Well, it's been a minute.
For those out of the school loop, my departure from blogging exactly coincided with the fall term of university- no coincidence there. With my Master's of Education wrapping up (hooray!!), I've been completely submerged in readings.
My final project for university is a culminating capstone project. 6 credits in the fall, and 6 credits in the winter semesters, as I work on one mega inquiry project of my choosing.
I've focused on educational technology; I've looked at how it should be used in school settings, how it actually is being used in schools, and what we (or, I, in this case) can do to bridge these two realities.
What is implied in this research process? Simple. Coffee. Lots of coffee. Some pep talks. Lots of highlighting. Procrastinating. oh, and actual research. I think by the end of my research, I had read over 80 studies on my topic. That may not be a lot for an academic, but I've been teaching full-time too- so my attention span is not what it used to be!
As I did all this reading, I wondered about another missing bridge...the one needed to bring all this academia to actual working teachers. With that in mind, I'll be sharing what I've learned with you over the course of the next week, and later on, I'll also share my suggested plan of action.
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