Category: Educational Technology

  • Using Social Media for Patient Advocacy and Learning: A conversation with Rebecca Hogue

    I spent some time speaking with Rebecca Hogue @rjhogue this morning about the e-patient advocacy work she does on her blog http://bcbecky.com Rebecca is a Doctoral Student at the University of Ottawa and her dissertation will document and analyze the impact of her blog on readers. It’s important, inspiring work that sits at the intersections…

  • Using Speech Recognition Add On to Save on Transcription Time

    I will be starting data collection for a new research study this week, and as I try to work out the nuts and bolts of my data management workflows, I discovered that I might save time on transcription by using the Speech Recognition Add On in Google Docs. The big upside here is that Speech Recognition is…

  • SAMR for Ontario Teachers: Should it be the Preferred Model for Tech Integration?

    Lately, my colleague Leigh Graves Wolf and I have been thinking about the ways that the SAMR model, developed by Rueben Puentedura, has been used to frame technology integration practices for teachers in K-12 schools. As I prepared a lesson for my teacher education students on technology integration, I started reading more into the foundations…

  • From My Garden: A Systems Thinking Approach to Online Reading Instruction

    I’ve been an appreciative contributor to the Technology in Literacies Education Special Interest Group at the International Literacy Association for a couple of years now. Here’s a link to my latest post — a reflection on how we might approach online literacies instruction in ways that are inspired by systems thinking. I’ve included a few…

  • Curating a Digital Identity: Follow Up

    TL;DR Version [HT to wiobyrne.com for his example on the TL;DR convention. I love this idea for making longer posts more quickly accessible.] Big ideas from our talk with graduate students and faculty on digital identity included: Everyone worries about sharing their work as a graduate student. Don’t let perfectionism stop you from creating a…

  • Curating a Digital Identity with @wargojon

    This Thursday, January 29, 2015 in Erickson Hall 252, Jon Wargo and I will be presenting thoughts on why and how to curate an academic digital identity. I’ve put together a slidedeck to support the presentation. You can download a .pdf version of the slides from the link provided below. We will also be workshopping…

  • A funny thing happened when I was reading the Teachers College Record…

    Hey! Look at that! Right there in between Gunther (2011) and Hanoch, Wood, Barnes, Liu & Rice (2011) — that’s my dissertation! I’ve been cited for the first time (that I know of)!  And to make it even better, I’m honoured that I was first cited by my colleague, Mike DeSchryver of Central Michigan University,…

  • International Reading Association Pre-Conference Institute #IRA14

    On Friday, May 9th, I’ll be presenting a round-table session as part of the Pre-Conference Institute entitled, Intentional Teaching with Technology to Increase Understanding, Empathy and Engagement. I’ll have thoughts to share about what I learn at the institute myself, but for now, I’m posting the resources that I have prepared for attendees at my…

  • #Print2Pixel Unconference, University of New Haven

    I just had a terrific conversation with teachers at the second annual #Print2Pixel conference, hosted by Ian O’Byrne and his colleagues at the University of New Haven. During our session, we discussed a few key ideas: 1) Maker spaces in libraries (an awesome idea!) 2) Maker activities in science classrooms that apprentice students into professional…

  • Repost from Reading Today: The Maker Movement and English Language Arts

    For the last couple of years, I have been a member of the International Reading Association’s Technology Integration in Literacy Education Special Interest Group, aka the TILE-SIG. As a community, we blog about ideas connected to literacies, technology, teaching and learning. I was so excited about the Maker Faire we [the Master’s in Educational Technology…