Reading Response #4 – Evaluative Thoughts – Summary Analysis

Source Analysis # 1

This source evaluation form is for the following source type (mark ONE):

__ Book appropriate for academic research _X_ Scholarly journal article
__ Newspaper article __ Government source
__ Website __ Other (explain what: _________________)

Citation/Background Information:

a. Write the complete source citation below in APA format (including proper indentation and spacing).
Basham, J. D., Israel, M., Graden, J., Poth, R., & Winston, M. (2010). “A Comprehensive
Approach to RTI: Embedding Universal Design for Learning and Technology”. Learning
Disability Quarterly, 33(4), 243-255.

b. Describe the author’s/authors’ credentials. (for example: degrees, area of expertise, employment (if relevant), other publications related to topic).

James D. Basham is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas.
Maya Israel is an Assistant Professor with the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services at the University of Cincinnati. She also holds appointments in the Special Education Program and the Instructional Design and Technology Program.
Janet Graden teaches graduate courses in the School of Psychology. She is a consultant with many Ohio schools and nationally to implement intervention-based practices. She is also Head of the Division of Human Services with the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Rita Poth is a licensed School Psychologist by the State of Ohio. She serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of Human Services in the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services.
Dr. Markay Winston is the Director of Student Services for Cincinnati public schools.

Evaluation:

Provide a summary of the main argument of the source reviewed – what was the “point” of the information?

This article discusses the level of the needs diverse learning students. It address RtI (Response to intervention). RtI “provides tiered levels of supports to all students and allows for increasingly more intensive and individualized instruction” (pg 243). It addresses students needs and plans according to those needs through instructional, environmental, and technology supports.

What did reading this source add to your understanding of the topic? What subtopics did it cover? What concepts did it clarify? What additional arguments or “sides” did it reveal?

This source increased my understanding of how special education is determined and how students are assisted depending on where they fell in the evaluation. Technology is a major support in special education. It introduced RtI and UDL. RtI is Response to Intervention and UDL is Universal Design for Learning. This article discussed the need for the relationship between RtI and UDL to be developed together.

How does this information relate to answering your research question/defending your thesis?

This source provides great information to better understand the use of technology with special education and the benefits.

What questions did the source raise or leave unanswered? What additional evidence do you need to answer your research question/defend your thesis more fully?
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This source provided a good starting point for understanding the benefits of technology and special education or diverse learning. The next step is to find out more about how it is actually used or developed for diverse learning.

Notes (Ideas from the source for potential research use)
Note type (mark ONE): _X_ direct quote ___ paraphrase ___ summary

“Response to intervention (RtI) provides tiered levels of supports to all students and allows for increasingly more intensive and individualized instruction. Similarly, universal design for learning (UDL) addresses needs of students by proactively planning for instructional, environmental, and technology supports to allow all students to effectively, access and engage in instruction” (pg 243).

Note type (mark ONE): _X_ direct quote ___ paraphrase ___ summary

“As noted, technology is fundamental to implementing a UDL Instructional design. Thus, integrating UDL into an ecological RtI framework requires greater understanding of how technology may be used to support student learning” (pg 245).

Note type (mark ONE): _X_ direct quote ___ paraphrase ___ summary

“This functional view of ‘how’ technology can purposefully be used to support human performance is pedagogically important for educating all students, especially those with diverse learning needs, whether they are low or high performers. Moreover, realizing the merits of technology as a purposeful part of instructional design, whether used proactively with all students or reactively based on performance data of a group of students or a single student, is essential to an ecological RtI model” (pg 246).

Source Analysis # 2

This source evaluation form is for the following source type (mark ONE):

__ Book appropriate for academic research _X_ Scholarly journal article
__ Newspaper article __ Government source
__ Website __ Other (explain what: _________________)

Citation/Background Information:

a. Write the complete source citation below in APA format (including proper indentation and spacing).

Rycik, J. A. (2012). “Building Capacity for Reform”. American Secondary Education, 40(3), 80-
81.

b. Describe the author’s/authors’ credentials. (for example: degrees, area of expertise, employment (if relevant), other publications related to topic).

