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Building Relationships: Concept Map

Building Relationships: Concept Map

For What? The concept map was the first assignment for EDT 500. It was a great way for Dr. Penny to get to know us and to introduce the concept of mapping. A topic that all students are familiar with is themselves. By having this as a starting point when introducing new technology, it automatically adds a comfort level. Mapping tools connect to a variety of learning styles as well. And it also works well as a way to divide up…

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Telling Your Story: iMovie Trailers and Animoto

Telling Your Story: iMovie Trailers and Animoto

FOR WHAT? iMovie for the iPad is an engaging and relatively intuitive app. It can be used by teachers and students in all content areas and grade levels to create movies or trailers. Movies allow you to combine videos, photos and music to make your own movie from scratch. Trailers, on the other hand, provide you with a template to follow which allows you to create a “Hollywood style” movie trailer. For EDT 500, I created a trailer for the Class of 2017 graduation ceremony. It is…

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Empowering Students: Coding

Empowering Students: Coding

  What? In EDT 500, we explored the new the Apple App: Swift Playground. It is a fun and engaging programming app that introduces all levels of learners to the Swift programming language. Swift Playgrounds is obviously not the only coding app for the iPad. In fact, there are dozens of apps like this in the App Store, and many have been around for some years now. However, Apple’s take on a coding app for kids is certainly an innovative and intriguing…

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