- Objectives provide a way to measure how effective your assignment was. (1)
- Objectives are a way to lay out what your students learning outcome will be from the lesson. (1)
- It is not the process of the learning but the expected result/outcome. (1)
- Objectives are very specific and leave very little room for interpretation. They answer the 5 W 1 H. (2)
- Technology can be included into the objective as a condition under which the student is to master the objective. (2)
- Technology should not be added just for the sake of it. It should serve a definable purpose. (2)
Appropriate usage of technology for this objective:
- Using a State Capitals interactive game to practice mastery along the way.
- The teacher could also use a video with a catchy song to help students learn.
- Another option would be to use Google Earth and let the student explore the country from that perspective.
- Ultimately the mastery portion of the objective will most likely be tested without technology like through a pen and paper exam or quiz.
1. Schuman, Lisa. Understanding Objectives. San Diego State University EDTEC450, 9 Mar. 1996. Web. 16 Mar. 2014 <http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/EDTEC540/objectives/ObjectivesHome.html>
2. Wilburn, Sharon T., & Wilburn, Kenneth T. Developing Measurable Program Goals and Objectives. Florida Department of Education Academic Achievement Through Language Acqusition. Web. 16 Mar. 2014 <http://www.fldoe.org/aala/pdf/smart.pdf>