Tag Archive | #udsnf12
A couple of weeks ago I trekked down to Virginia to attend a forum on the future of higher education that was being held at George Mason University. I was nervous because I’ve never traveled to a conference alone, but I was determined to go despite my nervousness. I am so glad that I went. […]
Digital Story Books. See how I used StoryKit to create a very important message!
I am so excited about all of the things I have learned this semester in UDSNF12, but this is by far one of my favorite things that I have done! After making a meme using Flickr and a meme generator, I was inspired to create something from that meme. So, I used my iPad and the StoryKit […]
My tool exploration project involves the use of twitter for research. I have always dreaded teaching research to students, and then trying to get access to the library’s database was always tricky for students to do at home. Twitter is something they understand and use readily. I became interested in this topic when this post […]
So what I’ve been struggling with is the role of an educator in our society. While the idea of bringing the classroom into the 21st century is exciting, there are a couple of things that worry me. First, the financial reality of school districts is bleak. Classrooms with broken windows, falling ceiling tiles, leaking roofs […]
Discovering the learning possibilities as a student has excited and motivated me to promote the same type of learning in all institutions, both public and private, from K-12 to post-secondary. It seems that a big challenge in education revolves student perfomance and teaching effectiveness. I think that going edupunk helps to reduce some of those […]
I’ve spent a considerable amount of time trying to determine what I want to learn about to make me a better teacher. And then it hit me – I have always struggled with making my classes more student-centered rather than teacher-directed. I think this is partly due to the fear of my classes getting “out […]