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Introducing the Assistive Technology Blog Series

Introducing the Assistive Technology Blog Series Author: Nicholas Jay Hoekstra; info@ciddl.org Two major aims of the Center for Innovation, Design and Digital Learning (CIDDL) include:  Increasing the knowledge, adoption, and use of educational technologies within education, related service, and leadership…
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Strategies and Technologies Supporting for Co-Teaching

Strategies and Technology Supporting for Effective Co-Teaching Author: Nicholas Jay Hoekstra; info@ciddl.org In the March, 2022 CIDDL Research and Practice Brief, we interviewed Dr. Peggy Weiss to discuss strategies and technologies that can be used to support effective co-teaching. Dr.…
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Introducing Simulations into Teacher Preparation Programs

Introducing Simulations into Teacher Preparation Programs Author: Michelle Patterson; info@ciddl.org In a recent CIDDL  blog, “Integrate Scenario-Based Learning Into Teacher Preparation”, we discussed how teacher candidates developed responses to text- or video-based scenarios with an opportunity to reflect and receive…
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Supporting Educator Use of Game-Based Learning Environments

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

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…