SXSWedu Musings

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My first experience with SXSWedu! So different than SXSW Interactive and in so many ways refreshingly smaller and not as crazy. Slow Pitch: An EdTech Design ThinkTank Monday was a great day. I have been working with Dr. Hughes on her session since December and it has been so much fun. She led the session Slow Pitch: An EdTech Design ThinkTank. …

SITE 2015

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Presenting at SITE 2015

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I will be presenting tomorrow morning in Las Vegas, NV at the annual SITE conference. The title of my paper is Re-envisioning the Possibilities with WordPress: 4 Tips For Integrating Customizable Themes into the Classroom This best practice session will work through the benefits of WordPress in education focusing on its use in instruction on information technology in preservice education, …

End of the Semester

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EDC 390T – Week 8 Assignment

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Scenario – Problem-based learning. Students in an Educational Technology Integration course are introduced to digital storytelling. They are to create in small groups according to content area, a digital story that will can be used in their future classrooms to teach or introduce a topic. Students will work in groups of 2-4 according to their content area or grade level to …

EDC 390T – Week 7 Assignment

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Instructions In this assignment you will apply Mager’s criteria for developing learning objectives and then use Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction to develop a lesson plan Learning Objectives Develop two or more learning objectives related to a subject domain of interest or one with which you are familiar.  Each objective should meet Mager’s criteria for a quality learning objective. Lesson …

Connected Educator Month

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Creating Awesome Presentations with WordPress

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We’ve all heard of the death by PowerPoint phenomenon. Although those standards are still necessary, there are new tools out there to create presentations in a more accessible and interactive way. One new method that I have been trying for the past 3 years in grad school is to use this platform, WordPress, to publish my presentations. These presentations have the advantages …

EDC 390T – Activity on Sept 4

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History of the Science of Learning and Instructional Technology Timeline of Important Dates Time Allotment: 30 min Technology: Brainstorming with Mindmeister – links available below for each group Timeline Creation with Tiki Toki – links available below or Time Toast Groups: Group 1: Caroline, Miguel, Jennifer, Amy, Laura, Austin Group 1 Mindmeister Group 1 Tiki-Toki – Use secret word foundations …

Student Discounts

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Grad school has required the use of some sort of software for tracking literature and articles that have been read, filed, written about and goes back in that cycle over and over. Research is hard and fascinating hobby. I have recently discovered my optimal workflow on my trusty mac and many student discounts applying to some amazing and essential apps. …