• Technology Plan Template Document – Master’s Thesis Project
    by msemilymiller on March 18, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Introduction My overall perspective during the last two years while completing this master’s degree has mostly been, honestly, to survive. Let me tell you – being a new administrator, teaching almost full time, and working to complete a master’s degree all while during a global pandemic has been a challenge.   As a new administrator,

  • The Marriage
    by twestwood on November 11, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    A friend of mine is getting married this weekend. It makes me think about a traditional rhyme. Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue. Our most recent readings offer something along these lines while considering the marriage of education and technology. One of the readings this week originated back in 1983, another in 1986.

  • Review of Video Projects
    by chowlett on October 21, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    This week, my cohort presented video projects plus summaries of various chapters in realm of educational technology. After viewing and reading the various projects, I found the following topics to be the most interesting (minus my own): Using information Technology... Continue Reading →

  • EDCI 571 Week 6
    by dalesaki on October 16, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Review of cohort videos: Cheryl, Heather and Ben Really liked the round-table format. Using the live-streaming synchronous method of interacting allowed for the “discussion” style of relaying information. I had lots of pausing to write all of my notes for the video. While I understood the topic of using info tech for assessments, I wasn’t

  • TEACHERS TALKING until the cows come home.
    by rjsmith on October 16, 2019 at 5:44 am

    Have you ever noticed how much teachers like to talk? Its true, you get a group of teachers together, they will talk for hours. It doesn’t matter how simple the topic, teachers can TALK! This became evident while reading through the summaries and watching the videos this week in class. Groups discussed the implications of

  • Hopefully Optimistic: Blog 6
    by wanderon on October 16, 2019 at 3:04 am

    Questions Posed What issues were the most interesting for you and why?  Which issues have implications for you in your own personal situation (both in your current position and in your current research topic for your MEd project.?   I Remain Hopefully Optimistic When I began this Masters, I wanted to look into the bright

  • And the Oscar goes to…
    by heatherc on October 16, 2019 at 3:01 am

    The outcomes of this video project were so UNEXPECTED! I knew we had some creative people in our group and, well, we are teachers, which means we’ve all signed up for crazy skits from time to time. But these videos…. They were AMAZING! Biggest thanks goes out to Benjamin and Cheryl – best group members

  • Week # 6 Post: Journey On
    by lhuston on October 16, 2019 at 2:59 am

        Photo by Pixabay from Pexels And the journey continues……… This week we continued to explore the role of technology in education through summarizing and discussing a few connected articles from the “Second Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education“.  After viewing the videos and summaries, and reflecting back on my prior Read more about Week # 6 Post: Journey On

  • Reflection on Technology Handbook Summaries – What’s in it for me?
    by msemilymiller on October 16, 2019 at 2:27 am

    What issues were the most interesting for you and why? It is clear across all articles in this book, that knowledge has not increased at the same rate as technology innovation has. New technology applications and platforms are being introduced faster that teachers and students have time to experiment with and dabble in. The important

  • Connections and Concerns: Research in Educational Technology
    by Joanna Lake on October 16, 2019 at 1:52 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed watching each groups’ video and reading the handouts while over-eating my way through the weekend. I discovered that all of the issues addressed shared these similar underlying messages: Educators need further training in order to understand and implement technology successfully in the learning environment.  Research into assessment practices could be revised to

  • Fresh Start
    by ctrades on October 15, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Over the course of this class, I have become increasingly frustrated with academic articles on technology in education as they are reporting old news. I have decided to try out the idea that my readings should be based on articles that are recent: possibly presented at conferences and conventions, and possibly not polished enough for

  • Leadership in Technology
    by seansjourney on October 15, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    I really enjoyed Emily and Trevor’s video and article about leadership in education relating to technology. It really struck home with me because eventually down the road I would like to enter administration and give it a shot. I believe... Continue Reading →

  • Where Am I Going?
    by jca on October 15, 2019 at 4:38 am

    After three blogs and a video project, all that’s left is our nascent literature review before I begin embarking on that happy journey. With that in mind, where shall the destination of my research project be? Given that my current employment is at a school offering distance & blended learning, my colleagues and I were

