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A project I did during my masters program at CSU Fullerton where I mentored a veteran teacher to help her introduce student blogging into her classroom, by Richard Styner

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Tech mentoring project presentation

  1. 1. Tech Mentoring Project Richard Styner
  2. 2. My Mentee: Mary Murphy ● She has moderate experience in using technology in her class. ● Mary is a veteran teacher who switched from high school to middle school which places more emphasis on interactive teaching techniques. ● She teaches 7th grade science and has a iPad cart for the class. She is actively attempting to use the cart in class, but has not received training from the school
  3. 3. My Mentee’s Previous Technology Experience • Regarding SAMR: ● This teacher’s past tech projects were mostly replacing paper and pencil assignments with little enhancement. ● This places her at the Substitution Phase, with a little Augmentation.
  4. 4. Tech Experience(Cont.) In conversations with my mentee we determined: ● Her Pedagogical Knowledge is very good, with 19 years experience, the first 4 in science, the next 14 in Business and Entrepreneurship, and the most recent in Science. It is her first year teaching middle school. ● Class control has been more difficult this year, making individualized instruction challenging ● Her Content Knowledge of her current assignment good, but “a little rusty”. ● Her Tech Knowledge is good, she has integrated some tech into classes, but has not successfully done so this year
  5. 5. The Focus: Edublogs •My mentee’s goals were as follows: ●Increase the use of tech in her classroom. ●Encourage collaborative feedback and discussion between students. ●Get students to be reflective of lessons. ●Make it easy for students to keep track of
  6. 6. Meetings with Mentee •Feb 23 - Finding my Mentee was difficult, and our first meeting was not until Feb 23. We discussed needs and List of class blogs, click to zoom
  7. 7. Meetings (Continued) •March 22 - The school’s spring break was from March 13-24 (two weeks!). The unit after break is on Blog Topics
  8. 8. Sample Blog and Responses Sample Blog Post Sample Responses to post
  9. 9. Reflections •Ms. Murphy was generally happy with the results of this project. There were some inappropriate posts and usernames (e.g. Jason’s pimp house) , but overall she felt it
  10. 10. Reflections on Continuing Mentoring •The mentoring sessions went quite well, and Ms. Murphy would like to continue to expand her technology bag of tricks. We have discussed continuing to meet to enhance her
  11. 11. Final Reflections on The Mentoring Process •Mentoring is a valuable form of professional development. It leads to critical thinking and reflection on practice, not just by the mentee, but also by the mentor. While the primary focus was to assist a fellow educator learn new techniques in pedagogy, I found that it also required me as the mentor to really
  12. 12. Literature Cited: Alterman,richard, and Johann Ari Larusson (2013). "Participation and Common Knowledge in a Case Study of Student Blogging." International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 8(2), 149-187.  Courts, Bari, and Jan Tucker (2012). "Using Technology to Create a Dynamic Classroom Experience." Journal of College Teaching & Learning (Online), 9(2), 121.  Evan, K., "Blogging in classroom – How to get started." Retrieved from https://startbloggingonline.com/get-started-classroom-blogging/, December 15, 2016.  Harlan-Haughey, Sarah, Taylor Cunningham, Katherine Lees, and Andrew Estrup (2016). "Blogging to Develop Honors Students' Writing." Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 17(1), 271-287.  Jacobs, G.E. (2008). People, purposes, and practices: Insights from cross-displinary research into instant messaging. In J. Coiro, M. Knobel, C. Lankshear, & D.J. Leu (Eds.), The handbook of research on new literacies (pp. 467-490). New York: Routledge.  Lacina, J., & Block, C.C. (2012). Progressive writing instruction: Empowering school leaders and teachers. Voices From the Middle, 19(3), 10-17.  Lenhart, A. (2008). Writing, technology and teens. Washington, DC: Pew Internet and the National Writing Commission. Retrieved March 20,2012, from www.pewinternet .org/~/media//Files/Reports/2008/PIP_ Writing_Report_FINAL3. pdf.pdf  Lin, Ming Huei, and Lin (2015). "Learner-centered Blogging: A Preliminary Investigation of EFL Student Writers' Experience." Educational Technology & Society, 18(4), 446.  Partnership for 21st-century Skills. (2009). Framework for 21st-century learning. Retrieved March 26,2017, from www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_ Framework.pdf  Sweeny, S. (2010). Writing for the instant messaging and text messaging generation: Using new literacies to support writing instruction. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 54(2), 121-130. doi:10.1598/ JAAL.54.2.4  Yang, C, and Y. ‐S Chang (2012). "Assessing the Effects of Interactive Blogging on Student Attitudes Towards Peer Interaction, Learning Motivation, and Academic Achievements." Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 28(2), 126-135.

A project I did during my masters program at CSU Fullerton where I mentored a veteran teacher to help her introduce student blogging into her classroom, by Richard Styner

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