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Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography 

The first thing I realized is that it is very difficult for me to write in 100 words or less. I had to start by shortening all of my annotations. I appreciate more of an organized collaboration, but it worked well being able to access/edit work when it was convenient for my schedule. The cool part about the collaborated annotated bibliography is that even though we have an underlying thread, because of individual interest, content area or use of technology in our professional lives we have a wide variety of different articles or approaches in using tech in education.  I wanted to focus on how to use it in my individual classroom so I focused on what was available for my U.S. History classroom, use of tablets as our school has just switched from computers to tablets and using the flipped classroom model.  All of which is applicable to me right now. I appreciated the articles focusing on the different major trends in ed technology, research for emerging tools use in the classroom. I would like to continue it improve my use of technology in my classroom. After completing this assignment I realized that before implementation, the best thing to do is research which emerging tools are effectively used and implemented right now. In the article, Teaching and learning with mobile technology: A qualitative explorative study about the introduction of tablet devices in secondary education, that I am still using technology in my classroom as a replacement tool for all of the wasted paper and not really changing or innovating my instruction with its use. It makes me very interested in actually changing my instruction and use of technology to leave the space of just using it as a replacement tool. I thought the wide variety of article choices really allow me to explore the different uses of technology implementation currently in the classroom.

Montrieux, H., Vanderlinde, R., Schellens, T., & De Marez, L. (2015, December 7). Teaching and learning with mobile technology: A qualitative explorative study about the introduction of tablet devices in secondary education. PLoS One, 10(12).

O’Flaherty, J., & Phillips, C. (2015, February 17). The use of flipped classrooms in higher Education: A scoping review. Internet and Higher Education, 25.

Watson, W. R., Mong, C. J., & Harris, C. A. (2010, September 13). A case study of the in-class use of a video game for teaching high school history. Computers & Education, 56(2).

4 Comments

  • Sean Holland

    Erika, I sympathize with your lack of natural ability to write concisely. I think we all suffer from it. But the bibliography is more useful now that we have short annotations. I had originally wanted to limit it each annotation to between 50-70 words, but I probably would have faced a revolt! It’s difficult to do that. I’m glad that the articles you found have sparked you to reflect on your own educational practice. Excellent.

  • Kevin Klott

    Erika, I agree that Annotated Bibliography was nothing more than a direct reflection on everyone’s current interest and how it relates to our particular classroom. I read both of those articles about flipped classrooms and tablets and it’s interesting to know you posted them because you are ACTUALLY DOING IT! What kind of tablets? What kind of learning management system are you using to deliver the curriculum? Canvas? Google Classroom? Schoology?

    • admin

      Kevin,
      Each of our students received an iPad to use for the school year. At the start of the school year, our school adopted the LMS system of Unified Classroom. I haven’t started using it with the kids yet as I wasn’t ready to jump in with the new system at the beginning of the year, but I am looking forward to starting!

  • Chris Fliss

    I thought the section in your reflection that described your use of technology could describe the way many teachers are using it. You mentioned that you want to innovate more and find ways to incorporate technology in the classroom which is awesome. I would also like to say there is nothing wrong with the way you are using it currently, in my opinion. It’s simple, but a good use for it. For the purposes of the #onidpr assignment, I would change use to uses in this sentence: “I appreciated the articles focusing on the different major trends in ed technology, research for emerging tools use in the classroom.”

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