Digital Properties, Copyrights, and Fair Use

As creative creatures and life shifting further and further into usage of the internet, the topic of digital properties, copyrights, and fair use is crucial. This week in our ITEC class, that was exactly the topic. As teachers to young learners, the topic of copyrighting is and will continue to be a fundamental aspect of … Continue reading Digital Properties, Copyrights, and Fair Use

The Concept Map

This week we learned about concept maps. Through reading articles and watching videos, I learned that they help children focus on the most important material of that concept or idea. For an example, a concept map can look something like this: If you can notice, concept maps often include not only words, but also images. … Continue reading The Concept Map

Computational Thinking

Greetings! This week in ITEC, the focus was about computational thinking, including virtual reality and how educators can unite this concept into our classrooms. After reading articles and watching videos, I learned a lot about how to implement computer science into my lesson plans. I learned that teachers can weave computational thinking strategies into subjects, … Continue reading Computational Thinking

Computational Thinking

Computational Thinking. What does it look like, and how can it benefit students in the classroom? According to Google, Computational Thinking (CT) is a problem solving process that includes a number of characteristics and dispositions. Computational Thinking looks at problems categorized in one field, such as math, and uses other interdisciplinary fields, such as design, … Continue reading Computational Thinking