Engaging Learners: Magic, Mindmapping, and Mischief meets Understanding By Design
David Dean, Eastern Washington University, United States ; Patti Dean, Cheney Public School District, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Teachers that are boring when they don't use technology will still be boring when they integrate technology into their teaching. Fortunately there are some "rules of engagement" which can be counted on to increase student engagement and to heighten student learning. The authors / presenters of this roundtable session assert that student engagement and student learning can be improved dramatically through a combination of purposeful lesson design - as promoted in texts such as Understanding By Design - and novelties which appeal to the visual cortex - such as magic tricks, mind mapping, and other mischief. This roundtable session will provide a thought provoking, scholarly, and entertaining overview of some "rules of engagement" - tools and methods one can use to more fully engage the minds of pupils of any age.
Dean, D. & Dean, P. (2004). Engaging Learners: Magic, Mindmapping, and Mischief meets Understanding By Design. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3031-3034). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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