What Is Learning and How Does the Learning Process Differ Between Experts and NovicesAs I acquire new skills and knowledge in my job as computer programmer, it is my pre-existing computer knowledge that provides scaffolding for this new knowledge. My essay examines what learning is and why we should be learning from experts instead of novices.
Inspiring and Fostering Student Creativity and InnovationInspiring and fostering student creativity and innovation can be challenging, but I envision an educational atmosphere where breaking down resistance to technology integration, allowing instructors to experiment with different pedagogies, and shifting grading policies leads to increased creativity and innovation in school curriculums.
Why Formative Assessment? A Look At Formative Assessment DesignWhile many educators are familiar with summative assessment (the assessment of learning), the importance of formative assessment is often overlooked. My essay explains why formative assessment is vital to learning and examines how I use formative assessment in my three stage assessment designed to evaluate student understanding of Scratch animation.
Problem of Practice: Resistance To Change While Implementing Technical SolutionsIn my essay I dissect my experience with resistance to change while implementing technical solutions at the university. I used the Stanford Design School's (d. School) design thinking modes of Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test to examine how to best combat this resistance while redesigning a program to load Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores.
Wicked Problems: Failure as a Learning Mode
Using My Personal Learning Network To Learn jQuery
Mark Hatch's Maker Movement Manifesto
9 Key Principles For Getting Started With Maker Education
Failure as a Learning Mode
Programming For Non-Programmers
Smart Google Searches
Create Animated Presentations Using Scratch On The Raspberry Pi2My lesson plan explains how students can create animated presentations using the open-source software Scratch on a Raspberry Pi2. The lesson plan has two accompanying videos: one explaining how to setup the Raspberry Pi2 and another on how to create an animated presentation. My lesson plan also helps to achieve multiple Common Core English & Language Art standards.
Incorporating Fuzzy Lion Ears into Your CAPD Intervention PlanMy lesson plan describes how instructors working with young students with central auditory processing disorders (CAPD), can help combat this by incorporating the game Fuzzy Lion Ears from PBS into their intervention plan.
Programming for Non-Programmers
Using My Personal Learning Network To Learn jQueryMy video traces my journey as I utilize my personal learning network (PLN) to learn the client-side script language of jQuery. This blog post (with embedded video) explains how I used W3Schools and YouTube to teach myself jQuery. The video explains my process and shows you my webpage example of jQuery in action.
Using Raspberry Pi2 as a dedicated computer for animationMy video explains how to connect to and use a Raspberry Pi2 as a dedicated system for computer animation. This accompanies another video I created showing how to assemble the Raspberry Pi2 and setup Raspbian, the default Linux operating system, to boot directly into the open-source animation software Scratch.
Mastering Microsoft Word 2016My video, Mastering Microsoft Word 2016, is actually a playlist of multiple videos on how to use Microsoft Word 2016 and Microsoft Word Online 2016. The videos are supplemental learning aids for the entire online class I created using Schoology. Feel free to check out my entire course by logging in with the user name firstname.lastname@example.org and password CEP820MAET.
Using Minecraft To Assess Student LearningI created this video to accompany my blog post, explaining how educators can use Minecraft to assess student learning. In my example, I used Minecraft to create a replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and created a lesson plan in which teachers could replicate this world and assess student learning of Shakespeare by having them recreate a scene on the stage of the theatre in Minecraft.