Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Creating Screencasts with EDUcreations by Nicole Smith

EDUcreations is not only a free iPad app, but also a web-based tool that teachers and students can use to record videos of "whiteboard-style" content.  Below is an excellent example created by Canisius Grad Student Nicole Smith in EDT 505.  In Nicole's lesson she is teaching us about QR codes.



Can't see the embedded video?  Watch here instead.


About the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program at Canisius College:
The Education Technologies and Emerging Media programs are innovative and fully online. The master's degree program is designed to prepare classroom teachers for New York State (NYS) certification as an Educational Technology Specialist (grades K-12).  A degree option is also available for students not interested in NYS certification.  These programs are designed to teach students how to use technology in the classroom in a purposeful way to enrich and enhance learning and motivate their students.  Learn more at  Canisius.edu

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Modeling with Video: Educating with Mobile Devices for Autistic Children

This action research project was chosen by Canisius Graduate student Stephanie Castiglione during the spring 2014 session of EDT 508 Technology for Social Change.   After investigating the many options that exists to create and view videos on mobile devices, Stephanie decided to research if video modeling has an impact on the ability to learn a new skill.

Below is her embedded Prezi presentation:

Can't see the Prezi?  View it here instead.


About the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program at Canisius College:
The Education Technologies and Emerging Media programs are innovative and fully online. The master's degree program is designed to prepare classroom teachers for New York State (NYS) certification as an Educational Technology Specialist (grades K-12).  A degree option is also available for students not interested in NYS certification.  These programs are designed to teach students how to use technology in the classroom in a purposeful way to enrich and enhance learning and motivate their students.  Learn more at  Canisius.edu

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Using Schoology for Hosting Online Discussions in Grades 3-4 by Jennifer Kinyon

This action research project by Canisius Graduate student Jennifer Kinyon explores the benefits of online discussions with her elementary students.  Using an online learning platform called Schoology, Jennifer's students were able to collaborate and communicate on their book study, while building their digital citizenship skills at the same time.

Jennifer decided to use the Explain Everything app on her iPad to create the presentation embedded below:


Can't see the video?  View it on YouTube.


About the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program at Canisius College:
The Education Technologies and Emerging Media programs are innovative and fully online. The master's degree program is designed to prepare classroom teachers for New York State (NYS) certification as an Educational Technology Specialist (grades K-12).  A degree option is also available for students not interested in NYS certification.  These programs are designed to teach students how to use technology in the classroom in a purposeful way to enrich and enhance learning and motivate their students.  Learn more at  Canisius.edu

Monday, March 10, 2014

Blended Learning: Action Research Project by Jennifer Rhoads

One of the major goals during our Technology for Social Change course (EDT 508) is to have our students choose an area of interest and generate an Action-Research Project.  Canisius graduate student Jennifer Rhoads decided to pursue an investigation into the "Blended Learning" concept, in which students are learning partially online and partially face to face in a traditional classroom setting.  This combined pedagogical approach gives the student a chance to use technology to explore and engage with classroom content (and fellow students) beyond the typical 40 minute class period.

Embedded below is her Prezi presentation that does an excellent job showcasing the capabilities of the blended learning pedagogy in action:



Can't see the embedded Prezi?  View it online here.


About the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program at Canisius College:
The Education Technologies and Emerging Media programs are innovative and fully online. The master's degree program is designed to prepare classroom teachers for New York State (NYS) certification as an Educational Technology Specialist (grades K-12).  A degree option is also available for students not interested in NYS certification.  These programs are designed to teach students how to use technology in the classroom in a purposeful way to enrich and enhance learning and motivate their students.  Learn more at  Canisius.edu

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Using Glogster as a Research Tool!

In addition to focusing on practical skills and tools, the Education Technologies Program also prepares students to be scholars in their respective fields. Here is an example by Jennifer Kinyon who used Glogster to explore research ideas for her final project in EDT 506. Visit Glogster for more information.