James Rycik is a Professor of Education at Ashland University. He is also the Editor of American Secondary Education.

Evaluation:

Provide a summary of the main argument of the source reviewed – what was the “point” of the information?

This is a short article that provided a basic understanding of the flipped classroom. It provided benefits while also pointing out that it doesn’t eliminate students failing. In this article Rycik makes it known that teachers need to find a way for all students to receive access to the necessary technology at home.

What did reading this source add to your understanding of the topic? What subtopics did it cover? What concepts did it clarify? What additional arguments or “sides” did it reveal?

This article provided a good definition and example for the flipped classroom. The biggest benefit of this article was that it provided a link to the Flipped Learning Network where I’ve been able to find much more information on the flipped classroom.

How does this information relate to answering your research question/defending your thesis?

This article helps to understand another use for technology in the classroom. It provided a link that is very beneficial along with a few other resources.

What questions did the source raise or leave unanswered? What additional evidence do you need to answer your research question/defend your thesis more fully?
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The point this article left that needs further research is how to make it so all students have access at home to the necessary technology.

Notes (Ideas from the source for potential research use)
Note type (mark ONE): _X_ direct quote ___ paraphrase ___ summary

“…class time in flipped classrooms is spent with students working at their own pace, either with other students or by themselves, while teachers provide one-on-one attention” (pg 80).

Source Analysis # 3

This source evaluation form is for the following source type (mark ONE):

__ Book appropriate for academic research _X Scholarly journal article
__ Newspaper article __ Government source
__ Website __ Other (explain what: _________________)

Citation/Background Information:

a. Write the complete source citation below in APA format (including proper indentation and spacing).
Roehl, A., Reddy, S., & Shannon, G. (2013). “The Flipped Classroom: An Opportunity to Engage
Millennial Students Through Active Learning Strategies”. Journal of Family &
Consumer Sciences, 105(2), 44-49.

b. Describe the author’s/authors’ credentials. (for example: degrees, area of expertise, employment (if relevant), other publications related to topic).

Amy Roehl, Shweta Linga Reddy, PhD, and Gayla Jett Shannon are all Assistant Professors at Texas Christian University in Texas.

Evaluation:

Provide a summary of the main argument of the source reviewed – what was the “point” of the information?

This article address the benefit of using technology to engage millennials in class by eliminating lectures during class time. This allows more time for active learning. Students have more opportunities for peer-to-peer collaboration, teacher-student mentoring, and cross-disciplinary engagement.

What did reading this source add to your understanding of the topic? What subtopics did it cover? What concepts did it clarify? What additional arguments or “sides” did it reveal?

While this article addressed the many benefits of the flipped classroom it also made clear that there are still many areas for improvement. It pointed out the need for students to be more responsible using the flipped classroom method.

How does this information relate to answering your research question/defending your thesis?

The information in this article provides more information regarding the benefits of a flipped classroom as well as the challenges. It also impresses the need for this type of learning with students today.

What questions did the source raise or leave unanswered? What additional evidence do you need to answer your research question/defend your thesis more fully?

This source pointed out that not everyone has access to the necessary technology but didn’t provide any alternative possibilities. I need to find more information on how to make this possible or if it is even possible and what the cost may be.

Notes (Ideas from the source for potential research use)
Note type (mark ONE): _X_ direct quote ___ paraphrase ___ summary

“Due to the structural differences of the flipped classroom model, students become more aware of their own learning process than do students in more traditional settings” (pg 47).

Note type (mark ONE): _X_ direct quote ___ paraphrase ___ summary

“Furthermore, a flipped classroom allows students who may be hesitant to ask questions in the middle of a lecture to seek assistance from the teacher during their individual feedback sessions” (pg 47).

Note type (mark ONE): _X_ direct quote ___ paraphrase ___ summary

“The flipped classrooms, as well as active learning, require students to assume more responsibility for their individual learning experience. Teachers must include clear expectations of self-direction and motivation within their syllabus or framework fo the course” (pg 48).

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