Digital tools for teaching and learning

New uses of technology in teacher professional development and student learning was the topic for the Feb. 23 conference of administrators and staff from Wisconsin’s 12 Cooperative Educational Service Agencies.

Sharon Derry discussed cyber-enabled design research to enhance teachers’ critical thinking (using a major video collection on children’s mathematical reasoning).

derry

derry

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Sadhana Puntambekar discussed middle school science education.  Her CoMPASS units cover a range of topics in mechanics; its design challenges provide students with digital contexts and hands-on science investigations to help them understand the interconnections between concepts.

puntambekar

puntambekar

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Richard Halverson talked about the Games, Learning, and Society group, a collection of academic researchers, interactive media (or game) developers, and others who investigate how this medium operates, how it can be used to transform how we learn, and what this means for society.

halverson

halverson

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Elizabeth Bagley discussed the Urban Science epistemic game project, in which students engage in the professional practices of urban planners and learn how to become ecological thinkers in the process.

bagley

bagley

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