ed tech in practice, reading responses & reviews

Response to ‘Conversations at a Crucial Moment’

I chose an article from one of the National Council for Teachers of English journals, College English, titled “Conversations at a Crucial Moment: Hybrid Courses and the Future of Writing Programs.” For the first few pages the author, Catherine Gouge, builds support for her argument that college writing instructors need to begin considering how to… Continue reading Response to ‘Conversations at a Crucial Moment’

gaming and education, reading responses & reviews

James P. Gee’s What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy: A Review

A Review of What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning and Literacy Introduction Gee looks forward to a time when students will say the same things about school as they do, today, about video games: “hard is always good, easy is not” (p. 175). Although he worked as a linguist originally, playing a… Continue reading James P. Gee’s What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy: A Review

reading responses & reviews, thoughts on ed tech

What are “mindtools”?

The following is my response to reading Jonassen, Carr, & Hsin-Ping's 1998 article "Computers as Mindtools for Engaging Learners in Critical Thinking." From reading this article, I believe I will better evaluate the effectiveness of the technology that I incorporate in the classroom. The authors’ identification that technology “should be used as knowledge construction tools… Continue reading What are “mindtools”?

ed tech in practice, Lifelong Learning, reading responses & reviews

Don’t Become Irrelevant: A Response to Peering Backward

The following is my response to Weigel, James, & Gardner's 2009 article "Learning: Peering Backward and Looking Forward in the Digital Era" in the International Journal of Learning and Media. My professor, Dr. Sessums, posed the following question: Weigel et al (2009) provide a brief historical review of teaching and learning that neatly sets the… Continue reading Don’t Become Irrelevant: A Response to Peering Backward

reading responses & reviews, thoughts on ed tech

Response to Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out

For our first assignment in Instructional Computing II, we were assigned a reading about media ecologies in the text Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media (abbreviated as HOMAGO). The title of the book threw me off: Hanging out? Messing around? Geeking out? How can this be a… Continue reading Response to Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out