Bootcamp Activities

[Special Announcement] Are you looking for courses to take in Fall? Here are some great coures you might like! Gretchen Thomas, the instructor of these courses, will visit our class today in the beginning to go over them briefly.

EDIT 4020 – the non-ed class with the “Big Project”
EDIT 4180 – online mentoring with elementary students using Edmodo
EDIT 5500 – Technology Tools for CMSD majors

Today’s Activities

We’re getting ready to start our unit on Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Here is the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making:

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:
a. Identify and define authentic problems and  significant questions for investigation
b. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project
c. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions
d. Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions

Today, I want to spend time learning about some important terminologies that you will hear a lot these days. There are 5 centers (see below). Each group of  4 will visit each center today – I’m challenging you to complete as many centers as you can in one class meeting. I expect you to use your critical thinking skills as you complete these activities. Of course, our goal (or my goal?) is to complete all five centers.

Here are the resources for each center. You’ll find what you need to do with them. Make sure to stay with your group.


    • We will start your final project of the course. If you miss this day for some reason, please read the blog posting and the project page.
    • Your tutee is waiting for you to have the LAST tutoring! Please teach your tutee about project-based learning by Wednesday.

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