MCOM 510

Shapes Vodcast

    Teacher Tube video- Mathmaticious

    I chose Mathmaticious for a couple of reasons. First, its entertaining, this kid spent a lot of time to write a parody of the popular song using what he obviously is interested in, which is math. I love that he is loving making this video because he gets to rap about quadratic equations and pi. I really enjoyed watching it. Second, I chose this video because it was made entirely by a student. I think this video would be great to break the ice on the first day of an Algebra course or something. It's an educational and entertaning video all in one. I loved it!

    Technology & Learning Wordle

    Wordle: technology & learning

    We were asked to write a short paragraph on the role of technology in learning. Then we used wordle.net to create a image with the key words from our paragraph. I got sucked in and played with the final result for about half an hour. The main idea of my Wordle is that technology can be really effective and useful when used correctly. It is up to the educator to apply it correctly to have the most sucess with the students.


    Technology comic strip


    MCOM 520

    Inspirational Quote from The Ant and the Elephant

    Ideal Classroom Floorplan​


    What is Educational Technology?
    • Educational Technology is using advanced systems and tools like software, computers, or calculators to support or enhance the curriculum in a school system.

    What is Instructional Technology?
    • Instructional Technology is the design and development of technological resources used within educational technology.
      • Motivational Theory
        • Gaining the ATTENTION of the students
          • Perceptual Arousal-With unexpected events
          • Inquiry Arousal- Ask a question
          • Variability- Keep things interesting

        • Keep the information RELEVANT
          • Familiarity- Activities and concepts should be able to relate the students experiences or backgrounds.
          • Goal Orientation- Set a objective for the group or have them come up with it themselves.
          • Motive Matchincg- make sure that the motives of the students pair up with the material

        • Present information with CONFIDENCE
          • Expectancy for Success- students will meet expectations, high or low. Make sure they know what you expect from them.
          • Challenge Setting- Differentiate goals to meet the achievement level of the student to allow for success on all levels
          • Attribution Molding- make sure feedback matches the student's effort and abilities

        • Work for a level of SATISFACTION with results
          • Natural Consequences- Give students a chance to apply their new knowledge in the real world
          • Positive Consequences- provide positive reinforcement to sustain desired behavior or performance
          • Equity- Keep all assessments and standards coonsistent across the group.