Digitizing Your Favorite Lesson

I hear from educators all the time that they cannot find the time to practice using all the new technology tools available, let alone collaborate around ways to utilize these tools in the learning environments they support. As educators, we are masters at making the most out of  ‘our 24’, but for time and sometimes … Continue reading Digitizing Your Favorite Lesson

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Community Engagement Project: Connecting with Parents Digitally

Background For my EDTC 6104 Digital Learning Environments class, I choose to create a workshop on Connecting with Parents Digitally …

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Professional Learning Networks: Connect, Relate, and Create

The digital world offers many ways of connecting with fellow professionals beyond your typical day and location. Instead of waiting for the weekly professional development meeting or your planning period to connect with your school bestie, educators can access Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) and get suggestions, answers and numerous perspectives within a few minutes. Innovating Pedogogy (2016) … Continue reading Professional Learning Networks: Connect, Relate, and Create

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Implementing Global Experiences into the Classroom

While taking Seattle Pacific University’s EDTC 6104 Digital Learning Environments course, we are asked to investigate the following ISTE Coaching …

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Be a Troubleshooter to Transform Your Technology Integration

ISTE Coaching Standard 3 Digital age learning environments Technology coaches create and support effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students. E – Troubleshoot basic software, hardware, and connectivity problems common in digital learning environments Question: How can coaches best support teacher and student stamina when learning how to incorporate new …

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Curating, Managing, & Selecting Digital Tools to Support ALL Learners.

“Instruction should have clear goals that are separate from the means for completing the task, and these goals also should be thoroughly understood by the teacher and clearly communicated to students” (Basham & Marino, n.d., pp.11). This is what we hope for daily. We spend hours designing lessons, reviewing curriculum and examining formative assessments to support … Continue reading Curating, Managing, & Selecting Digital Tools to Support ALL Learners.

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Choosing Digital Tools for the Classroom

This quarter as part of Seattle Pacific University’s EDTC 6104 Digital Learning Environments class, I investigated the question: “What are …

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Evaluate and Curate!

ISTE Coaching Standard 3: Technology coaches create and support effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students. B – Maintain and manage a variety of digital tools and resources for teacher and student use in technology-rich learning environments D – Select, evaluate, and facilitate the use of adaptive and assistive technologies …

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Culturally Responsive Teaching, Art, and Digital Learning Environments

Our first module for EDTC 6104 was anchored around ISTE coaching standard 3, which states, “Technology coaches create and support effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students.” After doing some of the required readings I wanted to focus on the “all” in the standard. Specifically, how culturally responsive teaching could […]

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Learning, First & Digital Tools, Second

Teachers are experts. We work on our craft, we study our content in depth,  and many of us are fortunate enough to teach the same grade or class year after year, perfecting the content lessons with care and detail. Within the current learning realities we need to move past the ‘on the page’ learning to … Continue reading Learning, First & Digital Tools, Second

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