Online Art and the Future

I feel l like this week has been successful in my DLL 5318 course. As I continue to createmosaic my online course I question if it is ever really complete, finished? It seems like it is just like creating a piece of artwork, it may never be complete. I see so much information, examples, videos that I could continue to enhance my class with. I think it will never be complete and I am fine with that. I like what I have so far, but I know it can be better. Learning how to create an online class has been awesome. It is something that myself and my students can benefit from.

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Bulid, Build, Build

This week I have continued making my online art course to fulfill the reqiurements of my DLL 5318 class. It has become more than just fulfilling requirements though, I’m making an online course that I will be able to use and add to. Twoman-1446557_960_720he course I’m making now is only for five weeks. I need to add one more week to that class eventually. I will continue to make online courses until I have the entire year made. This an idea that I really want to continue making reality. I do not know if my school will ever buy in to the online courses, but hopefully I can find someone that will. It gives students opportunities that they would not have otherwise. One of my problems in this process has been making a way to actually see the artwork in person and not just online. This will not be a real issue in my high school classes, but it will be if I begin teaching at the college level. I guess I will figure that out when the time comes.

 

 

Check out my progress and any feedback is appreciated.

Schoology Access Code: RZHQP-CG63W

Creating an online art course

As I continue to work on creating an online art course I am overwhelmed. I have really enjoyed learning how to make an online course and I think I will be able to benefit from this. Unfortunately, our teacher told us at the very last minute that we had to have resources for our entire five week course turned in today. That is not good for me. I have been building my classes one week at a time and haven’t really thought about my resources for later in the class because that is what our assignment stated. But I spent today gathering things up to fulfill the course requirements but I am not happy with the end result. I will continue adding resources for my class to better serve my students. I am creating this five week course in schoology. I will share the information with all of you so you can check out my progress. I think it is going good so far, I just wish the instructions for what was to be completed this week would have been clearer. This has been a crazy week and getting different instruction than what the assignment stated has thrown me a curve ball. But it is what it is.

Hopefully you will understand what I am trying to do in my class. All feedback is appreciated.

My schoology class:

https://app.schoology.com/course/1132069120/materials

Access Code:

RZHQP-CG63W

 

Creating an Online Course

I have started creating an online art course that I would like to implement as part of my innovation plan in my high school art curriculum. I always have more students sign up for my class than I can accommodate in the allotted space provided. This will give the students that really want to take art in high school a way to participate in my class and not have to take up one of their eight class periods in their day. I want to share my preliminary plan. I will add one more week when needed for the school schedule. Follow this post to see updates to weekly sessions. I will continue to build this course until it contains a full school year of lessons and projects. Any feedback or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Continue reading

Digital Citizenship

 

 Digital Citizenship

Keith Hoke

Lamar University

         Digital Citizenship can be defined as being responsible, respectful, courteous, and safe while using anything digital. Including, but not limited to computers, phones, tablets, cameras, or ipods. This is important to instill in our students because everything they are doing now will stick with them for the rest of their lives. Someone who displays good citizenship, is respectful, responsible, mindful of others needs, courteous, and portrays safety for themselves and others. This correlates very closely to digital citizenship. So in my opinion the only difference in the two definitions is that one revolves around everything digital and the other does not. We should be acting the same and teaching our students to act the same when we are using technology as we would if we were face to face with someone. Unfortunately this is not always the case. A lot of times people “hide” behind the computer and say or do things they would not were they having face to face interaction.

At some point most of us utilize all nine elements Ribble (2015) shares. The ones that I use frequently and try to instill daily are etiquette, laws, literacy, communication, and safety. Etiquette must be taught in order for the students to know what is acceptable or not. This is followed by making the students aware of laws set forth that we all must abide by. If we do not teach this the students could be doing things inappropriate and not even know it. Students must be taught proper ways to communicate digitally. Like how to email properly and what to share or not share with others. Literacy is always included in my day to day activities. It is a way to keep students up to date with changes or updates. Most importantly for my situation is teaching safety. This is also an ongoing process in which all teachers must teach and model the safe and proper way to use digital tools.

