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Saturday, March 18th
We are glad you are interested in EdCamp Accra.
It promises to be a unique experience in
professional development. There are no keynote
speakers and no paid presenters. Just a day of
completely free professional development with
teachers who are willing to share and learn
from one another.
Taken from official web site.
Resources for Africans about the importance of #EdCamp
Bring EdCamp To Africa To Build Collaboration and Connectedness
by students in the
Edward Waters College
Prof. William Jackson
Emma Kent, Library Services
Eric Odom “Anime:
George Ford “Pangea” Land Mass
Tyler Mahla “Family Time”
Christopher Thomas “Sharing his Family”
Teryn Ellis “Passion of Vblogging”
Shemithia Fitzpatrick “Free Spirit Fashion”
Jon Gregory speaking at TEDxFSCJ 2016
“All About Me”
Edward Waters College
Prof. William Jackson
Projects from students completing their
projects about themselves.
Educational Technology Projects
The opportunity for students at Edward Waters College to share
their knowledge, talents and abilities opens windows
for future collaborations.
Building not just an educational network, but a business,
community, commerce and financial investment PLN or PLC.
Professional Learning Network and Professional Learning Community
to assist with project completion and execution.
HBCU – Historically Black College and University students need to be
actively engaged and the instruction should be more student
centered than instructor centered.
Prof. Wm Jackson
Educational Technology and Social Media
The value of developing and managing a Brand is important in telling the
world who you are and what you are about.
“Watch the video Using Social Media To Develop A Personal Brand”
featuring M C. Hammer as the speaker.
Answer the 7 questions related to developing your personal Brand
and we will continue the discussion in Marketing aspects of using
Social Media platforms and tools.
Students will answer 7 questions leading them to discover their Brand,
develop a name for their blog to be developed on #Wordpress and
think “out of the box” as a smart creative and innovator.
Educational Technology, Social Media and STEM Spring 2017
Watch the videos and answer the questions to be
discussed in class.
as we learning about Educational Technology there may be many
questions about the need to integrate technology beyond Social
Media and how it influences your future.
During class on Tuesday you will pull up these questions and
answer them as we view these YouTube videos to get you
up to speed with the latest technical wording, nomenclature
Digital Technology Questions – Did You Know??
Human Capital Edition 2009
1. What is India’s major export now?
2. What was/is snail mail?
3. Within 5 years what country will be the largest English
4. What is Learning Agility?
How do you apply learning to situations that you experience?
5. How will this change your views on applying tech?
The Shift In Technology Changes Everything
1.What year was the phone invented?
2. When was the first mobile phone call?
3. When did Facebook launch?
4. What Social Media Network has the highest number of users?
Social Media Affecting Teens
1. What is important to you?
2. Do you want to be famous and why?
3. Have you ever been bullied online?
4. Do you think you have empathy?
Yes or No Explain
5. How does Social Media manage/change your thinking?
6. Have you really considered why you use Social Media?
7. What is your Brand?
8. What Values do Social Media create for you?
9. Does Social Media make you less empathetic
Did You Know 2014
1. What are the implications to China being the largest
speaking English country?
2. What is the 2nd largest Search Engine in the world?
3. What is So Lo Mo ?
4. What is e-Reputation?
5. What is a Zetabyte?
6. Fiber Optics are light and dark
Our Workforce Is Changing
1. How many generations are working together now?
2. What is Google Latitude?
3. Japan-Death by over work is called what?
- What is the organizational structure of the Internet?
- What tis Social Technology?
- What are Social Media multitasking?
Welcome to Educational Technology, Social Media and STEM
Edward Waters College
EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE
EDU 250: Introduction to Educational Technology
Integration of Technology into Education Social Media and STEM
Diverse Disciplines in Education and Urban Studies
Web site for Edu Tec 250
Instructor: William Jackson, M.Ed.
Telephone: (904) 701 4957 Voicemail
Office Hours: Open upon appointment
Class Days/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.
