Tag Archives: Technology

#reflection on Teachers as learners

What did I learn today? Read an article today that resonated with me here https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/educators-as-lead-learners/ How was it useful? It reminded me that we need to craft the experiences for our learners to suit them, not us. But also, we need to reflect on and record the steps we take when we learn something for the first time, especially if we will be teaching. It’s good to capture the thought processes we usedto help our undertanding and build it into our teaching. What thoughts came up ? We don’t often have to learn a new technology ourselve (for teaching) but when we do we should document and reflect on the process. What will I do with the information i.e. what next? Try it out with some new peice of software I am thinking of using in the class, see how I approach the learning and try to think through explaining or sharing that thought process with others. Image of the process a teacher goes through when learning


#reflection on TPACK

What I learn today? About a framework called TPACK for evaluating in teaching, it stands for Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge can be found here http://www.editlib.org/p/29544/article_29544.pdf
How was it useful? Serves as a way of balancing use of technology and teaching and content.
What thoughts came up during the session? That this is a useful way to examing the balancing act that we need to do between teaching, technology, and content. I have mostly just looked at teaching and technology but content and CONTEXT are important and must be considered.
What did you learn? More of an affirmation of my own beliefs that technology is an enabler but not a solution.
What will you do with the information i.e. what next? Read more, especially from the two authors , as it certainly seems appropriate to my current studies.

#reflection on “Millenials”

What did I learn today? That our students are not as digitally savvy as we might think. A few students have issues understanding about cloud storage, file management locally and online services
How was it useful? Made me think about building this into tasks BUT not to over tax student’s cognitive load
What thoughts came up during the session? Could I turn this into a class or an entire module?
What did you learn? Digital stereotypes are dangerous
What will you do with the information i.e. what next? Jot down a few ideas on “digital skills”