Level 2: Gamification Implementation

So on 2/19 my students and I created the "story behind the game". I asked students to think of the story behind it all and if they had an idea, write it down or draw it out and come talk to me about it. They had some great ideas, but one theme was common and … Continue reading Level 2: Gamification Implementation

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Techy5teacher’s Top 10 Tips: Being a Successful Online Teacher

There are a variety of factoring with teaching, period. Online, blended,  and face to face all have some commonalities, as well as some individualized differences.  The following interactive image highlights 10 of my top tips for being a successful Online Teacher. Top Ten Tips: Being a Successful Online Teacher //www.thinglink.com/card/1013840317155115009 Please feel free to comment … Continue reading Techy5teacher’s Top 10 Tips: Being a Successful Online Teacher

Help students become better decision makers: PBL and MEAs Instruction

Many educational pedagogies involve students making a decision. Isn't one of our goals as educators to better prepare students for a chance to obtain a 21st century STEM career? "Problem-based learning (PBL) an instructional method of hands-on, active learning centered on the investigation and resolution of messy, real-world problems." (Learning-theories.com) For more information: https://www.learning-theories.com/problem-based-learning-pbl.html "Model-eliciting … Continue reading Help students become better decision makers: PBL and MEAs Instruction

Seeking opinions: Masters Degree in Instructional Design and correlating jobs

So I have recently committed to starting the journey of obtaining my masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Instructional Technology.  After months of researching universities and programs, I have decided to apply to USF and UF. There are, of course, pros and cons of both programs and their general locations from … Continue reading Seeking opinions: Masters Degree in Instructional Design and correlating jobs

21 CLD Teachers = 21 CLD students: Based on ITL Research evidence

There have been many pedagogical shifts happening within the past five years in order to focus on preparing students for jobs that don't currently exist. The focus on STEM careers has been a particularly large emphasis within the educational world. So as an educator we know the students need to be able to speak with … Continue reading 21 CLD Teachers = 21 CLD students: Based on ITL Research evidence