Teachers Who Are Trying!

January 24, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — by cordelia @ 5:19 am

This is my graphic organizer for Module 4:

Module4GraphicOrganizer.JCourduff

Reflection:

  1. How you can bring the technological tools learners are using outside the classroom into the educational process: I integrate texting, blogging, Skype, wikis, chat, and social networking tools into distance learning courses I teach at the Masters’ level. These tools are used for direct instruction, group collaboration and discussion, and instructor – student contact between class sessions.
  2. Which tools and strategies are best for this purpose: Skype, online meetings such as DimDim, threaded discussion, and chat as used for direct instruction and group discussion. Texting is used for clarification, support, and troubleshooting. Social networking sites such as Facebook are used to share student work, provide access to instructional video, brainstorm ideas, and provide emotional and academic support.
  3. Why each tool works well in a learning environment and the benefits and advantages it provides: These tools are used to address learning styles and multiple intelligences, support student’s academic and psychological growth, and to create a sense of availability and perpetual contact that students experience in their everyday lives. When students feel supported and valued, they are open to a wider range of experience, they are able to experiment more creatively within their learning journey.
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1 Comment »

  1. Hi Jennifer. Great work as usual. All of your points are valid. An additional point regards the empowerment of students to take charge of their own learning that is enabled by these online tools. The result is an internalization of learning that is not easily realized in the traditional classroom.

    JB

    Comment by Jesus Berrios — January 31, 2010 @ 12:08 am |Reply


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