Tags » Instructional Technology

Teaching Coding to Middle Schoolers: Week 1

To learn more about teachers and to experiment with classroom technology, I was given the opportunity to teach my very own class. My principal suggested coding so we rounded up a group of 11 advanced math students in 8th grade and had them pulled for a coding elective. 1,118 more words


Five Years Ago

March, 2010…. It’s been almost five years that I have changed directions in my career.  I had spent the previous ten teaching in a classroom, and now I have spent the last five, teaching teachers. 802 more words

Beyond The Classroom

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Please? Why the NYC Metro is a good source for ESL learners living in New York.

Many students do not realize the fact that they can learn English while they are riding the NYC train. There are a lot of interesting materials on the ride that can help them improve their language. 367 more words


New Canvas Training Opportunities!

Canvas trainings are returning, along with a few new options! The current schedule is always available on the TLC website; questions may be emailed to… 141 more words


Free Online Learning Conference at KCC

Coming to a classroom near you: “Growing Online Learning 2015: Faculty Share Lessons Learned,” a free, online conference! Twelve faculty-led sessions will be offered online to any who register throughout the week. 163 more words

Instructional Technology

App-Dependent or App-Enabled?

In their 2013 book The App Generation, Howard Gardner and Katie Davis coin the terms “app-enabling” and “app-dependent” to describe two ways we may choose to view a world “permeated by apps” (p 9). 385 more words

Teaching With Technology

Expanded Philosophy of Learning

To begin, I have to say that my philosophy of learning, at the core, has not changed dramatically since June 2014 when I was enrolled in CECS 5030, but I do believe it has expanded. 818 more words