Education has played an pivotal part of my adult life. And for me, education does not end with graduation. I have spent the better part of a decade teaching in public schools while trying to engross myself in personal research. How do I make my classroom more efficient? How do I help my struggling students? … Continue reading The Year of Expansion
Throughout this elective class, I have experienced a wide array of feelings, everything from excitement to anger to annoyance to relief. This class, Emerging Technologies, was a wealth of knowledge and brought forth a plethora of issues I had not had the time nor thought to look into further. As a member of the class, … Continue reading LTEC647E Final Reflections
The 2017 TCC Worldwide Conference was one of great importance to me. Where I have spoken at a few conferences prior to this one, this particular conference was of particular importance. This conference was to represent the end of my master's program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. However, where it was of great … Continue reading TCC Worldwide Conference 2017 Session
Prior to the TCC Worldwide Online Conference, we were asked to read and analyze supplementary articles that gave more information as to the idea behind the creation and use of such online conferences. In my reading, I found the article written by Dr. Kimura and Dr. Ho, Online conferences and workshops: Affordable & ubiquitous learning, Opportunities … Continue reading Social Media Curation: Summary & Findings
I have had so many debates with people about the use of technology in the classroom. I love technology, and I love what technology can do to help my profession. I am able to assign work, grade that work and give feedback all from the comfort of my couch. I no longer have to spend … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence: Teacher for Hire
It's your first day of a new semester. You walk into the large lecture hall and look around desperatly to try and find somewhere to sit. Dang this 8 AM class. You knew none of your friends would take it with you. Ah! There! A seat. Not too close, not too far away. You head … Continue reading Advancing Digital Equity… Right?
"Um, Ashley? Why is there a baby? We are supposed to be blogging about digital literacy in an undergrad class..." "Have you seen an undergrad lately...?" I kid, I kid. But they sure do make me feel old. The real reason for the baby, is today's society has pretty much decided to abandon the idea … Continue reading Don’t Underestimate Digital Literacy
Since I have been swimming in my final paper for 690 all morning, I thought I would just continue. For my Master's project I have designed a mobile app that awards points to students for positive behaviors. In the beginning of my project development a lot of time and energy went into the actual design, … Continue reading Design Guidelines for Mobile Apps