Building Professional Learning Networks

For this weeks module, we were tasked with researching digital age best practices in teaching, learning, and assessment. For my post, I wanted to focus on best learning practices and how educators can seek to build learning networks that explore …

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UbD Flipgrid in the Classroom

Unit by Design   For our EDCT 6102 course, we were tasked with using the Unit by Design framework (UbD) to plan a lesson or unit that incorporated digital citizenship into our classroom. UbD has you start with identifying desired results, determining acceptable evidence and then planning the learning and instruction. This backwards planning is […]

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Administration and Technology

This quarter we have had a large focus on professional development. With this weeks guiding questions “What role should administrators play in professional learning programs and how do we advocate for their involvement and adequate professional learning support for technology-based …

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Community Engagement Project: Understanding by Design Model

This quarter as part of Seattle Pacific University’s MEd in Digital Education Leadership, our cohort practiced using the Understanding by …

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Digital Collaboration in a Pre-Service College Classroom

Paul Solarz from Learn Like a PiRATE said: “Collaboration allows us to know more than we are capable of knowing ourselves.” If we are encouraging a mindset of questioning in our students, then as teachers should we also collaborate and question ourselves and our instructional practices? (Spoiler: YES!) My current students are service-learning tutors who… Continue reading Digital Collaboration in a Pre-Service College Classroom

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Digital Storytelling

From the time we could speak and draw images on cave walls, humans have used stories to make sense of ourselves and and our place in the world. As new technologies have arisen, we have applied them to storytelling: pigment, pen and paper, printing press, photography, film, video, digital text and images and now, augmented … Continue reading “Digital Storytelling”

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Makey Makey & Scratch: Getting a 4th Grader’s Attention

For the Community Engagement project in this quarter’s Teaching, Learning and Assessment 1 class, I chose to create a lesson that tied a hands-on technology lesson to 4th grade students’ learning about electrical circuits. Background I am fortunate to work with a talented technology teacher who introduced me to Makey Makey, a simple circuit board … Continue reading “Makey Makey & Scratch: Getting a 4th Grader’s Attention”

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The Reflection Cycle & Teacher Development

This week in the Digital Education Leadership program, we continued our exploration of ISTE Coaching Standard 4B: “Design, develop, and implement technology rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning, and assessment.” (Iste.org 2017) This is my 4th post exploring this standard. I’ve previously […]

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WeVideo Creatively Showcasing Student Learning and Voice

  For Module 5 in my EDTC 6102 course, I wanted to explore tool WeVideo as a mode to promote students communicating clearly and expressing themselves in creative forms (ISTE student standard 6). My experience with WeVideo is limited. I’ve seen Elementary students use WeVideo to create and edit digital videos and wanted to explore […]

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Global Collaboration: Building Diversity in the Classroom Using Skype

As part of the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment class in Seattle Pacific University’s Digital Education Leadership Program, we are learning …

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