Sorry, with grades and our district shutting down until the end of the month it has been crazy.
Where does this lesson fit in with your curriculum (if the lesson is not a fit for the class you teach, how could the lesson be modified so that it is applicable to your curriculum)?
Not sure how this would fit my specific class, but would be great for science or even an art class to understand primary, secondary, and tertiary colors. I used to teach some graphics content and used a spinning wheel to show how colors blend/react to develop other colors. This could also be used teaching IT concepts to show how an LED display works to create colors/display.
Which part or parts of the lesson would your students need extra support in order to be successful?
The connection is a bit more complicated and would require some additional time and support. I would also go over what a potentiometer is and how it works. Having a chart of graphic of how different color mix (other than online) would be useful or have a mini lesson.
I’m getting old and had issues viewing the pins and numbers with glasses. Almost had to get a magnifying glass. Not sure if students would also have issues, but it would probably be good to have some magnifiers available.
If you were to teach this lesson to your class, describe your role during the class. What does a successful teacher actively do during this lesson?
I definitely would have to do some direct instruction with this activity. Maybe not at first, but would definitely have to when it comes to reading and understand the wiring. I also feel some discussion of the light spectrum and additional components.
I was able to get the activity working the first time through with no issues.
If you were to teach this lesson to your class, describe your student’s role during the class. What does “student success” look like?
My courses are mostly project-based learning (PBL), so students are in charge of their own learning. Success would be a student being able to complete activity, understand, and be able to apply what was learned to future lessons.
This is a good exercise for just programming and circuit development. However, I feel it fits better with other content areas.