Teacher sharing on using Una Platform #2 | How to Design STEM Activities with Collaboration Elements

 

Topic: How to Design STEM Activities with Collaboration Elements

Speakers: 1) Mr. YIP Chun Wa (York), Teacher in ECF Saint Too Canaan College and 2) Mr. YAU Lok Ting (Jonathan), STEM Coordinator and Science KLA Head in ECF Saint Too Canaan College

Event: AiTLE + MagiCube / Workshop on Designing a STEM (@ BBC micro/bit) Collaboration

Date: 7 May 2019

Language: Cantonese

Highlight:

  • 00:45 – He agrees that Una platform helps to teach. He explains by taking his S1 regular IT lesson as an example.
  • 01:25 – With Una, students can finish more activity-based tasks.
  • 02:30 – Using Una, a teacher can preload materials (the block-based codes) so that students do not need to start from zero.
  • 02:50 – Without Una, student work alone and can only compare his work with the teacher’s answer. With Una, students can also compare their work among peers and learn from each other.
  • 03:20 – Besides learning from groupmates, students can also learn from other groups.
  • 04:30 – A real case showing how he checks students answer in real-time, explains from student’s mistake, and guides students learning from other classmates.
  • 06:20 – More than half of the class have tried to compare answers with groupmates. From his observation, with Una, more students can complete the whole task by looking at the work from groupmates.
  • 08:00 – A real case showing how he organizes a collaborative group project for S3 students in the after-school workshop.
  • 08:50 – In a cooperation task, without Una, students need to leave his/her sit to use a camera to photo-shoot other people code or rely on some other software to share their work. With Una, they can share codes directly by copy-and-paste.
  • 09:50 – A real case showing students divided a task into three different sub-tasks, including temperature, humidity and display handling. Students 9 & 10 have made a draft on Una’s group workspace together.

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