• Welcome!

    This is the blog I will post to on a weekly basis for my Introduction to Educational Technology class (EME 2040). Each week, I will post about the textbook readings, the assigned podcasts, and the assignment due, which will ultimately teach me how to efficiently use technology in my future classroom. Thanks for following along!

Blog Post #10

This will be my last post for class! The PowerPoint #2 assignment has taught me so much about the different ways to use PowerPoint! I loved working with the action buttons; now I can create review games like Jeopardy or creating a slideshow that does not have to follow one particular pattern. All this practice … Continue reading

Blog Post #9

I would most likely use projectors in daily classroom activities; the other peripheral devices I would use would be the speakers of the computer, possibly a tablet that could project to the screen, so that I could project what I was writing on a document in front of the class. These resources are all connected … Continue reading

Blog Post #8

I plan to use presentation software, like Microsoft PowerPoint and Prezi, in my classroom, but I do believe there are pros and cons to its use. Some major advantages, and the main reasons I will use it, are that it is a simple, quick way to organize information that needs to be presented to a … Continue reading

My Website for the Web Design Assignment

http://msclarela.weebly.com/ I made up a fictional persona; possibly due to misreading the assignment description- oh well! I loved this assignment, and I cannot wait to make a real site for my future classes.

Blog Post #7

PowerPoint presentations offer a lot of opportunities for students to learn in different ways. In my Middle School Language Arts class, I would probably use PowerPoint to lecture, probably to give background information about a book in class, or perhaps to teach students basic writing tips. Let’s say that I am lecturing on the Modern … Continue reading

Blog Post #6

I would love to have a class website as a teacher! I love playing around with the blogging platforms I have seen (so far, these have included Tumblr, Blogger, and now WordPress), and I think that making an easily navigable, aesthetically pleasing, and up-to-date website for the students and parents to update would make teaching … Continue reading

Websites: Differentiating the Real from the Hoax

“We used the questions in our concept map to evaluate the website. #3 GolfCross website was very tricky. We have never heard of this golf game that uses an oval ball. Some of the links on the website lead to other sources, but a few of the links do not lead to credible sources. We … Continue reading

Blog Post #5

The Web 2.0 tool that I think I would use in my classroom would be¬†http://www.scribd.com/. Scribd is an online library, a database containing documents from categories like school work to science to creative writing. It allows users to publish works of their own. In the past, I have seen recipes and homework pages shared on … Continue reading

Blog Post #4

I think that the use of databases like those the FSU library site http://www.lib.fsu.edu/ offers have been the best internet resources I have used. My high school had a similar website of databases, which were accessible outside of school libraries as well, and I found the most reliable, academic sources there to conduct research with. … Continue reading

Blog Post # 3

For this week’s blog, I’d like to critique the Apple website. As far as the rules for graphic and interface design, I’m pretty sure Apple knows what they’re doing because I love the site. Ithink that Apple uses general design principles well; for example, the multimedia principle is fulfilled as Apple uses words and images … Continue reading