Instructional Elements: Discussion, Integration of Multimedia Resources,
Interactive Digital Programs, Educational Technologies,
Presentations on Diverse Educational Issues,
STEM, STREAM Elements
Class Meeting Days: Tuesdays and Thursday
This course provides an introduction to using technologies that may be used in the field of education and other multi-disciplinary areas; an introduction to the classroom applications of educational strategies.
To coincide with the adaptations of other disciplines, integrated in this curriculum will be elements of STEM STEAM STREAM CSTREAM and STEM2 with Social Media platforms.
The course prepares the participant to understand the dynamic uses of technology in collaboration within the classroom, establishing policies and procedures for accessing and using educational resources, create objective-based lesson plans integrating technology, utilize various styles on presentations with appropriate software, employ varied teaching strategies, understand various forms of assessment strategies, integrate lesson develop, understand how to effectively integrate technology to communicate with educational and professional peers, and even the diverse disciplines outside of the educational realm.
The student will gain experience using emerging technologies and develop strategies
for applying learning to the classroom. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills required to use productivity software, use on-line research tools and create instructional materials using applicable computer software and hardware. The amount of information that will be covered in this course is just a small portion of what every teacher should be cognizant of and even those entering into business, medicine, commerce and global entrepreneurialism.
The students will be challenged to think outside of their comfort zone and current level of understanding of integration, implementation, application and association. Even though
students of other disciplines are encouraged to take EDU 250 the presentation skills
applied will be applicable to other areas.
The course prepares the participant to understand the dynamic uses of technology and the importance of how to effectively apply the methods and rationalism to be productive and successful.
The student will gain experience using existing and emerging technologies and develop strategies for applying learning to the classroom. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills required to use productivity software, use on-line research tools and create instructional materials using applicable computer software. There is a difference between intellectualism and intelligence where the students apply their knowledge.
The amount of information that will be covered in this course is just a small portion of what every teacher should be cognizant of.
Therefore, the primary objectives of this course are:
- To instill a desire to learn how to integrate the uses of technology in diverse fields of study.
B. To understand how technology is being utilized in education and other areas of employment and used in research and development. Students cannot Google everything.
- To understand how technology can complement instruction in the learning environment of the classroom and applied to real life.
D. To develop and enhance skills that allow for creativity when merging various technologies.
E. Recognizing what technologies can be used when determining how to teach/train diverse learners.
F. The influence of STEM Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics and
the related elements that are adapted and integrated.
G. The influence of Social Media and STEM in preparations for future careers.
H. How to manage Social Media content and understand the applications of
the diverse platforms of online tools.This class explores principles, practices, issues, and contemporary development
in educational technology programs. It is the initial introductory course in the
teacher education program, but has been expanded to include other disciplines
outside of education.
Web Site for Posting Content
The expanding and diverse mission to prepare competent educators for effective leadership and service roles in the classroom and implement technology to meet the needs of their diverse students and educational environments. To empower teachers to welcome multicultural students, embrace global thinking, and become technological educators by providing quality education through course work and clinical experiences. Adapting these elements and applying to the diversity of other careers and courses of majors.
The use of blogging helps to build students reading, comprehension and application to
collaboration skills as college students.
Educational Instructional Process:
This is a continuous learning process that involves project based learning.
Enrichment opportunities in writing/blogging, speaking and presentations will be
expected during class. Progress will be monitored from classroom presentations and
the posting of blogs each Wednesday.
Students will be held accountable for their learning by their project presentation and
the opportunity to teach the class.
a. Students will be taught to adapt to the curriculum and subject area.
b. Students will understand the value structure of excellence where the students
are in a win situation.
c. Standards are shown to be important and valuable.
d. The integration and implementation of technologies to help with growth and
e. How collaboration helps develop knowledge workers in a world of technological
f. what is and the value of thought leadership
g. encourages active learning and higher order and critical thinking skills
h. builds on the strengths of the student not just the teacher
i. helps increase the level of social and technical skills of the learners.
