Category Archives: 2 Instruction

EDTC 6433: Module 4 Reflection – ISTE4: Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility

Triggering Event Question: What are the most important technology-relevant societal issues to address in an evolving digital culture, and how do I best address them with elementary students?  The ISTE Standard 4 for Teachers is about digital citizenship and calls on … Continue reading

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EDTC 6433: Module 3 Reflection – ISTE3: Model Digital-Age Work and Learning

Triggering Event Question: With a minimal level of digital literacy and technological familiarity, how can I demonstrate knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative educator in a global and digital society? The third ISTE standard urges teachers to “model … Continue reading

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EDTC 6433: Module 2 Reflection – ISTE2: Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments

Triggering Event Question: How can I use contemporary technology tools to strengthen small group collaboration and cooperative learning experiences for my intermediate elementary learners? When imagining my future classroom, two dichotomies emerge: a pervasive atmosphere of group collaboration and creativity, and … Continue reading

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EDTC 6433: Module 1 Reflection

ISTE Standard 1: Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity Triggering Question: How can I use technology to support active student engagement and authentic language use for my English Language Learners? When considering the public school classrooms of the 21st century, … Continue reading

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EDU 6989: The Damage Done by Abstinence-Only Sexual Education Programs

We are living in the Information Age. More knowledge is available at our fingertips now than has ever been available before. Nothing that is already known can remain unknown for long. For that reason, it astounds me that so many … Continue reading

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EDU 6526: Course Reflection

Reflecting on this course, I feel a bit overwhelmed by the many instructional methods with which I’ve been presented. While it has been helpful to group them by four distinct families (see Figure 1) – Information Processing (Cognitivism), Personal Development … Continue reading

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EDU 6526: Multiple Intelligences – When and How to Differentiate

From day 1 of a teacher education program, teacher candidates are inculcated with Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences. From taking personal assessments, reading countless scholarly critiques, and debating pros and cons of MI-aligned pedagogy, the theory that humans come … Continue reading

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