ed tech in practice, Lifelong Learning

Thoughts on Implementing Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: Lessons Learned

Storytelling has "stickiness" to it that will help students learn, but implementing a digital storytelling project can be a daunting task. For more about my experiences creating a digital story, please read here. In creating my own digital story several years ago and then including similar (albeit less involved) projects with my students, I have… Continue reading Thoughts on Implementing Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: Lessons Learned

ed tech in practice, reading responses & reviews

Response to ‘Conversations at a Crucial Moment’

I chose an article from one of the National Council for Teachers of English journals, College English, titled “Conversations at a Crucial Moment: Hybrid Courses and the Future of Writing Programs.” For the first few pages the author, Catherine Gouge, builds support for her argument that college writing instructors need to begin considering how to… Continue reading Response to ‘Conversations at a Crucial Moment’

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Labels are Irritating

Anderson (2004) points out that there are proponents and opponents of studying theories in education, and I have to say that this week’s readings have me on the “opponents” side. But, I have to acknowledge the value of viewing my teaching practice through specific lenses in order to understand, evaluate, reflect, and ultimately improve my… Continue reading Labels are Irritating

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Blended Learning: What is it?

Bottom line: education must be meaningful and immediately applicable to real life in order to be authentic. I know that we should hesitate before jumping on bandwagons, but I see blended learning as a necessity, not something that needs to have its "pros and cons" weighed. This is not to say that there aren't significant challenges … there are. I've listed just a tiny sliver of those challenges below.

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A Drive Through Google Drive – PCUS

In order to participate in the training, you will need to identify which session you are attending and click on the correct link below. Once the presentation opens, you will have everything you need, and you can close this window. I hope this training is helpful and that you walk away with at least one… Continue reading A Drive Through Google Drive – PCUS