Spending time in the classroom with students is my favorite part of being an educator. And this spring, I was fortunate to be invited to Joel P. Jensen Middle School in West Jordan, Utah. Media Specialist Belinda Gambrino and Teacher Dustin Plott invited us to share a lesson using Google Expeditions with a group of kids who meet after school to learn more about Innovation and Design in their MakerSpace STEM Program. Take a look at the video above to see how well VR and other Mixed Reality Tools engage learners in new ways.
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Michael Hakkarinen specializes in helping teachers engage students in the classroom with technology such as Mac Tools, Google Apps for Educators, iPads and more. He earned a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master’s in Elementary Education at Mount Saint Mary’s University, where he also taught Instructional Technology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He was a Technology Resource Teacher in Frederick County, Maryland, where he taught elementary school, and an EdTech for Canyons School District in Utah before joining the UEN PD team in 2014. He served on the UCET Board from 2014-18 and in the position of UCET President from 2016-17. View all posts by EdTecHakk