Tag Archives: Teacher Education

“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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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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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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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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From a secondary teacher to an elementary teacher, I get it

I remember as I went through my education courses there was always the question, do you want to teach young kids or teens? For me the choice was made easier due to my aversion of, um, bodily fluids. Even my … Continue reading

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Why Video Discussion Posts are Amazing

This post will be a bit different from the previous three, there will be no research or citations or formal writing per se. I am simply sharing a moment I had the honor to witness and explain why I am … Continue reading

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