Category Archives: 2. Instruction

Thoughts on Character in the Classroom (EDU 6989 – Professional Issues)

In an age when cultural and religious differences seem to pull our society ever farther apart at the seams, our children need to learn how to coexist and have healthy discussions about each other’s perspectives, even when they are different. … Continue reading

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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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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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Creating More Capable Digital Learners (Mod 3 – EDTC 6433)

ISTE Standard 3: Model Digital-Age Work and Learning Triggering Event Question: As an elementary school teacher how can I display traits of literary competence in my classroom and in the community surrounding my students, using digital tools? At the heart … Continue reading

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Utilizing Technology to Enhance Literacy (Mod 1 – EDTC 6433)

ISTE NETS Standard 1: Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity Triggering Event Question: How can I utilize technology to enhance the learning of a class of 5th grade students in the areas of reading and/or writing? As teachers, we … Continue reading

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Characteristics of an effective educator

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