This week in ED 307 I learned about Constructivism. Constructivism is a learning theory that suggests learning takes place through experiences. For this module, I created a Zentation presentation on Constructivism. I described constructivism, theorists behind constructivism, the differences between constructivism and traditional teaching and learning, the PAR model of learning, and a scenario of me using the PAR model to teach a topic. I provided the Zentation presentation below.
I have heard about the Constructivist theory since my first class at Athens State. I had actually never heard of the PAR Model until this lesson. I found it really interesting and I think it is a great guide for writing lesson plans. Zentation was very easy to use. I had trouble getting my video to upload to YouTube from my laptop, so I had to record the video on my laptop on my iPhone and upload using my data. Luckily, it worked. Zentation mirrors Tegrity, except Zentation is free. I think Zentation is great for a flipped classroom or even for when a teacher misses school. If the teacher knows they are going to miss school ahead of time, they can prepare a Zentation presentation and have the substitute show the video to the class.