A. Instruction - 8.9
B. Design - 8.3
C. Engagement - 8.3
Get Schooled: Providing Resources for College Admissions
Summary : A One-Stop College-Resource Shop!
Get Schooled is a resource to support users in preparing for college admissions and then success once enrolled in a university. After loading the website, its content is divided into topics (e.g., Student Success, College Prep, Pay for College, Life Schools, etc.) that appear on the left side of the screen. In addition, Get Schooled labels the content into categories: Discussion, Article, Quiz, Game, Badge, Survey, Question & Answer, and Infographic among other. Get Schooled as features Mission Admission, a role playing game that helps prepares users for applying and getting accepted into college.
As users engage the website’s content, they earn points while unlocking achievements and earning badges. To access these functionalities, users must register with the website. Once registered, users must click their icon on the top right. A new menu on the left side of the screen loads, and users can click on the different topics to view their achievements and badges along with seeing their status on the Leaderboard. Users can also access their account settings and connections from this menu.
Instructional Ideas for Get Schooled
- Teachers can direct students to a piece of content on this website and have them complete it. If it is an article or discussion, teachers can have students read it and then report out what they learned from it. If it is a survey or game, teachers can have students complete it and then explain what actions they feel they ought to take to better themselves for college.
- Teachers can start a friendly class competition to see who can earn the most points and badges from this website based on the leaderboard standings over a month. Teachers can reserve class time for students to use the website and earn points while also encouraging them to access the website off campus. At the end of the competition, the student(s) who has earned the most points can be recognized.
- Teachers can have students play the Mission Admission game embedded within the website for a period of class time. As students progress through the game, teachers can have students report out what they learned from the game. In addition, teachers can have students complete an “exit ticket” where they report out what they learned from the game and action steps they can take to better prepare themselves for college.
- During an open house or conferences with parents/guardians, teachers can share this website in an effort for students to use it independently while involving parents/guardians in their use of the website. Guidance counselors can also share this website with stakeholders.
|A2. 21st Century Skills|
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning|
|A4. Value of Errors|
|A5. Feedback to Teacher|
|A6. Level of Material|
|A7. Cooperative Learning|
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.|
|B1. Ability to Save Progress|
|B2. Platform Integration|
|B3. Screen Design|
|B4. Ease of Use|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|
Screenshots of Get Schooled