Archive for March, 2013

The EDMT Newsletter has a New Name and Look

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

The EDMT Newsletter is now the EDMT News and it has a new look.

When you have time take a look at it and let us know what you think.

Congrats to EDMT Students and Prof!

Monday, March 18th, 2013

EDMT students Shalynn Weeden and Bethany Cooke along with Dr. McVey conducted research about underage children and social networking. They are  published in the Spring 2013 edition of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE) which is an ISTE publication. Congrats!!! We are proud of each of you!

TEDxEMU

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

I just wanted to share that I had the opportunity to be among the speakers at EMU’s very own TEDxEMU last Friday. I tried to cover in 15 minutes how certain trends were affecting higher education (or about to). These trends included open access publishing, digital badges, automated data gathering, and MOOCs.

It was a lot to cover in a short time, but I wanted to remind the audience that for all the flash and zip in the new projects that are hitting our institutions of higher learning, there is always the human element of what it means to be a teacher which lies just beneath the technology.

Future of Teaching

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

If you get a chance, swing over to fastcoexist‘s site to look at a fascinating map of the future of technology and teaching. The map begins with old favorites of 2012 such as the interactive whiteboard which, when you think about it, was just a glimmer in a few eyes a decade ago (at least IWBs as a ubiquitous classroom tool). So perhaps this might be a fair vision of the future.

If you look closely at their map, you will see that as the years roll by teaching and learning take place less and less in the physical classroom.

EDMT Alums, Students and Faculty Presenting at MACUL 2013

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Macul 2013 Conference – March 20-22, 2013, Cobo Center – Detroit MI

Thursday, 3/21/13
Hands-on Workshops – $40 fee per workshop. Pre-registration required. All hands-on workshops are eligible for SCECHs.

  • 08-10am –  Edmodo: Anytime, Anyplace Collaborative Learning with Social Media – Toni Jones & Nancy Copeland, Professors, EMU Room W2-68)
  • 10:30a-12:30p – Collecting Data with Google Forms – Anthony Buza (EDMT  alum), Instructional Technologist, Genesee ISD (Room W2-68)

Friday, 3/22/13

  • 10-11am – Math to the Core, Dude! – Michael Maffesoli (EDMT alum), Teacher, Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Schools (Room O2-38)
  • 01-02pm – SmartBoards in the Classroom – Christina Sims, Asst Principal; Amy Pope, Teacher (EDMT student) & Jessica P’Simer (EDMT student), Tech Instructor, Trillium Academy
    (Room D3-16)