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Episode 10 – Community solutions for Education

  Follow OklaSaid the #Oklaed Podcast on: Podcast Hosts and where to find us on Twitter: Erin Barnes: twitter.com/ebarnes73 Scott Haselwood: twitter.com/teachfromhere Who hosted the #oklaed chat and where to find them on Twitter: University of Oklahoma Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education Dean Gregg Garn @deangarn Overview of chat topic …

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Policy Issues

I was tagged in a twitter post this afternoon from the most amazing Kas Nelson (@kasnelson – you should follow her). It got my brain thinking, then a range of emotions flooded in, mostly anger. This is the pic from the tweet: Here is something that cannot be stressed enough …

EdTech August Wordle

Why #EdTech

A couple of questions answered for my readers:  Why am I working toward a PhD in #EdTech?  What is #EdTech all about??  These were questions that were recently asked by my professor, questions that my readers may (or may not) think interesting… The word cloud at the top of the page …

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Gamify Your Class. Here’s Why!

gam·i·fi·ca·tion ˌɡāmifəˈkāSHən/ noun the application of typical elements of game playing (e.g., point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, typically as an online marketing technique to encourage engagement with a product or service. “gamification is exciting because it promises to make the hard stuff …

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I’m Going Rogue

Do I have your attention???  Read on… Does your classroom or educational system look like this: Might I suggest an upgrade? With the emergence of the internet and the proliferation of educational technology, there are too many ways to break down these black and white walls.  Lets add some color. …

Diversity and Equity

*Warning – this post has over 3,700 words.  It will deal will some very strong issues of education in our state as they relate to my equity and diversity course and the associated readings that we covered this past semester.  My final paper will be in APA format, if you want to …

My Bucket List

Taking a break from thoughts on education…. Here is my bucket list, order not important! Run the Oklahoma City Marathon – I was sitting in my car at the University of Central Oklahoma studying for a test in Adolescent Psychology when it sounded like a lightening bolt hit right behind …

The Grandaddy of Trig Identities!

The challenged was issued by the most brilliant of educators: BlueCereal – a genius among us smart folks!  He suggested a post about our favorite content – challenge accepted Mr. Cereal! I taught high school math for over 18 years before embarking on my current journey as a full time Ph.D …

#Oklaed – This One is for You!!

One of the best things about the beginning of my week is the #oklaed chat Sunday at 8:00 CST.  I can’t tell you how much energy this chat gives me.  The ideas, the passion, the issues, the suggestions, the conversation – it often keeps me up well past my usual …

Success Defined

Let me start be telling you what success isn’t: its not winning the lottery, its not getting the big bargain, its not getting perfect grades, its not making a million dollars… These examples could be used to describe success, but that would depend on the person.  I think that most …

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