The other four elements – access, commerce, rights/responsibility, and health/welfare are just as important and should be taught and modeled as well. Students must be made aware of their access rights and what they can or cannot do. Again, if we do not teach them what they have access to then they could be unknowingly doing something wrong and possibly get in trouble for it. The students need to be taught how dangerous it could be shopping/buying online. Identity theft is a very big problem and online shopping is a way that our identities can be stolen. Teaching safe practices about shopping online is beneficial for all students. They are probably not buying anything online while at school, but it is important that they know the effects of unsafe digital commerce. Making the students aware of their rights and responsibilities while at school and on their own time is another element that must be taught. The students must be responsible online just as they are in every other aspect of their lives. Placing responsibility on the students for their actions will teach them real world skills. Students also have to know their digital rights in order to be a good digital citizen. Modelling good ergonomics is also beneficial for students. They spend many hours each day at a desk on a computer or other digital tool. Teaching them proper ergonomics will help with their health and welfare.

Teaching and modeling digital citizenship is just as, if not more important, as teaching and modeling citizenship. We as teachers must do what we can to make sure our students are aware of and abiding by all the local, state, and national rules and regulations while they are in our care. Hopefully we can instill in our students good digital citizenship and teach them right from wrong so they will make good choices when they are not in our care. It would be nice if this modelling would transfer over to their lives outside of school. But to be honest a lot of parents have no idea what their children are doing on their devices. In most cases both parents work which gives their child ample alone time to do what they want. When they get home from work it is rush, rush, rush to get ready for the next day. The parents then use the device as babysitter. This is sad and I do not agree with it, but it happens. So, right or wrong, teaching digital literacy falls on teachers very heavily. It is also our duty to teach and model Ribbles nine elements to make sure our students are being the best digital citizens they can be.

Technology plays a big role in our lives, even if we don’t want it too. Technology is great when used properly. I think that connectivity and technology are amazing and honestly I don’t think we will ever live in a world where it is not necessary to be connected. Technology is how we get almost all of our assignments together and share with our students, I personally use the internet on every project we do to show my students real life examples of what they are doing. It allows us to connect with family, friends, co-workers, it is how we shop, pay bills, it is our encyclopedia for anything we might need to know about, it is the backbone of most businesses and schools. This leads to the creation of a digital footprint.

A digital footprint is everything we put on the web that everyone has access to forever. It is a digital description of ourselves. Once something is put on the internet is there for everyone to see, it can’t be undone. It is of utmost importance that we make our students aware that everything they display in the cyber world will follow them forever. This is so important for their futures. They often post things that they do not even think about, they are not thinking that their future college or job is going to look at their digital past. A simple google search will reveal a lot of information about everyone. Anything that is on the internet can be accessed by almost anyone if they have a few minutes to search.

In order to be a good digital citizen one should know what is legal or illegal when sharing information. Teachers should model and teach effective use of copyrighted materials to enhance the student’s learning process. Learning the copyright laws is a very daunting task. It can get very complicated discerning between copyright infringement, plagiarism, fair use, attribution, and creative commons. They somewhat overlap and are not simply black and white. There is a lot of grey area between the different licenses. It can get very confusing for both teacher and student.

It is the 21st century and we have to teach to our students with the attitude that we want the best for them. I want my students to take advantage of every opportunity they have to excel. In order for this to happen I have to make them aware of the copyright laws and what they can do legally so they don’t unknowingly do something that potentially get them into legal trouble. It is inherent that they will use others work at some point to enhance or back up their own thoughts and ideas. Knowing what is right or wrong when dealing with copyright is very important, but something that must also be addressed when learning about digital citizenship is cyberbullying.

A good digital citizen does not cyberbully. Cyberbullying is when a person is continually harassed by others digitally. The harassment can take place through cell phones, computers, or tablets on social media, texts, or calls. Brewer and Kerslake (2015) point out that cyberbullying can be worse than offline bullying because of the speed that the harmful information can be distributed. Once something is put on the web through social media the information is out there for everyone to see in seconds.  Hinduja and Patchin (2015) define cyberbullying as “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices” (p. 11). The continued harassment leads students to feel worthless, ashamed, humiliated, and can lead to self-inflicted harm or suicide.

