EDTECH Graphic

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

School Evaluation Summary

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

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

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