  • 5 key takeaways from nine 10-minute videos summarizing one 1400 page textbook
    by Nicole Crozier on October 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Asking an entire class to read an entire textbook about educational/information technology would be a lot. 1400 pages of a lot. Luckily for our EDCI 570 class, our instructor didn’t do that. Instead, she tasked us with dividing ourselves into... The post 5 key takeaways from nine 10-minute videos summarizing one 1400 page textbook appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Educational Research: Relevance and Applications
    by hdyck on October 13, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    For the past several weeks I have been questioning how impactful and relevant educational research is. Two questions have come to the forefront for me: Who is reading the research?  Who is conducting the research? I am troubled by the fact that as I spend more and more time looking into the research it becomes

  • Totally Batty
    by ctrades on October 12, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Photo by Geoff Brooks on Unsplash No, this picture is not because of the upcoming holiday. This is a reflection of what I become after reading academic articles discussing trends or studies in educational technology. Reading published articles which were three years in the making that just confirm what I have already experienced as a professional and which

  • The Facets of Ed Tech Research
    by mrsrlogo on October 11, 2019 at 5:25 am

    There are many facets of educational technology research. The topics that stand out to me center around the accessibility,  effectiveness, integration, and usefulness of technology. “Enable Access” by cogdogblog is licensed under CC0 1.0 Accessibility to technology is a conundrum that is faced in many schools and it’s generally based on funding. Either because the

  • Steps Towards Growing Leadership Supporting Technology in Education: My Connection to Peer Movies & Information – EDCI 571 Assignment #1D
    by deirdreh on October 11, 2019 at 12:05 am

      Photo by Christopher Sardegna on Unsplash   Introduction and My Connection: I enjoyed learning from everyone’s videos and print material.  Each presentation highlighted information that I found interesting and very valid, including but not limited to; equity, access, digital citizenship, open access, improving analytics to assist in assessment processes, distance education, issues of cognitive overload, and attention … Continue reading "Steps Towards Growing Leadership Supporting Technology in Education: My Connection to Peer Movies & Information – EDCI 571 Assignment #1D"

  • Basic Principles Of Multimedia Learning (EDCI 570/71 Assignment) – Sean, Jeremy, Clay
    by joshea on October 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    In the introduction article, multimedia is defined by presenting both words (spoken or printed text) and pictures (illustrations, photos, animation or text). Multimedia teaching is presenting words and pictures that are intended to promote learning by building mental representation from words and pictures, in order to teach a deeper understanding of concepts rather than words

  • Twenty First Century Cirriculum
    by lhuston on October 6, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Continuing to journey through the vast and cavernous world of technology and education, this week, we examined a section from the “Second Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education“. Below is a summary of one of the articles from the second chapter. “Twenty First Century Curriculum: Issues and Challenges” The article, “Twenty First Read more about Twenty First Century Cirriculum

  • Research, Technology, and the Classroom
    by joshea on October 1, 2019 at 1:12 am

    This week I read K-12 online learning journal articles: trends from two decades of scholarship by Arnesen et al, Trends in mobile technology-supported collaborative learning: A systematic review of journal publications from 2007 to 2016 by Qing-Ke et al, and Developing an Understanding of the Impact of Digital Technologies on Teaching and Learning in an

  • Nothing Really New
    by ctrades on September 29, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    I didn’t really learn anything from reading Week Four’s articles – though they did confirm my suspicions and expectations about research on mobile collaborative learning and online learning. I expected the research to be primarily with post-secondary students in the areas of humanities and language acquisition and there to be hardly anything to do with

  • The Building Blocks of Technology Integration
    by Nicole Crozier on September 29, 2019 at 4:58 am

    How do we effectively integrate technology into the learning experiences we are designing for our learners? That’s a huge question, and one whose answer could have a large impact on education. Lots of research has been done in this area,... The post The Building Blocks of Technology Integration appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • EDCI 371 Week 3
    by dalesaki on September 29, 2019 at 4:51 am

    In reading the Voogt et al. (2018) article, I was struck by how measured her writing was in addressing technology in education. This was refreshing in the face of the inundation of articles espousing the “amazing” opportunities that technology offers students in their learning. What we as teachers all know and understand is that technology,

  • Models for Technology Implementation in Schools – TPACK vs. SAMR
    by msemilymiller on September 28, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    My context is that I am currently a grade two teacher, the Vice Principal, and the technology support teacher at my school. The school district that I am a part of strongly supports technology use in the classroom and are often pushing out different types of opportunities. With the school and PAC funds that we