In order to bring awareness to cyber-bullying we must first of all realize and accept that it is a problem in our schools. There are many students who are bullied and no one ever knows about it or the teachers/administrators do not take it as serious as offline bullying. I think that this occurs because no one really knows what to do. It is easy to stop someone if they are bullying someone in class or in person in front of us. But cyber-bullying is not so blatant, often the bully is anonymous. As teachers we have to reach out to our students and encourage them to come forward to us. If they do not make us aware of a problem, we will never know it exists. This 21st century problem is one that we have to accept and learn how to curb the cyber-bullying. It is not going to go away on its own.

All the different aspects of being a good digital citizen can be overwhelming. There are a lot of criteria to bet met and displayed to prove one is a good digital citizen. I have chosen to use Windows Movie Maker to tie everything together in one coherent video that gives a digital overview of what I think digital citizenship is. I chose Movie Maker because it gives me the opportunity show all aspects of Digital Citizenship in an easy understandable way. It allows me to make points, share images, add music, and incorporate voice over. There are a lot of pieces that must come together to display good digital citizenship. We must exhibit understanding and utilize Ribbles nine elements. We have to model responsibility, respect, safety, and provide awareness to be a good digital citizen. We must make our students aware of everything that could harm them or put them in danger through any use of digital tools. It is my duty as a teacher to help my students be respectful, responsible, and do everything I can to help them become good digital citizens.

References:

Bailey, J. (2017, June 21). Why Fair Use Isn’t Enough Sometimes… – Plagiarism Today. Retrieved from https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2017/06/21/fair-use-enough-sometimes/

Bharti, P. (2014, July 13). Why is Digital Citizenship Important? Even for Youngest Kids – EdTechReview™ (ETR). Retrieved from http://edtechreview.in/trends-insights/insights/1331-why-is-digital-citizenship-important-even-for-youngest-kids

Brewer, G., & Kerslake, J. (2015). Cyberbullying, self-esteem, empathy and

loneliness.Computersin Human Behavior, 48, 255-260. Brewer_Cyberbullying_Self-esteem_Empathy_Loneliness.pdf

Hinduja, S., & Patchin, J. W. (2015). Bullying beyond the schoolyard: Preventing and responding to cyperbullying. (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Kowalski, R. M., Limber, S., Limber, S. P., & Agatston, P. W. (2012). Cyberbullying: Bulling in the digital age. John Wiley & Sons

Ribble, M. (2015). Digital citizenship in schools: Nine elements all students should know (3rd ed.). Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education

 

Cyberbullying

This has been a good week in my DL&L class 5316. We have discussed and researched cyberbullying. This has opened up a lot of avenues for discussion.  My thoughts on cyber-bullying may not set well with some of you. I have been teaching for 16 years and I have seen so much bullying from students and teachers that it blows my mind! We have been trying to stop bullies for many, many years. They are still bullies. Unfortunately, I feel that no matter the resources we have at our disposal we will never stop cyber-bullying. The cyber world makes it easier for these bullies to do what they thrive on. They want to hurt others, this is much easier to do when sitting behind the computer versus face to face. I can think of a lot of ways to help people who are being bullied, but in my opinion, the bullies are the one we should be focusing on. They are the ones that have issues that need to be addressed. If we could stop the bullies, then the people who are being bullied would not need as much help.

Our school system or law enforcement systems are not ready to combat cyberbullying. No one knows how to handle it because there are no legal consequences for the cyberbullies. This is a new realm of bullying that needs to be addressed immediately. A school can hand down punishment to a student for harassment, stalking, sharing inappropriate content, etc, but there are no laws against cyberbullying because legally the bully is protected under the freedom of speech amendment. If we really want to make a difference then there is going to have to be some laws that protect a person being bullied and punishes the cyberbully.

One that same note I know we can slow down and help the students who are being bullied if we are more aware, alert, and involved as friends, teachers, parents, and community members.

