Category: AECT Standard 5 (Research)

Candidates explore, evaluate, synthesize, and apply methods of inquiry to enhance learning and improve performance

School Evaluation Summary

School Evaluation Summary

Maturity Benchmark Survey

Having the opportunity to research and evaluate the capabilities of our school has been an eye opener for me as a student AND a parent. I knew that DDS schools were great but I had no idea. I had mentioned in previous assignments that I thought I was behind on what was going on inside todays classrooms but this assignment definitely confirms that. The level of technology used is mind boggling as our school is full integrated in modern technology from the ground up…literally!

This assignment took a bit more time as a lot of the categories overlapped and it was so in depth and detailed. At the same time it really gave me a glimpse of what it takes to implement technology into the classrooms.

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Research in Ed Tech: Virtual Worlds

Annotated Bibliography: Learning in Virtual Worlds

Wow so where do I start with this one? This was another project that started slow and ended with a flurry! First off, I am a super research maniac, speaking in unorganized terms of course. Whenever I am interested in something whether it be to purchase or just want to take a look, I will research it to death! I’ve researched some items so much that I ended up losing interest in them and didn’t buy. This project was a different animal though. It took me a bit of getting used to having to organize and formalized everything.

I really  enjoyed learning zotero and expect to bring this into my arsenal of research tools as I become more accustomed to it. As far as the overall project went, I will have to echo Josh Haines comments in that if you asked me what I thought of this project on Friday and Saturday of this week…yuck! However, after digging in I have a whole new appreciation for organized research and of course learning via Virtual Worlds.