One of the first assignments for EdTech 501 is to define educational technology in graphic form. I didn’t want to default to PowerPoint as I am too comfortable with it. I feel it is important to attempt new programs and methods during this course. For this project, I decided to use Lucidchart as I found it while playing with Google+. If you have not had a chance to check it out, I implore you to do so. It includes numerous graphic organizers on the free version. I can only imagine what I would get if I paid for it! I found graphic organizers for essays that I have not yet tried, but I am hoping to integrate a few of them in the curriculum this year. The organizers are easy to manipulate to create the perfect organizer for the assignment. It is not like some organizers where I feel like I have to change the assignment to fit the organizer or create my own from scratch. It would be difficult to find an organizer that could not be tweaked to fit any assignment.
My EdTech501 definition graphic incorporates what I believe is important in the ever evolving field of educational technology.