Monthly Archives: January 2017

ET521 Introduction to OnLine & Blended Learning

As I have progressed through the MET, I have posted many of my artifacts on this Blog; however, I was lackadaisical about this in ET521, Perhaps, it was because we created a website specifically for that course, OR perhaps it was because one of the final assignments was a reflection on each project. Those reflections were done directly to my Elearning ToolBox for ET521. I took the class during the summer of 2016.

I really enjoyed this class, as it made me rethink my traditional classrooms & incorporate some blended learning. I learned about Padlet (I have used it in my classroom),  podcasts, a variety of web 2.0 tools to try, and I created a Digital Learning Experience that I used at the beginning of the year  during the 2016-2017 year.

As part of ET521, I created another Weebly site called Cooney Science that houses some of the lessons I have created as part of the BSU MET program. This page is very much a work under construction.

Last, in 521, I finally “figured out” why everyone loves Pinterest. I created a board for ET521 on Social Media in the classroom

I liked using Pinterest so much that I created these other boards relating to education…

Formative Assessments

Mindfulness in the classroom

This class helped to transform my classroom. One thing that I have discovered is that my classroom is constantly evolving as I figure out what lessons work, which lessons need tweaking, and which lessons need a complete overhaul. ET521 has helped me in the process of updating my ever-evolving curriculum.

ET 513 Week2 Identify Good & Bad Courseware

Here is a link to my Google Doc on good/bad courseware. Interesting as I begin to understand the ideas behind multimedia and what tools can help make the courseware effective for elearners.

One big idea that stood out to me was that good elearning must actively engage the learner to help them better process information in working memory and then transfer to/from long term memory.

Several of my classmates used the guiding principles of elearning, but since that information was not in the assigned reading (ch 1-2), I did not include them as I do not know enough about them….YET!


ET513 Multimedia Week One

This week in ET 513, we created introduction videos. I chose to make my introduction using Animoto. The process was very fun, and I think this is a tool my students would enjoy.

Here is my Animoto Introduction.