Teaching a Class through an LMS – EDUC 932 Blog Post #8

My favorite concept that I learned with Professor Steve Katz was the idea of teaching a class through an LMS.  Previously I’ve used Edmodo to help my students learn Digital Literacy but its mostly a message board for the class.  I never thought I’d be able to use it to give and grade assignments yet Read More …

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 …

My Class Website – EDUC 932

      Our next assignment was to make a class website.  Its still just a skeleton but I’m hoping to update it with student work and great links, especially in the 2nd semester!  Don’t worry the rest of the important info will gradually get filled in too. I used wordpress.com to create a free blog and Read More …

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 …