Category Archives: Educational Technology

This category will contain anything to do with educational technology.

#DotDay and the Challenge to Blog

Life has gotten a bit crazy, mainly because I have completely forgotten calculus. Well, that’s not exactly true. For my science education emphasis I must take 2 graduate level science courses. Rather than choosing the easy way out (there are … Continue reading

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“Why Aren’t More Teachers on Twitter?”

(Link to study documentation and survey) This is a question that seems to get posted at least once during the education chats I participate in each week. After having discovered how easily one can connect with and learn from passionate … Continue reading

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The Power of Technology in the Classroom

It’s been a tough few weeks and it feels like the semester will not end soon enough. Taking three grad classes, teaching two teacher prep courses, deciding on comp questions, serving on a couple of committees, and conducting independent research … Continue reading

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Education and Technology/Oil & Water – and HOPE!

As a doctoral student who specializes in educational technology and science education, meaning I work with a lot of preservice teachers and as a result inservice teachers, I have witnessed how the established education community mixes with technology. And that … Continue reading

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The Eternal Balancing Act

Tomorrow begins my third year as a doctoral student. I will be heading to campus tomorrow afternoon to sign my contract, stating that UNLV gets 20 hours a week of my time. Fortunately for me that means teaching a couple … Continue reading

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First ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education)

How to describe these last few days in San Antonio. Tiring comes to mind as I sit on the bed in the hotel room, legs and feet grateful for the relief. That is one BIG convention center. But that feeling … Continue reading

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Text Discussion Boards in Higher Ed – Really?

One of my students this week pointed out the incongruity of using text-based discussions in a course focused on educational technology. And yes, I recognize the irony of writing about this in, let’s face it, that same kind of format. … Continue reading

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Science Festivals, Kiera Wilmot, and Teacher Makerspaces

The Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival ended with a bang, literally, and no one was hauled off as a felon! Unfortunately, such was not the case for Kiera Wilmot, the Florida teen who simply wanted to try her hand … Continue reading

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Students want to be seen as people

This is the conclusion I have come to during my time spent researching the use of Google+ video posts and Hangouts as a way to help create social and teaching presence in my online classroom. This sentiment is not revolutionary, … Continue reading

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Embracing the Growth Mindset

I have almost completed Dr. Dweck’s book, “mindset” and have recognized both growth and fixed mindsets within myself. There have definitely been times when I have internalized the failure to understand a concept quickly or accomplish a task as a … Continue reading

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