Tuesday, February 25, 2014
In addition to focusing on pratical skills and tools, the Education Technologies Program also prepares students to be scholars in thier respective feilds. Here is an exampe by Jennifer Kinyon who used Glogster to explore research ideas for her final project in EDT 506. Visit Glogster for more information.
One of the major goals of this program is to give students practical skills that they use in their classrooms immediately. One of the topics we discuss is using screencasts in a flipped classroom setting. Screencasting is creating videos by recording your computer screen while adding a voice narration. Here is an example from Steven Pritchard who created this screencast for an assignment in EDT 503. Nice work Steven!
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Chalkstar to Rockstar is a regular podcast series published by TechSmith Education that focuses on Educational Technology topics. Canisius College Professors Dr. Ron Kotlik and Mr. Rob Zdrojewski of the Online Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program were honored to be interviewed on two recent episodes:
Episode #18: Do We Need Content Experts
Episode #19: Changing How We Teach Teachers
In both episodes, we discuss the evolving roles of the classroom teacher as both content specialty experts and facilitators of learning. While using technology itself isn't a guarantee of improved academic performance, we ponder how emerging digital tools can and often do engage students and change the landscape of our K-12 classrooms.
Besides teaching online graduate courses at Canisius, Dr. Kotlik is a Social Studies Teacher at Clarence High School in Clarence, New York. Rob Zdrojewski is a Technology Education Teacher at Amherst Middle School in Amherst, New York.
Learn more about the fully-online Education Technology and Emerging Media Graduate Program at Canisius College, which awards New York State Certification as an Educational Technology Specialist at:
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Canisius College Educational Technology graduate, Jan Tunison, used iMovie to create a stunning and effective promotional video for the graduate program. Jan is a Library Media Specialist and Instructional Technologist who enjoyed her experiences at Canisius and the individualized attention she received in an online program.