Welcome to my e-Portfolio

IMG_0367X [100053]I am a Lecturer II at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. As a Lecturer II, I am responsible for teaching upper and lower level communication courses. I have a B.A. in Communication Studies from the State University of New York at Cortland and an M.A. in Communication from the University of Texas – Pan American. I am currently pursuing a M.Ed in Educational Technology from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Outside of academia, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and my dog.

This e-portfolio was created to store is required artifacts to fulfill the requirements of the Educational Technology program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Enclosed you will find information pertaining to my work and academic experiences. Updated projects from each required course can be found within the blog.

The navigation panel above will direct you to project links and information. The Courses Taken tab with provide you with a list and description of courses taken. The Reflection tab will provide a brief reflection of my work within the program. The Leadership tab will provide details of current and past leadership activities within the Educational Technology field. The Program of Study tab references my plan for the program and the Matrix tab provides  curriculum information about the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Technology program which is aligned to the 2012 Standards developed by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).  Finally, the Profile tab provides a link to my LinkedIn Profile, and an opportunity to Contact Me with any questions or comments you may have.

In order to review my e-Portfolio, viewers will need a computer, tablet, or cellular device with internet access.  The easiest way to navigate through the e-Portfolio is by using the menu bar. Some pages will have links to outside information.

Thank you and enjoy browsing through my e-portfolio.

Last updated: July 2018


Teacher Vodcasting and Flipped Classroom Network – A professional learning community for teachers using vodcasting in the classroom

This site is devoted to teaching educators how to use vodcasting and the flipped classroom.

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One tool to flip your clasroom is vodcasting. Never heard of vodcasting? Check out this article for ways to vodcast in your flipped classroom. 

Free Technology for Teachers: Three Ways to Watch Videos & Discuss Them in Real-time Online

These might be a great for flipped teaching.

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“We’ve all had students who struggle to hold their comments until the video has stopped. One strategy that many teachers have used in those cases is to tell students to “write it down.” The web makes it possible to take that strategy a step further and have students not only “write it down” but also enable teachers to instantly respond to students’ comments while watching a video.”

Interested in your students’ feedback in real-time? This article provide three tools that you can use in the classroom that allows students to comment on videos as they are watching them. You can track the student views and view their comments. These tools may be helpful online, hybrid, or flipped model instructors.

Blended Classrooms – The Flipped Classroom | Digital Literacy – Education

The flipped classroom is an exciting new instructional approach. As it is relatively new, much of the information about it only is available in the popular press. Little research can be found.

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“The flipped classroom is an exciting new instructional approach. As it is relatively new, much of the information about it only is available in the popular press. Little research can be found.”

This is an excellent graphic that explains the Flipped Classroom in simplistic terms. As the graphic shows, in a traditional classroom students acquire the information in class and apply it at home during homework assignments. In the Flipped Classroom, students acquire the information at home on their own and apply it in class during in-class activities.

In-class activities and assessment for the flipped classroom | Centre for Teaching Excellence

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“In a flipped classroom students engage with lectures or other materials outside of class to prepare for an active learning experience in the classroom.”

Flipped classrooms lend themselves to engagement activities. This article highlights the different types of activities you can use in your classroom including individual activities and group activities.

20 – Blended or Flipped Classrooms

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“The move to blended instruction/virtual instruction, or using both online and face-to-face instruction, is transforming education. It is also causing a shift in the responsibilities and roles of both the teacher and the student.”

Confused about how blended learning differs from flipped learning? You’re not alone. This article explains both types of learning and provides videos and resources for instructors using either methods.

10 Published Results Supporting the Benefits of Flipped Learning – Flipped Classroom Workshop

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“Flipped teaching and learning is making further inroads in schools across the world every day as teachers across the world discover and adopt it.”

Need help convincing your colleagues that the flipped model works? This article includes published findings and studies that offer qualitative and quantitative results.

Daniel Pink’s Think Tank: Flip-thinking – the new buzz word sweeping the US – Telegraph

Teacher Karl Fisch has flipped teaching on its head – he uploads his lectures
to YouTube for his students to watch at home at night, then gets them to
apply the concepts in class by day.

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“…Fisch has flipped the sequence. He’s recorded his lectures on video and uploaded them to YouTube for his 28 students to watch at home. Then, in class, he works with students as they solve problems and experiment with the concepts.”

The Flipped Classroom has become a buzz word in US classrooms — and that’s a good thing. Teaching Karl Fisch talks about the many benefits of the flipped classroom, like being able to replay a video lectures as much as one wants. His lectures are at night, and his homework happens during the day in class.