Biggest Takeaways from EdTech Class

When I first entered my Educational Technology class, I will admit to feeling more than a little overwhelmed.  I have always considered myself technologically challenged, and being a student in a class centered on my weakness was daunting.  After five weeks of class, I am so thankful that I was forced to wrestle with this... Continue Reading →

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Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching strategy that empowers students to learn by engaging them in inquiry-based learning.  Vanessa Vega composed a list of four characteristics of well-done PBL: students learning knowledge to tackle realistic problems as they would be solved in the real world increased student control over his or her learning teachers serving... Continue Reading →

Technology Tools

  There are innumerable technology tools in the world today, and more are created all the time.  They all have their uses and limitations, but the one that I have found most valuable for instruction so far is Google Docs.  The possibilities of this tool are limitless.  Here are a few ways I have used it... Continue Reading →

Technology and Universal Design for Learning

 Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for helping teachers design lessons that meet the diverse needs of all students.  It is divided into three categories: Engagement (why to learn), Representation (what to learn), and Action/Expression (how to learn) (1).  Often, UDL is depicted in the following chart: (2) This chart shows different ways... Continue Reading →

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