Social Learning Theory and VoiceThread

VoiceThread This week I was asked to create a VoiceThread for my first-grade students.  My VoiceThread was on the use of friendly numbers and how students can use this strategy to solve mental math problems.  I presented my VoiceThread in a way that used both voice and video to demonstrate the use of friendly numbers. …… Continue reading Social Learning Theory and VoiceThread

Constructivist Learning Theory, Teaching, and Learning

             The constructivist learning theory, teaching strategies, and technology tools all have one thing in common; they allow students to create artifacts to deepen their understanding of a topic or subject.  According to Dr. Orey, the constructivist learning theory is when a learner actively creates their own meaning and it is believed that they…… Continue reading Constructivist Learning Theory, Teaching, and Learning

Behaviorist Learning Theory, Instructional Strategies, and Technology Tools

“In defining behavior, behaviorist learning theories emphasize changes in behavior that results from stimulus-response associations made by the learner” (Orey, 2001).  Today, many teachers are still using instructional strategies that correlate with the behaviorist theory.  Educators use many methods to control behavior in the classroom, including PBIS or Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports, rewards and…… Continue reading Behaviorist Learning Theory, Instructional Strategies, and Technology Tools