Video In the Classroom

I talked with some of the professional educators that I work with to gather their thoughts about using video in the classroom. I am personally experimenting with a blended classroom to allow students to get some instructional material directly from me and to get some instruction from multimedia items such as videos (both those found … More Video In the Classroom

Relative Advantage of Instructional Software in the Classroom

Instructional Software According to Roblyer (2016), there are five types of instructional software.  The types are classified based on the instructional function that it is intended to serve: drill and practice, tutorial, simulation, instructional game, and problem-solving program.   Each type of software can be utilized in an Algebra 1 classroom.  With advances in technology, some … More Relative Advantage of Instructional Software in the Classroom

Instructional Design

Throughout the course of EdTech 503: Instructional Design, I was challenged the think outside of my normal role as a teacher.  I had to step away from the educator lens and consider thinks from a corporate perspective.  This was difficult, but enlightening.  I have still completed my Instructional Design Project as a teacher to evaluate, … More Instructional Design

502 Page with CSS

I was quite pleased with the way that this website turned out.  I found that Dreamweaver was very helpful in letting me re-size and color the text and background as I envisioned items in my head.  I was troubled a few times about trying to decide whether just the heading needed formatting or if the entire paragraph did, … More 502 Page with CSS

Plain 502 Page

This was my first assignment in my EDTECH 502: The Internet for Educators course.  This was also my first attempt at using HTML or Dreamweaver.  I had a lot to learn to create such a basic page, but I think that it is a good start at introducing me to the software and HTML formats, … More Plain 502 Page

EdTech Graphic

The definition for educational technology contains 24 words; seven of those words are articles, prepositions, and conjunctions which usually do not provide meaning on their own.  After much consideration, I realized that those words were selected very carefully to hold significant weight.  That is also why Januszewski and Molenda use an additional 14 pages to explain … More EdTech Graphic

RSS in Education

I did not know what an RSS feed was until this assignment.  I was excited to learn about something new.  Please view my Feedly set-up with this short video demonstration.  I can see where having an account with Feedly or another aggregator is more convenient that visiting individual websites to see new articles and posts, … More RSS in Education