Monday, September 7, 2015

Thoughts and Quotes

EdTech 521

Reflective Journal

Quotes from Readings and Class Tasks and Activities

Learning online can be overwhelming and stressful for students who are not familiar with the tools of an online environment or the processes of constructivist approach.  A transitional period which includes student supports, scaffolding, and guidance is essential to success.(Rice, K., p.35-38)As I start teaching 2nd graders, I recognize the need for explicit teaching of technology tools so that there can be, in a month or so, mostly learner centered activities.  I am striving for that however, the 2nd graders are new to using technology in the classroom and I am new to the 2nd grade curriculum. 

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