Within the static-dynamic continuum, I believe I am in two different places. As an educator, I think I am more towards the static end, as I am not able to immerse my students within a dynamic setting due to lack of student skills and access to technology. However, as a student in an online program, I feel I function more towards the dynamic end. I feel quite comfortable utilizing the technology available to me, whether considered static or dynamic, and feel that I tend to utilize both technologies with success.
I would like to move further towards the dynamic end of the continuum within my own classroom. I believe that, with access to more technology, I would be quite adept at providing this type of learning for my students. We have worked with simulations of butterfly life-cycles and with life cycles of plants. It would be fun to have students use MindCraft when we do our habitat unit to build an environment that would sustain the life of a certain animal we are studying or have the students use a wiki as their science notebooks. It is incredibly frustrating, however, to know what best teaching practice may be but not be able to implement it.