Educational Technology Vision:
Upon completion of the course teacher candidates will be:
Reflective Decision Makers
Instructional emerging technology leaders
Systematic Planners of implementing technology
Effective Communicators using various types of technologies
Engaging Instructors of Information
Diversified Thought Leaders
Understand the importance of Critical and Higher Order Thinking
Students working towards academic greatness and applying diverse
technology abilities and talents.
Guidelines Considered in Developing Course Objectives:
Florida Subject Area Competencies – (Technology)
Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAP)
Florida State Assessment (FSA)
To succeed in this course, students are expected to be able to effectively and efficiently
use diverse software packages and digital platforms to communicate and share information.
Projects will be presented in class using software that allows for engagement, conversation
and sharing information.
Applications being used: Word Processing, PowerPoint presentations, correspondence
via email, and Internet searches for developing content. Use of the library system, books
and related materials. Projections system, sound systems, Smartboards and online Social
Methods of Instruction:
Discussion, lecture, movies, role playing, simulations, small-group activities, and
student presentations (mini-lessons and debates).
Role of the Instructor:
The pre-professional teacher communicates and works cooperatively with students
and colleagues to improve the educational experiences of the students they are entrusted
to teach. The pre-professional teacher uses technology available at the school site and
appropriate to the learners. She/he provides students with opportunities to actively use
technology and facilitates access to the use of electronic resources. The teacher also
uses technology to manage, evaluate, and improve instruction.
The learning experiences and activities in this course are designed to
enable the pre-professional teacher to:
- Establish a comfortable environment which accepts and fosters diversity.
- Introduce students to the vernacular of the classroom environment.
- Integrate Social Media platforms in an educational discussion and exchanges.
- Integrate STEM and STREAM projects involved in project development.
- Adheres to the Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Conduct
of the Education Profession in Florida (FEAP 6).
- Use newly acquired knowledge to link knowledge and ideas to already
familiar ideas. (FEAP 7).
- Have a basic understanding of the subject field and begin to understand
that the subject is linked to other disciplines and can be applied to real
world integrated settings (FEAP 8)
- The pre-professional teacher uses technology as available at the school
site and as appropriate to the learner (FEAP 12).This course is specifically aligned with the following Florida Educator
# 8 Knowledge of Subject Matter: The pre-professional teacher has a basic
understanding of the subject field and is beginning to understand that the
subject is linked to other disciplines and can be applied to real world
#11 Role of the Teacher
The pre-professional teacher communicates and works cooperatively with
families and colleagues to improve the educational experiences
of their students.
# 12 Technology
The pre-professional teacher uses technology as available at the school
site and as appropriate to the learner. She/he provides students with
opportunities to actively use technology and facilitates access to the
use of electronic resources.
The teacher also uses technology to manage, evaluate, and improve instruction.
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- demonstrate computer-based record keeping
2. create multimedia presentations
3. employ technology in content area instructional strategies
4. identify internet resources to use with classroom instruction
5. demonstrate blogging, microblogging, podcasting, vblogging
6. demonstrate computer aided instruction
7. integrate technology into their learning process
8. identify standards, procedures and guidelines for teaching
using STEM STREAM STEAM.
9. integrate various technologies to develop a Brand and learn
the process of Marketing the Brand.
10. demonstrate how to network online and colloboration.
11. understand how to disseminate information from watching
12. evaluate and articulate the research viewed.
13. develop a writing style that is engaging and grammatically
Academic dishonesty and plagiarizing are very serious offenses. Each student
is expected to do his/her own thinking on all classwork, presentations,
reports, research papers, and homework assignments. If any student is found to
be copying from another student, books, or internet sites (plagiarism), or cheating
during a quiz or test, he/she will be referred to their academic advisor and Student
Counseling Center, have a conference with the teacher, and or
a grade of F for that assignment may be awarded.
The student may also be dropped from the course if the behavior is repeated.
Students will be held to high academic standards.
Attendance is mandatory and will be taken at every class. Each student is a contributing
member of the class and your thoughts and ideas will be missed if you are absent.
