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Author: Jennifer Owens

Assessment in a Digital World

Assessment in a Digital World

This week we explored a variety of digital assessment tools in Matt, Trevor and Dalton’s class presentation.  They highlighted how digital tools can be used to engage students, provide immediate results for both the teacher and the students, and connect students in new ways.  The use of technology allows teachers to use multi-modal formats to […]

A Utopian Vision With a Dystopian Dilemma

A Utopian Vision With a Dystopian Dilemma

In my first blog post, I talked about my upbringing in the world of technology and education.  I chose to name that first post, “My Thoughts Are My Own, Aren’t They?” because the more I read articles about the history of educational technology, the more I felt like what had seemed to be my unique […]

Audiovisual Education or Audiovisual Entertainment?

Audiovisual Education or Audiovisual Entertainment?

This week in class, we were asked to consider Neil Postman’s quote, “…We now know that “Sesame Street” encourages children to love school only if school is like “Sesame Street.” Which is to say, we now know that “Sesame Street” undermines what the traditional idea of schooling represents.” “Parents embraced “Sesame Street” for several reasons, […]

My Teacher the Turtle

My Teacher the Turtle

Papert believed that we learn through doing.  Just as we truly learn a language when we are fully immersed in that language in its true environment, Papert believed that students could truly live Mathematics in what he envisioned as “Math World.”  He says, math, what we learn in schools is boring; that is what we […]

Hey Google…How Do We Learn?

Hey Google…How Do We Learn?

Ask your students to try to come up with a question that can’t be answered with a quick google search!  This might be one of the most challenging tasks you will ever give them. Who invented the paperclip? How do you design a spaceship? Where is the Bermuda Triangle?  How do you play the banjo? […]

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