What is #EdTech and Why Integrate? A Discussion Question.

"Post a brief paragraph with your definition of educational technology and your thoughts about why we should integrate technology into learning. " This discussion question was posed in a class I'm taking on Educational Media and Technology. Here is my response. How would you approach this? Educational technologies include both objects and strategies when they […]

Does learning content differ from learning processes?

Planning for Learning Fair Warning: I don't know yet whether learning content differs from learning processes. There are no answers here, just more questions exploring whether traditional instructional design models can accommodate all. Whether we are traditional sage on the stage lecturers, or constructivist minded creators of learning environments, planning is an essential element of […]

Considering Context for Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology (EdTech) First thing that comes to mind when we hear Instructional Technology is a computer, mobile device, or the internet. Technology has come to mean something with circuit boards. As tools that facilitate communication and engagement with content, we can fairly include base 10 blocks, alge-tiles, globes, microscopes, paint brushes, and any other […]

Instructional Design: Overkill or Good Practice

For the next couple of years much of my time will be spent on coursework as I have enrolled in George Washington University's Graduate Certificate in eLearning, the first step toward completing the Masters Degree in Education Technology Leadership. In the spirit of learning in public, I plan to use my blog as a thinking […]

PLNs should include the teacher next door

PLN Connections We talk a lot on Twitter and in each other's blogs about the value of connectedness. Our ┬áPLNs are those folks who share amazing ideas, engage in research, think passionately about practice, and care deeply for students. I love my mornings with a hot cup of coffee, Twitter, and my RSS feed on […]

Augmented Reality in the Classroom

Augmented Reality My latest obsession is Augmented Reality. For the least year I've been getting my head wrapped around what it is, how it works, what it can do, how I could use it in the classroom, and understanding why it's more than a passing fad. Augmented Reality (AR)┬áblends our personal sensory experiences with digital […]

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