and if
cancer is to strike a cell. What ill consequences will that be?

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.

• Number of connections to the Singapore ministries and agencies –


• The proper acronyms given to each that was mentioned.
• Able to explain the rationale behind and draw parallel to each of the organelle.
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.)

Another example of a student’s entry: