Category Archives: EDU

  • Too Much?

    Posted on September 7, 2010 by Jason in EDU, Thoughts.

    Have you ever felt, well, overwhelmed when taking on a new challenge? My degree program requires taking 9 hours on American history and culture. On top of the hours, there is community service/volunteer hours one has to take part in. That part of the requirement is not the challenge as I routinely volunteer for several causes at a time.  The challenge came in […]

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  • Google Docs Viewer

    Posted on April 9, 2010 by Jason in EDU, ESU 10.

    You can use Google Docs Viewer to display PDFs, PowerPoints, or TIFF files in an online viewer so your audience does not have to download the file and have a third party view to display your files. You only need to put your files in an accessible place on the Internet. Once you have the […]

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  • What is your favorite EdTech blog?

    Posted on April 6, 2010 by Jason in Blogs, EDU, ESU 10.

    Some great blogs people suggested when I asked on Twitter and Facebook: http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/ http://web20classroom.blogspot.com/ http://www.freetech4teachers.com/ http://www.twitter.com/ Follow: Steven Anderson @web20classroom or Richard Byrne @rmbyrne http://fischbowl.com/ I also have some that I use in my WordPress workshop. You can find them here: http://blog.esu10.org/wordpress/training/blogging-resources/ Please share others!

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  • 331 – Assignment 1.2

    Posted on January 10, 2010 by Jason in EDU.

    Assignment 1.2 As stated in Chapter 2 of your text, critical thinking involves an integrated set of thinking abilities and attitudes, including thinking actively, exploring situations, thinking independently, viewing situations from different perspectives, and discussing ideas in an organized way. For this assignment, you will analyze a fictional court case with Mary Barnett as the […]

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  • 331 – Assignment 1.1

    Posted on January 9, 2010 by Jason in EDU.

    Assignment 1.1 Chapter 1 of the text introduces critical thinking as an active process and lays the foundation for achieving goals, making effective decisions and learning to think creatively.  For this assignment, you will analyze a future decision. First, describe an important decision in your academic or personal life that you will have to make […]

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  • 321 – 4.2 The Personal Development Journal

    Posted on December 12, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    This is a reflective post as it relates to my Learning Styles class. We are using the Strenght, Improvement, Insight model. (Beyerlein & Apple, 2005) Strength – Describe the strongest learning experience(s) you had thus far and why it/they were important to you. I have very much appreciated creating and participating in the blogs in […]

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  • Learning Styles Debate?

    Posted on December 5, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    After reading Learning Styles theory at controversy? by Victor Hugo Rojas, I was surprised that there is such debate on Learning Styles. Even to the point where some are calling it racism. I believe education is going to change radically in terms of teaching to the individual and not mass producing industrial age, standardized workers. […]

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  • 321 Assignment 3.2

    Posted on December 5, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Assignment 3.2 To begin, let’s take a look at the environment which you have created to help your learners learn.* Discuss the following (please provide specific details, so that others may borrow or adapt your ideas for their environment): How have you helped develop/create an environment that promotes trust amongst your learners? How do you […]

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  • Series: Technology to Support Multiple Intelligences

    Posted on December 2, 2009 by Jason in EDU, ESU 10, Presentations, Thoughts.

    This is a series of articles on how and which technologies you might use to support the eight individual intelligences as defined in Dr. Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Here is a sequential outline of the articles: •  Introduction • Word Smart (linguistic intelligence) • Number Smart (logical-mathematical intelligence) • Picture Smart (spatial intelligence) • […]

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  • Adult Learning Theory – Application in K12

    Posted on December 2, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Dr. Joel Merenstein, M.D. wrote a piece titled “Does Adult Learning Theory Apply to Children“. My summation of his article is that we need to focus on two primary goals when working with our students: Learning comes from 1) teaching others and/or 2) practice by doing. As I think about this, this may very well […]

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  • Nature Smart

    Posted on December 1, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    What is nature smart? This intelligence has to do with relating to one’s natural surroundings. http://www.flickr.com/photos/70267096@N00/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 What are some personality qualities of nature smart people? Naturalists may be good at growing things, have an instinctive ability with animals, know the outdoors and what it takes to survive in the elements and […]

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  • Self Smart

    Posted on December 1, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    What is self smart? This intelligence focuses on the individual and their ability to be self-reflective. Permission to use for educational purposes.  © 1999 Fablevision What are some personality qualities of self smart people? Intrapersonal people are usually independent, deep thinkers and are skillful at being able to detect ones own feelings and predict reactions […]

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  • 321 Assignment 2.1

    Posted on November 30, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Assignment 2.1 Find at least 2 to 4 resources that discuss other learning style theories. Based on the information you find, discuss the following: How does the information you found compare and contrast to the theories discussed in the book? What new knowledge can you take and apply to your learners or to your approach […]

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  • People Smart

    Posted on November 30, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    What is people smart? This intelligence is about people working and learning with others. What are some personality qualities of people smart people? People smart individuals like to interact with others either one on one or in group settings. They are usually labeled extroverts and tend to do a good job of judging others emotions […]

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  • Music Smart

    Posted on November 30, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    What is music smart? This intelligence covers music, patterns, rhythms and sounds. Permission to use for educational purposes.  © 1999 Fablevision What are some personality qualities of music smart people? Music smart individuals learn by working with sounds and patterns as it relates to music. They are able to decipher rhythms and tones and can […]

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  • AEDU 321 Class Blogs

    Posted on November 29, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Blogs on Learning Styles from my fellow students in the Bellevue AEDU 321 class: http://aedu321-boom.blogspot.com/ http://badort.blogspot.com/ http://bellevueaedu-stacey.blogspot.com/ http://5reeds.blogspot.com/ http://my.siouxlandvoice.com/Groups/Foodies/blog http://www.educationrebels.blogspot.com/ http://creatinglearningstyles.blogspot.com/ http://tungebellevueuniv.blogspot.com/ http://nahnook.blogspot.com/ http://rosiaaedu321.blogspot.com/ http://mythoughtsonadultlearning.blogspot.com/ http://misslisathoughts.blogspot.com/ http://cjbeebe.blogspot.com/ http://delightfulinsights.weebly.com/ Will edit as more add their blogs to the discussion site! There are some really good ideas!

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  • Body Smart

    Posted on November 26, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    What is body smart? This intelligence covers movement and learning by doing. It is the capacity to learn and think by using the whole body or parts of it, such as hands, fingers, etc. Permission to use for educational purposes.  © 1999 Fablevision What are some personality qualities of body smart people? Body smart people […]

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  • Picture Smart

    Posted on November 26, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    What is picture smart? Picture smart people work well with images and spacial issues. This can cover a range of topics from art to cartography. Permission to use for educational purposes.  © 1999 Fablevision What are some personality qualities of picture smart people? Picture smart people enjoy imagery and have a strong sense of artistry. […]

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  • Number Smart

    Posted on November 25, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    What is number smart? This intelligence covers logical and mathematical skills. It is working with numbers, abstraction, reasoning and logic. Permission to use for educational purposes.  © 1999 Fablevision What are some personality qualities of number smart people? Number smart people like to crunch numbers. They enjoy math and games of logic such as chess. […]

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  • Word Smart

    Posted on November 24, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    What is word smart? This intelligence covers verbal/linguistic skills. It is working with words, spoken or written. Permission to use for educational purposes.  © 1999 Fablevision What are some personality qualities of word smart people? Word smart people like to read, write, talk and/or listen. They revel in words, books, languages and telling stories. People […]

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  • Learning Styles and Technology

    Posted on November 23, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Over the next week I would like to share my thoughts on how technology might play a role in reaching more learners with different learning styles. I will argue that applying different learning styles to your lessons using technology will elicit engagement and increase achievement. There is already research happening in this field and there […]

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  • Overview of Learning Styles

    Posted on November 22, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    I am intrigued by different learning styles and all the models available to assess your strengths and weaknesses in this area. Of all the online assessments, I am particularly drawn to the Memletics Learning Styles Inventory. I feel this is the most rounded and balanced of the assessments I have taken up to this point. […]

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  • 321 – Assignment 1.2

    Posted on November 22, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Assignment 1.2 The book does state that it is not necessary for an instructor to prepare 20 ways to teach the same thing – it would be unreasonable. I believe we can agree with that, but are there techniques you can be using to spice up your instruction? Utilize the internet (not Wiki) and library […]

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  • 321 – Assignment 1.1

    Posted on November 22, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Assignment 1.1 It is important to know your own learning style before you begin to assess those of others. In the Course Documents please click on the link to the learning styles assessments. You will see there are a variety of them – each of you much complete the first one, “Rightbrain-Leftbrain Assessment” and then […]

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  • 311 – Assignment 1.4

    Posted on November 15, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Assignment 1.4 – Group Project This assignment will be one that you will work on in an assigned group, and you will work on it all four weeks. The final result will be a presentation of your group’s new and improved theory of learning. Throughout this course you will learn about different learning theories and […]

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  • 311 – Assignment 4.2

    Posted on November 14, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Assignment 4.2 Chapter 8 of the text addresses the issue of relationships in learning.  Adult educators should recognize the roles of relationships in learning and how best to facilitate them.  According to the text, good educators need to be able to offer activities that support both relational and autonomous learning.  For this assignment, think about […]

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  • 311 – Assignment 4.1

    Posted on November 14, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Assignment 4.1 The concept of “situated learning” is discussed on pages 140 – 141 and pages 201 – 205 of the text. On pages 202 – 203 of the text, the author presents a bulleted list of features that help encourage situated learning. Share a brief overview of a topic or lesson that you might […]

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  • 311 – Assignment 3.3

    Posted on November 5, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Assignment 3.3 In chapter 6 of the text, the author examines the role of motives in learning.  As the author points out, motives arise from within the learner, and instructors have an impact on their learner’s motivation. The feedback or reinforcement an instructor offers to his/her learner may indirectly increase a learner’s motivation. It is […]

