Week 2: Reflection

After reading about this week's "tinkering", "hard play", and "growth mindset", I couldn't help thinking how I could "tinker" in Algebra?  I've read many articles about the difficulties students have learning such abstract material.  I seem to have a knack for it, and there are others that succeed in this subject.  But why?  One of … Continue reading Week 2: Reflection

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Week 2: Reflection

It has been great to hear so many views on opening learning.  Several ideas/concerns came up that has got me thinking.  I appreciate the emerging technology of open learning, and there are pockets of activity that show promise.  One of the concerns is the viability of Internet connection in remote areas of Alaska.  It's interesting … Continue reading Week 2: Reflection

Week 2 : What do you see as the promise of Open Learning as an emerging technology/pedagogy/philosophy?

Open learning is described as learning that occurs in a shared and transparent manner in which others can reuse, revise, remix, and/or redistribute the evidence of learning with others. (Graham, 2016)  Ironically, at the beginning of this school year, I came across the CK-12 Foundation, an Online Education Resource (OER) that is described in the … Continue reading Week 2 : What do you see as the promise of Open Learning as an emerging technology/pedagogy/philosophy?

Week 2: What is the link between “tinkering”, “hard play”, and “growth mindset”?

These terms are related.  According to Martinez and Stager , "Tinkering is a mindset – a playful way to approach and solve problems through direct experience, experimentation, and discovery. "  I suppose it doesn't take some researchers to define this term, but it makes it legitimate.  It was interesting to learn that there is a … Continue reading Week 2: What is the link between “tinkering”, “hard play”, and “growth mindset”?

Week 1 Reflection

I like the different view points for this week's essential question from my fellow classmates.  Emerging technology is an all encompassing phrase that describes a VAST array of materials, processes, and usable pieces in our everyday school day lesson.  The take a way for me this week is that there is too much emerging technology!  … Continue reading Week 1 Reflection

Do you believe Constructionism brings any new ideas to the table as a theory of education? Why or Why not?

To be honest, when I read the word constructionism, I was thinking about the word constructivism.  In fact they are related. This Changing Minds website page gives a very concise definition of both.  In fact, Piaget introduced constructivism and his student, Seymour Papert, introduced constructionism. I like the subtle difference between the two terms.  Constructivism … Continue reading Do you believe Constructionism brings any new ideas to the table as a theory of education? Why or Why not?