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Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

In the Guide to Capstone Education from the National Capstone Consortium there are a series of questions posed about technology and the role it should, could or might possibly play in a capstone course. In “How Does Technology Facilitate Learning?

Strategies for Becoming an Effective, Present Teacher

Teachers can get caught up in the day-to-day parts of the classroom and forget to take time to consider whether or not they’re teaching effectively. Wilson based her strategies on Professor John Hattie’s theories on Visible Learning and Teaching. Homework, assessments, projects.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. Only 47% of secondary students surveyed reported being engaged, enthusiastic and committed to their learning.

Teaching with the Growth Mindset

As he explained in the edWebinar, “Developing a Growth Mindset Using Digital Portfolios,” combining a change in his educational approach with the addition of differentiated assignments helped all students raise their performance. The new approach can actually help students enjoy learning. “I

2013 Global Education Conference Kicks Off Today - List of Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Speakers, presenters and public from all over the world talking, showing and listening about education. Catalina Valenzuela "Loved the chance to learn, share and grow both as an educator and as a person who wants to stay abreast of changes and innovation." Effie Kyrikakis "An awesome gathering of educators from all over the world with valuable contributions to improve education as a whole. A fantastic demonstration of a global learning event."

The Epsilen Experience: Power Users Share Their Stories #SXSWedu


Ingram''s classroom is close to paperless. Using professional learning communities to help get PD to teachers on site. Barnett - Solved a huge problem for providing professional development. Learning matrix in Epsilen is a good tool for shaping learner advancement. Heflin - Supports education specialists at Region XIII who have to become familiar with Epsilen as they go out and present it to districts. What is the impact on teaching and learning?

Week of August 29, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). TECH TALK TUESDAYS: LEARNING TO SCRATCH ( Australia Series ) Tue 29 Aug 02:00AM New York / Tue 30 Aug 06:00AM GMT / Tue 30 Aug 04:00PM Sydney Anne Mirtschin. Learn how to use Scratch for effective learning and programming in your classroom.