I have learned that people of all ages can be cyber-bullied but the most susceptible to be harmed by the inappropriate behavior are teenagers. Cyberbullying occurs more in the ‘online’ generation, which predominantly consists of children and adolescents (Kowalski et al., 2012). A teenager is very vulnerable to what others say or think about them. They spend a lot of their time trying to “fit in” or gain others approval. This not what they should be doing, but it is often difficult to get students to realize that it is ok to be themselves and not be concerned with what others think. It is often a self-confidence problem. A bully can see this weakness and feeds off of it. It is often easier for a cyber-bully to harass others because they are in their private domain and not in the public eye. Students tend to be a little bolder and use bad judgement when conversing digitally versus face to face. Kowalski & Limber (2007) state that “Technology may attract more socially anxious personalities and those that would not engage in bullying offline.” The cyber-bully is not necessarily the mean, big guy on campus who takes lunch money. The cyber-bully can just as easily be the pretty cheerleader, the star basketball player, the introvert that never talks, or even the most intelligent most liked person in the school. Cyber-bullies can hide their identities from the person being bullied and the public.

In order to bring awareness to cyber-bullying we must first of all realize and accept that it is a problem in our schools. There are many students who are bullied and no one ever knows about it or the teachers/administrators do not take it as serious as offline bullying. I think that this occurs because no one really knows what to do. It is easy to stop someone if they are bullying someone in class or in person in front of us. But cyber-bullying is not so blatant, often the bully is anonymous. As teachers we have to reach out to our students and encourage them to come forward to us. If they do not make us aware of a problem, we will never know it exists. This 21st century problem is one that we have to accept and learn how to curb the cyber-bullying. It is not going to go away on its own.

We have to make our students aware of the consequences of cyber-bullying and that it is not acceptable because they are not physically harming someone. Cyber-bullying is more of a mental abuse than offline bullying. It can be done through something as simple as stalking, the bully does not actually have to be verbally attacking anyone to be bullying. The root of the cyber-bully problem is the bully. If we can make them aware of the danger and harm they can cause others and the possible consequences they can suffer from bullying I think we will be moving in the right direction to combat cyber-bullying.

References:

Kowalski, R. M., & Limber, S. P. (2007). Electronic bullying among middle school students. Journal of Adolescent Health, 41, S22–S30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.jadohealth.2007.08.017.

 Kowalski, R. M., Limber, S., Limber, S. P., & Agatston, P. W. (2012). Cyberbullying: Bulling in the digital age. John Wiley & Sons

 

Copyright Woes

          This week in my 5316 DLL class I have learned about copyright laws, copyright infringement, fair use, open source, and plagiarism. There is a lot to learn about all of these, a lot more than I can learn in one week. This is going to be a continuing education concept for sure. Copyright and plagiarism can be somewhat blurred at times. In order to ensure that I nor my students are not plagiarizing and abiding by the copyright laws I must be aware of the rules, laws, and regulations. Which there are many. I deal with copyright issues a lot in the classroom because my students will often use other artists work for a reference. I then have to explain that another person’s work can only be used for ideas, it cannot be duplicated.    

          In our class meeting this week Dr. M had one of her colleagues speak to us about writing. Billie Anns’ input was insightful for me. It made me question what my own kids are doing in school though. I have a 5th grader going to 6th and I don’t really think he has been taught how to write an essay like she is teaching. I’m sure that he has not been taught how to do research properly. She has a real good handle on teaching the students how to write and research properly. Her students are going to be well prepared for junior high and high school. I’m impressed with what she is doing for her students. She is teaching students in 4th grade what my school is teaching in high school. Great advanced teaching.

          On a final note, I learned a lot by reading through two different case studies and picking them apart to analyze the information they contained. It was challenging to put myself in someone else’s position and really think about how I would handle the situation differently or the same. The case study writings were challenging and rewarding.

 

Some references I found beneficial this week were:

 

Bailey, J. (2013, October 7). The Difference Between Copyright Infringement and Plagiarism – Plagiarism Today. Retrieved from https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2013/10/07/difference-copyright-infringement-plagiarism/

 

Bailey, J. (2017, June 21). Why Fair Use Isn’t Enough Sometimes… – Plagiarism Today. Retrieved from https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2017/06/21/fair-use-enough-sometimes/

 

Copyright and Fair Use Animation. (2014, September 15). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suMza6Q8J08

 

Copyright Basics: Crash Course Intellectual Property 2. (2015, April 30). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tamoj84j64I

 

Morehouse, S. (2012, August 7). Explanation of the Creative Commons for Open Educational Resources. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/XlNM1Ak95oU

 

Trademan, M. (2014, November 25). Trademark, Patent, or Copyright? | USPTO. Retrieved from https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-getting-started/trademark-basics/trademark-patent-or-copyright

Digital Footprints

          This week in my Digital Learning and Leadership class has been somewhat rewarding. I have found that my digital footprint is good. No negativity at all! I have learned about net neutrality and the importance of keeping up with the laws concerning it. Using technology is what we do everyday, we must be responsible and teach responsibility to our students. If we do not teach our students right from wrong there is a big possibility that they will never be taught. Many parents do not have good digital citizenship and the ones that do often do not pass the rules on to their children.

