Category Archives: 3.1 Media Utilization

“Media utilization is the systematic use of resources for learning” (Seels & Richey, 1994, p. 46). Utilization is the decision-making process of implementation based on instructional design specifications.

(501) Professional Learning Network Plans

In constructing a concept map of my current Professional Learning Network, I was amazed at how many tools I have both learned and adopted in the last 4 months.  Tools such as RSS reader, Zotero, Google Wave/Docs and using this … Continue reading

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(501) Bumper Sticker

My bumper sticker emerged out of the synthesis paper I wrote a few weeks ago. Jan Hawkins (Edutpoia.com, 1997) wrote that technology has limitless possibilities that will open doors for the future. Her excitement lends itself to the 21st century … Continue reading

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(501) Educational Technology and the ‘Real World’

This synthesis paper argues for the need of Technology within education field.  The paper focuses on the importance of 21st Century skills that students are lacking in order to be successful in a digital society and, furthermore, shows how America … Continue reading

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(501) RSS Feeds

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a way to ensure that information you are attempting to keep up with is available in one location and with minimal effort.  RSS works overtime to check and pull in new information that you have … Continue reading

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(501) Annotated Bibliography

The following references relate to the use and importance of technology within the classroom: Eunsook Hyun, & Davis, G. (2005). Kindergartners’ conversations in a computer-based technology classroom. Communication Education, 54(2), 118-135. doi:10.1080/03634520500213397 The research conducted using both male and female … Continue reading

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