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Digital Divide/Digital Inequality

Digital Divide/Digital Inequality

I was asked to create a slideshow discussing digital divide and digital inequality. Part of the assignment was to consider applications for my school. The slideshow was to be narrated. I’ve never created a narrated slideshow before. I’d created presentations that I would speak along […]

Minecraft Multi-Cultural Lessons

Minecraft Multi-Cultural Lessons

I enjoyed watching the students create their world of religions. I like the collaboration and that they were teaching something they learned about with their parents and fellow students. This project took a long time. I appreciated that it didn’t have to be to scale. […]

Full Immersion

Full Immersion

I read, “Immersive Interfaces for Engagement and Learning” by Chris Dede and watched, TedxHalifax Evan Jones “Belief is not Binary”. Some things that stuck out to me included: The idea that learning could be so catered to someone’s experience. Ender’s Game. “Invoking digital versions of […]

Blowing Up the Gradebook

Blowing Up the Gradebook

I liked the way this video explained the inequity of a traditional class design. I have struggled working with three of the things mentioned: homework, due dates, and the lack of student choice in projects. I usually give my 5th grade students completion grades for […]

Code of Professional Ethics

Code of Professional Ethics

I’m taking a class called, ‘Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds’. It has made me excited to use virtual spaces to help students learn. My students already use avatars and I’m hoping to use them later this year to improve my student’s writing ability. This […]

My Alt, My Avatar

My Alt, My Avatar

I watched, ‘Infinite Reality: Avatars, Eternal Life, and New Worlds’ with Dr. Jeremy Bailenson. Dr. Bailenson studies avatars from a psychological perspective and as I considered my students in context of what he said my thoughts were largely on the psychological effects of their using […]

Minedraft

Minedraft

For this assignment I was required to use minedraft to map out a plan of something and then create it in world and share. When I looked at the grid on minedraft I thought of creating a maze. Maybe all those gray squares reminded me […]

Definition of Educational Technology

Definition of Educational Technology

Educational Technology is, “The study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources.” (Richey, 2008, 24). We were asked to create a graphic organizer to represent this definition. I used Indesign to portray the […]

An Introduction

An Introduction

My name is Jenna Berry. I am a student in the Masters of Educational Technology program at Boise State University. This space is where I will record my thoughts as I more about educational technology. The projects that I complete will be categorized by the […]