Thursday, July 11th

Check-in (8:30-9)

TED Thursdays

Behaviorism (9-11)

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Palov’s dog/Classical conditioning

Skinner/Operant conditioning




With your randomly assigned partner, you will be asked to collaborate online to compare and contrast behaviorism and cognitivism (or constructivism – your choice).

The constraints:

• You and your partner will be separated across the room and you can not move by each other

• You and your partner must collaborate online or via mobile technology and do so without talking

• You must find and select a tool – that is not google docs

In the end, we will discuss (a) behaviorism and cognitivism and/or constructivism;  (b) the process of finding a collaboration technology tool, and (c) the tool itself.



Find software on the Web/mobile apps that indicates that it uses behaviorist principles to teach a specific subject matter. (Check: for some examples). Share in google docs the technology you found, the behaviorist principles it uses, and discuss the effectiveness (if so) for learning.

Things to keep in mind:

  1. Vocabulary: Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning, (+)ve and (-)ve Reinforcement, (+)ve and (-)ve Punishment, Reinforcement Schedules, Shaping, Chaining, Extinction, Prompting, Fading, Cueing

  2. How do we learn?

  3. How do we transfer to new contexts?

  4. How do we forget?

  5. What drives us to learn?

  6. What do these questions mean for how we teach?

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Year 1 SIG Posters (11:00 – 11:30)

Head to the Year 1 room to support Year 1s and provide feedback!


iTunes U (11:30 – 12:00)

  • Discovering Resources
  • Publishing Content –
    • Use Safari or Firefox


LUNCH (12:00 -1:00)


Analyzing a Tool (1:00-2:00)

Introduce the two tools for analysis and review.

Students will need to test the tools and develop feedback and questions for better development

Narrable –

Moglue –

Criteria to think about

  • How does the tool work?

  • How can you use this in your classroom?

  • What would make it more user friendly to your students?

  • What features are missing for your needs?

Please consider this information shared from Sofia about what is to come with Moglue:

In August we are launching the 2.0 version of our software which will include a lot of new features. We’re hoping that the new additions will make it easier for everyone to use. The new features are more focused on schools, rather than people who want to publish their books.

Features we think are especially relevant to students:

– Web Share: In the future you will be able to share books via web using a new WebViewer (also launching in August). This is for people who don’t want to publish for still want to share their work with lots of people; great for sharing student work with parents, other teachers, other students, etc.

– Save book as app on your device: Before you could only get an app once you wanted to publish, with Moglue 2.0 it will be possible to save books as apps to use on your own device ( tablet/smart phone) . Even though this isn’t a feature of the current version of Moglue we’ve had  both elementary and college students ask us for this feature for specific projects. We helped them out and packaged their books as apps and have heard great things from them.

-Redesigned UX/UI: the new one will be more user friendly


Work time (2:00-2:45)

Collecting Work


Leave for Google Movie (2:45)

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• You will be asked to find your own reading(s) – and determine them to be of high quality – from the Web (can include ejournals or electronic copies of articles from print journals) that explain socioculturalism (or social constructivism; Vygotsky, etc)… You can select as many or as few readings as you want as long as you read one. The selection is yours… please electronically share it in the google drive folder (Sociocultural Readings) by 8am on the 12th