A. Instruction - 7.8
B. Design - 7.3
C. Engagement - 6.6
Revision App: An App that Goes Across the Subject Areas
Summary : Instructional Videos and Review Materials at Your Fingertips
Revision App is a multi-faceted tool that teaches and reviews key academic concepts across the grade bands and subject areas. After registering with the app, users can choose one of four options, which are located at the bottom of the screen. The “Revise” option allows users to access instructional content for English, Math, Biology, Geography, Sociology, Physics, and Psychology. To do so, users must first select the appropriate grade level and then the content they wish to engage. Next, subtopics for the content are presented (e.g., if English is the main topic, the subtopics include Language Terms & Concepts, Spoken Language, Poetry, Prose Fiction, Drama, Shakespeare, Non-Literary Texts, Writing & Adapting Text, and Comparing Unseen Texts). After selecting the subtopic, users can view a video about the topic, review key concepts with the Revision Guide, complete a quiz with the Revise by Myself, or compete against another person using the Revise with Someone Else. Next, the “Video” option first requires users to select a grade level and then users can select the topic and subtopic of interest. After selecting a subtopic, users are able to view an informative video that explains key concepts related to the selected subtopic. The “Home” option shows users a menu of standardized tests offered in the United Kingdom and information about each test. Users can view the information and add the test to their calendar. The “Games” option gives users access to recreational activities, and users must earn “points” by completing the quizzes to play the games.
- After viewing a video, teachers can have students summarize the video’s main points in a sentence or complete a graphic organizer. Next, students can share their summary or organizer with a classmate, and the two students can combine their ideas. Finally, the pairs of students can then share their work with the whole class.
- After viewing a video and/or completing the Revision Guide, teachers can have students identify one or two points of interest that were discussed. Next, students can conduct internet searches to additional locate sources that confirm or dispute the points of interest. Students can then add the source, a link to source, and commentary regarding how the source confirms or disputes the point of interest. Students can use an Office app for logging this information and email it to their teacher.
- When introducing a new lesson, teachers can have students view the information about the lesson in this app as a springboard by searching for its topic and subtopic. After students have viewed the video and related activities for the lesson, teachers can transition into a more traditional lesson.
- Teachers can create a blended learning station rotation lesson with this app. To do so, teachers can identify a topic and subtopic in this app they wish to teach. Next, teachers can design a face-to-face lesson for students to complete with their classmates. Teachers can then divide their class in two halves. One half can complete the activities independently for the topic and subtopic in this app while the teacher guides students through the face-to-face activity.
- To prepare for upcoming standardized assessments, students can look up the tests on this app to learn about the assessments and record the testing dates in their calendar.
|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|