Constructionism and Technology:
   Creating a Modern Classroom




           Presented by:
        Marie Louise Lawson
What is Constructionism?
   Project-based
   Learning-by-doing
   Reinvented by technology in
    the classroom
   Evo...
Constructionism in the Classroom
   Enhance learning process
   Not just about computers
   Emphasis on learning proces...
Technology: Not Just Computers
   Internet and computer research limited
   Hands-on projects help the students experien...
Advancing How We Do Projects

              Improving the way we create
               projects
              Enhanced r...
In the Library
   Projects put library research into practice
   Integrate science and math in library
   Students lear...
In Conclusion
   Constructionism gives students a hands-on
    opportunity to learn
   Gives way to more creative classr...
Acknowledgements
                     Thank you to the staff and administration.

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Constructionism and Technology

  1. 1. Constructionism and Technology: Creating a Modern Classroom Presented by: Marie Louise Lawson
  2. 2. What is Constructionism?  Project-based  Learning-by-doing  Reinvented by technology in the classroom  Evolution of the learning process  Constructionism + technology
  3. 3. Constructionism in the Classroom  Enhance learning process  Not just about computers  Emphasis on learning process  Hands-on projects for students  Students experience what they are learning
  4. 4. Technology: Not Just Computers  Internet and computer research limited  Hands-on projects help the students experience the information  Students make things happen, not just watch them on a screen  Lessons come to life
  5. 5. Advancing How We Do Projects  Improving the way we create projects  Enhanced results; students bring their projects to life  Learning as they create  Hands-on activities help students retain what they learn
  6. 6. In the Library  Projects put library research into practice  Integrate science and math in library  Students learn both subject matter and practical construction  Replicate video models in real life
  7. 7. In Conclusion  Constructionism gives students a hands-on opportunity to learn  Gives way to more creative classroom projects  Can be used with a direct or indirect instruction lesson  Helps students retain what they learn  Any questions or comments will be addressed at this time
  8. 8. Acknowledgements Thank you to the staff and administration. Solar system video courtesy of Google Video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7458157543874009930&hl=en Pictures and ClipArt courtesy of MS PowerPoint Additional Resources: Bers, Marina. 2008. Blocks to robots:  Learning with technology in the early childhood classroom. Teachers College Press. New York, NY Papert, Seymour. 1980. Constructionsim vs. Instructionsim: Part I: Teaching vs. Learning. Retrieved March 23, 2009 from: http://www.papert.org/articles/const_inst/const_inst1.html

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