Thursday, August 14, 2014

Teaching Coggle

In structuring my lesson, I really tried hard to design it in a way that was simple, without being simplistic.

In other words, in showing the class how Coggle worked, I wanted to convey to them the primary attraction of Coggle–its ease-of-use–without getting bogged down in over-explanations and unnecessary information, while simultaneously avoiding falling into the trap of not so much teaching a lesson as merely giving them step-by-step directions. It's a tough line to walk–you have to make sure that the audience feels suitably involved, while at the same time reinforcing to them that you are the "expert" of said application–but on the whole, I'd say that I'm proud of the balance that I found.

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