Analytics Gathered from Resiliency Lessons
The Smart Sparrow platform collects data on every interaction a student has with a lesson. Thus as a result of deploying lesson(s), you will have a great deal of data that show the choices and responses that students made during their learning experience at your disposal. We encourage instructors to take lessons before deploying to students and before diving into their analytics, so that they also understand the flow and structure of the lessons and the student experience.
How to Best Utilize Analytics
We’ve found that the best uses of student analytics are typically spurred by thoughtful questions and hypotheses. Here are some examples for the Resiliency Series:
- Measuring for Impact:
- Is there measured impact of deploying these Resiliency Lessons?
- Is there a long term effect of teaching resiliency in our students?
- By teaching resiliency, does retention in my course/program/institution increase
- Improving Instruction:
- Can I use the data to support making resiliency more an integrated part of my course?
- By using resiliency lessons, are my students achieving their learning objectives and goals more often, or with more ease?
- Prepping a Classroom:
- Can I use student data to spur a discussion in next week’s session?
- Can I make small tweaks to my lesson or discussion depending on where my students are at with a specific competency?
Best Practices for Resiliency Lesson Analytics
Each of the 10 lessons follows a similar structure and flow. We have also used consistent naming conventions for Screens and Trap States across the lessons to ease understanding of the lesson flow and to ease comparisons across lessons. It’s important to note that while across the Resiliency Series, Lessons have comparable Screen layouts and Trap States, not all lessons have the same number of Screens or the exact same trap states.
Below are places within the Resiliency Lessons structure that we would recommend taking a closer look at for student analytics:
Exploring Students’ Prior Knowledge and Preconceptions
- Consider exploring student analytics from “Idea Map” Screens.
- What are your students’ preconceptions about a particular resiliency skill (i.e. Flexibility) at the start of a lesson?
- How to: View The Question Explorer to determine what pathway students go to after the Idea Map screen.
Evaluating the Real World Connection
- Consider exploring student analytics from “Lesson Rating” Screens.
- How are students rating their use the particular resiliency skill in their daily lives?
- How to: View the Student Results Section on “Lesson Rating” Screens
- Consider exploring student analytics from Prior Knowledge Games.
- Most Resiliency Lessons contain a prior knowledge game in the beginning of the lesson to get students thinking about how they already use this resiliency skill in their everyday lives (i.e. “Crowns Game” in Conflict Resolution).
- How to: View Question Details on metacognitive screen after a prior knowledge game.
Gauge Student Exploration of Their Own Resiliency
- Consider exploring student analytics within “Explore Resiliency Contributors” sections.
- What are your students interested in with regard to how this particular resiliency skill contributes to their entire ability to be resilient?
- How to: View Student Results on responses and reflections within these sections.
Assess Growth Mindset
- Consider exploring student analytics from “Idea Map Compare and Contrast” Screens.
- How are students reflecting on their growth as they compare where they started in a lesson to what they learned along the way.
- How to: View Student Results on “Idea Map Compare and Contrast” screens.
- Consider exploring student performance on Puzzle screens at the end of lessons (i.e. “Listening Puzzle”).
- Are students demonstrating the competency? Are they quitting? This, in and of itself, is an assessment of resiliency.
- How to: View the Solution Trace Graph on Puzzle screens.
More Considerations and Ideas
- Compare lessons to one another. Are students struggling in particular competencies?
- Compare growth over time. Are students gaining resiliency over time?
- Pair with projects and ideas. Is there a way to enhance the resiliency experience in a course or in a program?