There will be several group activities that will be included in your work. Due to the
structure of the class, it is impossible to replicate the collaborative and cooperative
Missing them will affect your grade negatively. Likewise, tardiness are disruptive to
our class and if you are tardy ten (10) minutes after the start time 5 points will be
deducted from your final points grading scale. Each lateness to class is a 5 point
Please be on time and prepared for each class. Bring all material used and applied
to class instruction. Use the restroom before class, the doors will be locked and no
remittance to class after 20 minutes, handle all your personal BUSINESS before
you come to class.
I’m not here to manage or be engaged in your personal affairs. There will be no
excuses to use the restroom during class.
You are working towards being an educational/business professional and should
More than three (3) unexcused absences will be reported to Academic Affairs in a
semester. All other absences require a verifiable doctor’s note, hospital note,
court form, juror duty request, obituary program to be considered as an excused
absence. Attendance plays a major role in the learning process. In order to achieve
academic success, students should attend class prepared to work.
Due dates/make-up policy:
Activities not completed during class cannot be made up after 2 class dates. If you miss more than 5 projects it may be necessary for you to take an “incomplete” grade and re-take the course the next time it is offered.
All late assignments are subject to a 50% deduction of the possible points. Assignments
submitted after the late assignment cutoff will not be accepted which is 2 class dates.
Please speak to your instructor as soon as possible if you expect to have difficulty with
any of the course due dates. If the project is a group project you run the risk of adversely
affecting your team’s class grade so put forth your best efforts on all work.
Students will develop an electronic portfolio, which will highlight the different projects that
they will create. Along with the electronic portfolio, students are highly encouraged to produce a paper version of their portfolio for upcoming interviews as well as for documentation purposes that need to be kept in a physical journal/binder.
The Drive should be brought to class every day and a folder for each Educational Technology project on the jump drive. On the drive insert the class assignments in each folder that is designated on the syllabus. Print out all final versions of the assignments and place in a binder under each project title. All paper portfolios will be turned in and assessed at the final exit interview from the course.
Class Discussion Participation – During this course, you will have a discussion each week
on an educational topic and you will blog about it on WordPress. Each blog is a requirement
will be worth 10 points each towards your mid-term and final grade. To receive the total
points allowed, you must post by Wednesday 12am. A follow-up response must be an adequate reply when we review in class.
EWC seeks to provide an environment where discussions and expressions of all
views relevant to the subject are recognized and necessary to the educational process.
Students do not have the right to interfere with the instructor’s right to teach or other students’ right to learn.
A student demonstrating inappropriate behavior during class time will be asked to leave
the class and escorted by security. The student’s behavior will be discussed with the
instructor following the class or prior to the next class session.
Cell phones, iPads, Smart Phone and beepers will be restricted. Turn OFF or turn
your volumes off before class.
The sound and ringers must be turned off during class time. They cannot be on the
table, put up your phones. If not used appropriately they are distracting to other students as well as the instructor.
We are in a professional field and must act accordingly to prepare for the real world.
If you need to arrange accommodations for a documented disability, or need special
assistance in case of an emergency evacuation, please discuss this with your instructor
after class. Contact your counselor in the Student Counseling Center located in the Student
Union Building or call 470-8223 to obtain a letter authorizing your accommodations. Be sure to give a copy to your instructor.
All athletes will be under the same criteria as other students. If you have a game or
competition you need to let the instructor know before leaving on a trip or you will be
marked absent. Turn in a schedule ASAP to the instructor.
Students must dress in a manner that will not constitute a disruption or a safety
hazard or exhibit impropriety in the classroom. Do not wear pants or shorts where
underwear is exposed, do not wear garments where physical body parts for women
and men are seen below the chest area, do not wear shorts that expose the buttocks
or pubic areas. These are distractions in the learning environments and are not
conducive to applying to professional preparation for careers.
- Student dress and grooming shall be neat and clean.
- Foot wear should be appropriate.
- Students should refrain from wearing clothing that promotes
alcohol, cigarettes, sexual impressions, violence, drugs and profanity.
