Episode 6 | Parameters of Effective Lessons that Encourage Class Discussion; how a graphing technology can help

September 29, 2016

In the studio with Mike Fenton, an Activity Constructor for the Desmos graphing calculator company. We talk about the Desmos Guidelines for Activity Development, and how they reflect a solid commitment to student centered learning, and developing lessons that require and encourage discussion in the classroom. A little discussion into what he refers to as “Interference in the Feedback Loop,” takes place. This is a practice through which students are provided the opportunity to reflect before they are informed. We then wrap up with a brief discussion of the tools for development Desmos has chosen, and end talking about the use of “collective effervescence,” as a norm for these activities.

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