          Technology plays a big role in our lives, even if we don’t want it too. I think technology is great when used properly, Seeing people that do not know what to do with themselves without a phone or computer accessible to them at all times is sad to me. I think that connectivity and technology is amazing and honestly I don’t think we will ever live in a world where it is not necessary to be connected. Technology is how we get almost all of our assignments together and share with our students, I personally use the internet on every project we do to show my students real life examples of what they are doing. It allows us to connect with family, friends, co-workers, it is how we shop, pay bills, it is our encyclopedia for anything we might need to know about, it is the backbone of most businesses and schools. Technology is the wave of the future, if we don’t get on board and use it to better our students then we are not giving them what they will need to advance with their futures.

          Unfortunately technology and the internet open up many opportunities for people to hurt others. We must teach our students the importance of being safe, what is acceptable or not to share, and the consequences of not displaying good digital citizenship. We have to make them aware that there are people who intend to do them harm to try and better themselves. Hacking bank accounts, stealing identities, harassing, cyberbullying are all some of the negative aspects of technology that we have to deal with and introduce our students to. We have to model and teach our students what is proper to share on the internet and what could possibly be very dangerous for them, their friends, and family.

          I also learned more than I knew before about a digital footprint. A digital footprint is everything we put on the web that everyone has access to forever. It is a digital description of ourselves. Once something is put on the internet is there for everyone to see, it can’t be undone. It is of utmost importance that we make our students aware that everything they display in the cyber world will follow them forever. This is so important for their futures. They often post things that they do not even think about, they are not thinking that their future college or job is going to look at their digital past. A simple google search will reveal a lot of information about everyone. I have not personally dealt with problems from my digital footprint but I do know many people who have.

          Nicholas Negroponte (2002) asked, “Can learning happen where there are no schools?” My answer – 100% yes. On the most basic level we learn everyday outside of the classroom. This sometimes has nothing to do with technology, but often times it does. Working and doing things with my children at home teaches both them and myself many lessons and how do improve on how we do things. If we only learned in the classroom we would have a very hard time making it in the real world. I personally feel like through my education I have learned just as much out of the classroom as I have within. I have learned and still learn from my family and friends in a real world setting, not a classroom. My wife and I always work together to help each other and instill this in our children. Learning happens in all of our everyday lives, it is up to us to utilize and pass on what we learn to others.

          The young children from Cambodia in the video, “A 30-year history of the future”, are perfect examples of how we can learn without an actual classroom. There was no real teacher per say, the students taught each other. They shared what they learned and different ways of doing things with one another. In a few instances Negroponte pointed out that one of the students would take on the role of a teacher and stand before the others and share. This is a perfect example of learning outside the classroom. When technology is including in real world learning, especially in third world countries I would think that a big issue would be access to electricity. They have access, but I can see where there could be problems with having adequate electricity for everyone. There are issues and problems with the plan of everyone across the world being connected, but I think we are headed in the right direction to make this happen.

 

References:

Negroponte, N. (2014, July 8). A 30-year history of the future | Nicholas Negroponte [RED Talks]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/5b5BDoddOLA


Some references that I have found helpful are listed below.

