Thoughts from a 21st century educator.
This course was difficult for me as I recall for many reasons. The first was that when the course started I was feeling over-worked and stressed out. I ended up having to play catch-up for the entire course and I don't really feel that the work I produced for this course was terribly good. I am picky, but I am sure I could have put more effort into making the Constructivist lesson I produced make more sense and justify the use of Constructivism for this lesson much more.
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I intend to analyze the article “Middle School Students Technology Practices and Preferences: Re-Examining Gender Differences” and show the flaws in the argument presented by Miller, Schweingruber and Brandenbirg. One major flaw I will examine is the apparently poor selection of subjects for the testing, and some other flaws in the analysis.
Here is my final assignment for ETEC 530, which was to design a constructivist lesson.