  • Battle of the Acronyms
    by twestwood on September 28, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    This week’s readings asked us to examine two models for integrating technology into our classrooms: the TPACK Framework and the SAMR Model.   The TPACK Framework refers to the interrelation between Technology, Pedagogy, and Content Knowledge, while The SAMR Model seeks to classify and evaluate learning activities based on a hierarchy. I find the notion of

  • Teacher Toolbox: Do you have what you need?
    by rjsmith on September 26, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    As educators we have a variety of tools that we use in the classroom. These tools help us to engage students, deliver curriculum and to be honest, just get through the day. Where your regular everyday toolbox would have hammers, screwdrivers, a saw, measuring tapes, and other necessary utensils for craftsmanship. A teacher’s toolbox is

  • The Big Picture: Models for Including Technology in the Classroom
    by Trevor Hood on September 25, 2019 at 3:24 am

    Using technology in the classroom is what many teachers have incorporated as part of their craft. With the ever changing landscape of software tools and applications, it creates an exciting atmosphere of the possibilities that one can accomplish in the classroom. Incorporating technology has always brought me back to the thoughts of Bloom’s Taxonomy, and

  • Choosing Technology for Classroom Use
    by ctrades on September 24, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Image by Michael Salinger from Pixabay Readings this week focused on models for incorporating technology into the classroom. The TPACK model refers to technological (knowledge), pedagogical (knowledge), and content knowledge. “At the heart of good teaching with technology are three core components: content, pedagogy, and technology, plus the relationships among and between them” (Koehler &

  • Stuck in the middle: TPACK and SAMR
    by Joanna Lake on September 24, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    This week, I immersed myself in two educational research models on technology: TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) and SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition). Both of these frameworks have been developed to meet the needs of educators and instructors exploring technology in various educational capacities.  The TPACK  model focuses on our knowledge base as educators

  • Changing Landscape
    by seansjourney on September 24, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Ever changing landscape  Understanding the role of technology in education is tough because it is always changing and and evolving. Students on a daily basis bring in new aspects of technology or pop culture into the classroom that the teacher... Continue Reading →

  • Drip, Drip, Drop…..Models for Technology Integration (TPACK and SAMR)
    by lhuston on September 24, 2019 at 6:53 am

    My last post discussed best practices for teaching in the 21st century with a focus on the necessity of including technology. It seems natural that this would be followed with a now what?  And, yes that is exactly what this post hopes to accomplish. Now what? Integrating technology is not easy. In fact, it can Read more about Drip, Drip, Drop…..Models for Technology Integration (TPACK and SAMR)

  • TPACK vs SAMR when using Hyperdocs
    by chowlett on September 24, 2019 at 5:30 am

    Compared to other teachers, I find myself to be very lucky with the current way I am set up at work. I am situated in a brand new learning-studio (a portable, but built in modern fashion and in-house) which is... Continue Reading →

  • SAMR vs TPACK
    by heatherc on September 24, 2019 at 3:59 am

    SAMR and TPACK. TPACK and SAMR. All three articles this week had me questioning my pedagogy when it comes to how to incorporate technology into my classroom.   I have seen the SAMR model posted in classrooms and in articles, and I like the simplicity of it (Sylvia Duckworth’s example is particularly engaging and student-friendly).

  • The Brave New World of Education
    by wanderon on September 24, 2019 at 3:30 am

    You can argue the merits of both, but it is impossible to argue that globalization and technology have not changed our world dramatically.  It is possible to argue that education is one of the professions that has been the least impacted by this transformation. However, that may be about to change. Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge

  • Battle of the Education Technology Models
    by joshea on September 24, 2019 at 12:43 am

    Koehler & Mishra’s Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge model (better know as TPACK) presents a method for teachers to develop technology into their teaching practice while trying to maintain a balance of its primary elements: technology, pedagogy, content, and knowledge. By understanding TPACK’s main principals a teacher will be better able to understand the different types

  • TPACK vs. SAMR: My Choice of Integration – EDCI 571 Assignment 1C Sept. 23
    by deirdreh on September 23, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash Introduction: Reading about the Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowledge (TPACK) model, and the Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) model, both as frameworks for incorporating technology into the classroom, gave me cause to pause and reflect on my teaching practices. I thought about how I am implementing technology to enhance students’ learning … Continue reading "TPACK vs. SAMR: My Choice of Integration – EDCI 571 Assignment 1C Sept. 23"

  • Protected: Framing the use of Technology in the Classroom
    by mrsrlogo on September 23, 2019 at 2:59 am

