Reflection

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Update on the GAME Plan

Ponder: Monitoring of progress in my GAME Plans Goal one: To create a classroom website with a blog attached to increase parent communication. This past week I downloaded a test assignment, emailed myself, and added a important classroom date to the calendar. I find the website somewhat difficult to navigate, but appreciate that you can […]

The Game Plan

  The world of teaching is changing at a rapid rate just like technology is. As technology makes its way into the classroom teachers need to adjust their teaching style to support students learning with technology.  The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has helped teachers set standards and gives teachers guidelines in how […]

Ponder through reflection

In week one I described my “Personal Theory of Learning” to be close to the Constructivist theory in which learners build new ideas and concepts based on their current or past knowledge. The subject I chose to focus on was math through my Walk to Math classroom. This course, Bridging Learning Theory, Instruction, and Technology […]

Social Learning Theories

Ponder:  My thoughts on how the instructional strategies described in the resources I explored this week correlate with the principles of social learning theories. Social Learning theorists believe that learning comes from students actively constructing and engaging in building artifacts when conversing with others (Orey,2010).  Through conversations students understand material in different way and when […]

Ponder: “Generating and Testing Hypotheses.”   How do they correlate with the instructional strategy and constructivist/constructionist learning theories? The constructionist is a theory of learning that states, people learn best when they build an external artifact or something they can share with others. In the book Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works the authors explore […]

Cognitive Learning Theories

Cognitive Learning Theories Ponder the Concept Mapping and Virtual Field Trip tools. How do they correlate with the instructional strategies and cognitive learning theories? The cognitive learning theory is based on information processing and input information into our memories. We have a short term memory, a working memory, and a long term memory. Different instructional […]