Revealing clothing should not be worn. The wearing of overly tight,
distracting, see through or mesh garments, extreme styles or inappropriate
apparel is not permitted.
- Male students shall not wear hats and caps inside any of the campus
buildings nor in the classroom.
- Headphones of any size should not be worn in class.
- Pants or skirts must be pulled up to the waist and worn at the waist at all times.
- No Blue tooth technology will be used in your ears.
Major Grading Points:
This course is project based; there are no formal assessments nor quizzes.
Your grades will be based on project completion and presentations. Your
presentation skills will be evaluated for improvement and content inclusion.
Grading for Grammar and Spelling – all grading of assignments will include
points for grammar and spelling in addition to content and presentation.
These projects will provide “artifacts” that you will put in your digital portfolio
the specific Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPS) addressed
by each assignment are an indication of academic and professional growth.
Additionally, these artifacts meet the requirements for the
Duval County TIPS (Teacher Induction Program) and can be applied to other
areas of learning and career placement.
Program Outcomes- This course applies to the major in Department of Teacher Education and Urban Studies and contributes to the following program-level outcomes:
I have adapted this class to other educational and professional disciplines, but the
foundation is based on education. At some point in time you may be required to teach,
mentor, role model in an educational capacity so the instructional goal is to prepare all
students in this contingency. It is important that students are prepared as much as possible
to be a global learner and to think globally. To embrace lifelong learning and applying what
is learned in the classroom to relevant and real application.
To successfully complete the Edward Waters College Teacher Education Program and to be endorsed for certification as a teacher in State of Florida, a student must have passing scores on the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE – General Knowledge, Subject Area, and Professional) and understand the standards of Florida Education Accomplished Competencies, the Subject Area Competencies, and the Professional Area Competencies and demonstrate proficiency in the four areas listed below.
- REFLECTIVE DECISION-MAKING: Upon completion of the EWC TEP, each teacher candidate will acquire the ability to take risks and decide the best course of action in a given situation. In addition, teacher candidate will engage in reflective teaching and decision-making by continuously assessing themselves as educators and their students as learners by adjusting teaching and assessment.
- INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER: Upon completion of the EWC TEP, each teacher candidate will be an instructional, knowledgeable leader in his/her respective content area(s).
- SYSTEMATIC PLANNER: Upon completion of the EWC TEP, each teacher candidate will become systematic planners who welcome the challenge of meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse and inclusive community of learners.
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR: Upon completion of the EWC TEP, each teacher candidate will demonstrate the tools to identify, characterize, and effectively communicate with diverse ethnic, cultural, and linguistic groups present in today’s classrooms.
** Note that FEAP & Indicators must be fully demonstrated in order to
successfully complete the course.
Edward Waters College Counseling Center
1658 Kings Road
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Telephone: 904.470.8990 or 8231 Fax: 904.470.8036
Individuals with hearing impairments can contact our office using
the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 (TTY)
Mr. Gregory presenting at the first
Edward Waters College – “TigerTalks Experience”
Congratulations to Johnathan Gregory on being selected for the
upcoming TEDxFSCJ Salon being held on Tuesday, December 6th
at Florida State College Jacksonville Deerwood Campus 6pm to 8pm
Mr. Gregory attending the EdCampNASBE
in Tampa, Florida
Edward Waters College “TIGERTALKS EXPERIENCE”
Designed by Professor William Jackson, M.Ed.
Educational Technology, Social Media and STEAM
Library Services Emma Kent
Edward Waters College (HBCU)
Blogging at EWC Educational Technology |
“Every Tiger has a passionate and important story that needs to be
respected and shared.” Prof. William Jackson
The TIGERTALKS EXPERIENCE is modeled after the TEDTALK and TEDX
being held nationally and internationally. The goal is to provide a platform
so students at Edward Waters College in the Educational Technology
course within the Education and Urban Studies Department at
Edward Waters College and other academic disciplines of learning can
display their growing skills and talents in storytelling, poetry, spoken word,
and blogging; taking audiences on a lyrical and intellectual journey.
