Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Teaching with Technology

While technology resources are abundant in education, sometimes instructors do not know how to use them effectively for instruction. This past week, ED 510 students investigated this topic, chose a technology resources to learn more about and presented their findings through informative videos. Enjoy!

3-D Printing - A Beasley
Digital Storytelling - L Godwin
ePortfolio - P McTier
Maker Spaces - S Wallace

ED 510 - Using Material Generators

Students in ED 510 have been "playing" with (FREE) technology resources used for generating instructional/educational materials. Enjoy the submissions I featured below!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

5e Lesson Plans

Students in ED 505 have been super busy the past few weeks. They've taken all of their pedagogical and technological "know how" and designed interactive and engaging lessons for their students.

I hope you enjoy viewing a few of these submissions:

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

ED 505 Digital Citizenship

ED 505 students have been learning about digital citizenship, as it relates to P-12 classrooms. They presented the information gathered about this topic on self-created Websites.

Enjoy viewing the featured sites, which met most, if not all project requirements.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Students in ED 510 designed professional ePortfolios for their final course project. Enjoy viewing their submissions*.

*ePortfolios posted here do not necessarily meet all course assignment requirements

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Teaching Strategies Web Page

Want to take a really great course? Then sign up for ED 307 Teaching Strategies for the Digital Age!! What makes it so great - see student showcases below -

Partnering Pedagogies

ED 307 students turned into investigative reporters - enjoy the following investigative reports about a variety of different partnering pedagogies.

K Bates - Inquiry Based Learning
A Chandler - Community Service Learning
S Jackson - Challenge Based Learning
D Livingston - Global Collaboration
J Sims - Problem Based Learning
C Stout - Project Based Learning
A Wiggins - Team Based Learning
M Wooten - Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Engagement - the special ingredient for increasing online student retention

With the exponential growth in online courses, retention, which has been suggested as one of the greatest weaknesses of online education, is an area of great concern. Studies show that failed retention rates for online college and university graduates range from 20 to 50%, however the number of college students who are participating in online courses continues to increase dramatically despite this likelihood of non-completion.
Student persistence in online courses is related to many reasons, of these, research suggests that both time and relationships rate high on the list. While the instructor may not be able to combat a student’s “time” commitments, it is possible to create positive and trusting online relationships, which begins with student engagement.
Attend this session to learn about the three essential components for building student engagement in online courses and thus, increasing student retention and success.

View the presentation here.
View handout here.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Digital Teaching Resources

Students in ED 510 are learning to design, create and publish digital teaching resources. This past week they received SoftChalk Cloud accounts and were asked to create and publish a lesson that could be viewed and completed online. Lesson topics ranged from dual enrollment to welding and electrical safety.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Materials Generators & Teaching with Technology

This semester's ED 510 students are "showing out" their new technology skills! Check out their teaching with technology presentations and material generator artifacts.

Teaching with Technology

R Chaffin – 3D Printers in Education 
A Chamblee – Mobile Learning 
R Gerloff – Educational Pinboards 
V Horne – Mobile Learning 
B Keeton – Geocaching 
K Swindell – Assistive Technology 

Material Generator Artifacts

R Chaffin – Upward Bound 

K Swindell – Dual Enrollment 
B Keeton – Welding Programs 
T Taylor – Residential Wiring 
R Gerloff – College Fair 
A Chamblee – FAFSA Application 
V Horne – eLearning 
M Kinard – HR Newsletter 
K Harbison – ACT Prep 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Flipping fun!

This past week ED 307 students learned about flipping the classroom, which while isn't a new concept, has recently made a big comeback in K-12 classrooms.

Enjoy the following student submissions - 

C Stout

Robert Robbie Cowan Hartselle AL

Monday, January 29, 2018

Digital Citizenship Websites

ED 505 students spent the past week learning about Digital Citizenship and constructing informational websites. Each group did a great job - Enjoy viewing!

Greenwood, Jackson, Merriweather, Raymond, Vick, Williams: https://group4digitalcitiz.wixsite.com/mysite
Hudson, Hull, Hunter, McAleer and Reed: https://uwadigcitizenship.weebly.com/
Ford, Shoulders, St. Clair and Turner: http://digitalcitizenshipforstudent.weebly.com/  
Hawkins, Morton, Smith: https://sites.google.com/site/groupofthreeeducators/home

Robert Robbie Cowan Hartselle, AL