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Great Tech Tools—Students share their faves

We recently asked our students to list their favorite EdTech tools on our new Facebook group for students, “We are EdTech Boise State.”  They listed more than 20 favorites, and you can add yours, too, or ask questions about these tools … (Read More) Great Tech Tools—Students share their faves

A deeper perspective on maker education

EdTech’s Jackie Gerstein is featured in a thoughtful and nicely illustrated article on experiential learning, particularly learning in maker spaces, in KQED’s education blog, MindShift. Gerstein, who teaches technology integration and professional network learning for Boise State EdTech, is an … (Read More) A deeper perspective on maker education

MET grad is hot on Adobe Spark

George Phillips saw the call for favorite tech tools on Facebook, so he describes the features of Adobe Spark and explains how his students use the tool. An M.E.T. grad, he heads the social studies department and directs technology integration … (Read More) MET grad is hot on Adobe Spark

EdTech grad rises from the ruins

Years ago, a studio photographer on the east coast reached out to us and said he’d been hired to teach photography at his alma mater on the west coast—with the proviso that he would earn a master’s degree. He did. And … (Read More) EdTech grad rises from the ruins

EdTech’s Lowenthal part of NSF grant on teaching math

From left: Tatia Totorica, Michele Carney, Laurie Cavey and Patrick Lowenthal. Boise State EdTech Associate Professor Patrick Lowenthall is part of a $1.6 million National Science Foundation grant to improve math education. The four-year project will design and use video-based … (Read More) EdTech’s Lowenthal part of NSF grant on teaching math

How successful grad students cope

Educators investigating Boise State’s renowned graduate programs in educational technology often say they work fulltime before asking how much time the program requires. [At Boise State EdTech, almost all students work fulltime because we cater to working professionals who commit … (Read More) How successful grad students cope

You have to know that good things are going on

When 11 students and faculty members from Boise State University—five of them from EdTech—win top awards at AECT, you know that something good is going on. Boise State doctoral student Dwayne Ockel tied for first place in the Outstanding Performance … (Read More) You have to know that good things are going on

How to forward your email, never miss anything

Every year, students miss important information from the EdTech Department (or the university) because they forget to check their student email accounts. Here’s an easy solution. Forward your university email to your personal email account. Here’s how. Turn on automatic … (Read More) How to forward your email, never miss anything

EdTech’s Yang leads STEM+C after-school projects

Dazhi Yang is looking forward to another fun year of NSF-funded technology projects in Boise-area middle schools. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for more than $1 million to support a STEM + Computing Partnership between … (Read More) EdTech’s Yang leads STEM+C after-school projects

EdTech department chair wins major award

EdTech Department Chair Brett Shelton has won AECT’s 2017 Outstanding Practice Award for design and development of an instructional app to improve undergraduate studies in geosciences. AECT—the Association for Educational Communication and Technology—is one of the world’s premier professional organizations … (Read More) EdTech department chair wins major award