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  • Where is TPACK Shakur?
    by jca on September 22, 2019 at 4:13 am

      Since I dug my grave supporting Richard Clark’s view that media offers “no learning benefits” (1994) in my previous blog, it’s only natural that I continue to furnish my new home with more debate-related decor.       This week we have the Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition (SAMR) model versus the Technology, Pedagogy, and Content Knowledge (TPACK)

  • Week 3: TPACK, SAMR and Transformational Learning
    by hdyck on September 22, 2019 at 2:22 am

    It’s been an exciting week for me with respect to my academic and professional journey. My focus for my master’s project has shifted, I have been inspired in my practice to re-evaluate my pedagogy with renewed intention of meeting my learners’ needs, and I have considered two new models that can significantly contribute to the

  • Clark vs. Kozma – Media and Learning
    by msemilymiller on September 18, 2019 at 4:03 am

    The Clark versus Kozma debate on the connection between media and learning has been going on for decades.  It all started in 1983 when Clark stated that media “are mere vehicles that deliver instruction but do not influence students achievement any more than the truck that delivers our groceries causing changes in nutrition” (Clark, 1983,

  • 100% Team Clark: Media will never directly influence learning
    by Nicole Crozier on September 18, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Trying to tell a group of educators who are studying educational technology that media does not influence learning is almost guaranteed to bring out the pitchforks. If media has no influence, then what is the point of our entire degree?... The post 100% Team Clark: Media will never directly influence learning appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • EDCI 571 Week 2
    by dalesaki on September 18, 2019 at 2:14 am

    An observation: This reminds me of a court room cross-examination. It would go something like this: Kozma (the defendant):   “Media influences learning.” Clark (the prosecutor):   “Are you asserting that a student could learn better from, say a computer program, than a human?” Kozma:   “Yes.” Clark:  “What if the teacher taught in the exact same way

  • Media Influences Learning
    by Trevor Hood on September 18, 2019 at 12:03 am

      “media – treated as singular or plural The main means of mass communication (broadcasting, publishing, and the Internet) regarded collectively.” defined by Lexico Personal Experiences with Media and Learning Seventeen years ago my daughter was born in South Korea. She grew there up to the age of five with both parents being non-native speakers

  • The Trouble with Metaphors
    by wanderon on September 17, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    The trouble with metaphors is they often can be too strong, too weak, or easily used to muddle an otherwise cogent argument. It seems like a well-intentioned error for a seemingly strong empiricist such as Richard Clark to use the device in his paper Media Will Never Influence Learning. He compares how media supports learning

  • LETS DEBATE: Does anyone know if media influences learning?
    by rjsmith on September 17, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Clark would argue that media has no influence on learning and will never have an impact on learning. Technology is merely a vehicle to deliver information to students. His primary argument is that media in education can be replaced, as it is chosen based on cost and effectiveness. Clark (1994) states that “any necessary teaching

  • Clark, Kozma, and Kindergarten
    by twestwood on September 17, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    The Clark-Kozma debate is more than 20 years old.  Why are we still talking about it?  Clark seemed to be steering educators away from the use of media largely because it’s so expensive.  This is a genuine concern; money for public education is tight.  I think back in 1983, he had some valid points.  Why

  • The Times Are A Changing
    by seansjourney on September 17, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Media will never influence learning (Richard E. Clark) Clark’s argument that learning is not influenced by the media is, at first, a hard pill to swallow. Clark suggests that media does not influence learning but demonstrates that structural processes are... Continue Reading →

  • To Tech or Not To Tech….Is that the Question?
    by lhuston on September 17, 2019 at 4:35 am

      Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay The debate Many topics are debated within the education sphere; one that has been questioned for decades is connected to the use of technology in the classroom. Educators, parents, students and school districts all have viewpoints on: if, how much, when and what type of media should be used Read more about To Tech or Not To Tech….Is that the Question?

