Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Using the GAME Plan with Students
Now that I am more versed in using the GAME Plan mentioned in our learning resources, I am ready to teach my students how to use this plan to reach their learning goals. According to the NETS standards for students they must possess certain skills in order to be proficient in technology use and to be digital-age learners. I will help my students set goals for themselves that are simple and attainable. They must know that setting goals are a task they will continue to do for the rest of their life. I will show them how to take action to reach their goals. They will seek out the resources and tools they need including their peers and adults. There is so much information available it is hard to imagine a person not finding what they need. I will teach my students how to monitor their progress. One way is to maintain a blog and enlist the help of peers. The advice and feedback they have to offer is invaluable. They must continually “take a step back” and observe what progress they have made and determine if adjustments need to be made. Evaluation is a critical element of the GAME Plan. This is the time when we decide if we have met our goal or not and what we can do to ensure we do. Students need to know that it is acceptable to not reach a goal with the first try. They must identify what went wrong and decide what course of action to take next in order to stay on track. Most important of all is that they must never get discouraged or give up.