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Author Archives: Brittany Miller

Blog Reflection 7: Formative and Summative Measurement

Educators give assessments to students to both evaluate and prepare students for following subject material. There are two types of general uses for assessments. Formative assessments are also known as pretests, which allow educators to determine what the students know and understand to guide them in instruction. A summative assessment is considered to be the … Continue reading »

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EDCI 506-School Law

Religion in the classroom is a controversial issue and many educators find themselves in situations where different religions can be brought into the classroom. As an educator, how can we stay neutral to these situations? Last year, I completed an Earth Science long-term substitute position at the secondary level. I was instructed to teach the … Continue reading »

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Blog #6: Ambiguity and Constructivism, EDCI 500

Learning has always been something I have perused and enjoyed. I believe that my motivation to learn and do well in school comes from within as well as from the outside. An individuals locus of causality refers to the extent to which individuals believe that they can control events that affect them (Woolfolk,  2013, p.431). … Continue reading »

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Blog #5 Year-Round Schooling

The idea of having school through the course of an entire year brings many thoughts and questions into my mind. I have thought of this concept before as I continued through high school, but never saw it possible with the traditional approach always winning. As a child, I felt that students deserved summers off and … Continue reading »

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Blog Reflection 9: Virtual Worlds, INDT 501

Photo Credit: Dean This week we explored virtual worlds and what they have to offer in the classroom. After exploring different types of virtual worlds, I found myself questioning how I could use them in the classroom for instruction. Virtual worlds act like the real world…just.. virtual. People can interact through a virtual world and … Continue reading »

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Blog Reflection 5: Teaching for Reflection

Photo Credit: Langwitches Discovery learning in action is highly important for our new generations of learners. The lesson plans conducted in Models of Teaching, illustrate two different methods of instruction. In the “presentation cum group”, students are engaged in the study of a botany unit that requires studying the textbook with tutorial help of their … Continue reading »

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Budget Exercise, EDCI 506-02

During this week’s lesson, we explored a school budget. Our assignment was to cut the school budget by 20%. I have attached a letter written to the Board of Education for their next scheduled meeting with information and rationale as to where I placed cuts.I chose Stafford County Public Schools because that is currently where … Continue reading »

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Mini Projects 2-Timeline, INDT 501-01

Steps in creating a business timeline This week as we explored new projects to choose from, I found myself a little overwhelmed and in a “creative block”. I have been struggling with creating projects that incorporates business material and connecting them to Virginia’s Standards of Learning. As I had a hard time creating the information, … Continue reading »

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Blog Reflection 4: Prior Knowledge, EDCI 500-02

The Calvaria major tree, native to the island of Mauritius in the western Indian Ocean is in danger of becoming extinct because of deforestation. Humans native to that area are using the unique tree for human needs. My hypothesis is that due to this rapid loss of the Calvaria major tree, humans are not replenishing … Continue reading »

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Week 8 Reflection Blog Post: Mini Projects 1, INDT 501-01

This week in Instructional Technologies, we explored tools that allowed us to present subject material in a new and exciting way to students. These tools not only allow us a new and exciting way to present information, but they also allow for us to continue our mission to implement technology in the classroom as well … Continue reading »

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