On this page I have included a list of artifacts that demonstrate my expertise in technology integration and education. I have been able explore and create a range of technology and practical applications over the course of my journey through the Master of Educational Technology at Michigan State University. I have not only gathered a number of presentations and projects, but also research that I engaged in to gain a depth of knowledge concerning the practical application of technology to pedagogy.
Passion Quotient! In this word cloud I demonstrate how I bring curiosity and passion to my work. Its not your IQ. It is your PQ (passion quotient) that matters! As an educator I bring that passion to my classroom everyday. In turn I hope to build passion in my students and help them to succeed.
Podcasting and Misconceptions While creating excellent podcast recordings with audacity software, hosted on Soundcloud, I explore student misconceptions. My skills in podcasting have helped me to create learning experiences for students and colleagues, but learning about student misconceptions is more valuable than any tech skills I could ever present. Take time to find out what they are thinking.
Networked Learning Project I was able to expand my networking skills by learning to cut hair over the internet. Using those same skills I have been able to learn pedagogy, web design, and even automobile repair. With the resources available online I can learn anything for whatever a task might require.
Digital Story Telling Using Moviemaker and similar software I create digital stories to teach students and colleagues. It creates an engaging format that is accessible until the internet dies. Hosted online these digital stories can be used as a resource for future classes. In addition, I have been able to allow my students to tell stories using the same format.
Wicked Problem of Practice In this white paper my colleague and I tackle a problem with no simple solution: Rethinking Teaching. Our proposals for solving it are ambitious, flip learning. If we can get our students active in the classroom deeper learning happens and they remember it. Allowing them to engage with lectures and content outside of these classroom frees up face time for higher learning.
Technology Integration In this white paper I researched the current level of technology integration among my colleagues. My abiltiy to gather, analyze, and communicate data creates a comfort level concerning the piles of information that are available to me in the age of testing. It allows me to move past the anxiety of the testing, apply my analysis to pedagogy, and drive instruction in a formative manner. See my full analysis here
Technology and ASD In this short video I explain how to use technology like VOKI to help autistic students engage with writing. My fluency with this technology and others like it allows me to be adaptable to the situation and needs of my students. The technology available to me is astounding at times. By creatively applying it to pedagogy learning can become accessible to a wider range of students.
Flipped Learning here I created this site as a resource for my fourth grade students. It allows me to extend the classroom and engage my students in higher level thinking in the classroom. As I continue to grow it more and more of my units come online. When students can access the content knowledge before, during and after math class we have time to enrich, engage, and intervene in class. Its still a work in progress, but I'm excited about the possibilities it presents.