Category: Technology

A snowy road in the mountains

February 12, 2021 | | Design, Learning Futures, Technology

Revisit the keynote for the 2021 ShapingEDU Winter Games, a story of uncertainty, disruption, and resilience. See how we define learning futures, tackle the challenge of designing educational systems, explore strategic foresight tools, and build an ecosystem if resilience into our IgnitED Labs.

An abstract image of pencils, squares, charts, etc.

February 9, 2021 | | Learning Futures, Technology

ASU recently hosted, what is known as, the world’s largest scientific gathering, the annual conference of the American Association of the Advancement of Science.

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.

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.

A screenshot of a Zoom meeting

July 8, 2020 | | Technology

After wrapping the first iteration of Sun Devil Learning Labs, some of my IgnitED Labs peers and I were tasked with helping facilitate an event for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Lead Teacher Week Workshop.

Screenshot of SDLL workflow

June 30, 2020 | | Technology

In response to educational instruction having moved online, members from numerous departments of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College (MLFTC) have worked to launch Sun Devil Learning Labs (SDLL) 1.5.

A laptop and notebook

June 26, 2020 | | Technology

Over the past few months, we have been faced with a multitude of circumstances which we could have never imagined. Many people, including myself, have had to move back home, leaving college sooner than we expected. As summer approached, I found myself worried that I would have nothing to fill my days.

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

A desk with two laptops

April 27, 2020 | | Technology

Inside of the Sun Devil Learning Labs, we have been working collaboratively to simultaneously produce the live stream channels on YouTube for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-8 while staying connected through Slack messaging to keep tabs on all streaming content.

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.

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.

October 10, 2018 | | Technology

Seeing kids get excited about technology is a uniquely fun experience. While tablets and smartphones are no longer novelties, the same can’t be said of robots. Specifically, robots driving through globs of paint—simply put, kids love it. (Who wouldn’t?)

Abstract image of a puzzle

September 17, 2018 | | Technology

We recently completed a round of interviews for IgnitED Lab’s Educational Technology Champions.

A story map

August 16, 2018 | | Technology

The Technology Initiatives team has published two new Story Maps that describe the work of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

very low res image

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.

Education by Design keynote

May 31, 2018 | | Technology

We were quite excited when the Leadership and Innovation EdD program reached out to us to help build a site for their doctoral research conference

Two Sphero robots

December 6, 2017 | | Technology

Beep boop beep! The electronic sound of robotic language is not only captivating, it can be downright inspiring. Looking a little closer, the actual written language (JavaScript) for the charming little beeps offers a peek into the power of programmable robots.

A screenshot of the webinar

December 6, 2017 | | Technology

We are excited to announce that in collaboration with the Office of Clinical Experience we have revamped the trainings for teacher candidates and their mentor teachers in the senior year residency and single semester student teaching programs.

A Lego Stormtrooper giving a presentation

December 1, 2017 | | Technology

The teaching staff at Madison Meadows Middle School presented the NEW (Novel, Effective, Whole) group projects they have been developing since the beginning of September.

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

October 5, 2017 | | Technology

As the title of this post suggests, the Technology Initiatives team in the Office of Scholarship and Innovation is behind the development of a new era of computer/technology lab for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Teachers at STEM camp

October 4, 2017 | | Technology

I am excited to share the newest story map, iTeachELLs – The How, as another example of the amazing work that Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is doing to take action to improve education.

A cutting mat with scissors, tape, x-acto, etc.

September 9, 2017 | | Technology

On a bright and warm Saturday morning, the Madison Meadows Middle School administration and teaching staff met with several members of our #OofSI team for the kickoff workshop event to the yearlong project: Developing a Professional Community of Practice at Madison Meadows Middle School.