When I reflect on my position within the "static-dynamic continuum," I find that I currently relate more to the static and middle position. I find that these are the technologies I currently utilize because they are the tools and concepts that I'm familiar with already. Many of the dynamic tools, I have never been exposed to or even heard of. It would require personal research and professional development opportunities in order for me to feel comfortable with using these technologies with my students. I would never want to be in the position where both my students and I am confused on how to effectively use tool in order to gain knowledge. I am very interested in utilizing mindtools, especially some of the ones mentioned by Jonassen, et. al (1998) and also problem-based learning.
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