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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Static-Dynamic Continuum of Technology (Irish Module 5)

Like so many things, technology use exists on a continuum: static to dynamic.  Static technologies are those that allow the user to capture information.  Dynamic technologies are those that allow the user to generate their own original thoughts.  It isn't that one is better than the other, it is more that you need to ensure that there is an appropriate balance of the two.

If you think of it as the levels of Bloom's Taxonomy, through the efficient use of static technology the learner will eventually be able to use dynamic technology.  Just as you would never create a lesson that only uses one level of Bloom's Taxonomy, you would also not create a class that uses only one type of technology.   

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