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Considerations for Accommodations (EDC 6989)

A regular topic of debate in the area of special education is whether or not special accommodations made for students with disabilities impedes their ability to grow in ability and independence. Byrnes (2000) argues for making accommodations for students with … Continue reading

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Considerations of National Standards in Education (EDU 6989)

Control and funding of our nation’s public schools has always been a topic shrouded in controversy and uncertainty. Ever since release of the Coleman Report back in the 1960’s our nation has been become more engrossed in determining a way … Continue reading

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Digital Citizenship Poster – EDTC 6433

For the Digital Citizenship Poster project for the class Teaching with Technology (EDTC 6433) I chose to focus on the theme of the “digital footprint.” Consideration of one’s digital footprint is important in this age of the Internet as our … Continue reading

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Reflection Post – EDSP 6644 Educating Exceptional Students

As I pursue my master of arts in teaching and certification credentials at Seattle Pacific University I work as an ELL paraeducator in the Kent School District at an elementary school. I’ve also had past experience at the same elementary … Continue reading

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Effective Networking with Digital Tools and Resources (Mod 5 – EDTC 6433)

ISTE NETS for Teachers – Standard 5: Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership Personalized Triggering Event Question: How can I help continually enrich the learning environment of my elementary school setting through the use of digital tools and resources? One of … Continue reading

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Digital Storytelling Project: The Secrets of Trees (EDTC 6433)

One of the most time tested and enjoyable ways to learn is through stories. Sadik (2008) writes that storytelling constitutes the original form of teaching allowing students to bring into understanding the complex and often unordered world we all experience … Continue reading

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Teaching Responsible Digital Learners (Mod 4 – EDTC 6433)

ISTE for Teachers Standard 4 – Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility Personalized Triggering Event Question: How can my classroom reflect a state of sound responsibility and ethical behavior in relation to our use of digital tools in the educational community? … Continue reading

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