I am so enjoying the MAET program thus far and am happy to get started on my next course, CEP 812, Applying Educational Technology to Practice. I'm not a huge fan of educational theory, so getting to learn about practical tools to use in my classroom is right up my alley! For week 1, we have been learning about the complexity of problems in education, ranging from well-structured to unsolvable (wicked) problems. For my first project, I chose to select a complex problem, which is midway between well-structured and unsolvable. I thought expository writing would be a fun problem to solve using technology. It is also a problem that I deal with for much of the year, so adding new approaches will make the learning more meaningful and lasting for the students. Below is the screencast further explaining the complex problem of expository writing.
"Great idea to liven up expository writing. I do like that you have still had them include writing throughout the glogster. This lesson will engage the students and allow their creativity to shine. Most likely they will write more since they did not just have to write in Word. Great looking Prezi too. Other ideas might be to have the students comment on each other's glogsters and to showcase them on your school website."
I'm Edie - wife, mom, teacher, instructional designer, home renovator,
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