Posts published in April, 2016

Constructionism, a Learning Theory and a Model for Maker Education

by on April 24, 2016 7:11 pm
In response to a literal call for #HELP on Twitter, I pulled together  three blogs from various resources. This is blog 3 of 3 to help construct my own knowledge on the topics of making in schools and the two learning theories constructivism and constructionism.  Constructionism, a Learning Theory Centuries in the Making Standing on a foundation… Read more Constructionism, a Learning Theory and a Model for Maker Education

Constructivist Science

by on April 23, 2016 7:02 pm
In response to a literal call for #HELP on Twitter, I pulled together three blogs from various resources. This is blog 2 of 3 to construct my own knowledge on the topics of making in schools and the two learning theories constructivism and constructionism.  Constructivist Science The idea that each individual should learn through direct experience rather… Read more Constructivist Science

A Science Teacher’s Take on Constructivism & Constructionism

by on April 23, 2016 6:56 pm
In response to a literal call for #HELP on Twitter, I pulled together the following three blogs from various resources. This was not as easy of a task as I was hoping, but I continue to model the use of constructionism with materials like words to force me to better understand, aka construct my own knowledge on… Read more A Science Teacher’s Take on Constructivism & Constructionism

What I'm Reading

by on April 13, 2016 8:27 pm
A few weeks ago, someone on the K-12 Digital Fabrication Google Group pointed out that there are some similarities between teaching making and teaching reading. There was a conversation about the “whole language” movement from the 1980s as well as Nancy Atwell and Laura Robb’s Reading Workshop model of teaching reading. I knew nothing about… Read more What I'm Reading