Category Archives: Types of Technology

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More on Gaming

ASCD recently shared an article by Mind/Shift entitled, Tapping Into the Potential of Games and Uninhibited Play for Learning, that discusses the effective use of game based learning in the classroom. It mentions one way to shape your approach to model … Continue reading

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Games in the Classroom

I was just reading a blog post about a great classroom project where students had to create a colony on the moon and develop a civilization using the educational version of the popular video game, Minecraft. The version MinecraftEdu was created to … Continue reading

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Walkman? Huh? What’s that?

It is truly amazing to see how fast things have changed with regards to technology. I can remember countless hours spent listening to my walkman, creating mix tapes, and trying to capture my favorite song on the radio by quickly … Continue reading

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Why Haven’t I Tried Flipped Learning Yet?

After spending the past few hours reading , watching and listening to various educators share their experiences with flipped learning, I can honestly say that I love this concept! I realize that it is not an earth-shatteringly new idea. Many … Continue reading

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NETS: Need Everyone to Teach Standards

Technology integration in schools is not only a trend that is rapidly growing; but, it is a necessity for schools if they want to stay current and create an educational environment that is both relevant to students and helps prepare … Continue reading

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Infographics in the Classroom

Infographics in the Classroom I had clearly seen infographics before today; but, I had never thought of them as an educational tool. I simply thought infographics were something that advertisers used to sell their products. But after learning more about … Continue reading

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Digital Storytelling

Digital Stories in Education As an educator, I am always looking for new ways to create authentic assessments that incorporate technology. After reading about digital story telling as a way to have students, inform, persuade, or analyze a particular topic, … Continue reading

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Media Literacy: Isn’t it’s Importance Obvious?

Media Literacy: Isn’t it’s Importance Obvious? Renee Hobbs’ article, Teaching Media Literacy: Yo Are You Hip to This?, lists numerous reasons as to why educators believe that media literacy is an important area of knowledge for students such as, “[it]…is … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Blogs and Course One

Course One of Coetails has been an interesting mix of of reviewing familiar tools and learning new ones. Personally, the most challenging part of the course for me was posting blogs. Blogs were not a new concept to me as … Continue reading

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