Thursday, October 12, 2017

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

ED 510 students are spreading the news - about the great things they are doing and events they are involved in. Enjoy these great newsletters -

B Bradberry - Fire Prevention
B Cockrell - Legislative Updates
A Childress - Federal Student Aid]
A Ray - Dixie Cycles
C Higdon - 5th Grade Play

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Teaching with Technology

What technology resources are available for teaching and learning? How do you use them? What are the advantage and disadvantages?

These are questions ED 510 students have been investigating about a variety of technology resources. They presented their findings through lecture-capture video using Prezi and Jing.

The following submissions do a great job following digital content and presentation best practices - Enjoy!

B Bradberry: Maker Spaces
  •          Speaker was the STAR – sounded knowledgeable and excited about the topic
  •          Good design
  •      Presentation moved, slides/zooms changed frequently

B Cockrell: Educational Pinboards
  •           Intro voice synced with presentation
  •          Great design
  •          Knowledgeable and informative; excited about topic

  •          Engaged the viewer from the start, by pulling us into her memory
  •           Great design – main ideas/key words/phrases

A Smith: ePortfolios
  •           Excellent design
  •          Real examples
  •          Presentation flowed well
  •          Seemed excited and knowledgeable about the topic


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Digital Citizenship

What is Digital Citizenship? That was the question posed to ED 305 students during an inquiry-based lesson this past week.

Student responses took the form of a digitally published lesson, designed to teach their "future" students about digital citizenship. Three of the "stand out" submissions are featured below - Enjoy!

H Sims topped the class, with this amazing, lesson! J Walker and N Williams also produced great lessons! 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Flipping the Classroom

ED 307 students have recently been learning about flipping their classrooms. Their work (information gathering and conclusions) was demonstrated through self-created animated videos, which were very well created and interesting to watch. I particularly found the animated presentation featured below interesting, based on the evaluation criteria used, which includes "creativity" and "content" components.

The featured submission is very relevant to what we currently see every time we turn on the TV and/or venture into social media. Additionally, the following information was included in the content, and I found it to be very correct and relevant to the current lesson, the course, and current educational hot topics -


  • Video isn’t what a flipped classroom is all about
  • Constructivism connection
  • Increase interaction and contact time between students and teachers
  • Content permanently archived
  • Personalized education
President Trump Discusses the Flipped Classroom - by K Oswalt

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Digital Citizenship

This past week ED 505 students collaboratively worked to develop Websites about digital citizenship. They did a great job - Enjoy!

Group 1 - S Abbott, M Adams, A Black, Q Brown, N Laxton, F Lewis

Group 2 - B Alsup, J Brown, R Kizer, C Maceina, C Pritchett, P Quincey, M Smith

Group 3L Caple, J Horne, Y Lee, J Sawtelle, MStallworth, C Taylor

Group 4C Cooper, T Heaton, D Hunt, L Hutton, S Parker, M Rogers