EdTech 537: Creating an Asynchronous Lesson In Algebra

This summer I also took EdTech 521, Online Teaching.  One of the projects we had to do was to create an asynchronous lesson.  I chose the algebra topic of working with exponents and logs.  This was a very challenging project.

This project was so much work I felt the need to blog about it.  I want to show you how I created this entire lesson.  Maybe these steps can help someone else with a future project.

First, I used PowerPoint to create the slides, I used my cell phone to do the audio, then I saved the presentation as a movie, then finally uploaded them to YouTube.

Asynchronous Lesson

But this project was much more than just these presentations.  After the presentations were created I then began building a website using Weebly. I posted all of the steps for the project here.   Weebly for Education includes all of the intuitive website-building and blogging tools found on Weebly plus features built specifically for education. Weebly for Education offers bulk creation of student accounts which teachers can manage and moderate. Students can create their own websites and blogs using the accounts that you create for them.

I also created an Edmodo account.  Edmodo is also one of the best means of teacher-student communication. It allows students and teachers to stay connected via sending notes , replying to posts  and checking messages and upcoming events while  away from the classroom. I was able to create quizzes and assignments in Edmodo.  For those who were not able to view these I made copies of the screen shots so everyone could view them.  I also used Rubistar, RubiStar is a free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics.

I don’t know if the assignment really required this much work, but once I started I felt like I had to really make a “complete” lesson.  I hope this helps someone!




About kimberlyhefty

Hello. My name is Kimberly Hefty and I live in Sammamish, Washington. For the past 23 years I have taught high school and college level mathematics. 13 years ago I started a private tutoring business. I specialize in working with public high school students who are taking math courses "on-line". I work closely with both the students and the local school district. I typically work with 40-50 students per week. I also have 2 children ages 14 and 23. My daughter just graduated from Elon University in North Carolina. My son plays competitive golf and premiere soccer so most of my weekends are spent at either soccer or golf tournaments. I am excited to be completing the Master's In Educational Technology Program from BSU (M.E.T.) Spring 2015! Through this program I have gained a better understanding of educational technology and it’s applications. I believe that the knowledge that I have gained will be beneficial personally, as well as to my students. With these skills that I have learned in the Educational Technology program, I hope to help myself and my students be successful in future endeavors. The M.E.T. program has allowed me to create an environment for all of us, my students along with myself, to gain skills for education, employment, and existence.
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2 Responses to EdTech 537: Creating an Asynchronous Lesson In Algebra

  1. angiekruzich says:

    Wow Kim: You did a great job!! This sounds like a ton of work too!! I have not had a chance to use Weebly or Edmodo a ton yet. So obviously you would recommend them both? – Angie

  2. Angie, to say this was a lot of work is a total understatement! I really like Weebly, it was easy to use and modify. I highly recommend it. I’m still figuring out all the “kinks” with Edmodo. I think you would need some time to become proficient with that.
    Good luck!

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