Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Using iMovie, YouTube and QR Codes In a Life Skills Course by Sara Kutter


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Final Project for EDT 505 submitted by Sara Kutter

Students in a 12:1:1 Life Skills class brainstormed and created a movie/poster/QR code.  Their project was to create a movie explaining why, how, when, and where we recycle.  The students used iMovie to create a trailer.  They then learned how to upload their movies to YouTube using appropriate privacy settings and then used a creative way to display a QR code that they linked to their movie.


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 PreK-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 http://www.canisius.edu/education-technologies/

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Using Tablets for Ancient Civilization Projects by Brianna Pride


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Final Project for EDT 505 submitted by Brianna Pride:


During sixth grade, students learn about Ancient Civilizations in China, Greece, Egypt, and Rome.  This cross-curricular project provides students with the opportunity to use technology as a tool to deepen their understanding of these topics and demonstrate what they have learned.  Students use tablets and iPads as a tool to research, take notes, collaborate with peers, write essays, create a multimedia presentation, and present their finished products to peers.  This video explores the process, tools, and resources students use to complete their projects. 




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 PreK-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 http://www.canisius.edu/education-technologies/

Monday, March 9, 2015

Using Kahoot to Gamify the Classroom by Cliff Quinn


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Final project for EDT 505 submitted by Cliff Quinn:

Each student will create a Kahoot quiz that is at least 10 questions and includes pictures.  The second portion of the project will be that students must participate in all of their classmates quizzes.  For this course I currently only have 9 students.  The assignment can be adjusted for larger numbers by randomly assigning groups and having students take their groupmates’ quizzes.




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 PreK-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 http://www.canisius.edu/education-technologies/

Sunday, March 8, 2015

High Tech Physical Education: Target Heart Rate Monitoring by Kory McMahon


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Final Project for EDT 505 submitted by Kory McMahon:

Welcome to my 3rd and 4th grade Spring Fitness Unit!  From the beginning of the school year I infuse fitness concepts and terms daily into the physical education curriculum.  In 3rd and 4th grade students will routinely check their pulse during physical activity, and compare it to the posted target heart rate zone in the gym.

In this fitness unit students will be using a mobile Smart board, the mobile laptop lab, digital heart rate watches, and possibly a heart rate or pulse bar as a backup in case the watch fails to work.  The introduction for the spring fitness unit has a brief video tutorial on how to put on and use the digital heart rate watches.  The video also explains how to correctly keep track of heart rate data from the various fitness stations on a group worksheet.  Students will access a second video tutorial on the mobile Smart board that explains how to transfer their data from their worksheet into an Excel spreadsheet using the laptop computers.  They will follow directions on how to personalize the heart rate chart and eventually print out their own copy which they will use to have discussions with their classmates, and later parents.

This unit is a great way to integrate technology into physical education, reinforce fitness concepts and terms, and connect with parents about one of the most important themes being taught.


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 PreK-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 http://www.canisius.edu/education-technologies/

Saturday, March 7, 2015

True Collaboration Using Google Docs by Jessica Bates


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Final project for EDT 505 submitted by Jessica Bates

Google Docs creates differentiation as students can use the various add ons for assistance, watch as peers and teachers edit in real time, and even chat with others to get better understanding. For example, as a whole class we shared one Google Doc to begin our introduction and watched as various students added or deleted sentences to make the introduction stronger. This helped with students who had trouble being able to write on their own and increased participation.


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 PreK-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 http://www.canisius.edu/education-technologies/