An introduction to net neutrality. (2014) Retrieved from http://www.marshalldata.com/2014/05/an-introduction-to-net-neutrality-what-it-is-what-it-means-for-you-and-what-you-can-do-about-it/

Detwiler, J. (2016, December/January). Technology and the American teenager. Popular Mechanics, 193(1), 100-107.Detwiler_Technology and the American Teenager.pdf

Lenhart, A. (2015). Teen, social media and technology overview 2015. The Pew Research Center. Retrieved fromhttp://www.pewinternet.org/2015/04/09/teens-social-media-technology-2015/

Madden, M., & Raine, L. (2015). Americans’ attitudes about privacy, security and survellance. Retrieved from http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/05/20/americans-attitudes-about-privacy-security-and-surveillance/

Ohler, J. (2011). Character education for the digital age. Educational Leadership, 68(5), 187-205. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/feb11/vol68/num05/Character-Education-for-the-Digital-Age.aspx

Ross, M. (2014). Digital natives-digital immigrants engaging the Google generation. Forum Lectures. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/fourm_lectures/100  Ross_Digital Natives-Digital Immigrants Engaging the Google Generation.pdf

Digital Citizenship Defined

         Week one in my 5316 digital learning and leadership class has introduced me to digital citizenship in a very in depth way. I thought I knew the difference between citizenship and digital citizenship, and I did to a small degree. There is much more to having good digital citizenship than I was aware of. After a lot of reading and research about the two I have come to the conclusion that there is not a lot of difference between digital citizenship and citizenship. I define Digital Citizenship as being responsible, respectful, courteous, and safe while using anything digital. Including, but not limited to computers, phones, tablets, cameras, or ipods. This is important to instill in our students because everything they are doing now will stick with them for the rest of their lives.

         Someone who displays good citizenship, is respectful, responsible, mindful of others needs, courteous, and portrays safety for themselves and others. This correlates very closely to digital citizenship. So in my opinion the only difference in the two definitions is that one revolves around everything digital and the other does not. We should be modeling and teaching our students to act in the same manner when we are using technology as we would if we were face to face with someone. It is very important that we keep in mind when we are working, playing, sharing, and communicating that there is a person on the other side of the computer we are sending information to. Although we are using a digital tool as a device for communicating, we are still conversing with a person and we must always be mindful of that.      

         There is more to using the internet or any digital tool correctly and safely than I thought. Our students are creating their personal digital footprint now, while under our supervision. That puts a lot of responsibility on teachers. This week I have learned that using and instilling Ribbles (2015) nine elements of good digital citizenship in my classroom is not only beneficial, it is a requirement. Ribble shares these elements – etiquette, access, law, communication, literacy, commerce, rights/responsibility, safety, and health/welfare that must be shared and enforced in the classroom in order for our students to become good digital citizens. I have went through the list and recognized the elements that I use almost daily and the ones that I need to spend more time learning and sharing with my students.  

          In conclusion, teaching and modeling good digital citizenship is just as, if not more important, as teaching and modeling citizenship. We as teachers must do what we can to make sure our students are aware of and abiding by all the local, state, and national rules and regulations while they are in our care. Hopefully we can instill in our students good digital citizenship and teach them right from wrong so they will make good choices when they are not in our care.

Some useful references I have found this week are:

Curran, M. (2012, June). iCitizen: Are you a socially responsible digital citizen. Paper presented at the International Society for Technology Education Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX. Retrieved from http://www.gonevirtual.org/uploads/6/0/8/6/6086473/icitizen_iste12_paper.pdf(PDF: icitizen_paper_M_Curran.pdf )

 

 

Heick, T. (2013, May 2). Definition Of Digital Citzenship. Retrieved from http://www.teachthought.com/the-future-of-learning/digital-citizenship-the-future-of-learning/the-definition-of-digital-citzenship/

Ohler, J. (2012). Digital citizenship means character education for the digital age. Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 77(8), 14-17. (PDF: Ohler_Digital_citizenship_means_character_education_2012.pdf)

Polgar, D. R., & Curran, M. B.F.X. (2015). We shouldn’t assume people know what digital citizenship is. Retreived fromhttp://www.teachthought.com/technology/we-shouldnt-assume-people-know-what-digital-citizenship-is/

 

 

References:

Ribble, M. (2015). Digital citizenship in schools: Nine elements all students should know (3rd ed.). Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education

 

Research,Research,Research…

After many hours of reading, skimming, glossing, pretending to read literature that others have published I have found that I am headed in the right direction with my Innovation Plan. There are some changes that will be made to make the implementation go smoother, but overall, if I can get my colleagues to get on board with my plan I think it will be a success. Continue reading