Scaffolding with PBL

When you look up the word “scaffolding” in the dictionary, the definition does not include any aspects of education.  Jamie McKenzie explains it well by stating that just as scaffolding in the construction world is designed to help workers build higher off the ground and reach what is beyond their current grasp, scaffolding in the classroom is … More Scaffolding with PBL

The PBL Audience

My professor posed a question to us, “Is it still PBL without an authentic audience?” I have been thinking on this for some time.  According to the Buck Institute for Education, PBL needs to be authentic.  This is one of the essential elements to create a successful Project-Based Learning environment.  The project needs to feature … More The PBL Audience

Video In the Classroom

I talked with some of the professional educators that I work with to gather their thoughts about using video in the classroom. I am personally experimenting with a blended classroom to allow students to get some instructional material directly from me and to get some instruction from multimedia items such as videos (both those found … More Video In the Classroom

Relative Advantage of Instructional Software in the Classroom

Instructional Software According to Roblyer (2016), there are five types of instructional software.  The types are classified based on the instructional function that it is intended to serve: drill and practice, tutorial, simulation, instructional game, and problem-solving program.   Each type of software can be utilized in an Algebra 1 classroom.  With advances in technology, some … More Relative Advantage of Instructional Software in the Classroom

Instructional Design

Throughout the course of EdTech 503: Instructional Design, I was challenged the think outside of my normal role as a teacher.  I had to step away from the educator lens and consider thinks from a corporate perspective.  This was difficult, but enlightening.  I have still completed my Instructional Design Project as a teacher to evaluate, … More Instructional Design