Community Engagement Project: Understanding by Design Model

This quarter as part of Seattle Pacific University’s MEd in Digital Education Leadership, our cohort practiced using the Understanding by …

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Digital Collaboration in a Pre-Service College Classroom

Paul Solarz from Learn Like a PiRATE said: “Collaboration allows us to know more than we are capable of knowing ourselves.” If we are encouraging a mindset of questioning in our students, then as teachers should we also collaborate and question ourselves and our instructional practices? (Spoiler: YES!) My current students are service-learning tutors who… Continue reading Digital Collaboration in a Pre-Service College Classroom

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Global Collaboration: Building Diversity in the Classroom Using Skype

As part of the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment class in Seattle Pacific University’s Digital Education Leadership Program, we are learning …

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Problem Solving: Computational​ Thinking =The New Critical Thinking

The What of the learning is found within  ISTE Standard 5c as students “break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem- solving”. This leads me to question, how can education systems intentionally teach our students to solve problems *differently* than we were taught? Barr, Harrison,… Continue reading Problem Solving: Computational​ Thinking =The New Critical Thinking

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Growing 21stCentennial Learners: Can rubric and standards-based assessment co-exist with open-ended learning?

I recently had an opportunity to evaluate my belief that compliance-based learning is often perceived as the death of critical thinking skills while evaluating ISTE Standard 4 (Innovative Designer).  I wonder, can the educational standards-based culture support innovative thinking as our students “exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended… Continue reading Growing 21stCentennial Learners: Can rubric and standards-based assessment co-exist with open-ended learning?

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Media Bias and Peer Review: Helping students verify resources in the digital information world

  Growing our students into “Knowledge Constructors” is a goal that cannot be reached in one or two classroom lessons; it is grown through interaction and critical thinking about fact and opinion within the subjects taught in the K-16 experience.   Relating this to ITSE Standard 3b which states that “Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and… Continue reading Media Bias and Peer Review: Helping students verify resources in the digital information world

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