Welcome!

Welcome to my EdTech Learning Log.  This is a place where I plan to post artifacts, technology based lesson plans, and reflections throughout my time in the M.E.T. program at Boise State University.  Technology can be a wonderful thing in the classroom, and it is my hope to alleviate some of the concerns/fears teachers may have about integrating technology in the classroom.

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2 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. I am so glad you tried out a new tool instead of defaulting to one you have already used. That is absolutely one of the reasons for this class–to encourage everyone to step outside of their comfort zone and experiment with technology. I always encourage students to take risks and never penalize them for doing so.

    Concept maps have been proven to be an excellent tool in helping us make inferences and connections. They are also great ways to organize and examine difficult ideas and can be very effective test study tools. You might want to do some research on the use of concept mapping in education for our EDTECH Research Annotated Bibliography assignment later in this course.

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  2. I really enjoyed the Bloom’s Taxonomy of iPads. Very cool!

    I liked how you expanded on the educational technology definition given in the reading with your own ideas. Social media definitely has a lot of potential in education. One of my colleagues who teaches English in Japan has been using LINE, an instant messaging platform, to revolutionize student involvement in her classes. Japanese students are notoriously reticent. She uses LINE to create student polls determining what the students want to spend their cultural lessons doing. It’s revolutionary and the first of its kind in Japan. Exciting stuff!

    Great job on your graphic!

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