Social Media Supports Citizenship

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”

Project SEARCH and CTLT Students Featured on Channel 5 News

Project SEARCH and CTLT students were featured in a Channel 5 News story about ISU expanding Project SEARCH campus wide. The CTLT has served as one of the initial sites for ISU’s implementation of Project SEARCH, where a young adult student with disabilities gains hands-on work experience. These interns work along side the CTLT’s undergraduate student assistants.

The story features Project Search interns Amber Kirk and Adele Krier and CTLT student Sarah Brangoccio. Click here to read the news story.

Culver Teaches Coding During Roland-Story STEM Day

Hour of Code

Roland-Story Middle School held their first STEM Day on December 6, 2017 as part of the global Computer Science Education Week. Dennis Culver was invited to present to 5th-8th graders on how to get started with coding. Dennis taught the 5-6th graders about sequencing, loops, and conditional statements using Osmo Coding. The 7-8th graders were introduced to Apple’s Swift programming language with the the Swift Playgrounds iPad app.

Crawford and Behmer receive ISTE Making IT Happen Award at ITEC 2017

Stacy Behmer and Denise Crawford

Dr. Denise Crawford, Associate Professor in the School of Education and Director of CTLT, and alumna Stacy Behmer, Coordinator of Digital Learning at Grand Wood AEA, received the ISTE Making IT Happen Award at the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) Conference held in Des Moines, IA on October 15-17, 2017 at the Iowa Events Center. This award recognizes outstanding educators and their commitment, leadership, courage, and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students.

Culver and Lawson Discuss Technology Integration with ISU Student Teachers

Dennis Culver, CTLT Instructional Support Specialist, and Tera Lawson, CTLT Program Coordinator, both presented to current ISU student teachers during their student teaching seminar on Oct. 13, 2017 at the ISU Alumni Center. Dennis and Tera discussed how to bridge content areas with technology and how to integrate robotics into an elementary curriculum. Students were provided with several hands-on experiences to model how various technologies could be incorporated into their future classrooms.

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Connie Hargrave Inducted into Iowa African American Hall of Fame

Connie Hargrave has been inducted into the Iowa African American Hall of Fame, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of African Americans who have enhanced the quality of life for all Iowans. For the past 11 years, Hargrave served as director of Science Bound, which prepares ethnic minority students for degrees and careers in STEM fields. She and three other inductees were recognized at a reception and banquet at 5 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Hotel Des Moines Airport and Conference Center. See photos from the event and the official press release.

Tera Lawson Receives Professional and Scientific Excellence Award

Tera Lawson

Tera Lawson, CTLT Program Coordinator, was awarded the Professional and Scientific Excellence Award on Monday, Sept. 25 in the Memorial Union Great Hall as part of the university’s annual award ceremony. This award recognizes contributions made by a P&S staff member within and beyond the university and career progress demonstrated by accomplishments at Iowa State. Read more