Thursday, April 13, 2017

growing healthy digital footprint and PLN

It is time to stop and smell the roses. You are surrounded by the bunch of great minds. Please take a look at each other posts.  Did you learn something new?  Comment on them.  Do you think others should read it? Share it via Twitter.  Build your personal Learning Network and help your peers to create the good digital footprint.


Monday, March 6, 2017

Visiting Lincoln Elementary

We will be visiting Lincoln Elementary School in Cedar Falls on Tuesday, March 23 instead of holding class. We will meet in front of the building no later than 1:55 PM - We have appointment with Ms. Colleen Nelson, Teacher -librarian at 2

In preparation for our visit, please read the  following:

Evaluating Technology Use in the classroom (including the Prensky's article mentioned in the link )

Also, while looking at the resources (apps) used by students keep in mind the rubric we used to evaluate OSMO products. You can download the Education App Evaluation Rubric here,  or you can just look at the one I gave you in print

You will be required to create a blog post in which you will address the described in an assignment elements

Thursday, February 9, 2017

SAMR model - Beyond the Bassics

SAMR is a model for selecting, using, and evaluating technology in education, created by Dr. Ruben Puentedura.  As you are looking ant the resources and later talk about the model in class please think at what stage of SAMR model (which letter) will your students be while using the technology during your pbl activity? This pdf document contains the questions you should ask yourself in order to successfully transition from Substitution to Redefinition stage. Please try to answer the questions with the relation to your final project.

Image: Dr. Ruben Puentedura 

Watch the short video explaining the model in 120 seconds:

For more resources, you can subscribe to our SAMR related Pinterest board

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Week 1 : Getting Oriented :-)

by Nad

Welcome to the Creating Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments RWLD.

This is where you will find additional Readings, Watchings, Listenings and Doings (RWLD). This RWLD provides a simple method for sharing multimedia resources with students throughout the course.

Before we begin, however, It would be interesting to find out your learning style and technological prowess. I know that you probably did this in your Ed Tech and Design class, but it would be interesting to see if anything has changed over the years.

Begin by completing the ILS questionnaire below and then entering your personal information into the following surveys.

Surveys to Complete:

about The Leader in Me

Leader In Me is a philosophy based on the work of Dr. Stephen Covey’s book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” The goal of the Leader In Me is for students of all ages, even the youngest ones to understand that they all have the skills and essential qualities to become leaders.

Start by visiting the Leader in Me website

Here is the link to 7 habits for kids: 

And here is one of thousands resources I found on Pinterest after I typed Leader in Me. Look at this poster. Could you apply these skills in your life? How so?  Perhaps you can blog about it?

Finally, follow Leader Valley on Facebook to see what's going on in schools in the Cedar Valley: