Topic Reviewed: Catrina & Mitchell

Criteria-based Feedback: Mobile Phones

  • What do you understand about the trend itself? It's progressing and there are definitely new products and ideas being created
  • Why do you think the trend is important for the future? We believe that this is important for the future because it is creating a global network where everyone can share ideas.
  • If the actual report is written for adults, how could the project teams make the information easier for you to understand? Having more real world examples and using some simple vocabulary would help a lot.
  • What would you expect to find out in each trend's section? We would expect to find examples of new innovations in the technology of mobile phones and different ways of how we will end up using them in our classrooms.
  • How will you decide if the project team has done a good job of their trend? If it is accurate and if there is a possibility of it happening in 2-3 years.

Criteria Descriptors
Student Reviewer Feedback
Quality of Content

Does the content (writing) make sense?
Yes because they're all related to the same topic with good examples and many pictures and videos to clarify meaning.
Can you identify any areas which need clarification?
No, but we hope you continue on with specific examples for the middle school, high school and college levels of the incorporation of mobile phones.
Pose three questions that arise from your reading
1. What new technological advances do you believe will be helpful in the future of education with mobile phones?
2. Do you believe we will be able to set up networks between computers and mobile phones as external hard drives and to share documents?
3. How do you know that children will not abuse the privilege of using mobile phones in class by text messaging etc.?

Look at the Discussion pages of the wiki pages - is there effective communication?
Yes there is effective communication because they are talking to each other, answering each other's questions and even discussing what to do next.
Do they need more?
Yes they will need more communication as they progress through the project, this is because they will surely come across more problems they will need to figure out as they keep working.
Are they clear in their messages to each other?
Yes and that is why they are giving each other answers to the questions asked.
Is there a sense of negotiation and collaboration?
Yes because they are answering each others questions and coming up with ideas for their project and there is a sense of collaboration with saying, "good job" and etc.

Does the work appear to be equally shared?
Yes with everyone adding their own information and everyone doing a certain part, the work is equally shared.
Does there appear to be any difficulties by one or more members of the team?
No there does not seem to be any difficulty by any members of the group and it seems that everyone is collaborating well.
Presentation - Layout and Design

amount and relevance of graphics and media - comment on that
With a picture for almost every paragraph and a few interesting videos that all relate to the topic of mobile phones, which means there is a lot of relevance with the graphics and media.
Instead of having random groups of links (not the links throughout paragraphs) throughout the project maybe they could all be compiled at the bottom.

Summary of Feedback:

What do you think are the three key facts from the project?
-the future of mobile phones
-How mobile phones can now be use for more then just talking.
-How they could be used in school/ employment/ the arts/ entertainment/ etc.

Evaluate the accessibility and usability of the project (video, links, alt text, etc...)? Can you find the information easily? Is it formatted clearly?
We believe that the relevent information needs to be grouped together in order to make it more clear and make some of the things easier to find, the accessibility of the project overall is pretty good with click and watch videos and links to websites.

Is there anything that you would add? There may be important links or ideas that we have covered in class that you could add to this project.
We would add more in depth information for each topic with more examples, and also the blue links contrast and are hard to read (we don't know if you can change this but if you can, do).

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