Learning theory and classroom technologies
How does this theory/pedagogical view help you understand the place of technology in education?
In regards to Starkey’s (2012) idea of consructivism: Is this not just a result of combining constructivism with collaborative learning in the digital age? I see it as higher level constructivism, rather than a distinct category. How does is change pedagogy beyond advanced constructivism, seeing as constructivism promotes student-centred, collaborative learning experiences.
I do like Dr Siemens’ Tedx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BH-uLO6ovI
Post your informed and critical opinion about the use of IWBs in the classroom. If you are an experienced user, you might like to give some advice and recommendations about using them.
Really need to make sure you adapt pedagogy to fit with the technology.
Bring your own device
Find some other resources that help you develop an understanding of the benefits and challenges of BYOD programs. Post any that you find particularly interesting in your blog.
Bruder, P. (2014). Gadgets go to school: The benefits and risks of BYOD (bring your own device). The Education Digest, 80(3), 15.
They don’t really seem to have caught-on that much. From my experience, I haven’t seen students use them, so they do seem to be a bit of a fad. However, if students like them, and they increase engagement, whilst meeting learning outcomes, then go for it!
Starkey, L. (2012). Knowledge and connectivism. In Teaching and learning in the digital age (pp. 20-28). New York, NY: Routledge