The following are projects that I have completed for the MAET program. I feel that these examples are my interpretations of gained knowledge, applications of realized concepts, and representations of my understanding of technology integrated into education. The effort, motivation, and time that I have invested in completing the projects contributed to my purpose of developing viable keys that can contribute to the honing both of my personal and professional creativity, individuality, and innovation. There will always be a plethora of technology tools for learning and teaching, but through the MAET program, I had the opportunity to explore and evaluate technology that I can include in my toolkit of resources. I have learned that it is always an intuitive approach to interweave the multifaceted knowledge of technology, course content, and pedagogy (TPACK) when evaluating the sustainability, functionality, and meaningfulness of my learning experience.
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Tool: Sliderocket & YouTube
Trans-disciplinary creativity consists of seven cognitive tools: perceiving, patterning, abstracting, embodied thinking, modeling, playing, and synthesizing. This project is my elevator pitch to promote these tools for teaching. Add creativity and enthusiasm to any course you teach. Watch a sample, turn up the volume, and enjoy!
Tools: Windows Movie Player, YouTube
A digital story with an animation of a poem from Dr. Seuss. This project describes how Collins, Brown & Newman’s Cognitive Apprenticeship framework is being applied to a workforce development course.
An online whitepaper explaining how the cognitive tools of creativity can be applied to new strategies for teaching and learning.
In this project, I visually organized and represented ideas on what makes and how it takes to be a leader. Being aware of the presented principles and myths of leadership could help in developing a deeper understanding on how to become an effective leader.
Tools: MERLOT, PowerPoint
This is a Stand-Alone Instructional Resource (StAIR) project which integrates skills in math (simple math operations, tables, and charts), reading (poetry), and technology (computer use, video embedding, Excel2007 with macros, and PowerPoint2007). Download the whole project from MERLOT.
A PowerPoint presentation on effective study techniques that can contribute to success in online learning pursuits.
Tool: Adobe Fireworks
This illustrates one of the four popular myths about leadership: “People who get to the top are leaders.” Based on the article, “Why Should Anyone Be Led by You” by Robert Coffee & Gareth Jones, an inspirational leader is someone who can rely heavily on his instincts, sniff out the signals in the environment, and sense what's going on without having anything spelled out for him.
Tools: Xtranormal, Zentation
Created an animated video and a PowerPoint presentation. Used Zentation to combine these two media to present a proposed wicked project that applied the TPACK framework.
I interviewed and asked the same questions to two people to find out their understanding of Facebook and to get their views whether Facebook can be used for learning. The main goal of this project is for me to have a powerful learning experience of understanding student understanding. Listen to the podcast and find out if the goal has been achieved.
The concept of véjà du (in contrast to déjà vu) helped me think differently and understand that there is more to the familiar attributes of things if you are observant enough to discover them. Watch the slideshow of images of a candle warmer and discover something more unexpected and enjoyable.
Tools: TripWow, Vimeo, Audacity
This was my bio-video and was one of the first projects that I created for the MAET program.
Tools: Camtasia, Screencast
A screen-share video showing an overview of the online course on Excel 2010. This online course was a project requirement for CEP 820 – Teaching Online.