Computers as Mindtools - Reaction
â€śComputers as Mindtoolsâ€? by Jonassen and Yueh
Many of the theories and predictions made in this 1998 article are being realized today with the many mindtools available. I see many examples of technology used as mindtools rather than just electronic tutors delivering and controlling learning. Some examples are electronic portfolios, science tools for collecting data to support student-proposed hypotheses, mapping tools, multimedia production tools for creating presentations, online surveys, and discussion boards. Many resources are now available online to help teachers develop lesson plans that incorporate the use of mindtools. Just a few are WebQuest, â€śRead, Write, and Thinkâ€?, MarcoPolo, ThinkQuest, and many project based learning activity websites.