A personal memoir of my year, and hopes for the new year to come!
It's that time of year again where teachers become interior designers, and structural and electrical engineers as we attempt to move furniture, create the makerspace I learned about this summer, remove some desks to allow flexible seating, and then... there is the basket of cords! (insert suspenseful sound byte here) As I begin planning out … Continue reading Living my best “UNTETHERED” life with ScreenBeam
I have been attending many summer learning opportunities and I love that many include some wonderful tools, but sometimes I am left feeling concerns such as, "Why would I integrate this into my curriculum and classroom structure?" It's not for a lack of the learning specialist explaining the critical information, it was a lack of … Continue reading Top 10 EdTech recommendations: Why and how to integrate them this year (2018-2019)
While obtaining my Master's degree in Instructional Technology and Design, I am currently taking an enlightening course of Online Teaching and Learning with Dr. James Hatten. Our current module is focused on analyzing a Learning Management System (LMS) which could be used to facilitate an online course; I am going to focus my information on … Continue reading LMS Review: Slack
There has been nothing more rewarding than working with the young people of the future and watching them grow and progress through complex curriculum over nine months for the last decade. However, I have begun to feel a calling towards something new. I have always had a passion for technology use in the classroom and … Continue reading From Teacher to Tech (Edtech): Episode 1
Multimedia learning is learning from words and pictures. The vast majority of multimedia learning is done online, however with the constant advancements in tools moving more rapidly than the consumers can keep up with, its important to keep the basics of pedagogy in mind. Social cues in multimedia learning allow the learner to feel connected … Continue reading Freshen Up Your Multimedia Learning Skills!
So on 2/19 my students and I created the "story behind the game". I asked students to think of the story behind it all and if they had an idea, write it down or draw it out and come talk to me about it. They had some great ideas, but one theme was common and … Continue reading Level 2: Gamification Implementation
Gamification Level 1: Planning, student input and extrinsic/intrinsic motivations
There are a variety of factoring with teaching, period. Online, blended, and face to face all have some commonalities, as well as some individualized differences. The following interactive image highlights 10 of my top tips for being a successful Online Teacher. Top Ten Tips: Being a Successful Online Teacher //www.thinglink.com/card/1013840317155115009 Please feel free to comment … Continue reading Top 10 Tips: Being a Successful Online Teacher
As an online learner myself, one of our tasks for a USF course this week was to collaborate in a small group through a discussion forum to create a top ten tip list based on our personal experiences. Thanks to the inspiring tips of my group mates Desiree Potts and Devin Healy, I used Piktochart … Continue reading Top Ten Tips: Being a Successful Online Student Infographic