Top Resources for Developing a 21st-Century Skills Curriculum

An exploration of platforms and courses in the market that can help educators facilitate STEM learning and 21st-century skills acquisition for kindergarten and primary school students.

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Social Robots – The Next Frontier in Social Learning

Understanding that humans learn best through active learning has given rise to using social robots to augment student learning and teach social skills to children. This post follows the journey of Jibo – the first social robot – through its rise, demis…

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Research on digital tools for the World Language classroom

Since I began teaching in 2002, I have seen spurts of enthusiasm guide the adoption of new teaching tools and materials, many of which soon become abandoned. Innovation and experimentation have permeated the teaching profession for centuries. This was true from the beginning of formal education in the United States when Horace Mann saw uncharted […]

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Distance Collaboration

The unique stressors and situations educators faced this year resulted in a rapid culling of digital collaboration tools, leaving only the best tools in use among each collaborative group. Her are some of them.

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Teams for Business & Education: Best Integrations for Extended Capabilities

Differences between Teams for Business vs. Education and an exploration of the best integrations to extend Teams’ capabilities.

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Leveraging Digital Tools for Instruction Outside the Classroom: Community Engagement Project, EDTC 6102

It’s been a wonderful opportunity to invest time and energy into a project which ultimately helps me do my job better.  Though I am not currently a classroom teacher and do not have typical instructional responsibilities in my day to day work, I do constantly convey important information about the WA State teacher certification process …

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Global research collaboration and the pandemic: How COVID-19 has accelerated networked learning in higher education

According to the National Science Foundation (2019), one out of every five academic research articles are written by authors hailing from more than one country. This fact suggests that the value of international research collaboration was recognized and sought out well in advance of the global COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, but perhaps it’s only just …

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Evaluating Digital Tools

Our DEL 6104 class’s objective this module was to come up with a question based off ISTE coaching standard 3 performance indicators b, d, and f. The standard states, “Technology coaches create and support effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students” (ISTE, 2014). The indicators d, and f focus on […]

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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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ISTE FOR COACHES 3-Digital Age Learning Evironments

Technology coaches create and support effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students. 3a. Model effective classroom management and collaborative learning strategies to maximize teacher and student use of digital tools and resources and access to technology-rich learning environments. 3c. Coach teachers in and model use of online and blended learning, …

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