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#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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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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Makerspaces: An Alternate Path to Educational Research

I had the pleasure of meeting Stefania Druga of Hackidemia fame yesterday. When you have the chance to spend time with someone who left a promising career to follow their passion, do so! She is spreading joy, wonder, and empowerment … Continue reading

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Does compartmentalizing technology under TPACK allow teachers to consider technology as “extra”?

I’ll provide some background about myself in order to put the above question in context. I am still relatively new to the game of educational technology research.  I focused on science text reading strategies for my MA in Science Education, … Continue reading

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