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INDT 501 Web Inquiry Final Blog

As a prospective social studies teacher, most activities that don’t involve writing papers or reading textbooks in the classroom don’t travel far from looking for sources that explain history. In hindsight my activity copied the BBC production Dr. Who fairly … Continue reading

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Web Inquiry Reflection

As a prospective social studies teacher, most activities that don’t involve writing papers or reading textbooks in the classroom don’t travel far from looking for sources that explain history. In hindsight my activity copied the BBC production Dr. Who fairly … Continue reading

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INDT 501 – Week 11 Technology Tools

“Digital natives have a significant degree of visual literacy” (Brumberger, 2011, p. 19). It goes without saying that our society is driven by technology. If the new iPad comes out, everyone has got to have it. Kids don’t read books … Continue reading

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INDT 501 – Mini Projects II

This week I explored two technology tools I thought would be extremely useful in the area of social studies (my content area). First I explored creating a timeline. I centered my timeline around Henry VIII and the break with the … Continue reading

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INDT 501 – Week 9 – Mini Projects 1

This week we were asked to work on two mini-projects that use technology tools that could be applied in the classroom. I chose to use Comic Life 2 and Voki Comic Life 2 allowed me to create a comic book … Continue reading

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I just made a new Voki. See it here:

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INDT 501 – Sticky Notes Week 7

My sticky note wall I like the idea of the online sticky notes. I am a person who writes a lot of ideas down in non-organized manners. Sometimes it is all over a sheet of notebook paper or it is … Continue reading

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Flip the What? INDT 501 Week 6

A teacher introducing flipping to fourth grade parents. Flipping a classroom is a unique idea that doesn’t stray far from logical thought. Many teachers in secondary and higher education have practiced this method of instruction for many years. However, they … Continue reading

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INDT 501 – Week 5 Music Video and PLN

I have to admit and reitierate how much I dislike the world of technology. I believe there are some very good uses for it in the classroom, but I hardly have time as a graduate student to keep up with … Continue reading

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Using Scratch and other things Week four – INDT 501

First off, let me say, nothing against MIT, but I am not a fan of Scratch. I think the software is a bit complicated and to create anything with substance requires multiple hours of tinkering. I don’t think the program … Continue reading

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