Monday, July 1, 2013

Why iTunes University is Important to Your Classroom

One of the ways we are able to successfully track and manage the wide range of curriculum decisions at Legacy Academy is through our use of iTunes University.  This tool gives our teachers, parents and students a complete snapshot of units of study.  There is no longer a mystery about what is going to be taught.  Our teachers coordinate their curriculum efforts in with their teams and utilize iTunes University to organize and present lessons.


This tool goes beyond the typical course management software.  It is very easy to use, allows for all content to be downloaded directly to the device, and works seamlessly as a means to organize notes and create complete units of study.  The skilled teacher is able to utilize this tool in such a way that students are automatically set up for success.  Students that have used this system this year are already more prepared to work in a post middle school environment.



iTunes University


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Each unit of study is composed of course exams.  These formative assessments are pre-tested with all course content being geared towards the education of the specific objectives.  After the completion of the course content the assessment is then given again in order to measure progress.  The teacher then has time to reflect on the effectiveness of the lesson to determine if gaps in learning might have occurred   These gaps would then be fixed upon review, or in subsequent lessons.



iTunes University


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