The SAMR Model of Tech Integration EDUC Blog Post #7

Last night Professor Steve Katz spoke about the SAMR model by Ruben Puentedura for integrating technology into classroom lessons.  This model shows 4 levels that tech can be involved in a classroom.  It is important to note that these levels  are often stepping stones and tech Substitution is an accomplishment that should be celebrated.  After Read More …

1:1 Classroom Expectations

During my regular homeroom classes I rarely use 1:1 devices but once a week in my Genius Hour all students have devices.  As Professor Steve Katz said its important to give your students clear expectations when using tech and other devices.  I used Piktochart to create an infographic for any class where I use devices.

Screencasting my classroom – Edmodo – Editing & Deleting

The next assignment for EDUC932 was to make a Screencast that will help instruct our students.  A screencast is a recording of the computer screen and is incredibly useful to teach students exactly how to do something.  I used Screencastify (A free Google Chrome extension) I picked editing and deleting comments on www.Edmodo.com.  I use Read More …

Making a Digital Syllabus with Piktochart

Our next assignment with Professor Steve Katz was to make a functional syllabus.  Since I’m likely leaving Korea soon I thought it pertinent to create a syllabus for my afterschool clubs which I will hopefully take with me to my next school.  I present to you the syllabus for Genius Hour made with Piktochart!  I’m quite Read More …

Scratch – My favorite EdTech tools from EDUC 932 Blog Post #6

Professor Steve Katz gave us tons of tech tips to bring into our classrooms and its hard to pinpoint one favorite.  I see practical implementation for coding, video, audio and other lessons in my classroom.  If I had a 1-1 class where every kid had a device I would certainly involve video and blogging on Read More …

Hour of Code – EDUC 932

Prof Katz assigned us an hour of code last night.  He gave us 3 options and naturally I tried the most advanced. I had to “remix Spacetrek” and embed it below.  When I first opened the game I immediately thought of my childhood Atari favorite, Asteroids and tried to recreate it.  I had a lot of trouble Read More …

Google Expeditions – Habitats & Pollution – EDUC 932

Last week I presented on a science lesson using Prezi and then Google Expeditions.  Follow the Prezi below and then download Google Expeditions on your Android Device to check this out!   The students would first learn about habitats and pollution with a series of Google Slides.  Then they would take a Google Expedition to one Read More …

Article Review – 9 Essential Skills Kids Should Learn by Leo Babauta – EDUC 932 Blog Post #5

  Leo Babauta points out 9 essential skills for kids on his blog www.ZenHabits.net.  Unfortunately I couldn’t get past his opening line “kids in today’s school system are not being prepared well for tomorrow’s world” and future “unschooling” proclamation.  I take these as a bash on teachers like myself for supposedly not teaching those skills. Maybe its Read More …