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ISTE Standard 5c

Research Paper on Constructivism and Robotics

       During the Summer 2015 semester in Robotics (EDTS 525), we were assigned the task of writing a research paper on the topic of Constructivism. I chose to focus my paper on the need for more integration of technology and robotics into our classrooms in order to better meet the needs of millennial students navigating through a digital society. The purpose of this assignment was to familiarize us with the important role that Constructivist teachings can play in a classroom when used effectively. This paper also met ISTE Standard 5c (Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership) which states; "teachers will evaluate and reflect on current research and professional practice on a regular basis to make effective use of existing and emerging digital tools and resources in support of student learning." I was able to meet this standard as well as the goal of the assignment by really delving into the topic of Constructivism and the educational uses of robotics through intensive research on the topic with a focus on recent research in the field. While evaluating this research and reflecting on the implications of these findings I was then able to integrate these new ideas into my own teaching pedagogy. This has been helpful to me as an educator, leading to my current appointment as a STEM teacher as well as to my integration of robotics into my own curriculum.

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