  • The Relationship of Educational Instruction and Technology
    by joshea on September 16, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Clark and Kozma’s great media debate raises the question, does the medium in which instruction is given effect the learning of students or is it instructional method that dictates a lessons success? It’s an intriguing question that I believe both Clark and Kozma make good points to back up their respective arguments. These arguments were

  • Media DOES Benefit Student Learning – EDCI 571 Assignment 1B Sept. 16
    by deirdreh on September 16, 2019 at 11:54 pm

      Photo by  Tim Mossholder  on Unsplash   Introduction: After reading this week’s articles, I chuckled to myself, remembering back to the moment when I was struggling with my UVic email account, needed for our summer courses.  I called the UVic Help Desk, where I was informed that if I was a returning student, I could … Continue reading "Media DOES Benefit Student Learning – EDCI 571 Assignment 1B Sept. 16"

  • Unearthing an archaic battle: Clark vs. Kozma
    by Joanna Lake on September 16, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    This week, we were tasked to read about the great media debate between researchers Clark and Kozma. I will break down this post into two sections that highlight my connections and reflections while digesting  Clark’s viewpoint, Kozma’s argument,  and the relevance of this debate in 2019. Clark vs. Kozma Clark posits that “no learning benefits

  • Nostalgia
    by ctrades on September 16, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Personal photo belonging to C. Tradewell One lesson I learned from our summer classes is to never underestimate the craftiness of a researcher. The chapter we read from Chet Bowers’ Ideological, Cultural, and Linguistic Roots of Educational Reforms to Address the Ecological Crisis annoyed me and I forgave it because he was writing from the

  • The Clark/Kozma Debate
    by heatherc on September 15, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    I had a VERY hard time reading Clark’s position on media having no influence on learning. I know that much has changed since the articles were written, but even his rebuttal in 1994 shows little growth mindset when it comes to how technology might shape learning as people move into the 21st century.  As I

  • Where is Team Clark?
    by jca on September 15, 2019 at 2:39 am

    It should be clear that I side with Clark in the discussion about effects of media on learning; which feels awkward as I teach blended and online classes. This means I rely heavily on use of media such as videos, animations, and educational websites to deliver content to students while they are outside the classroom.

  • Doubling-Down
    by chowlett on September 15, 2019 at 1:20 am

    With an election coming up, I’ve been hearing the term “double-down” in media and conversation more often than usual as of late. I’ve always found it to be a helpful explanation of context when referring to arguments/discussions/controversies as it is... Continue Reading →

  • Protected: How does the Clark-Kozma media debate relate to teaching in 2019
    by mrsrlogo on September 14, 2019 at 6:49 pm

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  • Get with the Program
    by hdyck on September 14, 2019 at 12:26 am

    “The Future of Learning (Gerd Leonhard aka FuturistGerd)” by gleonhard is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0  The great media debate between Clark and Kozma has become obsolete when one considers the modern role of technology in learning. Clark’s argument that media does not influence learning states that it is the method and not the media that provides similar learning

  • EdTech Trends – from MSN Messenger to VR
    by msemilymiller on September 11, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Photo from: https://www.nsnews.com/news/virtual-reality-brings-the-world-to-west-vancouver-students-video-1.23298859   Introduction Our generation has seen a large shift in technology over our lifetime. Growing up, personal computers were just coming out. Our home computer was in an open space and it was not used much. As I transitioned into school, we would have weekly visits to the computer lab for typing

  • 34 EdTech Trends Is Way Too Many
    by Nicole Crozier on September 11, 2019 at 6:44 am

    When I think about trends, my brain often immediately leaps to fashion. What styles are people wearing this season? What’s being sold in stores? What are you seeing on the runway? These trends are often obvious; you’re not just reading... The post 34 EdTech Trends Is Way Too Many appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • FutureED
    by Joanna Lake on September 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

    FutureED What an exhausting and exhilarating week! This year, I moved schools and started school, and by Friday I felt this: But I was also excited at the opportunity to explore new learning with a diverse group of students. As I began the readings, I noticed that most of the articles identified similar technology as

  • EDCI 571 Week 1 Blog
    by dalesaki on September 11, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Back to school…back to blogging. Time to stretch those intellectual muscles again, after a few weeks of atrophy. Given the number of articles to read and information contained therein, I will not dissect, as much as interpret and apply, as they pertain to me. Article 1 –  “Top 10 K-12 Educational Technology Trends.” Before going

  • Technology in Education: Blog post #1 ( EDCI 570/571)
    by lhuston on September 11, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Technology in Education Schooling has changed in many ways from the days when I attended school. I recall sitting in my desk, an island in a classroom of islands, paper and pencil in front of me, half-listening to the teacher, while trying to sneak in a few more pages of Read more about Technology in Education: Blog post #1 ( EDCI 570/571)

  • The Slow Crawl
    by twestwood on September 11, 2019 at 3:39 am

    As I made my way through the readings this week, I detected a theme in my thinking; “Not in my school.”  I believe our district would like us to pick up the torch for educational technology but there has been a lack of specific training so our progress has been slow, mostly driven by a

  • It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
    by rjsmith on September 11, 2019 at 3:13 am

    Imagine a world, where teachers have the time and resources required to create innovative and effective lessons. Every day students would feel inspired and engaged with class material and absolutely love being in class. Classes would be so amazing that people would buy tickets, just to learn. Then the alarm sounds, and reality sets in.

