Tag Archives: preservice teachers

“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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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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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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Digital Literacy and Screenshots

I’m planning some of the changes I want to make this coming fall semester for my online teacher technology course. The curriculum concerns two viewpoints for my students, one as students of the course, but a second as teachers-to-be who … Continue reading

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Teacher Immediacy

I enjoy being a full-time graduate student; discussing theory and research issues with fellow doctoral students and faculty in my courses, assisting faculty as a grad assistant, and working on my own research. But sometimes I miss my kids. Not … Continue reading

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From MOOC to AERA Round Table Discussion

I enrolled in Kevin Werbach’s 2012 Coursera Gamification course because I am interested in learning about anything that can be used as a tool to motivate people to learn; be they students or teachers. Little did I know it would … Continue reading

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Should social networking be a required part of the curriculum for preservice Teacher Technology courses?

Each semester there are always a few students in my Preparing Teachers to Use Technology course that have either never used social networking sites or have antipathy towards them. Given that I am an advocate of Constructivism as presented by … Continue reading

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