Murtaugh Personal Learning Network (PLN)
My PLN was designed with elementary educators in mind. There are many resources available to help support you with integrating technology into the curriculum. I hope you find the articles, blog posts, and video presentations helpful.
Below you will find links to several articles I have written about technology integration. The abstracts are provided on this page with a link to the full article at the end of each abstract.
Engaging Elementary Learners with Edmodo
Edmodo is an online learning network started just 4 short years ago being used by over 10 million teachers and students around the world. This free Web 2.0 tool is opening doors for students to collaborate within their classrooms and school or outside the walls of the brick and mortar school building with members of a global community. The simplistic design of the online classroom allows for teachers and students to easily navigate and connect anytime and anywhere. The various features available allow teachers to offer blended learning opportunities to their students. Students can continue discussions outside the traditional classroom, locate homework assignments, view past or upcoming class events, and submit quizzes or assignments for grading through the Edmodo interface. Students of all ages are using Edmodo to stay engaged in learning. Click here to read more...
Evaluating Instructional Technology Integration of Elementary Educators
*This article is currently being considered for publication in Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education.
into the Curriculum
Technology integration is an important topic in contemporary education. In this paper, the writer used the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) to determine the current level of technology use in a gifted resource classroom for first-grade students. After viewing all examples of technology integration on the Florida Center for Technology Integration website, a goal was selected for improving the use of technology in the classroom. The writer presented an explanation of how the technology integration goal would be achieved. In addition, a timeline was provided for implementation of the targeted technology integration level. Click here to read more...