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EDUCATE

Exploring Directions in Ubiquitous Computing And Teacher Education

Mission

The mission of EDUCATE (Exploring Directions in Ubiquitous Computing and Teacher Education) is to empower faculty and future education professionals to make critically-informed decisions surrounding digital tools that support their teaching, their learning, and their inquiry and scholarship. Our goal is to foster an intellectual community where teachers and students reach beyond passive media consumption to become inspired digital producers.

What We Do

EDUCATE started as a 1:1 program for our undergraduate students in teacher education programs. However, as the landscape of technology is ever-changing, we have (with some exceptions) moved to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) model. This change creates a new problem of practice for our instructors: How do we transition to a BYOD model and still leverage technology in the classroom to enchance our teaching when not all students have the same device? EDUCATE is committed to supporting faculty by jointly exploring solutions to this issue and other pedgagogical problems of practice. 

Contact Dr. Courtney Lynch, Director of EDUCATE, for more information about how EDUCATE can support you. 

Check out our blog posts below to follow along as we provide updates on solving problems of practice!

Looking to Next Semester

As we wrap up the last week of classes for 2017, I'm already starting to think about next semester. If you're interested in partnering with EDUCATE or just finding out more about what the program can do to support your teaching, get in touch! Send me an email at...

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Google for Education Summit Recap

On Friday, October 20, 2017, the Krause Studios for Innovation hosted the first ever Google for Education Summit at Penn State. The day started off with a keynote address from Dr. Scott McDonald, Director of the Krause Studios for Innovation who challenged us to...

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