This article is an abstract from Dr. Maryanne Berry’s Sonoma State University EDCT 552 Praxis Course Watching the NY Times timeline “The Evolution of Classroom Technology” was a good look at how far classroom technology has come and what was considered “technology.” The “Hornbook” and the “Pointer” looked more like the tools of corporal punishment rather than teaching aids. The progression of the “Magic Lantern;” to the “iPad” was a great timeline of the “visual” aids used in the classroom. These devices eventually led to the PowerPoint and...read more
By Michael Haran 10/24/2014 With the implementation of blended-learning in the classroom more and more students are using the internet to search for their course-related research as well as their everyday life research. Since children are now being exposed to digital education application as early as three-years old, many of which are downloaded from the web, a need now exists to teach children not only web etiquette and citizenship but also how to securely search and evaluate what’s found. For example, not long ago I was standing in line the...read more
By Michael Haran 11/18/2014 (This article is an assignment abstract from EDCT 552, Dr. Maryanne Berry, SSU, MA-CTL) The article (Learning, Media and Technology, 2007, Media education goes digital: an introduction, David Buckingham, University of London, UK) is a continuation of the analysis of the evolution of the pedagogy of media literacy. Considering that this book was written in 2007 parts of it should be considered an historic view of not only the concepts of teaching medial literacy but also the practical application of the phenomenon....
This article is an assignment abstract from Dr. Perry Marker’s Sonoma State University MA EDCT 585 Class When the Russians successfully put Sputnik into orbit America flipped out. How could the Russians have technologically jumped so far ahead of us? The answer, it was decided, lay in the education. If we the U.S. was going to be able to compete in the space race we had to a better job of teaching science to American students. The federal government poured in billions of dollars and the K-12 education philosophy knee jerked once again....read more
Meaningful K-12 Praxis This article is an assignment abstract from Dr. Maryanne Berry’s SSU MA EDCT 552 Class It’s really amazing to watch the evolution of American K-12 education gaining momentum seemingly on a daily basis. With all the distraction from the roll out of the Common Core, the seemingly endless tug-of-war over federal versus state control and the ideological debate over what knowledge has the most worth, several education institutions have been quietly going about the business of advancing K-12 education into the 21st...read more