Advantages of Using Multimedia in the Classroom

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

Tech Trends in Education

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

Annotated Bibliography, Research, and Problem-Based Learning

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” in the Classroom

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

Code of Professional Ethics in Educational Technology

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

Instructional Software in a High School Geometry Classroom

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