When projects collide

It seems that my project for my independent study on reflective blogging with preservice science teachers is on a collision course with this class in Adult Education.  That would make sense, in that teacher educators are educating adults.  However, the science methods class seems to be a combination of pedagogy and andragogy.  The class meetings …

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What’s the “right” order to teach Physics?

As we move forward with content development for the online Physics course, there are interesting discussions about the order to present the topics of the course.  Do we do it the “traditional” way?  Or, do we use the findings of Physics education research?  We are not basing the course on a textbook, so it is …

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Beginning a new project

This semester I will do an independent study with the science educator at my college.  The purpose of this is two fold… (1) Since I am in Educational Technology, I will work with her to incorporate some best practices of technology use into the course.  AND (2) To prepare myself for the possible future of …

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Building a PLN

Yesterday I attended the DEN online conference and listened to @TeachaKidd (aka Lee Kolbert).   The topic was Personal Learning Networks.  Lee explained how to create your own PLN using tools such as Twitter.  She shared some excellent resources on  how to connect with other educators (http://ping.fm/dYRrJ).   Something that struck me was the comments she collected …

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Science Teaching and Computers….

By the end of Cuban’s book, most readers are probably ready to deny that there is a need for computers in instruction.  However, in 1986, I do not think than Cuban foresaw the kinds of uses of computers that students engage in on a daily basis in physics classrooms. Current methods of inquiry in physics …

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