Reading assignment July 1st: 21st Century Learning.

Reading Presentation #5: July 1

Objectives: Considering these two questions and how they relate to our reading assignments.

  • What is a problem of practice?
  • How can we use technologies to address well-structured and ill-structured problems in our teaching?                                                                              (I found a youtube done my former students at MSU that gave a good understanding  well structured and ill-structured problems.)

Readings:  Sorry John, no time to think about the edge question – George Church       &       Go native – Howard Gardner

A Prezi  was used to guide our presentation “Using TPACK in the 21st Century”  we used a Think, Ink, Link, to work through the process of considering: What is a problem of Practice? and, How do we use technology to address well-structured and ill-structured problems in teaching?

Our presentation went well. We Missed LaShawn Hanes, Thanks LaShawn for setting up our google docs. What a great way to share our work. Thanks for helping us figure the share doc. out, it was so helpful.

Also remember to visit the google-doc  powerpoint for the sharing  our thoughts ” LINKS: 21st Century Learning”,  I have organized our comments  and you can make changes but the document will not be editable anymore.

My personal reflections: The Think, Ink, Link exercise was to help express problems in practice.  e.g. not being able to touch the sting or use the tools (ruler) to accurately answer the simple questions on the TIL exercise was a visual and emotional experience teachers often have in problem of practice; struggles of the teaching and learning experience. I often struggle with the choice of offering ill-structured and well-structured lessons for my students because of the pressure of making sure all of the curriculum expectations are met. Sadly, I feel the creative process ill-structured problems offer are stifled because of the need to push through the curricula  targets expected to be completed within the confines of the trimester (George Church, 2010).

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  1. Pingback: 21st Century Learning. | Tammy Montgomery Ed. Tech.

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