R2D2 – These are not the droids you are looking for, but they are part of a great ID method.
While it’s also my favorite droid, R2D2 is the instructional design method of Read Reflect Display Do. Over the years of going digital, I started to apply this method in my classroom. When moving to digital resources, it is import that to remember there is no one size fits all delivery methods.
Differentiation and personalization can be applied though choice, allowing students to read at their level and have it personalized to their interest. Reflection (and evaluation) is important for both T’s and Ss. We can both blog, make wikis, and collaborate through reflective practices. Many teaching and learning theories apply to display. Students need real world connections of how they can show their learning. Display leads to do, students should be active learners and doers. They need to take ownership of their learning.
Always having the R2D2 method in mind, I want my students to access and utilize material that is meaningful so they will retain the information and attain knowledge and skills.