Archive for the ‘Instructional Design’ Category

Staying Current on Technology in Education

Staying current in the technology education world is not an easy task. Things are changing rapidly and the students are learning new things each day on their own. I have noticed a huge trend in the computer science world with a push for more computer coding. The event that was just held world-wide called Hour…

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Plickers! Ever Heard of them?

Plickers! Ever heard of them? I hadn’t… until now. Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices. Where have you been all my life? Photo Credit: https://plickers.com/ I teach in a community where the students do not have access to devices at home or at…

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Four Ways to Ensure your Training Session is Effective

  Have you ever had to present at a faculty meeting or school professional development? Here are five tips on how to ensure your training goes smoothly and your guest get the most bang for their buck.   I am a teacher and I truly enjoy professional development sessions that cater to my interest and…

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What is a storyboard? & How would I use it in my classroom?

There are many reasons why someone might want to create a screencast to give/show directions. It is not an easy task if you don’t know what to say or how to navigate through your computer to show the user where to go during your screencast. A great way to help your screencast become professional and well…

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Why are screencasts so helpful?

Have you ever wanted to know how to do something that you have never done before or didn’t remember? Did you try googling it? You can find a video on how to do about everything. The video can be anything from a person talking, a catoon or animation or a screencast. A screencast is a…

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Using Kahoot in the Classroom

Do you want a need way to assess you students in the classroom? Have you heard of Kahoot? “Kahoot! Is One Of The World’s Fastest Growing Learning Brands. Loved In Over 180 Countries, Our Free Game-Based Platform Enables More Meaningful, Playful And Powerful Experiences, In Classrooms And Beyond. Here’s how: Stimulates collaboration and social learning….

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Instructional Design

  A Wikipedia Article defines Instructional Design as “…the practice of maximizing the effectiveness, efficiency and appeal of instruction and other learning experiences.” In my grad class we spoke about all the careers that have Instructional designers and what their job entails. As an educator, the way I see instructional design being used in the classroom…

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