Constructive Learning, Transformation Level
Extensive and unconventional use of technology tools to build knowledge
Students. Students use technology to construct and share knowledge in ways that may not be possible without technology. Their deep understanding of the technology tools allows them to extend the use of the tools in creative ways to construct meaning.
Teacher. The teacher facilitates higher-order learning opportunities in which students regularly engage in activities that may be impossible to achieve without the use of technology tools. The teacher encourages students to explore the use of technology in unconventional ways and to use the full capacity of multiple tools in order to build knowledge.
Setting. The setting includes robust access to a wide variety of technology tools, robust access to online resources and communities, and the ability to publish new content online.
Video Lesson Examples
Graphics representing the Constructive Transformation cell, the Constructive TIM levels, the TIM, and many other related resources are available from the TIM Graphics page in the Resources section.