Digital learnng, on-line learning, Virtual Reality

Do I have room for a second life?

I think that I just finished one of the most technologically frustrating weeks ever.  I thought that some of the things that I was asked to do last semester in ECI 831 were out of my element, but my introduction to Second Life was not a smooth one.  The one satisfying thing I learned was,… Continue reading Do I have room for a second life?

Digital learnng, Technology Integration

Can we rewrite the educational song?

When I finished reading,  The Song Remains the Same: Looking Back to the Future of Educational Technology by Punya Mishra, Matthew J Koehler, Kristen Kereluik. TechTrends. Washington: Sep/Oct 2009. Vol. 53, Iss. 5; p. 48, for an assignment for my ECI 832 class, I couldn't help but think  this was a conversation we have all… Continue reading Can we rewrite the educational song?

Digital learnng, Media Literacy

Is It Really That Simple?

While trying to decide what blog(s) I was wanting to follow this term in ECI 832, I came across a post on the "Cool Cat Teacher" blog on making a case for cell phone use in class. This caught my attention immediately, because I am always expressing my wish for students to have access to… Continue reading Is It Really That Simple?

Digital learnng, Media Literacy, Technology Integration

What are my current coordinates?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27550931@N03/2569927379/ In my ECI 832 course we were asked to pin point our current coordinates on our technology compass.  It is difficult, but important, to face exactly where we are when it comes to technology.  It can be impossible to move forward if we do not know where we are starting and  this can cause… Continue reading What are my current coordinates?