Essential Question: What are the challenges in shifting content from "what" to "where" and "how"? I was able to resonate with what Jim said in his blog about "drill and kill" exercises in mathematics. The idea is that students need the fundamentals in order to increase their ability to progress through the higher levels of … Continue reading Week 6: Reflection
Essential question: How are games providing new opportunities for differentiation in the classroom? There are so many opportunities to utilize games in education. I think one of the most promising areas is serious games, in particular, simulations. Heather's blog mentions using these simulations in the health care profession because there are less dire consequences when mistakes … Continue reading Week 6: Reflection
Digital games have been around for decades, and it seems that their use has been studied in an educational environment with some success. Serious games, which are defined to be fun, entertaining, and educational, have been studied and have been linked to increased user motivation, and are able to teach factual information. (Bellotti et al., … Continue reading Week 6: How are games providing new opportunities for differentiation in the classroom?
(The above graphic is released under a Creative Commons Attribution license. You’re free to share, reproduce, or otherwise use it, as long as you attribute it to the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching.) In mathematics education, it has always been a struggle for me to utilize the upper levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. In my early … Continue reading Week 6: What are the challenges in shifting content from “what” to “where” and “how”?
Our extension group project went well this week. Similar to last week, we stayed on Twitter (#techassign) to discuss the project roles after our #diffimooc session Monday night. It was decided that we would each take 2-3 assistive technologies and research them throughly and create a Google slide presentation. We decided to tell each other … Continue reading Week 5 Reflection
What are your thought about "learning in the collective"? I really liked Larissa's blog this week, especially the video she shared. I think that this idea of "connected learning" is more relevent than the idea of a "collective". The video she posted has valid points for this type of learning, especially in our tech world. … Continue reading Week 5 Reflection
I couldn't help myself for creating a Star Trek reference! For those that don't understand the insignia, it is the Borg symbol. This is the only other time I have heard the term "collective". "The Borg Collective is the term used to define the forced combined consciousness of trillions of individuals, using technology. The … Continue reading Week 5: What are your thoughts about “learning in the collective”?
What does the way you play have to do with embracing change and how does this impact you as a professional? Almost all of the blogs I read had a nice description of what "play" was and how it's nice to play as children and that we should play more often as adults, but I … Continue reading Week 4 Reflection
It has been a good week working with Heather, Cherie, and Chelsea. First off, here is the link to our Prezi. Our initial meeting was after our weekly Twitter session Monday evening, and here is a link to our Twitter session on Storyify. There are four elements of differentiated instruction (content, process, product, environment) and … Continue reading Week 4 Reflection – Group Project
For me, this image summarizes the constant change of education. The single wheel represents what education was in the past, the multi-wheel vehicle represents the new view of education today. Although they both have the same purpose (traveling), the way they can travel is different. That is how I view education. Change is inevitable and the … Continue reading Week 4: What does the way you play have to do with embracing change and how does this impact you as a professional?