• ED 655

    Article Review 5

    For my last article review, I wanted to look into the application of a new type of educational technology for the classroom. I have learned of the use of virtual reality in the classroom, but I have not learned of the application of augmented reality in instruction. The article that I chose was, A Review of Research on Augmented Reality in Education: Advantages and Applications, the researcher did not conduct a research project themselves, but reviewed nine specific research studies on augmented reality. I think this research has value to any educator that is interested in learning more about the use of augmented reality in education or how it can…

  • ED 650

    Evaluating Digital Tool Accessibility

    School districts and individual classrooms are currently in the process of integrating more and more educational technology into the classroom at both the primary and secondary levels.  According to Stahl and Smith (2016), “increases in K–12 online learning are taking place in all 50 states.” Today’s educators can expect to be creating lessons using technology and/or using some form of online learning during instruction. Online learning in various instructional models is becoming even more relevant at the primary and secondary levels.  Stahl and Smith (2016) estimated, “blended, supplemental, flipped, fully online learning, and the variations of what is increasingly being called “personalized learning” are changing at an exponential rate and…

  • ED 650

    Can the iPad replace the computer?

    The use of personal mobile devices in the classroom is a growing trend in educational technology. With the cheaper cost to purchase, maintain and replace broken tablets, it makes sense that more and more school districts are looking at the adoption of tablets into the classroom. Additionally, “the growing interest in mobile technologies is obvious: they comprise flexible, personal devices that potentially support the learning process” (Montrieux, Grove, Shellans, 2014). The adoption of tablets has been found to have a positive effect on both teacher’s instruction and students learning, but how and what makes the adoption of tablets successful or unsuccessful? With our decreasing budget, our school district recently sold…

  • Ed 654

    Article Review 4

    Horn Article Review #4  Originally, I started looking into PBL in another class because the idea I have for my Health II redesign would involve turning the class into a series of problem-based units. I’m still learning more about PBL and the design layout of a PBL course, but I like the idea of allowing students to focus their learning on topics that are interested in within the unit topic. I want to still be able to integrate the necessary content for Health II, but it would still require me to semi throw away the current curriculum document. I stumbled upon this article and was intrigued by it because it…

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