Showcase of Work

During my time completing MSU’s Masters of Arts in Educational Technology I completed a lot of great work. Here is some of what I consider my best work. If you are interested in more about this program visit my Annotated Transcript.

To better organize this showcase I thought about the most important theme’s throughout my work, and this is how I organized this work below.

Learning – One of the key purposes of education is to assist student’s learning, and since it is this important as educators we must pay particular attention to it. This includes issues ranging from the theory of learning, how to enhance learning, and different types of learning.

Assessment – Assessment is one aspect of education that is highly contentious and debated amongst educators, students, parents, and anyone involved in education. I explore the value of assessment, how to improve assessment, design a checklist for assessments, and evaluate some digital assessment tools (Khan Academy).

Pedagogy – What principles of teaching improves teaching? Every teacher is different, every teacher has different strengths and weaknesses. This theme explore a variety of aspects of pedagogy including XXXX FILL IN BASED ON SELECTED ITEMS.


Learning


What is Learning?

In this post I explore what exactly is learning? What has research shown us about learning, and how can this apply to education?

Digital Learning Lesson Plan

This is a concrete lesson plan that employs the theories of digital learning and how this applies to education.

Collaborative Learning

How does collaboration impact learning? What does truly is collaboration? I explore these thoughts in this article based on constructivism learning theories.


Assessment


How Effective are End  of Unit Exams?

Are end of unit exams effective? Are they useful at all? I explore some thoughts on the effectiveness of the well known and used “End of Unit Exam”.

Formative Assessment Design Checklist

I created a checklist to guide the creation of formative assessments, to ensure that educators can create effective formative assessments.

Formative Assessment Design

I created a formative assessment design that is completely different than the normal method of assessment. This is a revolutionary idea, and a path you see some educators moving in the digital world we live in.

Assessing Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a site that has created great content, and adaptive technology. I review this content, assessing it’s barriers and affordances.

Assessing Creativity

Creativity is an important attribute that all teachers find essential. I explore how you can actually assess creativity in an education setting.


Pedagogy


Questioning for Life

We should never stop questioning as educators. Always improving, questioning and improving. I talk about how I did this.

Traditional Ed vs Maker Ed

I explore in an infograph the difference between traditional education models and the maker education model.