Michigan State University Portfolio
Masters of Arts in
Educational Technology Coursework
CEP 807 Capstone Seminar for the Master of Arts in Educational Technology
Instructor: Robin Dickson
focus of CEP 807 is on supporting each
other's work in
creating a capstone ePortfolio that showcases the excellent
work done in working towards a masters degree. The goal is for
create an enduring and useful web presence.
|Creation of a Web Portfolio Index Page
Throughout the all of the courses taken at MSU, I have created a
multiple page website that I use daily to deliver lessons to students,
display student work, communicate with parents, and share teacher
I have created an interactive digital resume. My resume contains
links to examples of work that demonstrates my technology abilities.
|Student Links Page
This student links page contains links to Kindergarten through fifth
grade student activities, online tutorials, and search engines
CEP 882 The Nature and Design of Compelling Experiences
Instructor: David Wong
Spring Semester 2010
An important goal of educators is to create compelling learning
experiences for their students. This course teaches one to create
lessons that mean more than catching and holding their attention, more
than eliciting gasps and laughter. The course is about moving the
students to see, feel, and respond in new ways. We all have an
intuitive sense and first hand knowledge of what compelling experiences
are. The purpose of this course is to help one develop a better
understanding of compelling, educative experiences.
Summer 2009 Cohort
Instructors: Dr. Punya Mishra, Mike DeSchryver, Penny Thompson, and Greg Casperson
- CEP 800 Learning in School and Other Settings: Topics
covered included, learning in an active manner, and socially-mediated
construction of knowledge in school, home, community, and work
settings. We analyzed, what is learned, how it is taught and learned,
and what learners bring to the setting.
- CEP 815 Technology & Leadership: Professional development strategies were explored such as, project
management, planning and evaluation, relationship building, and ethical and
social implications of technology integration.
- CEP 822 Approaches to Ed Research: Alternative methods of educational
research were explored. We identified researchable problems in education and developed
a research proposal. Students learned about applications of descriptive and inferential statistics
for analyzing and critiquing published studies.
|Understanding Understanding Group Video Project
The above website was created collaboratively using Google Sites.
The project demonstrates that children have misconceptions and as
educators, understanding these misconceptions can help guide our
|Key Topics: Wiki on Social and Ethical Issues in Technology
Wikispaces was used to create a collaborative wiki titled Social and
Ethical Issues in Technology, covering the topics copyright, digital
equity, and intellectual property rights.
|Dream It!! Grant Proposal
This project was to create a grant proposal. My topic requested Smartboared technology to enable our students to acquire mathematical skills and strategies
that will build their confidence as well as instill a desire to be
lifelong learners in the area of math.
Physics Video: Where will the ball fall?
The above video demonstrates that video technology can be used as an
instructional tool in the area of science to help students analyze,
understand, and present information.
Final Paper: Looking Back & Looking Forward
Created a social bookmarking site using Delicious,
Click here to view my Delicious site.
which allows one to save and share favorite websites.
CEP 820 Teaching K-12 Students Online
Instructor: Dr. Robin Dickson
This class explored various methods of using Google Applications in
online teaching. We learned about how to create an online
learning experience for use in our own classrooms.
An online reading experience was created for third graders.
Students learn about genre and theme. They also learn about
of literary elements including character, setting, problem, main
events, and solution.
In this class students will have the opportunity to learn through online video, podcasts, interactive PowerPoints, and blogging.
|Creation of a Website Using Google Sites
I created this website using Google Sites. The site demonstrates
various Google applications such as how to create your own search
engine, using the photo editing software Picasa, Google Earth, and
CEP 812 Applying Educational Technology to Problems
Instructor: Melissa White
major focus of this course was designing a multiple page website to be
utilized as an educaitonal tool. Various topics covered in this
course were podcasting, creating an annotated links page, writing a
personal technology plan, and copyright.
|CEP 812 Ethics Lesson Plan
The above lesson teaches upper elementary students about copyright ethics.
|CEP 812: Personal Technology Plan
plan, written in the beginning of my journey in the MAET program,
includes a vision statement for technology in education and a plan for
growth in using technology in education.
CEP 811 Adapting Innovative Technology to Education
Instructor: Melissa White
During this course we learned how to create a website using a domain,
ftp software, and webpublishing software. Blogs were used as a
method of reflection. The creation of a "Stand Alone
Instructional Resource" was created by making a nonlinear PowerPoint.
CEP 810 Teaching Understanding With Computers
Instructor: Melissa White
The major technologies focused upon in this class were Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as educational tools.
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