My next question is how best to collect interim data? Clearly the point is long term retention of learning. Yet I am unsure of the best method to monitor ongoing results.
Arguably I could do so through basic fact testing and spelling testing, but it am far more interested in the cross curricular applications.
Ipad memory game app….measure ongoing performance
Align results with ongoing basic facts testing.
Use memory game.
Measure ability to recall writing ideas.
Have a comparison group who are not receiving the same assistance: treat as a control group.
Whilst this is part of my teaching as inquiry project, I still wonder about the ethics of this.
Yes it is something that I am required to do, and that will be done with the appropriate levels of confidentiality. It is also something I have done in a vastly more informal matter.
To address this quandary I will only share percentages with results and use pseudonyms. I will not identify the size of the control group or the group I am focused on.