Lesson Plan -Health Ed.: Diabetes, Poll Everywhere

Teacher: Katrine Nordstrom
Date: 9/29/14
Subject area / course / grade level: Health Education, Poll Everywhere, Diabetes Awareness, 7th grade
Materials: Computers, Poll Everywhere, Lesson books, Projector

 

TEKS/SEs:

  • 115.23. Health Education, Grades 7-8: a1-2, b2B, b3A-C, b4A-C, b8A-B, b9A-B, b12A-C,G).
Lesson objective(s):

  • Differentiate between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Recognize warning signs for both types of Diabetes
  • Know what the students can do to lower their chances of getting Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Know the long-term effects of both types of Diabetes.
  • Introduce Poll Everywhere (they have already seen how it works during the introduction quiz).
  • Assess peers and provide explanations as needed.
ENGAGEMENT:

  • Start lesson with 10 questions from Poll Everywhere. (6-8 min.)
  • Students answer by texting in their responses.
  • This will also function as a quiz for the daily reading assignment.   (Evaluation of HW)
  • Students ask themselves: What are some of the similarities and differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?
EXPLORATION:

  • Students, in groups of 4-5 people, will make their own Poll Everywhere quizzes, consisting of 5 questions.
  • Each group is assigned a focus. I.e. each group has 3-5 pages to identify key points.
  • Students will be summarizing the main concepts from their assigned pages.
  • Student will be focusing on similarities and differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
EXPLANATION

  • While making questions, students will determine how to best generate if “their students” have a deep understanding of the topics assigned.
  • Ask students to evaluate other students’ knowledge. They might need to inquire about more information regarding some of the short answers given in the poll, and provide explanations if some peers are wrong in their answers.
ELABORATION

  • Students will develop a deeper understanding of the topics, as they have to summarize their reading into short questions, and of course know the answers.
  • By answering the other groups’ questions (covering other topics besides their own) all the key points in the chapter will be covered by the end of class and students will check for understanding among peers.
  • Vocabulary is expected to be professional generating a sophisticated understanding of the concepts.
EVALUATION

  • Ask students how creating this poll got them thinking in a different way.
  • Ask students what was difficult developing the poll questions, and what they cannot evaluate by looking at the other students’ answers in their section. (The short quiz answers assess the peers basic knowledge of the material but do NOT illuminate if they have a deep understanding of the subject matter (i.e. how the pancreas works and details regarding diabetes treatments))
  • The students’ answers to the polls are to be used for evaluation in addition to the 10 introductory questions the teacher demonstrated. (Approximately 30-40 questions total)
  • Ask the students if they think teaching is easy.

 Example Poll

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4 responses

  1. I cannot figure out how to embed a link to my Poll Everywhere quiz I made…

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    1. You could add the link to the PollEverywhere within the blog post so that it is accessible there.
      -Dr. Smith

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  2. Here is the poll in Survey View.
    However, it is way better when it is interactive online with the students answering the quiz by texting in their answers!

    Health Ed Class -Diabetes
    What does the body fail to produce in a person with type 1 Diabetes?

    Is insulin a cure for Type 1 Diabetes?
    Yes
    No
    Does only kids get Type 1 Diabetes?
    Yes
    No
    What does insulin do?
    Breaks down carbs/sugars in the food and converts it to sleepy meds that makes them often tired.
    Breaks down carbs/sugars in the blood and converts it to energy to run and play.
    Breaks down carbs/sugars in the blood and converts it to hormones that makes them moody.
    What is the organ that produces insulin?

    What is insulin?
    A hormone produced by the pancreas that makes them moody
    Carbs that are in the food
    A hormone produced by the pancreas, that breaks down sugars
    What is hypoglycemia?

    What is hyperglycemia?

    If glucose stays in the blood, this can harm your body. Which four parts of the body can be harmed?
    Eyes
    Liver
    Nerves
    Heart
    All of the above
    In what decade was insulin discovered?
    1920
    1930
    1940

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