Backward design is a method of designing educational curriculum by setting goals before choosing instructional methods and forms of assessment. Backward design of curriculum typically involves three stages: Identify the results desired (big ideas and skills) - Retrieved from Wikipedia
MODEL3D provides a complete experience for the learner. The goal must be clear from the beginning, however. The educational strength of MODEL3D lies in the ability to enhance the curriculum and deepen the learning for all students.
A true didactic experience grows from a thoughtfully planned curriculum that begins with the end in mind. MODEL3D is an incredibly powerful tool that provides student voice and choice. Collaboration is embedded in the full process.
The use of the 4 C's: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Thinking are an integral part of this project.
Model3D for Biology
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