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Archive for the 'Computer simulations' Category

Educational Technologies in the Era of Pandemics: 10 easy lessons from an online educator

Monday, March 16th, 2020

When I started teaching at UBC more than 10 years ago, I was asked to teach an online course to graduate students in our Masters in Education course. The course was focused on mathematics and science teaching. It was a challenge as I had never taught online before. I was also unfamiliar with the platform […]

STEM Teachers and Teaching in the Digital Era

Friday, February 28th, 2020

I am very excited to see our edited book coming out this fall!¬† Two years ago we organized a collaborative workshop at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. We came together to discuss the changing field of STEM education and how digital technologies shape and affect it. This workshop was supported by a grant […]

STEM Outcomes of Second-Generation Students

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

I am very proud to share with you that our new paper has been published. This is a collaboration between Svetlana Chachashvili-Bolotin, Sabina Lissitsa and myself: Chachashvili-Bolotin, S., Lissitsa, S., & Milner-Bolotin, M. (2019). STEM outcomes of second-generation immigrant students with high-skilled parental backgrounds. International Journal of Science Education, 20. doi:10.1080/09500693.2019.1686549

Exploring Coding with Raspberry Pi

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

This summer we explored how students can start playing with Raspberry Pi and acquire the basics of coding. This is a possible project they can engage with as a start. There are many online resources suggesting exciting projects with Raspberry Pi. This is only the beginning. We hope our teacher-candidates will consider how they can […]

AR and VR in STEM Education

Friday, June 7th, 2019

My student Ryan Lin and I are working on introducing Google Tours to future STEM teachers. We think this technology has a lot of potential in a STEM classroom as it allows to connect Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) into science teaching. This is something that our students are exposed to in their […]

Teaching Online Graduate Courses for Teachers

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

This semester I am teaching an online course in our fully online MEd in Science Education Cohort: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/sced/. This is very exciting as my colleagues and I have been working for a long time to make our dream of having a graduate online science education cohort become a reality. I also have heard from my […]

Is Technology a Universal Equalizer?

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

As my research focuses on how technology can be used to engage students in meaningful mathematics and science learning, I continuously think about the educational (and societal) impact of modern technology. I also keep asking myself a simple question: why despite such a proliferation of novel and often free digital tools for education, we still […]

Educational Technology Tutorials from ETEC 533-S2015 Course

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Once again I have been teaching a graduate summer course for the UBC Master of Education Technology Program. While teaching an online course all summer long is a challenge, teaching this course is always very inspirational. ETEC533 is titled: Technology in mathematics and science classroom. I always learn a lot from this course as the […]

Getting ready for Beijing

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

I am honoured to be invited to teach a special two-week professional development course for mathematics and science educators in China (Chaoyang School District in Beijing). I am looking forward to it as I am sure I will learn a lot from our Chinese colleagues. It is going to be my second visit to Beijing […]

Reflection on GeoGebra 2014 Conference at OISE

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

I am so excited about this opportunity to attend this conference. I feel a little intimidated here (a lot) as the people here know so much about technology, but I feel I can learn it. It is exciting to see people who are doing these amazing things. ¬†Having an opportunity to interact with people who […]

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