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2 Course Ideas as Representations

3 How Students Learn

4 Learning Communities

5 Skills Transfer

6 Cognitive Artifacts

7 Experiential Cognition Starts with a base knowledge of information that grows The Accretion part of learning More time is typically spent here Automatized  do not have to think to do the task

8 Examples of Experiential Cognition Teaching content after several years Performing an activity you are skilled at/ have had practice with Driving Putting an object together several times, or putting several of the same object together Spelling, especially commonly used words Basic skills in content areas  arithmetic skills, spelling, etc.

9 Reflective Cognition Analyzing and thinking about a task The Restructuring part of learning Less time is typically spent here Must use thinking skills to complete the task

10 Examples of Reflective Cognition Teaching Learning a new activity Following instructions while driving Following instructions to put something together Spelling (spelling bee competitions) Content concepts

11 Technology in Education

12 Technology Mediums

13 Effects of Technology Cognitive Residue More analytical

14 Effects with Technology

15 Affordances

16 C0nstraints Too Many Choices & Too Many

17 Research

18 Ethical Research Ethical Considerations: –Do not physically harm your subjects. –Do get consent of your subjects. –Check your individual school districts policy. –Check your universities policy.

19 Copyright Most pictures and objects on the internet have copyright protection. Always look for copyright policy on the site you want to copy from. Most writings used in classes have copyright. Remember when copying: –Can not affect the financial profitability of the author. –Can copy for educational purposes only. –Can not copy so that you make a profit from the copy. –Be careful of the amount you copy.

20 Search Engines Not everything on the internet is reliable. Anyone can post on the internet! Use college internet libraries if you have access. Look for professional journals when possible.

21 Citations Always give credit to the original author! Plagiarism is easy given the technology of the internet. Check students work if in doubt by Google searching text in quotations. A useful aide for typing citations is

22 Credits Andy Evans Lisa Essenberg Tom Gallagher Kimberly Dean Kelly Dean

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