Author Archives: Trista

Can’t Live without ‘Em

Reflect on your own use of laptop in the classroom. In many ways I feel as though art class should provide a reprieve of sorts for students, a chance for them to disconnect from their laptops/technology and work with their … Continue reading

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The Future’s So Bright…

Will education as we know it change because of technology? Where and how will you be teaching in 5, 10, 15 years time? Technology is changing education.  It is providing unprecedented access to information and connections with humans all over … Continue reading

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Sharing Our Expertise

Initially I struggled with developing an idea for my Course 5 project.  It seemed that every idea rested squarely in the Substitution/Augmentation levels of technology use as defined in Transformation, Technology, and Education by Ruben R. Puentedura.  I quickly began … Continue reading

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Flipping Out – or Not?

What is your understanding of reverse instruction and how does it apply to your curricular area, grade level, and own theory on technology in the classroom? Much of what I have been reading about flipped classrooms and reverse instruction seems … Continue reading

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Quality Assurance

How can teachers and schools ensure are meeting standards in an integrated model? At the beginning of this semester twenty-four new middle school students attended ‘technology boot-camp’ to ensure they would be able to function in their classes. A survey … Continue reading

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To integrate

It was 1988.  As I peered out of the dingy bus window I saw him, the hot new high school guy.  I didn’t know his name or story, but I knew he was fond of INXS.  He wore a shirt … Continue reading

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Casting It Out There

I first realized creating screencasts might be in my immediate future when we had our extended October/flood break.  The Digital Photography course I teach had started just a couple weeks before and there were so many logistical protocol issues that … Continue reading

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The Sgt. Pepper Sprayer Story

The crux of Course 3 has been about the message – how to best use design and technology to get the message across.  It’s also been about gaining awareness of how the message reflects the values of the people sending … Continue reading

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Everything Zen

It wasn’t surprising to discover that Garr Reynolds lives in Japan.  The principles he established for Presentation Zen reflect the simple, subtle, and practical, yet engaging and complex characteristics of traditional Japanese aesthetics.  I also wasn’t surprised when further digging … Continue reading

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Do You Love Technology?

I’m no Kip.  I’m a self-diagnosed technophobe.  It’s not that I don’t see that value in technology .  It’s just that my person tends to create all kinds of issues with anything technology-related.  Similar to learning Thai and trying to … Continue reading

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