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      Debbie Dotson, M.Ed.

      Debbie has nearly 15 years of experience in the field of instructional technology and is passionate about improving learning outcomes. She has held a variety of educational roles, including Instructional Technology Coaching at a large district, has her M.Ed. with an emphasis on Technology and Learning, and has a Technology Integration Specialist certification. In addition, Debbie has a CA Teaching Credential, is a Google Educator, and has provided over 2,500 hours of professional development to teachers and students to date.
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      Flipping the Classroom With MimioMoovly

      Posted by Debbie Dotson, M.Ed. on Wed, Jan 15, 2020

      The flipped classroom has become a reality in many educational institutions around the world. Educators have acknowledged that the process of combining technology with traditional teaching methods has ultimately increased learning retention and created a more personalized learning environment. However, while many teachers understand what the flipped classroom model entails, they have trouble actually identifying how they can implement the process themselves.

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      Topics: VideoTutoriales

      Everyone Has a Story

      Posted by Debbie Dotson, M.Ed. on Thu, Dec 12, 2019

      Every teacher, every student, and every classroom has a story to share. Because of this, video has become an invaluable tool in teaching, learning, and digital literacy. It’s estimated that children from ages 8 to 18 spend nearly 7.5 hours each day consuming media of all types, often concurrently. Today’s students have never known a world without video, and it’s estimated that 91% regularly view content on YouTube, so it’s only natural that they would want to use video to support their own learning. Teachers using video in the classroom report that their students retain more information and are more enthusiastic about what they are learning.

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      Topics: tips for teachers

      5 Reasons to Utilize Immersive Learning in Your Classroom

      Posted by Debbie Dotson, M.Ed. on Wed, Dec 11, 2019

      Immersive learning is a type of learning that incorporates a simulated or artificial learning environment. The learner is able to explore the virtual environment as they would the real world, making immersive learning feel just like the actual learning environment that is being simulated.

      This type of learning is incredibly helpful when it comes to replicating real-world scenarios to boost learning experiences, immersing students in a hypothetical situation they may or may not be able to experience in real life. Because of its unique ability to fully engage students visually, mentally, and even physically, immersive learning is becoming more and more popular in the classroom. Teachers are joining in on this growing trend because of the immense impact it has on students, improving their learning experiences and helping to grow their understanding of deep and complex topics.

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