Archive for September, 2015

Free Tech 4 Teachers

Friday, September 25th, 2015

This website ( was brought to my attention this week and I found it to be totally awesome and so useful for our classrooms! Richard Byrne created the site to make it easy for teachers to access and use different Ed Tech applications within their classrooms. One of the most useful aspects of the site is that the applications are all sorted for you and are organized in a way that makes it very easy to find what you are looking for (or maybe even something you didn’t know you were looking for)! I pasted the link to the actual website above, but I have also linked an article that discusses the use of video and video editing in the classroom. I have personally used WeVideo with my students, and I know a few colleagues that have used some other editing apps with their students, but this article gives a plethora of options for students of all levels!

Six Styles of Classroom Video Projects

In our next post, we will be hearing more about the EDMT student’s and their capstone projects! See you soon!

The Digital Dozen

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

The EDMT program will have 12 new graduates at the end of this semester (with another joining in April 2016)! What an exciting addition to the ever-growing field of Ed Tech. All graduates are currently deciding on their capstone project idea for their final EDMT course and are anxious about getting their digital “hands” dirty as they move forward in completing their programs. In subsequent posts, you will learn about each of the graduates and the details of their capstone projects. At the end of the semester there will be a “ReCap-Stone” post outlining the final outcomes for each student. Keep your eyes peeled for all the fun that is still to come.

Our next EDMT graduating class will be:

December 2015

  • Brian Aiosa
  • David Belanger
  • Patricia Bradley
  • Jason Culbert
  • Rekha Desai
  • Kendra Gallert
  • Masaki Hashimoto
  • Stephanie Little
  • Cory Meggitt
  • Mary Miller
  • Bradley Thomas
  • Kelly Winnie

April 2016

  • Maeve Gleason

Congratulations to all of you for your accomplishments up until this point and we look forward to learning about you and your capstone projects in the weeks to come! Good luck in your last EDMT class!

EMU Graduate Research Conference

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

November 20, 2015 – 9a-4:15p – EMU Student Center

The Graduate Research Conference (GRC) is a celebration of graduate student research and creative activity in a professional conference format.

Graduate students of all disciplines, colleges and degree designations (masters & doctoral) are encouraged to apply & participate in the GRC.

Consider presenting at the GRC. If you need any support, contact one of the EDMT faculty.

GRC Application Available here:

Application deadline: October 5, 2015

Workshops to support graduate student research and the GRC:

  • Academically Speaking – oral presentations
  • Prezi workshops
  • IRBNet


Sean Soules…another EDMT student on the move!

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

EDMT Master’s student, Sean Soules, spent part of his summer working with a new technology start up. His role was to help write the scripts for the first couple of games in their system. The company, Axon Spark Interactive ( is developing interactive environments where students can gain reinforcement about the literature they are reading in high school and middle school settings.

The company and Sean welcomes any input/feedback and they encourage you to contact them if you want to get involved.

Below are some screen shots from the Pre-Alpha version of the setting for Macbeth, the game Sean worked on. Way to go, Sean!