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  Feature Name: Objective-Inquiry Graphic
Author: Ollie Dreon

Category: Other

Subject: Others

Kind: Element/Applet

 Elementary School
 Middle School
 High School
 Higher Education
 Teachers & Principals


Software URL: NA

Created by: Davis, Elizabeth

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This Feature is connected to (3) Principles
  • Communicate the rich diversity of inquiry
  • Provide knowledge representation and organization tools
  • Reduce visual complexity to help learners recognize salient information
    Feature in Visual Map
    When a user selects a lesson in the images of inquiry library, objectives are for the lesson are shown. Under the objective, a graphic highlights how this lesson fits in with inquiry standards. The graphic is simple but displays a lot of information in a concise, elegant format. The graphic is used on all of the lessons in the images of inquiry library to help users see how each lesson fits in with inquiry standards.
    The Rationale Behind the Feature (Specific Design Principle):
    In CASES, when a user selects a lesson plan, multiple displays present important information concerning the selected lesson. The graphic is used to show the connections between the lesson objectives and the AAAS inquiry standards. Helps user see how individual lesson addresses inquiry standards.
    Context of Use:
    Example: The graphic looks similiar to a file folder system with three files overlapping, representing different areas of inquiry. The specific standard that is addressed shows up in bold font. The graphic changes with each lesson plan.
    Field-based Evidence:
    Davis, E. A., Smithey, J., & Petish, D. (2004). Designing an online learning environment for new elementary science teachers: Supports for learning to teach. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan.

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