Design

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5 Augmented Reality Apps Under $5 For Your Science Classroom

By info@ciddl.org | April 28, 2022
5 Augmented Reality Apps Under $5 For Your Science Classroom Author: Shalece Kohnke; info@ciddl.org “Science is too hard!” “I just don’t get it!” “I HATE science!” I heard these three phrases at the start of every school year or when…
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Supporting Educator Use of Game-Based Learning Environments

By info@ciddl.org | March 15, 2022
Supporting Educator Use of Game-Based Learning Environments Author: Kenneth Holman Pre-service teachers will benefit from utilizing alternative instructional techniques to enhance learning for students. Have you thought about using game-based learning to enhance your student’s understanding of content? To understand…
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Using Video Observations in Teacher Preparation Programs

By Samantha Goldman | March 8, 2022
Using Video Observations in Teacher Preparation Programs Author: Samantha Goldman Pre-service teachers are usually required to video themselves teaching to receive feedback from peers and professors as part of their culminating portfolio. One critique of this method is that teacher…
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Learning the Ins-and-Outs of LMS: Tell Me What You See

By info@ciddl.org | March 3, 2022
Learning the Ins-and-Outs of LMS: Tell Me What You See Author: Nicholas Jay Hoekstra As we continue our review of learning management systems (LMS) and how to ensure accessibility for the widest range of users, we’re going to return to…
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Learning the Ins-and-Outs of LMS: Let’s Discuss Discussion Boards

By info@ciddl.org | February 24, 2022
Learning the Ins-and-Outs of LMS: Let’s Discuss Discussion Boards Author: Nicholas Hoekstra Over a series of blogs, we’re exploring how instructors can take full advantage of features present in their learning management systems (LMS) to support student learning. Our first…
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Ed Tech to Bring to Your Pre-Service Teachers

By info@ciddl.org | February 22, 2022
Ed Tech to Bring to Your Pre-Service Teachers Author: Samantha Goldman In our last Affinity Group session for our “Preparing Teacher Candidates for Online and Hybrid Instruction,” we discussed some great tools to help teachers and teacher educators prepare for…
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Coaching Tech Integration: Implications for Teacher Preparation

By info@ciddl.org | February 15, 2022
Coaching Tech Integration: Implications for Teacher Preparation Author: James Rujimora Teacher preparation faculty, school personnel, and school administrators are looking for effective ways to develop capacity and build technology skills of teachers to meet their student needs. One potential solution…
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Integrate Scenario-Based Learning into Teacher Preparation

By info@ciddl.org | February 10, 2022
Integrate Scenario-Based Learning into Teacher Preparation Author: Ling Zhang; Samantha Goldman What is scenario-based learning? Scenario-based learning (SBL) is a widely used instructional design strategy that uses real-life scenarios or cases to support active, immersive, and authentic learning experiences for…
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Learning the Ins-and-Outs of LMS: Accessibility Checkers

By info@ciddl.org | February 8, 2022
Learning the Ins-and-Outs of Learning Management Systems: Accessibility Checkers Author: Nicholas Jay Hoekstra Over a series of posts, we are exploring various ways in which learning management systems (LMS) can be designed and organized to support diverse learners. In a…
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A Day in the Life of An Online Secondary Teacher

By info@ciddl.org | February 1, 2022
A Day in the Life of An Online Secondary Teacher Author: Sean Smith; Samantha Goldman In the November synchronous Affinity group on Preparing Teacher Candidates for Online/ Hybrid Instruction, Lauren Elkins, a high school math and physics teacher, discussed a…

We, as a national center, aim to develop, research, and use the design that promotes the positive impact of educational technology in special education, early intervention, and related services. Check out this post to read more about Design within the CIDDL framework.