Week 15: Filming Instructional Videos

The main focus of this week's meeting is filming for the new instructional videos. The videos are planned to be finished by next week. These videos are for additional exercises that will be added to the PGF website at a later time after they are finalized with lesson...

Week 14: Protocol & Survey, Lesson Plans, & Instructional Videos

The study protocol for the new PGF website along with the survey for teachers that have signed up to beta test have now been finished. By the end of this week final edits will be made and the survey will be tested for any bugs prior to administering it to beta...

Week 13: Filming Overview of PGF Project

As the year winds down to an end, the second-year cohort has filmed overviews of each current project being worked on in EMDD. This included the Professor Garfield project. Jenn Palilonis, the Director of EMDD and faculty advisor for PGF, project producer Tiffany...

Week 12: Final Videos, Lesson Plans & Protocol

The last two videos have been edited and are in the process of being finalized. We have decided to revisit one video to slow it down and add an extra voiceover recording at the end. The recording session is scheduled to take place this week and the video is set to be...

Week 11: Finalizing Videos, Lesson Plans & Writing Protocol

This past week the video director has completed a majority of the instructional videos. They have been shared with the developing technologies team to be displayed in the corresponding exercises. It has come to our attention that there is a need for two extra videos,...

Week 9 & 10: Video Editing & Creating Lesson Plans

Spring Break hit campus in week 9, but we have picked back up in week 10. Our current focus remains the same from the two previous weeks. However, this week we are able to add on new video ideas that we have gathered and we are now moving forward with a plan for those...

Week 1 & 2: Jump Starting Spring Semester

It's a new semester and the PGF team is gearing up to finish this project out strong this spring. The past two weeks we have taken inventory and mapped out all content that is to be finished by Spring Break, the second week of March. It is our goal to launch the beta...

Week 15 & 16: Wrapping Up Fall 2017 Semester

This week the team is wrapping up the semester with final touches to the five exercises and beginning the process of building the new exercises from the previous week's designs. We have also taken inventory of the content that has been finished for the testing site,...

Week 14: Exercise Edits and Lesson Plan Building

After a short break, the team has focused on reworking a few exercises and creating lesson plans for currently completed exercises. This has lead to three potential exercises to be added to our original goal of five completed exercises, making our final goal to...

Week 12 & 13: Researching Educational Standards

As exercises are built, it has become a focus to match exercises with educational standards. The team spent this week and the days before break researching K-3 educational standards. As the exercises are being created, edited and polished, the team is working to...

Week 10 & 11: Activity Customization and Lesson Plans

Over the past two weeks, the PGF team worked on designing the lesson plan page's design. Each activity - or group of activities - will have a lesson plan page that will include the standard teaching lesson plan as well as technical workarounds for teachers in low-tech...

Week 9: Finishing Low-Fidelity Exercise Prototypes

This past week, the PGF team continued working on activity prototypes. Low-fidelity prototypes have been sent to our coding team to begin being built out into simple, working versions. These activities will continue to be built for the next several weeks before they...

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