Interesting revelation/discussion about using technology to compute median, mode etc. while walking through frameworks. Using the tool, excel in this case, allows time to be spent on teaching students a deeper understanding of relevancy of computations. Significant Kurzwellian idea (yes that word is intentionally and suspiciously Orwellian) of utilizing tools to advance knowledge and create real knowledge rather than reinventing basics each time. Speed advantage. Transformative v. Replacement. What is the viewpoint from the student’s perspective. They have grown up in a world where the phonebook and maps are on line so their concepts of replacement are very different from mine and ridiculously different from some of the people that I work with that only use their computer when they need to. Moreover all that they currently know is how they have been taught up ‘til now in their limited experience. What has that experience incorporated?
When I came into class today I was alittle confused about how to us ethese frameworks. It seems like they could focus to much on a right/wrong kind of assessmetn of a lesson as opposed to using the framework to infomr ourselves about wat it is that we are doing in a lesson plan.