Author Archives: Shaun W. Martin

(541) Final Thoughts

Even though my undergraduate degree and current experience helped me along in this course, the assignments and required readings were challenging and forced me to the edge of my comfort zone.  Learning new software and ways to deliver content is … Continue reading

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(541) Assistive/ Adaptive Technology…it’s a must!

It’s the first day of your teaching career.  The classroom is just how you imagined it:  posters are neatly and strategically hung advertising your chosen content area, pencils are sharpened, your cabinets are full of construction paper and Elmer’s glue.  … Continue reading

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(541) Integrating Technology…for all contents!

The question many educators reflect upon is this: How can a teacher integrate technology into their content area rather then how can they integrate technology into learning?  The importance of technology is not at the heart of the issue in … Continue reading

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(541) Walled Gardens: Keep them or tear them down?

Beginning in 1961, the Berlin Wall was constructed to divide and ultimately separate East Germany from West Germany for over 20 years.  The East German Government claimed that the wall was necessary due to Nazi ideology still littered around West … Continue reading

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(541) Understanding Spreadsheets

To begin my blog post I must write a brief disclaimer to let you, the reader, know that I am by no means an expert on spreadsheets.  In fact, spreadsheets is the one application that I have yet to master, … Continue reading

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(541) Interactive PowerPoint Presentations

Reflecting over the past week and the multiple readings and short videos, I am firm in my belief that PowerPoint presentations are inherently a good thing…when designed correctly.   What I mean by this vague thought is simply that- PowerPoint’s have … Continue reading

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(541) Instructional Software for the 21st Century… Decisions, Decisions!

Jay Hawkins (1997), for the Center for Children and technology, wrote that “Instead of asking, “Should schools have computers?” we need to focus on a more productive question: “How are technologies best used in education to help students achieve and … Continue reading

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