  • Pending Trending
    by seansjourney on September 11, 2019 at 2:52 am

    While reading the articles, I found that many points stuck with me. One point in particular got me thinking about my own practice: what knowledge is slipping through the gaps with the increase in using technology as a primary driver... Continue Reading →

  • Trends in Technology Education
    by Trevor Hood on September 11, 2019 at 12:46 am

    “Technology and Society” by Michael Steele is licensed under CC BY-ND 4.0   Holland’s article on the Implications of Shifting Technology in Education, the author quoted Douglas Rushkoff on his view that the learner should be asking, “Am I learning? Am I becoming a smarter more innovative human being?” Douglas’ quote speaks volumes on how

  • Trend or Common Practice
    by ctrades on September 11, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Photo by Lucrezia Carnelos on Unsplash The readings this week articulated trends as though they were not yet common practices in education. In some countries, in some parts of some countries, or in certain educational systems, many of these trends are considered mainstream methods of teaching. Mind you, I do find it interesting that some school systems

  • To Infinity and Beyond in EdTech
    by wanderon on September 10, 2019 at 4:30 am

    The human side of technology and EdTech is increasingly intriguing to me, the more I live with and explore the new world we are ever-creating. This new world is being constantly built and rebuilt again on a on a social, behavioural and structural level. The social and human behavioural impact of technology and EdTech exists

  • Top 5 Trends in Educational Technology: A 21st Century Learning Perspective
    by hdyck on September 10, 2019 at 4:16 am

      “Manifesto Labs” by Alex Dils is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0  Technology has never been my passion. Connecting with my students, encouraging them to connect with each other, and motivating them to become creative and critical thinkers…these are my passions. When I review top trends in education technology they often appear to be driven by economics and consumerism,

  • The Weakest Link
    by chowlett on September 10, 2019 at 4:02 am

    I watched the gameshow, “The Weakest Link” a couple of times. I didn’t really think it was a good game or an entertaining show, but I sure did love to hate the host. She was just so…mean. Why did she... Continue Reading →

  • Where’s my virtual pen & paper?
    by jca on September 10, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Thanks to our wonderful professor selecting such deliciously bite-sized nuggets of wisdom (truly, I appreciate the gentle start to course readings), I can effortlessly group the first. three. articles. under the banner of “Neat… and?” As coffee break reading material, it was mildly interesting to read how random writers are predicting future trends of technology

  • Future Trends in Education Technology
    by joshea on September 10, 2019 at 12:17 am

    As a Technology Education teacher, keeping up with the latest trends in educational technology is extremely important.  It can be exciting to see what new programs, apps, and tech are being implemented in the classroom, but it can also be scary and overwhelming in the pace that new tech is being developed. I have found

  • Engaging Student Learning and Development With the Use of Technology – EDCI 571 Assignment 1A Sept. 9
    by deirdreh on September 9, 2019 at 11:26 pm

      “We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand,  because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” – David Warlick   Photo by Carl Heyerdahl on Unsplash   Introduction Upon reading and reflecting, on the many technological devices and … Continue reading "Engaging Student Learning and Development With the Use of Technology – EDCI 571 Assignment 1A Sept. 9"

  • Back in the Saddle Again
    by heatherc on September 8, 2019 at 4:08 am

    It’s the first week back at both my schools! At my teaching job, the beginning of the year has gone well so far. I’m in a beautiful new classroom, and although I miss my old space very much, this new space has allowed me the opportunity to look at all of my resources, materials, furniture

  • Protected: What’s Trending for 2019?
    by mrsrlogo on September 7, 2019 at 5:18 pm

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  • Putting Social Media and Research Methods into Practice (Final Blog)
    by joshea on July 26, 2019 at 2:54 am

    How Research Diaries Can be Used to Better Research and be Used Via Social Media/Online Blogs: I have written diaries on and off in my life and I always find value in them. They are a great way to record your thoughts in the moment and to reflect on what you have been doing/learning in