Sunday, March 11, 2012

Is it worth it to you?

It takes more time, and more planning... So is using technology in the classroom worth it to you? If yes, why? If not, then why not? Consider looking for an article (or use your book) to answer this question.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Common Core and Technology

There are lots of things out there on the Common Core and Technology, I have done a little searching even on Pinterest there are a lot of ideas.   Find resources at some place other than the State of Oklahoma Department of Education that suggests how students could be better prepared for the common core using technology. 
Share the link, critique it, and talk about how it could look in a real classroom.. (ie is it realistic? what problems might you encounter if you try it? )

We will talk about these in Class on March 2nd..  Looking forward to great ideas!

Dr. Cullen

Monday, February 6, 2012

Who benefits from Technology in the Classroom!

This article was published this weekend in the LA Times..,0,639053.column  ..

Do you think that the integration of technology is really a racket to make money for business? Does movements to use more technology in classrooms have our students' best interests in mind?

Read the article and share your thoughts on it.. we will discuss it face to face next week..

Dr. Cullen

Monday, January 30, 2012

Second Reflection: What do you need to work on?

Part of becoming a better technology using teaching is doing a self assessment of your skills..  what are some areas that you need to work on to make more meaningful use of technology in your job.  If you are not sure how to answer this.. ask your coworkers or fellow students - they might be able to tell you..

Make sure to tell me, why it limits you, or your teaching..

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Writing on the Board

 Students don't really have a concept of writing the board. In fact, copy and paste is so prevalent that is there really a need to write on the board.


So, I would take writing your spelling words 20 times on the board, and I would change this activity - by having students write the spelling word on a web form. that after each word they would have to hit submit so that they could not copy and paste. Or perhaps I would find a way to block copy and paste.  Its an old saying that repetition is the mother of all knowlege so my question is, how can you make sure that students really repeated? and did not just copy?  without having the practice.. 


An interesting dilemma.   It reminds me of page 6 in the book - where teachers are asked if they believe that students can learn while watching tv.. but really copying and pasting, while a new skill - does not get them to learn how to write the words properly.


Sunday, January 22, 2012

First Reflection Prompt: How might you change?

Please respond by Sunday the 29th..

After the readings and our first class, what is something in your practice that needs to change.  Is there something that we did or read that sparked something in you..  and made you think - I could be doing something different that would make me more effective in my job, my life, or my role as a student? 

Share a little insight about what sparked your interest and share any brainstorming or insights you might be grappling with about how technology is used in learning or for productivity and admistrative tasks. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I think they need to be flexible in finding answers

Yada Yada Yada,,,


Find answers lots of ways..

Monday, January 16, 2012

Test essay using copied text.

If i write an essay.. its supposed to go to my blog..  so I am checking to see if that is what works.. I will continue to write for a while..

he captain of a cruise ship that ran aground off Italy made an "unapproved, unauthorised" deviation in course, the vessel's owners say.

Costa Cruises boss Pier Luigi Foschi accused Capt Francesco Schettino of sailing too close to a nearby island in order to show the ship to locals.

The captain blamed the crash on rocks that he said were not on his chart.

Six people died and 29 are said to be missing after the Costa Concordia's hull was torn open on Friday.

The authorities earlier said the number of missing was down to 16, but local officials in Grossetto prefecture said late on Monday they had confirmed 25 passengers and four crew remained missing.

German media have reported that 12 German passengers are still missing, and US officials have appealed for information about two Americans who were believed to be on board. Six Italians, two French couples and a Peruvian are also reported to be unaccounted for.

Rescuers continued their search for survivors on Monday, though their work was interrupted for several hours because bad weather had caused the ship to move.

Officials said they would not continue searching overnight.

Capt Schettino is being detained on suspicion of manslaughter.

At an emotional news conference in Genoa, Mr Foschi fought back tears as he apologised for the accident.


hello Students:

This blog will be for you to personally reflect on your experiences as you are thinking through your use of technology.  Your first required post will be one to introduce yourself.   Include a picture in order to give the rest of the class a better idea about who you are..

here is mine:

My name is Theresa Cullen and I have lived in Oklahoma now for a little over 5 years..   I just went up for tenure and am waiting to hear that it has made it through the entire process at the University.  I grew up in Kenosha Wisconsin and went to college at Northwest Missouri State University for my degree in Biology Teaching with minors in Chemistry and Physical Science.   I taught at Wellsville Middletown R-1 in rural Missouri and then returned to Northwest to get my MSEd in School Computer Studies..   I taught for two years there teaching using computers, and introduction to programming in C++, Java, and Visual Basic.  Then I got my PhD in Instructional Systems Technology with a minor in Science Education at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Favorite Places:  Bloomington, Indiana in fall.. (beautiful colors and amazing smell of fall)... I really loved Istanbul and would love to go back. I also hope to go to Europe in the next 3 years.
Hobbies: some jewelry making, working out at the Y.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Welcome EIPT 5513 Spring 12 Students

You found me on blog spot.. Welcome.. On your own blogspot page, you will be keeping your own personal reflections.