As more teachers integrate game play into the curriculum to increase engagement among students, new research by CTLT faculty, staff, and graduate students provides insight into which types of games may be most appropriate. Continue reading “Research on Game-Based Learning Provides Insight for Educators”
CTLT faculty and staff members Dr. Denise Crawford and Dennis Culver joined School of Education colleagues Dr. Connie Beecher, Dr. Soo Ahn, Dr. Emily Hayden, and Dr. Sara Nelson in Atlantic, IA on June 6th and Humboldt, IA on June 7th as part of ISU College of Human Sciences Extension and Outreach’s “Adventure Comes to You” series. Continue reading “School of Education and CTLT Brings Adventure to Iowa Communities”
Dr. Evrim Baran (School of Education) and Dr. Boris Jovanovic (Natural Resource and Ecology Management) received the Miller Open Education Mini-Grant to create the first “Open Wikibook for the Aquatic Toxicology Graduate Course”. Continue reading “Dr. Baran to Develop Open Content on Aquatic Toxicology”
CTLT staff members Tera Lawson and Dennis Culver along with student assistant Sariah Garrido hosted activities as part of Kate Mitchell Elementary’s STEAM night on April 26th. Several groups from ISU and the Ames community provides activities for the elementary students that explored topics in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.
The CTLT’s activities had students using iPads, Osmo kits, and Dash robots to engage in activities that focused on coding concepts, engineering design, and entrepreneurship.
CTLT staff member Dennis Culver is the recipient of the 2018 College of Human Sciences Professional and Scientific Early Achievement in Administration Award.This award is granted to an individual who has “demonstrated innovative, creative or original ways to accomplish job responsibilities and effect positive change, has established a pattern of reliability and responsibility in performing job duties, has made an effort toward continual personal and professional development, has exhibited service to their department or unit and the College of Human Sciences, fosters a spirit of cooperation and has strong interpersonal relationships with fellow employees, exhibits potential for future contributions to their department or unit, the College of Human Sciences, Iowa State University, and/or the community.” The award citations for Dennis and the other awardees can be read here.
Dr. Baran’s recent publication examines the integration of mobile technologies into teacher observation. Building on her work of “mobile learning in teacher education” Dr. Baran and her colleagues investigated how mobile technologies as well as video observation and traditional paper-pen methods support teacher observation schemes for professional development. Continue reading “Teacher Education Goes Mobile!”
Dr. Baran’s chapter on “professional development for online and mobile learning” is now published at the International Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education. The chapter examines how professional development can be delivered effectively by looking at strategies to support teachers’ effective online and mobile teaching. Continue reading “Professional Development for Online and Mobile Learning”
A new paper published by Dr. Ben Gleason and former ISU student Dr. Sam von Gillern explores how young people develop digital citizenship using social media. The paper is titled “Digital Citizenship with Social Media: Participatory Practices of Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education” and was published in the Journal of Educational Technology & Society. Continue reading “Social Media Supports Citizenship”
Dennis Culver visited Northwood Preschool Center in Ames on Feb. 1st and 26th to discuss robots. The students were working on a project based learning activity that focused on learning about what robots can do, how they move, how we communicate with them, and what makes a robot a robot. Continue reading “Culver Discusses Robots with Preschoolers”
Dr. Denise Crawford and Dennis Culver visited the Sacred Heart School in Boone, IA as part of a technology exploration project the students were participating in. Continue reading “Crawford and Culver Engage Sacred Heart Students with Coding”