It is hard to believe that it is already time to be REFLECTING on Edtech 501; it seems we just started the course! While I consider the challenges and artifacts that I faced while taking 501, I cannot help but see a connect between the two. Although my summer has been full of professional develop… Read More Edtech 501 Reflection
In some aspects, educational technology seems like a very broad term that could describe any hardware or software used in learning or teaching. In other ways, this term seems limiting because it does not seem to take into consideration the planning, using, and evaluating of technology in the classroom. The expectation of practicing ethically cannot… Read More EDTECH Graphic
The process of evaluating the technology maturity of a school revealed the many aspects required to successful integrate technology. It’s a balance between teaching practice and technical technique. Each of the filters within the Maturity Benchmark contains the behavioral actions of stakeholders and the resource technology in place to guide these actions. In the context… Read More School Evaluation Summary
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
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
My name is Tyler Isbell, and I am a math teacher at Blytheville High School: New Tech. The purpose of this blog is to provide space to collect my thoughts, work samples, reflections, and examples as I pursue my Masters of Educational Technology degree at Boise State University. You can read more about me or why… Read More Welcome!