Students have been blogging about several TEDTALKS and TEDx events,
in the Educational Technology course. As a national and international blogger
and speaker my intentions, as an instructor also, to provide my students a true
experience with them as the creators and presenters of content. The exposure
provides students an opportunity to share their passions, interests, skills and
abilities in a semi-professional, intellectually stimulating and academic environment.
Many students are experiencing this platform for the first time on a stage of
intellectual engagement combined with technology. The exposure provides
students an opportunity to develop and produce content instead of just being
consumers. Students attending HBCUs must understand and learn the process of producing, to be “thought leaders,” content creators, and even innovators in tech
Students can share their Social Media platforms to present their content on:
Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, LinkedIn, Instagram, Tumblr and other Social Media sites. This provides a platform to share content that is motivational and inspiring. It also promotes intellectualism on a level of engagement and proficient articulation.
It is hoped that Edward Waters College and other HBCU’s will work with Prof. Jackson
and Emma Kent of the Library Services at Edward Waters College to expand these
dynamic opportunities for engagement and content creation taken to another level
of intellectualism and creative innovation.
The first TIGERTALKS EXPERIENCE Tuesday, November 1st and Thursday, November 3rd,
was an opportunity to begin the process of preparing students to speak, to share information verbally that many have not had the opportunity to perform. TIGERTALKS
are a sharing of ideas, in the form of powerful talks, discussions, dialogues that are 15 minutes or less. The exchange is an opportunity to share life experiences to further encourage discussions on academic, social, business, cultural and economic issues
that because of time restraints cannot be shared in a classroom setting.
To better understand what TIGERTALKS are a definition below developed by
Prof. Wm Jackson, this wonderful opportunity of oratory engagement are shared.
“TIGERTALKS are short, engaging and intellectual talks (15 minutes or less) where
students speak on their passions, talents, course of study, community engagement,
future aspirations, importance of HBCUs and other relevant conversations from their experiences in life and interaction with others.”
Prof. William Jackson
Edward Waters College TIGERTALKS EXPERIENCE is just the beginning and will
seek to expand on the campus and inspire others on a speaking format: Poetry,
Spoken Word, Storytelling, and Personal Experiences.
Edward Waters College TIGERTALKS EXPERIENCE is just the beginning of this endeavor
to expose HBCU students to blogging, speaking and the engagement that technology provides. The goal is to expand and inspire other HBCUs to create their own model
and collaborate with others in academia or even in business, medicine, commerce,
finance and other areas. The first speakers were:
These two young men are both academically and athletically talented.
What a great start to the goal of a foundation of TIGERTALKS at Edward Waters
College and setting the foundation for excellence.
More information can be found Educational Technology and Social Media Blog Site:
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS FROM “TIGERTALKS EXPERIENCE”
Students reply to:
“The Danger of a Single Story”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Web site: http://chimamanda.com/
Educational Technology students were assigned during
class to listen and reply to the TEDTALK shared by
Ms. Adichie. It is important to expose students to
a broad range of resources that require intellectual
analysis and encourage how to apply what is learn to compare
Students’ at Edward Waters College and other HBCUs
experience situations and circumstances that
challenge their mission and goals to achieve
educational advancement and success.
Blogging provides a chance for HBCU students to
share their stories with others that may face similar
circumstances and provide motivations to overcome.
Blogs from student attending Educational Technology
Edward Waters College Students Blog
Sha’Kira Dominique Wooden
TEDTALK on YouTube
for the love of teaching | Rusul Alrubail | TEDxKitchenerED
Edward Waters College
Educational Technology and Social Media
responses to Rusul Alrubail magnificent
presentation. My students replies and feedback.
YouTube Presentation 1
YouTube Presentation 2
YouTube Presentation 3
YouTube Presentation 4
YouTube Presentation 5
YouTube Presentation 6
YouTube Presentation 7
YouTube Presentation 8
YouTube Presentation 9
YouTube Presentation 10
WordPress sites by Educational Technology Students
EDU 250 from Edward Waters College
BLOGGING BY EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE STUDENTS
PAST AND CURRENT
The Journey To Be
I Heart Purpleee
Alexis Grant 10
The Key to Teach
I Heart Purpleee
MORE TO COME………
As I gain information I always like to share it with you and
encourage you to share with others.
