TEA Strand for Tech Fellows: January 2017

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Welcome to UMass Lowell's TEA Strand for Tech Fellows

Assumptions about Technology:

► Humans today make use of diverse technologies in all parts of their lives—from baking in ovens to texting on cell phones. New digital technologies are part of the continuum of technologies we have access to in today’s world.

► Educators in today’s digitalized and globalizing world face unique challenges as they seek to integrate new technologies into their classrooms and schools in ways that will best meet the needs of their students and the contexts of their teaching.

Our goals are to introduce TEA participants to exciting, new, digital tools and help them to explore the rich possibilities such tools can bring to instruction and curriculum in diverse disciplinary areas and contexts.

More and more often, digital tools are being used in service of educational practices that move away from static, teacher-centered approaches toward instruction that is more inquiry oriented, hands-on, and dynamic, providing learners with the opportunity to create meaning in collaboration with others. 

Participating Instructors

TEA Technology Strand: 2017 Facilitator:

Judith Davidson, Graduate School of Education, Research Methods and Program Evaluation in Education (QR Software, Technology Planning in Schools, Productivity Software)

Participating Instructors:

Judith Davidson, Graduate School of Education, Research Methods and Program Evaluation in Education (QR Software, Technology Planning in Schools, Productivity Software)

Sarah Kuhn, Psychology Department and UML School of Engineering (Women in Technology and Maker Spaces)

Sarah Marks, UML Libraries (Tools for Productivity; Wikipedia)

John Robert Mulligan, Director of the Making Center, UML School of Engineering (3-D Printers and multiple technologies available in the Center)

Michelle Scribner-MacLean, Graduate School of Education, IC Program and Math/Science (Assessment, Ipads, Blogs in Classroom work, podcasting; mobile applications)

Jonathan Silverman, English Department (Digital Humanities; Reading and Writing in New Media)

William Suppa, Graduate School of Education and Technology Services (Technology Sandbook, Assistive Technology, and all things digital in the GSE)