Monthly Archives: May 2012

Connectivism and Social Learning in Practice

One of the readings I explored this week was a chapter entitled “Cooperative Learning” from the book Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works (Pitler, Hubbell, Kuhn & Malenoski, 2007).   This chapter integrated well with other resources I have … Continue reading

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VoiceThread

This week I have learned about a wonderful teaching and learning online tool called VoiceThread.  Here is a description of the site (taken from voicethread.com): VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holdsimages, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate … Continue reading

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Constructivism in Practice

This week’s resources dealt mainly with instructional strategies that integrate the constructivist/constructionist learning theories.  One of our book resources, Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works (Pittler, Hubbell, Kuhn & Malenoski, 2007), had a chapter titled “Generating and Testing Hypotheses.”  … Continue reading

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Cognitivism in Practice

The resources I have read and watched this week provided a number of excellent instructional strategies that correlate to the cognitive learning theory.  They help to strengthen memory and understanding by increasing engagement, making connections to previous learning, and by … Continue reading

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It’s a new adventure!

I am one and a half weeks into another class in my “Technology in the Classroom” Masters program.  This class is called “Bridging Learning Theory, Instruction and Technology” and I am excited because it looks to be a good review … Continue reading

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