Teaching And Learning

How can the Learnics’ ThinkingApp transform my learning environment?


If as a teacher, you are only looking at student online activity to block porn and social media, you are missing the point, and likely so are your students.

Co-Founder, Dr. Greg Cottrell

 

Formative Feedback

Click the images to learn more about how Learnics’ ThinkingApp can impact learners online behaviors.

 
 

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Data Analytics Will Help Innovate Your Classroom Instruction

Do your students complete assignments online?

Ever wonder how much time they spent online and what website they visited?

What search terms are students using?

On which website are students spending the most time?

How much time are students spending on each website?

 

Learning Strategies

Student Metacognition

Metacognition is “awareness and understanding of one's own thought processes”.

ThinkingApp data will engage student’s in metacognitive exercises by reflecting on their online behaviors from working on a specific assignment. Students will use their digital footprint (data collected) to analyze the patterns and trends of their own online behavior in order to become more efficient and effective learners.

Assigning Learning Time

  1. “Tonight for homework you should spend 20 minutes researching the effect World War II had on the American economy.  Submit a log of your activity”

  2. “For homework your should access my 13 minute long flipped classroom video to prepare your for tomorrow’s class.  Submit a log to show you watched the entire video.”

  3. “Over the duration of this weekend, you should spend 30 minutes writing your self reflective essay.”

Submitting Data As Work Cited

  1. “Keep a log of your online activity as you complete this research paper.  This will be submitted as your works cited”

  2. “Your behavior log should show that you accessed at least 5 different scholarly websites”

  3. “You behavior log should show that you searched all angles of this topic”

E-Learning Days

  1. Students submit a log of online activity to each teacher as proof of attendance and engagement for e-learning days.

    • Could be used for clubs such as STEM clubs, coding clubs, journalism, etc.

Student Self-Reflection

  1. Student add reflection about effort put into assignment.

  2. Student add reflection about knowledge gained with assignment.

  3. Student add reflection about the time online compared to number of sites visited.

Curated Online Learning Experiences: Permit access to only specific sites in order to achieve learning objectives

  1. “Spend 15 minutes accessing right wing sites about healthcare reform then 15 minutes accessing left wing sites about health care.”

  1. Restrict access to specific sites.

    “In class today you should only access the sites listed within the assignment.”

  2. Control time spent learning vs producing

    “Spend 15 minutes accessing right wing sites about healthcare reform then 15 minutes accessing left wing sites about health care, then spend 10 minutes summarizing their differences.”

  3. Take a "Stanza Approach" to time

    "In order to promote retention, I want you to review this material in short periods over the course of several days.  Submit a log that shows 10 separate interactions with this material for less than 10 minutes each. "

ThinkingApp User Kristen Sevinsky uses this Blog Post Prompts sheet when students are completing online learning tasks. In order to accomplish the Blog Post learning task, they must analyze their data history using the Learnics’ ThinkingApp. Students are held accountable for their time online, sites visited, search terms used, and observing the information gathered.

ThinkingApp User Kristen Sevinsky uses this Blog Post Prompts sheet when students are completing online learning tasks. In order to accomplish the Blog Post learning task, they must analyze their data history using the Learnics’ ThinkingApp. Students are held accountable for their time online, sites visited, search terms used, and observing the information gathered.