Formal Assessment & Differentiated Learning

Helping students reach their potential requires formative assessment and differentiated instruction. Quizalize brings these two tasks together in one easy to use app accessible. In class or out of class, students can conveniently access this beneficial tool using any laptop, tablet, or smartphone with internet access and browser. With Quizalize, teachers can create multiple classes … Continue reading Formal Assessment & Differentiated Learning

“Serious” Video Games to Motivate

Petkov, M., & Rogers, G.E. (2011). Using gaming to motivate today’s technology-dependent students. Journal of STEM Teacher Education, 48(1),7-12.   This article addresses the subject of using video games known as “serious games” in classrooms to motivate the technology-dependent students of today. These games are meant to educate and not to entertain as the authors present this … Continue reading “Serious” Video Games to Motivate

Peer Feedback as An Instructional Strategy

Critical Research Review of “Using Peer Feedback to Enhance the Quality of Student Online Postings: An Exploratory Study” by Ertmer et al. (2007). Problem 1. Identify the clarity with which this article states a specific problem to be explored. The focus of this research study was clearly and consistently presented in both the abstract and … Continue reading Peer Feedback as An Instructional Strategy

Research Agenda Guidance for Educational Games & Simulations

Dede, C. (2011). Developing a research agenda for educational games and simulations. Computer games and instruction, pp. 233-250. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.   This article proposes five assumptions that all research agendas for educational games and simulations should be based on. These assumptions include usable knowledge, collective research, what works, treatment effects, and scalability. Each … Continue reading Research Agenda Guidance for Educational Games & Simulations

Video Games & Education

Steinkuehler, C. (2010). Video games and digital literacies. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 54(1),61-63.   This article examines the relationship between video games and digital literacy. It discusses the perspective of parents and teachers who are in opposition of video games, claiming they interfere with young students’ literacy. This article also approaches this issue from a … Continue reading Video Games & Education

Social Networking Sites in Education

Greenhow, C. (2011). Youth, learning and social media. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 45(2),139-146.   This article addresses five articles concerning social media and education. These five articles are presented in this same journal issue, with this particular article introducing each with a brief summary. The overall theme is to explore the impact that social networking sites … Continue reading Social Networking Sites in Education