constructivism Category

VoiceThread Example – Grade 2 – Making a Snack

This VoiceThread was created in 40 minutes with a grade 2 class of 21 students.  The objective was to create a media text that captured a familiar procedure, that is, making a snack.  Students were highly motivated and engaged and this was not only due to the fact they would be leaving that day with […]

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Integration of Technology – Sandbox Visualization

There are some interesting parallels between a sandbox where technology is integrated and a classroom where technology is integrated. There is a great article called Seriously Considering Play by Lloyd P. Rieber in which his description of a sandbox as a natural Microworld intrigued me. A sandbox where technology is integrated A classroom where technology is integrated Can […]

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What were the gears of my childhood?

The idea I reflect upon most often from Mindstorms is the one in the foreword. In it, Seymour Papert presents the thesis of his book and probably of his career as well. He discusses his childhood fascination with gears and how they developed into powerful, personal and lovely objects to think with. He was able […]

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At long last…

Hello world!  Welcome to my first public blog post. I have been active on Twitter for a while now and there are times when I want a little more than 140 characters to discuss an issue related to educational technology, pedagogy, psychology, or science.  I’ve started this blog as a place for those ideas. Special […]

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