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”

Continue reading

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”

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

~ Understanding by Design Reflection, ISTE 2: Digital Citizen, Six Facets of Understanding ~

Reflection Creating an experience for students that gives student agency, addresses standards and has a creative approach  was my main goal in creating this Making Inferences Unit for my 2nd and 3rd grade students. This is not a unit that I have implemented in my classroom yet but through creating it, I have been reminded …

Continue reading “~ Understanding by Design Reflection, ISTE 2: Digital Citizen, Six Facets of Understanding ~”

Continue reading

Classroom Technology Usage Pilot

In my continued exploration of professional development and evaluation, I partnered with the Educational Technology and Media department from my university to conduct a pilot survey on what types, and how faculty use current classroom technologies. The results of this pilot will inform necessary modifications to the data collection tool prior to faculty-wide administration at … Continue reading Classroom Technology Usage Pilot

Continue reading

Understanding by Design

Reflection, Six Facets of Understanding, ISTE-2 Digital Citizen In my deep memory, I had 12 years of learning experiences from elementary to high school anchored on thousands of tests. The aim of learning is for the expectation of a high score in the final university entry examination but not for understanding. Coverage-focused teaching is the …

Continue reading

ISTE 6 and 7: Creative Communication and Global Collaboration ~ Digital Tools and Toothpaste

ISTE Student Standards 6 and 7 focuses on creative communication and global collaboration. Providing opportunities for students to engage in this can feel daunting when looking through all the available digital tools and curriculum. Since there are so many platforms available to enable creative and global collaboration, the real question comes forth, which digital tools …

Continue reading “ISTE 6 and 7: Creative Communication and Global Collaboration ~ Digital Tools and Toothpaste”

Continue reading

Dynamic Resources for Ed Tech Coaches

Educational technology coaches are tasked with finding new solutions to meet the needs of teachers and students alike. Because educational technology is still a relatively new field which is constantly shifting as new programs emerge, coaches need dynamic resources. This week I am exploring (free) resources that coaches can utilize in their pursuit of ISTE […]

Continue reading