Bridging the gap between educational technology research, development, and pedagogy.
Welcome to Eddie’s Class!
I am a k-12 teacher, university lecturer, newly-minted doctoral graduate, and keynote speaker. As the proud recipient of the Computer Using Educators 2018 LeRoy Finkle Fellow and the California State University, Fullerton 2016 Edwin Carr Fellow, I strive to give my low socioeconomic students the opportunity to lead in the classroom and at the university. In my circles, I am known for facilitating children-led professional development for adults. You can find me regularly presenting at the National CUE Conference and the International Society for Technology in Education.
Episode 3: Lesson Design, 21st Century Learning Environments, and Working in the Inner-City with 3rd Grade Teacher Bethany Gonzales
Episode 2: Thriving in The Second Year of Teaching and Creating a Family Culture in the Classroom
Episode 1: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Creating a Classroom Community
21st Century YouTube Genres with Elementary Students
I have won multiple awards as a 6-12th grade teacher, but I was not prepared at all for teaching 3rd grade. The content was incredibly dull and the kids did not have the background knowledge for a majority of the content. The exciting moments came when kids explained to me what they watched on YouTube and the games they played at home. Over the next few weeks we facilitated our own unboxing video in class and then performed this quasi-improvisational ritual in front of parents and CSU Bakersfield students. Never in my right mind did I expect it would be 3rd grade students that would introduce to the REAL 21st Century.
Teaching at CSU Fullerton Master’s in Educational Technology Program
As an adjunct faculty member I have taught courses in instructional design and portfolio development. Typically my focus is on bridging theory and pedagogy for k-12 educators. The videos below are part of the course EDEL 518B Issues in the Instructional Design of Classroom Software where I go full-method actor to play the role of a client and university students play the role of app developers. Throughout the course students meet different checkpoints and eventually develop a prototype application that they test in an actual classroom environment.
Teaching at CSU Bakersfield in the Department of Teacher Education
As a lead course instructor I have worked with other faculty members to update the syllabus for EDTE 4200 Technology for Educators. The tweets below are part of a course-wide Twitter chat where seven instructors and over 200 students participate every semester.