This video is enlightening and makes your mind
think about the position we as African Americans
are in as Americans.
Take the time, to listen and learn why you
should take your education and learning serious.
You are more valuable than you think and this
scares a lot of people..
The goal of unity is to make sure each generation is better
than the previous one, but only when we have unity and
a common goal.
Think about your goals and your plans to obtain your
Listen to this video by Dr. Claude Anderson and learn
This is why I encouraged each of you to study, come
to class on time and not wait to the last minute to do
I hope it continues to open your eyes and mind.
Starting in October I will stop emails and go to
a full blog for sharing information.
Thank you for your support and encouragement.
Welcome to the Educational Technology site for Edu Tech 250
at Edward Waters College located in Jacksonville, Florida.
At this site I will be sharing projects, programs, photos and
video from Fall Semester 2016 and additional semesters.
Join in on the discussion on integrating technology at
Edward Waters College the oldest HBCU in Florida.
I provide my experiences, knowledge and community
resources to expand the abilities of my students. Preparing
them for the start of their careers as educators, business owners
and in other disciplines.
Sharing from my experiences as an instructor over 15 years
in higher education, and public school educator over 25 years,
business owner, speaker, blogger and content creator.
Wm Jackson, M.Ed.
Educational Technology / Social Media / STEM-STEAM
This course provides an introduction to using
technologies that can be applied in education
and other multi-disciplinary areas; is an
introduction to digital applications that involve
hands-on learning educational strategies. Being
project based and student centered with the
integration of diverse technologies that are both
online and classroom based, can be modified to
an online instructional environment.
To coincide with the adaptations of other disciplines,
integrated in this curriculum will be elements of
Blogging on Social Media platforms and using
multilayered tools. The integration of STEM
STEAM STREAM CSTREAM and STEM2
The course prepares the participant to
understand the dynamic uses of technology
in collaboration within the classroom,
establishing policies and procedures for
accessing and using educational resources,
create objective-based lesson plans
implementing technology, utilize various
styles on presentations with appropriate
software, employ varied teaching strategies,
understand various forms of assessment
strategies, integrate lesson develop,
understand how to effectively integrate
technology to communicate with
educational and professional peers, and
even the diverse disciplines outside of
the educational realm.
The student will gain experience using
existing and emerging technologies and
develop strategies for applying learning to
the classroom and outside classroom
Students will have the opportunity to
develop skills required to use productivity
software, use on-line research tools and
create instructional materials using
applicable computer software and hardware.
Students will have the opportunity to develop
skills required to use productivity software,
use on-line research tools and create
instructional materials using applicable
EDU 250: Introduction to Educational Technology
Integration of Technology into Education
Social Media and STEAM/STEM
Diverse Disciplines in
Education and Urban Studies
Primary objectives of this course:
A. To instill a desire to learn about the
use of technology in diverse fields of study.
To apply what is learned as a content creator
and growing thought leader.
B. To understand how technology is being
utilized in education and other areas of
career choices .
C. To understand how technology can
complement instruction in the learning
environment and business environment.
D. To develop and enhance skills that allow
for creativity when merging diverse technologies.
Diversity is key in developing a respect for the
diversity in the work place.
E. Recognizing what technologies can be
used when determining how to teach/train
diverse learners. How to integrate Social Media
to communicate dynamically and
F. The influence of STEM Science
Technology Engineering and Mathematics
and the related elements that are adapted
and integrated throughout learning.
G. The influence of Social Media in
networking for future careers.
H. How to manage Social Media content
and understand the application of
the diverse platforms of online tools.
To use blogging as a foundation to improve
writing skills and abilities.
This class explores principles, practices,
issues, and contemporary development in
educational technology programs. It is the
initial introductory course in the teacher
education program, but has been expanded
to include other disciplines outside of
Past Class Photos