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  • 311 – Assignment 3.2

    Posted on November 5, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Assignment 3.2 For this assignment post a question that you have based on your readings. It could be about something you didn’t quite understand, it could be a question to generate discussion or debate, or it could be regarding a situation that you have encountered that applies to what you have read. Based on the […]

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  • 311 – Assignment 3.1

    Posted on November 5, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Assignment 3.1 On pages 120 – 121 of the text, the author lists nine conditions which affect cognitive development in adulthood. For four conditions, provide an activity, assignment, or teaching method that an instructor could use to help his/her adult student develop these skills. Condition Three: Adults must be able to identify and formulate problems […]

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  • 311 – Assignment 1.3

    Posted on October 24, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Assignment 1.3 In chapter one, pages 8 through 16 there are 8 statements about learning (i.e. “Learning is a Dialectical Process,” Learning is Non-normative,” Strong Emotions Affect Learning,” etc.) select two of these statements and find more information on the statement you selected, either from a journal article, a reliable website, another book, etc. Based […]

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  • 311 – Assignment 1.1

    Posted on October 24, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Assignment 1.1 Learning is defined many ways. Based on what you have learned in chapter one and from other resources found in the Course Documents, discuss the following: What is your definition of learning? How does a learning centered approach compare to a teaching centered approach? Provide examples from either your experiences as an instructor […]

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  • Conference

    Posted on October 23, 2009 by Jason in EDU, Thoughts.

    I attended the NDE Adult Ed Conference in Kearney yesterday and enjoyed listening to Dr. Mosig from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Dr. Mosig spoke on the topic Stress Management. One of the handouts he gave us was this simple quote: If you were to fall to your death from a very great height, […]

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  • Social Neworking for Adult Educators

    Posted on October 20, 2009 by Jason in EDU, Presentations.

    As I explore the topic of using social networking for adult educators, I see many advantages to both the educator and the student. For the adult educator, this is a wonderful opportunity to find others in your field who are also passionate about this topic (adult education) and maybe even the subject you are teaching. […]

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  • 301 – Assigment 4.2

    Posted on October 17, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Assignment 4.2 Jason Everett The Personal Development Journal I enjoyed reading Dr. Beyers message in the announcements forum on Blackboard and how it relates to our class so far. Strength – Describe the strongest learning experience(s) you had thus far and why it/they were important to you. My strongest learning experience from this exchange with […]

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  • 301 – Assignment 4.1

    Posted on October 17, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Assignment 4.1 In chapter four and in the article found at: http://www.mentoring-association.org/membersonly/CBAM.html the authors discuss the Concerns-Based Adoption Model. How do you feel these seven phases apply to you and what do you need to do to become a better educator? What phase are you in right now? What will you need to do to […]

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  • 301 – Assignment 1.5

    Posted on October 17, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Jason Everett AEDU 301 I have always been fascinated with developmental psychology and all that it brings to education. In searching for a suitable interviewee for this assignment, it was a pleasure to find a friend who works with autistic children and is talking a course in Relationship Development Intervention. Marie Sullivan is the Special […]

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  • 301 – Assigment 3.2

    Posted on October 11, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Assignment 3.2 – Please post your assignment to the discussion board, naming your post “assignment 3.2” (15 pts.) Joyce and Showers’ research is discussed in chapter three, regarding their findings discussing the critical elements of effective training and how that has an impact on student achievement. Based on this brief discussion and your experiences, discuss […]

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  • 301 – Assignment 3.1

    Posted on October 10, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Assignment 3.1 Select a course, topic, or training module that you currently conduct. This is your opportunity to look at it from outside the box. Using the Five Critical Qualities of professional development, analyze your course, topic, or training module. Discuss the following: Describe the course, topic or training module you have selected to use […]

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  • 301 – Assigment 2.1

    Posted on October 3, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. —Isaac Asimov Your heart pounds. Beads rolling off your forehead. Butterflies are floating in […]

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  • 301 – Assignment 1.4

    Posted on September 27, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Assignment 1.4 How do you see these concepts applying to you as an adult learner? It is helpful to know, understand and realize that as we mature, our learning process changes. And that change is different for different people. It is helpful for me as an adult learner to understand these concepts as I go […]

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  • 301 – Assignment 1.3

    Posted on September 25, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    Assignment 1.3 Which three telltale comments relate to you as an adult learner? I have the opportunity to attend quite a few workshops and once a year, get to attend a national conference. Through these learning opportunities, I have, over the years, become increasingly picky about what I attend. So, there are quite a few […]

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  • My Favorite Window

    Posted on September 23, 2009 by Jason in EDU.

    This was an introductory assignement for my AEDU 301 online class. Thought I would share with you! My favorite windows are in our dining room. Upon entering the room in the morning, the distinct aroma of freshly brewed coffee with a steaming cup sitting on the table engulfs me.  As I sit at the table enjoying […]

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  • Sunrise

    Posted on September 19, 2009 by Jason in 365 Days, EDU.

    Headed out the door to this gorgeous site this morning on my way to start my new online class. It was inspiring to say the least.

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