I have the opportunity to participate AND present at the first ever Midsouth Summit featuring Google For Education. This event is made up of current and former educators who love to use Edtech, especially Google Apps for Education (GAFE), in the classroom. Although there is a great deal of technical education that happens at these… Read More Presenting at the Midsouth Summit!
References: National Teacher Training Institute. (n.d.). Why use video in the classroom? Retrieved from http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/ntti/resources/video1.html Roblyer, M. (2016). Integrating educational technology into teaching (Seventh ed., p. 204). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education. Video Blog Script: My name is Tyler Isbell, and I teach upper level math at Blytheville High School: New Tech. I wanted to… Read More Advantages of Using Multimedia in the Classroom
According to the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report, one solvable challenge to educational technology adoption in the classroom is personalized learning implementation (The New Media Consortium [NMC], 2014). According to the article, this problem is considered solvable because technology is already available to address the issue. This idea of using technology to tailor instruction and… Read More Tech Trends in Education
By having search capabilities on Google Scholar and on library databases, research is not difficult at all. A little knowledge regarding how to find exact phrases using quotation marks or excluding certain words using a minus sign in a search box will result a plethora of peer-reviewed, scholarly articles on a specific topic quickly. The real… Read More Annotated Bibliography, Research, and Problem-Based Learning
The “Basic Suite” applications includes a word processor, spreadsheet software, and presentation software. These widely used programs support professionals in the workplace and in education. According to Roblyer, the relative advantage of this software suite could be summarized in four areas: improved productivity, improved appearance, improved accuracy, and more interaction and collaboration (2016). The Geometry… Read More The “Basic Suite” in the Classroom
Oddly enough, I have never used a RSS feed reader. I have many blogs that I visit regularly, and of course I received tons of update emails that I generally ignore (and the emails fill up my inbox). Just to save time in my own practice, I am moving my favorite blogs to my Feedly… Read More RSS in Education
In creating my first voicetread, I learned quite a bit about using slides in a presentation. The best way to summarize it would be in the two statements: “Less is more” and “Let the main thing be the main thing.” Rather than filling slides full of distracting pictures, fonts, and animations that take away from… Read More Tackling the Chickasaw Digital Divide.
One of the most remarkable ideas uncovered in this week’s assignments seemed to be the driving force behind the creation and interpreting of the Code of Professional Ethics in Educational Technology. Rather than simply judging a decision right or wrong based on a strict set of rules, professional ethics must also guide the purpose and… Read More Code of Professional Ethics in Educational Technology
According to Roblyer, instructional software is “designed specifically to deliver instruction or assist with the delivery of instruction on a topic” (2016). This type of educational technology may be divided by the particular functions they fulfill in the classroom. Each of these functions may be demonstrated in the context of a high school Geometry classroom.… Read More Instructional Software in a High School Geometry Classroom