John Martin

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I can help you figure out whether and how to use learning tools. My interests are in those that build off sociocultural, motivational, experiential, and embodied learning practices. Currently these include social media, games/play, collaborative workspaces, visualization and design tools and practices, and place-based mobile technologies.
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1305 Linden Ave. 3rd floor
I helped run a primitive wilderness camp in Maine for 18 years, taught pre-service teachers at UW-Eau Claire, and completed a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at UW-Madison specializing in mobile learning games and cultures of place. Parallel to my doctoral work, I was part of U.S. Department of Education STAR Schools research grant (under my advisor, Kurt Squire) that examined the learning of math, reading and science for middle school and high school students, using Augmented Reality Games on mobile devices. Prior to that I provided tech support for the department of Curriculum and Instruction for 3 years, assisting faculty, staff and students in learning technologies to improve their teaching. Also at Madison, I worked at the Center for Biology Education for a few years, providing tech support and web development. My dog Rufus thinks I work too much. This describes me fairly accurately: ENTPs are frequently described as clever, cerebrally and verbally quick, enthusiastic, outgoing, innovative, flexible, loyal and resourceful. ENTPs are motivated by a desire to understand and improve the world they live in. They are usually accurate in sizing up a situation. They may have a perverse sense of humor and sometimes play devil's advocate, which can create misunderstandings with friends, coworkers, and family. ENTPs are ingenious and adept at directing relationships between means and ends. ENTPs devise fresh, unexpected solutions to difficult problems. However, they are less interested in generating and following through with detailed plans than in generating ideas and possibilities. In a team environment, ENTPs are most effective in a role where they can draw on their abilities to offer deep understanding, a high degree of flexibility, and innovative solutions to problems. The ENTP regards a comment like "it can't be done" as a personal challenge, and, if properly motivated, will spare no effort to discover a solution.

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