Designing an Online Course Module

For this, the last journal entry of CEP 820, I would like to talk about the three things I have decided are the most important aspects to keep in mind when designing an online course module (OCM). The first aspect that impacted my critical design decisions for my OCM was collaboration. When students reflect on... Continue Reading →

How Questions Can Lead to Solutions

If there is one thing I’ve learned over the last month and a half, it is that questions can be a beautiful tool on the quest to find solutions to life’s problems. Honestly, it isn’t until we start asking questions about a problem that we truly start to understand that problem. Questions like ‘Why?’, ‘What... Continue Reading →

Let’s Get Virtual!

A few weeks ago, I was sitting on Michigan State University’s campus in a classroom in Erickson hall, playing with toys and technology. Here I was, at the start of my master’s program, and I’m...playing with toys?! Well, they weren’t toys. They were tools. Yet they were tools that allowed me to explore and create... Continue Reading →

Seesaw Against Anxiety

A few weeks ago, I created a screencast about how the online portfolio builder Seesaw can be used to help lessen student anxiety in a foreign language class. However, the screencast was pretty short and I wasn’t able to get into a lot of detail, so I’m going to continue that thought here today. I... Continue Reading →

Extreme Classroom Makeover

The Focus of Education is Changing and so Should Our Learning Spaces As technology advances and we integrate more with the changing world, we need people who are responsible digital citizens. We need to teach our students in new and creative ways that allow them to develop as a creative person, not as a carbon copy... Continue Reading →

Mrs. Madame the builder: an update

After putting in some work over the last week, I have some project updates to talk about. For the new readers, or maybe returning readers that need a refresher, I'm going to talk about my project a bit first before getting to the updates. With inspiration from an assignment for my Master's program at Michigan... Continue Reading →

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