How do you use the learning theories in your everyday practice to support student learning?
I am studying every weekend the COETAIL informational materials and I learned a lot. Recently I applied the concept of “Connectivism” -asking the students to research more about a theme or an artist that I introduced in the art class. They used the tools of search via the internet and then they posted their new information and their own reflections about that via seesaw.
I live very much the motto of the “connectivism theory” as stated in the article “Connectivism. A theory for the Digital Age”, which said: “Our ability to learn what we need for tomorrow is more important than what we know today”.(George Siemens).
I am applying the same principle myself, learning every day and I am trying to set a good example for my students.
Another interesting theory is Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. This theory was revised and updated by his students and published again in this form.
Common Sense Media created this wonderful video to explain better, Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy.
Remember/ Understand/ Apply/ Analyse/ Evaluate/ Create.
At the beginning of my art classes, I usually revise what we did last time(REMEMBER) and try to connect and build the next knowledge on the previews one and to apply in our new work. In this way, we can create a new idea and evaluate it.
Are you starting to notice different things in your classroom/school?
Yes, the children are very engaged and are understanding the task, because I was able to structure it better and clearer. They are proactive, curious and ask me even more questions. I even got to be appreciated by my managers and the school team, school community-parents, which was so encouraging. https://twitter.com/ISBLearning/status/1237577607878545408?s=20
Have you begun modifying what you do in your classroom/school?
Yes, I was implementing more media and planning better ahead, having so many new resources. Also, the new situation of VLE(Virtual Learning Experience) forced me to jump in the cold water and gave me the chance to explore more media tools, like the seesaw, Quicktime Player, Seesaw, Zoom Meetings, Adobe Spark, Padlet.