Constructionism

A Closer Look at Flipping

A woman is doing a back flip.

I am a Twitter follower of Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher). I recommend every educator and parent who cares about education follow Vicki and listen to her wonderful podcast. So I am intrigued when I see a tweet like the following from…
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Research into Ideal Digital Learning Spaces

A picture of notes and lists

Research conducted on the use of technology and digital learning spaces has told us about practices that produce evidence of student knowledge creation (CAST, 2011; Mitra, Dangwal, Chatterjee, Jha, Bisht, & Kapur¬†2005; Papert, 1993) beyond using a computer to simply…
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A Study of Children Using Minecraft

The video is a presentation I gave on a¬†qualitative study I completed about children using Minecraft. The study showed Constructionist tendencies of the children and all six of the ISTE National Education Technology Standards for Students were observed. My full…
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EdTech Isn’t Simple, Nor Should It Be

How does a potential doctoral candidate spend their early Saturday evening after submitting their candidacy exam on Friday afternoon? By re-reading some of the research included in my exam. In one particular piece (McLoughlin & Lee, 2010), I rediscovered some…
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If a Person Has Only a Hammer . . .

An old saying goes something like this: If a person has only a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail. Adding new tools to the carpenter’s toolkit changes the way the carpenter looks at the world. So, too, with…
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