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Sarah Evans

Old technology can sometimes be the best

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My MA advisor (yay social networking as gateway to pedagogical tools!) posted this on Facebook last night and I couldn't help but immediately think of this class. This article advocates for using index cards at the end of class to ask students to reflect on the class and write one thing they learned that day and one thing they still had a question about. First, the emphasis on reflection resonates with my pedagogy, which highly values reflection as a way of engaging with material in class and connecting one's personal experience to it, when possible. Second, although the activity described in the article could be performed with Google Docs, I think this article demonstrates that modern technologies aren't necessary to enact good pedagogies; perhaps the conceptual work that goes into the creation of assignments is most important. (I'm not sure if this link is working correctly, if not, copy and paste old school style!)