Beginning to Understand Our Wicked Problem.

This week our group was able to meet during a zoom conference and discuss why we believed Teaching Complex thinking was so wicked. We found that when we looked through each other’s initial questions that we were constantly bringing up the same themes of different “buzz” words, classroom environment, and creativity. When researching Complex Thinking…

The Wicked Problem of Complex Thinking

This week in CEP 812 we were asked to explore the wicked problem of teaching complex thinking. Complex thinking is a skill that students do not come into class with; teachers need to help students achieve this skill set. There is not a set answer on how to teach complex thinking, but there are certain…

Week 1: Defining Problems of Practice

Today in a public school on is likely to see over thirty students sitting in a classroom. For a student that has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) it can lead to many distractions and less of the one-on-one interaction that needs to take place. According to DuPaul, Weyandt & Janusis (2011), ADHD…

Reflection Part 2

Here is a link to the video I made for my experiences in CEP 811.  I couldn’t end this course in any other way than how I started with WeVideo and Remixing.  Thank you for following me along this journey, and as always feel free to contact me with any questions or comments! Angela Eckerle’s…

Video Remix: Copycat Failure

Remixing is becoming part of our culture, as soon as a video is uploaded, sure enough someone is taking bits and pieces to create their own product.  Is this fair? Is this legal?  According to Lessig (2008), Ms. Bono was not pleased that a cover of her husband’s work was being discussed without permission.  There…

Thrifting Through Algebra

During week two we were asked to play with the maker kit we chose, which for me is the Makey Makey. The most daunting part of this week’s assignment was to go thrift shopping to repurpose an item with the Makey Makey that we could use within our curriculum. Don’t get me wrong I love thrift…

Infographic

This week in CEP 811 we were asked to create an infographic that defined Maker Education.  I decided to highlight four of the eight mathematical practices from Common Core, that I believed to align with Maker education.  Throughout this course I have learned to explore new topics each week and share out what I have learned,…

Experience Design

Current Learning Space: When I first moved to the new school I was given a Smart TV mounted in the middle of my main whiteboard, a chalkboard that is blocked by a pillar that holds piping, two desks that were put together to make an L, two additional tables that are hold past assignments and…

Maker Lesson Plan

Factoring with a>1 Common Core Standards Addressed: F.IF. 8. Write a function defined by an expression in different but equivalent forms to reveal and explain different properties of the function. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.   Driving Question(s): How can we factor a quadratic with a>1? How can we prove…

Foundation of Learning: Personalized Learning

Have you had students that were labeled “Honors” or “Co-taught” and felt that they were extremely misplaced? In education we are taught to differentiate to all learners, but yet we have oversized classrooms and student learning levels that are inaccurate. After researching personalized learning this week, it makes me wonder why haven’t teachers done this…