Forum: Looking at Learning... Again
Topic: General Questions and CommentsTopic Posted by: Melissa Cheung
Date Posted: Mon Feb 15 5:09:36 US/Eastern 1999
Topic Description: Do you have a question or comment that doesn't fit in any of the above categories? Discuss topics about the LOOKING AT LEARNING ... AGAIN workshops and activities.
Posted by: LIndsay Joice
Date posted: Tue Jul 22 9:18:58 2003
Subject: Science Grade 7
Hi-Is anyone else viewing "Looking at Learning-Again" this week?
Posted by: Anoosh (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Date posted: Sat Nov 9 16:59:59 2002
Subject: I search paper
Hi, I am a junior at Loyola University Chicago. I am an elementary education major concentrating in mathematics. I am in a seminar class this semester and we are writing an I-search paper. This is when we, as students, have a question about teaching and we are trying to get as much of the answer as we can. I need some help from real teachers. My topic question is: How can I get students interested in math without them thinking they're bad at it? Why do people think they are so bad at math? Math seems to be a subject disliked by many and I have a hard time understanding this. I think math can be a very fun subject. If there is anyone out there who thinks they can help, I would really appreciate it. Thank you.
Posted by: Jessica Leonhardt (email@example.com )
Date posted: Wed Apr 24 20:16:16 2002
I'm an elementary education major at Wagner College in Staten Island, NY. I was wondering if anyone had any extensive information on Piaget's influence on today's education standards. I have a paper to write and have hit a dead end in my search for information. Thank you so much for any help that you can give.
Posted by: Sherri Cartee (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Date posted: Tue Jul 6 16:11:51 US/Eastern 1999
Subject: Tape of workshop 2
It has been a crazy day, and I missed both airings of the second workshop which I'd dearly love to have. If anyone has taped the workshop, please let me know. I'll be glad to send a blank tape if you want to keep yours locally, or I'll be glad to dub it here and return your tape. Of course I'll pay all postage!
Please contact me either at my email address or by phone at 803-377-9224. Thanks to the angel who helps me out here! Sherri Cartee
Posted by: Anna Marie E. Forte' (email@example.com )
Organization:School District of Philadelphia
Date posted: Sat May 1 18:11:09 US/Eastern 1999
Subject: The reality of the technology workshop
I love the workshop on technology but the reality is quite diiferent.
We have enough trouble trying to purchase the basics let alone tiny computers. My students don't know how to turn a computer on, so I think writing a short program is out. Does anyone have a suggestions?
Posted by: Bob (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Date posted: Sat Apr 3 15:09:54 US/Eastern 1999
Subject: I'm not a TECHIE, but - - -
I was lead to believe that this course was given to teachers all over the country.One of the componets of my class was that we would try to be interactive and show that we'd didn't think that on-line was a greenpeace strategy to dry clothes. I'm seeing a pitiful response to a class that should have thousands of participants. Are we or maybe I should say "them" only in it for the componet points or to get a TDE or a "stipend"? Or are teachers so far removed from technology that we need to beg "Will teach for laptop?" I'd be interested in ANY thoughts on this topic!
Posted by: Mona Mitzel and Kathy Hanson (email@example.com )
Organization:Twin Spruce Jr. High
Date posted: Wed Mar 24 16:42:26 US/Eastern 1999
Subject: nintendo learners
It is my observation that students today learn using a Nintendo style, that is they watch each other and learn what others learn. This is especially true in labs and other hands-on activities, technology, field work. When one student learns a "neat" thing, then other students want to know.
When I have watched children play Nintendo, 1 or 2 students will read a manual. 6 or 7 children will observe they game being played and soon a room filled with children will know how to find the little creatures, kill them and win the Nintendo game. They learn the names, the hiding spots, the powers and all sorts of information in minutes. As Dr. Novak says, children connect new learning to old learning and memorizing is not learning. Dr. Duckworth' comments that children learn when they want and what they want are true. If the student is an unwilling participant, then, we are kidding ourselves if we think we are teaching them.
Posted by: Susan Leeds (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Organization:Howard Middle School
Date posted: Thu Mar 4 21:17:20 US/Eastern 1999
Subject: Another -did you tape a copy?
Our school sattelite did not match up nor did the one in our county. We really need a taped copy to run staff development. Can you help?
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