CEP 811 has been a wonderful course. It is challenged me to think in a creative manner that has pushed my thoughts on what I can accomplish with students in a performance based classroom. Though not all of the Maker Ideas are ones that are explicitly useful in the context of a performance-based class, the thought process behind Maker Education has been quite impactful.
How my thoughts have evolved:
- Creativity CAN and SHOULD be graded.
- Exploration, a key component of MakerEd, allows students to learn material in an authentic manner that builds independence.
- Technology can expand beyond Google Apps for Education in ways that create connections to other disciplines.
- Both students AND TEACHERS need opportunities to PLAY. I have had a tremendous time exploring the many tools available through Web2.0.
As a short summary of my experience in CEP 811, I created the following video using PowToon (another great resource for educators!)