Sunday, May 30, 2010


This week in learning, I was exploring constructionism in the classroom and how it is visualized. Constructionism is the theory that states people learn best when they build on external artifacts and something they can share with others. This theory is similar to project base learning. Where students are actively engaged in the learning process. For example, if you were teaching on Africa, you could utilize technology to take a virtual tour of the continent; gather facts and other information; next synthesize your information in the form of a Power Point presentation or construct travel magazines to be presented. There are a number of websites that focus on this style of learning. is an excellent source of knowledge integrated using technology and constructionism.

1 comment:

  1. Hello. Your ideas about a virtual field trip and project about Africa are really neat. I think that these types of experiences are very motivating for many students who may not otherwise be very interested in a more traditional research project. I find that my "unmotivated" students are usually just uninterested in the type of project we are doing, rather than the actual content that they are to be learning. A technology-based project could offer them many different choices about how they learn so that they can actually be more in-tune to what they are learning.