In-class reading, assigned reading for homework, research, and quizzes
It was difficult to get primary and secondary sources together for students to analyze and annotate before writing assignments.
I printed large packets of source documents for each student prior to discovering Actively Learn program.
Actively Learn has impacted my instructional methodology as well as the quality of material students use when conducting research. American history students examine primary and secondary sources on Actively Learn before writing. The ability to insert questions into the text allows me to check student understanding while they read and learn.
I use Actively Learn to introduce historical evidence to students. This term I assigned 6 different documents about Japanese Internment in the United States during World War II. Students read the articles, answered questions within the text and used evidence (direct quotes) from the documents to support their position in an academic paper.
I suggest that teachers try Actively Learn to support a lesson. The more you work with the program, the more you understand about the program and how it can best support your students. Start slow, but get started today.