Posts by Jodie Donner, M.Ed.

Introducing future educators to emerging technology through inquiry

December 16, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

What was supposed to be an in-person presentation in Anaheim, CA earlier this year evolved into a virtual session during ISTE 20 Live.

A document camera, made by the IgnitED Labs, on a laptop

December 8, 2020 | | Technology

Early this semester faculty member asked who might be able to provide document cameras for her, other instructors, and mathematics students. I connected with IgnitED Lab staff members to start planning how our labs could create these for the mathematics program.

The IgnitED Labs 4th Space Online

October 28, 2020 | | Principled Innovation

Applying the Principled Innovation framework was paramount in the creation of IgnitED Labs Online.

Level Up your virtual classroom

October 15, 2020 | | Technology

For the second year in a row, I had the privilege of presenting at the annual fall leadership conference for Educators Rising community members. The 2020 Virtual Fall Leadership Experience was a full day of opportunities aimed at high school students planning to pursue careers in education.

Students at the IgnitED Lab West

May 12, 2020 | | Technology

The latest all-college meeting for MLFTC at the end of last month was a chance for virtual connection, review, and celebration. The event brought closure for the unique semester we’ve had and some unexpected recognition for the IgnitED Labs and m

Screenshot of a SDLL session

April 6, 2020 | | Technology

After closing the doors on our network of IgnitED Labs at Poly, Tempe, and West, members of lab leadership were developing projects to keep our student workers, whom we call Educational Technology Champions or ETCs, employed. They depend upon their hou

technology teaching tools

February 14, 2020 | | Technology

Over 100 educators and future educators participated in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Early Childhood Conference on Saturday, February 8.

Jodie Donner speaking at AME conference

January 7, 2020 | | Learning Futures, Principled Innovation

Educators from MLFTC attended and presented at the 45th Annual Association for Moral Education Conference. The focus on “Morality and Ethics for the Digital World” at the Seattle conference directly aligned with Principled Innovation and provided the p

Homecoming fans trying our VR goggles

November 26, 2019 | | Technology

Once again the IgnitED Labs crew took some lab experiences outdoors for fun and learning during the annual Homecoming event. ASU community members had opportunities to discover how emerging technologies are influencing education.

Ronny Hoopes, Abigail Owen, and Kaleb Freund

November 4, 2019 | | Technology

Ronny Hoopes, Abigail Owen, and Kaleb Freund, first year MLFTC students, brought their podcast Chaotic Energy to Innovation Day on November 1.

IgnitED Labs new hire

November 4, 2019 | | Technology

New faces from various university programs have joined the veteran Educational Technology Champions (ETCs) in the network of IgnitED Labs that support MLFTC students, faculty, and staff.

Future educators trying VR goggles

October 25, 2019 | | Technology

Nearly 500 high school students who plan to enter the education profession attended the Arizona Educators Rising Conference on October 22

Students listen to a presentation about wellness apps

September 20, 2019 | | Technology

Although achieving mindfulness and wellness through technological applications may sound contrary, people are looking to their devices as resources to help them deal with the stresses and anxieties they face

An overhead view of a desk with an iMac and writing on papers

August 14, 2019 | | Technology

As this fall semester begins, these details may affect your planning and instruction as you consider technologies to integrate into your teaching.

A small meeting of faculty members

April 2, 2019 | | Technology

The ASU community is in the midst of a transition from Blackboard to Canvas. Some instructors have already adapted to the new learning management system while others are still in the process of migrating what may be years of content over to the new platform.

An illustration of a brain

March 14, 2019 | | Technology

A cross-section of participants that included staff, faculty, and students discussed the possibilities and implications related to artificial intelligence (AI) in education during the latest What’s Brewing? session.

ETCs share their excitement with ASU Polytechnic Campus visitors at Open Door 2019.

February 27, 2019 | | Technology

Represenatives of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College IgnitED Labs had the privilege of sharing emerging technology experiences with community members on three Saturdays in February as part of ASU’s Open Door events.

International students trying out technology teaching tools

February 21, 2019 | | Technology

Teachers from eight different countries spent some time as learners in the MLFTC Tempe IgnitED Lab on February 13.

November 19, 2018 | | Technology

Inspirational and compassionate instructors abound in the college, and I have the privilege of often witnessing their commitment to our students. Since September I have been collaborating with a dedicated group of them as members of a book study.

Homecoming 2018 Block Party

November 7, 2018 | | Technology

Rolling spherical robots through a challenging obstacle course provided entertainment for participants of the ASU Homecoming Block Party.

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July 10, 2018 | | Technology

Excited and eager new teachers in the Teach for America program received a jumpstart in educational technology during their Summer Institute through MLFTC.