Category Archives: STANDARD 1 DESIGN

Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to design conditions for learning by applying principles of instructional systems design, message design, instructional strategies, and learner characteristics.

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EDTECH 504 – Final Reflection

EdTech 504 introduced me to a variety of learning theories, demonstrated how older theories have adapted to include technology, and how newer theories have emerged.  The two theories that I feel will impact my teaching will be connectivism and constructivism. … Continue reading

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Integrating Technology into the Content Areas

I am very passionate about the topic of integrating technology into the content areas.  I feel it is a must and I work hard to find ways to integrate technology.  But, for many, it is not an easy transition.  Years … Continue reading

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Learning to Excel

Excel is one product of the Microsoft Suite that I wanted to use but I couldn’t figure out an effective way of getting 5th/6th graders to use it.  We used to have a technology class that my coworker and I … Continue reading

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To PowerPoint or Not to PowerPoint

PowerPoint is one of the first presentation software that people use.  I have created many presentations  and sat through many more.  Some are great and others, lets just say they couldn’t have ended quick enough. Without proper guidance, this tool … Continue reading

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Acceptable Use Policy

An acceptable use policy generally pertains to the internet or data system and  outlines the dos and don’ts of use. For example, the Idaho State Department of Education has an Acceptable Use Policy for Schoolnet and ISEE, the state longitudinal … Continue reading

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Vision Statement

Educators are surrounded by goals and expectations. One of the most important goals is student learning. Educators are responsible for molding the leaders of tomorrow.  To prepare students for jobs that don’t even exist yet.  It is a career that … Continue reading

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