Thought starters

  1. How does modeling affect student performance?
  2. What is unique about modeling how to use digital tools?
  3. How can you balance modeling and encouraging creativity?
16 Comments
This lesson is awesome! The students are so engaged, and they were so well behaved because they knew what you expected of them. Your modeling helped them to feel prepared for their task. I loved it! I want to make a superhero now. Thank you!
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great example!
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This is a great example of an effective lesson plan when one has all of the elements in place. Nothing beats an activation activity, guided practice and unguided practice. The best teachers follow that format for years because it works. ericpollock@yahoo.com
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I might have asked individual children to choose body parts to encourage the modelling of choice and engage them in the process. This would have enhanced engagement because they were participating. Modelling does help children with low self esteem to engage more confidently in new challenges.
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Modeling offers every child virtually guaranteed success. By providing verbal and visual examples, students know what their collaborative conversations should be like and they know what their final finished product should be.
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Transcripts

  • Modeling: The Digital Demo Transcript
    Common Sense Media

    Strategies: Modeling: the Digital Demo

    (Sam Pane Interview)
    I’m a huge fan of modeling.

    Modeling: The Digital Demo Transcript
    Common Sense Media

    Strategies: Modeling: the Digital Demo

    (Sam Pane Interview)
    I’m a huge fan of modeling. I model almost everything- even if it’s a task that we’ve done, because I want the students to see how it’s done, and how I can demonstrate it before I turn them loose.

    (Sam Pane in Class)
    Now remember that a Super Hero is a person who always uses his or her great powers to help people out.

    (Sam Pane Interview)
    Today’s lesson is going to be about how to be a good digital citizen. And we will build a Super Hero to help us navigate the treacherous waters of being online.

    (Sam Pane in Class)
    I’m gonna build one of them up, and I’m gonna show you what I’m going to do with each one of them. So it starts off and you get to choose your base character. It’s basically just like the shell of your Super Hero. I’m gonna pick this one in the middle. I think they actually modeled that on me! And so there I am.

    (Sam Pane Interview)
    Just so they’re able to get into it effectively, and so there’s not an unfamiliarity with it. I want them to be able to step right into it and say okay, I’ve seen somebody do this before. Now it’s my turn to show whether I not I understand it.

    (Sam Pane in Class)
    The beauty of it is, I can do a lot of changes. I’m just gonna model one little part, and then I’ll take care of it. I’m gonna start by clicking on the eyes. And I’ve got a lot of eye choices there. You know I can with those eyes, or I’ve got eyes that look like that. But the ones that I love, are the bug eyes! I’m going to go with the bug eyes right there.

    (Sam Pane Interview)
    I think it makes them significantly more comfortable, because like I said they’ve already seen what it is that they’re doing.

    (Sam Pane in Class)
    I’m going with that mouth there. And I definitely want my guy to have some sort of beard. Uh, I like this one. Give him a little chinny action. (laughter). You wanna build up your character?

    Students
    Yes!

    (Sam Pane in Class)
    Go to it

    (Sam Pane Interview)
    But, there’s also that I want to get them work effectively on it. It’s not just play time after I’ve modeled, it’s work time.

    Student
    Ooh that’s cute! I’m gonna keep that!

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