The blog you are currently previewing is my portfolio blog. It houses some of my work related to the field of education, instructional technology, and instructional design. It is not a comprehensive list of the work I have done in education, but it does demonstrate a few of my better projects.
Additionally, I have a instructional technology or educational technology blog, entitled Hoosier Teacher. I use this site to share information with local and global colleagues. For instance, when I presented my SMART board training to my school board, I posted my presentation on my blog to share with colleagues and community members not present at the meeting. Another example woud be a post I created as hyper-content for an online module. This post was on developing effective and engaging presentations, which provided additional hyper-content for learners.
Another blog, entitled Hoosier Classroom, that I contribute to is for the classroom. This blog is used to inform my students, parents, and administrators. Here are just some of the posts I created to engage learners with multimedia related to the fourth grade curriculum:
My latest blog is entitled Tech Three. With this blog another Technology Integrationist and I, share information about digital tools for learning. Each week, we create a video overview of three tools teachers can integrate into the classroom. Then, I share the blogposts and video with the teachers within our district weekly. Ultimately, it is a way to share tools with teachers and practice what we preach by creating online learning content.
These blogs are my attempt at utilizing web-based technologies for instructional purposes. Blogging is just one web-based learning tool that can be used enhance a learning environment. Please click the links to review the various posts I created for these blogs.