Quote: “What happens to learning when we move from the stable infrastructure of the twentieth century to the fluid infrastructure of the twenty-first century, where technology is constantly creating and responding to change?” This is the main question I feel has been driving this class throughout the semester.
Question: What can we salvage from our existing system that might also be beneficial in a new, twenty-first century school system?
Connection: I think that the piece on Scratch connected nicely to other content. In the prerequisite EDU 422 class, we learned how to use Scratch as a part of a unit on computational thinking. We’ve touched on this topic in several of our classes, and I think that sort of problem-solving skill is invaluable in today’s world.
Epiphany/Aha: I think that while online learning is becoming more and more common, it’s important to acknowledge multiple learning styles. Everything we’ve read has focused on helping students who would learn much better with technology, but it’s important to keep in mind that some students (myself included) do best face to face, with more rigid structures to keep us on track.
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