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TEAM: Technology in Education Accessibility Model

As I continue my studies as a graduate student in the Instructional Technology program at The University of Akron and my own journey with technology integration, I have developed a model to help others pace themselves with their own technology integration.  The model points out several points along the way from inaccessibilty to technology to … Continue reading



As I have moved fully into a blended classroom, I have narrowed down my technology tools to a few star performers: Google Drive, Google Classroom, ThinkCERCA, and ExitTicket.  As I instruct, I also use other tools so my students get to see their potential.  When they create their multmedia projects, they will have a better … Continue reading

21st Century Learning Guide

Watch four TED discussions on the WWW regarding IA then develop an instructional plan strictly adhering to the following models: TPACK, ADDIE, and SAMR. Make sure to refer to the models in your OTES pre- and post-observations to show how you are using the CCSS, ISTE, and NETS to support your personal and professional EVAAS … Continue reading

The Digital Divide

After almost ten years of using digital technology as a tool to help students to learn, I have seen tremendous growth in our students’ ability to navigate the digital education setting, and each year it gets better and better. To be sure,  there are still students who ask, “How do I log on?  How do I … Continue reading

Here we go…

Today, I introduced the CourseSites learning management system by Blackboard to my 7th grade students. I asked them to practice submitting their vocabulary assignments for the week via the system. I did offer them extra credit for their time. I am excited that students are submitting their work, and that I can now see from … Continue reading

CourseSites by Blackboard

Technology is transforming the K-12 classrom landscape.  My 7th grade students and I are getting ready to embark on our first experience with a learning management system, CourseSites.  I have been working diligently for almost two weeks preparing for our virtual classroom unit of study on conformity based on the young adult novel Stargirl by … Continue reading