ISTE!!!!

Digital Citizenship in Action from ISTE U will guide you in how to bring digital citizenship to your classroom in meaningful ways and across various content areas. The 15-hour, self-paced course includes ongoing instructor support and is eligible for graduate credit.

Learn to Teach Digital Citizenship

Neptune Navigate!!

Neptune Navigate

We provide comprehensive online modules that teach kids, teens, and adults how to be smart and stay safe in the digital world. We have comprehensive Digital Citizenship programs designed specifically for schools, businesses, athletics, churches and Greek organizations.

In my First Year Experience Course I would require students to score at least an 80 on Assessments based on Neptune Navigate lectures. I would then have them sign a contract related to following the rules of Digital Citzenship.

Classflow

Classflow allows teachers to assess student comprehension in the moment of learning, with real-time assessments and instant polling. By immediately identifying and addressing any gaps in knowledge, educators can then tailor their lessons to the real needs of each pupil. Classflow can also be used to increase engagement and improve learning by setting different questions for different pupils (or groups of pupils), depending on their ability, learning style, or project. By assessing students in a manner appropriate to them, pupils are less likely to become frustrated and disengaged, and more likely to succeed.

E- Portfollios

     One method of helping students demonstrate their global learning is through the use of an eportfolio. An E-Portfolio is an electronic account of student work/progress used at all educational levels from early education through higher education. Eportfolios can support deep learning and support reflective practices across various learning contexts as they facilitate overall learning. The blend of learning products that exist within the eportfolio makes learning visible to all stakeholders, but especially the student. The eportfolio allows for students to reflect on and integrate their work to view overall learning progress. The reason that eportfolios have become a successful assessment tool is because they require significant and purposeful work from the student.

Law Dojo for studying for law school !!!  

Law Dojo is family of legal game apps for law students & legal aficionados to learn all “kind’s of law in quick delightful ways. Any of the Law Dojo online modules can be played for free, in limited versions. Full versions can be purchased from Google

Play or the Apple App Store. The rationale for implementation into Criminal Law courses, and Constitutional Law courses to help prepare undergraduate students for Law School.

Factile !!!

Factile is a free learning platform that lets teachers create engaging jeopardy-style quiz games for the remote or in-person classroom. The platform allows for  assessing students’ understanding of new topics or review the latest concepts using their simple, user-friendly gameboard template. An instructor can create and share games with students, or search their database of already-created games. I would use Factile with Google Classroom to easily assign games and flashcards to assigned groups. Also we could compete with other Criminal Justice schools in a quiz bowl platform.

 VirTra V-300 

Thanks In the past half-decade, the researchers at VR Scout explored many interesting, entertaining, and educational use cases for VR. Now, sheriffs in Monmouth County, NJ are being trained using a new training facility incorporates a virtual reality simulator, the VirTra V-300, with physical training. The V-300 allows for officers to experience criminal, and potentially dangerous, situations. Criminal justice students enrolled in capstone courses such as Senior Seminar could utilize this technology in preparation for post graduate law enforcement careers.

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Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office

The GIS!!

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system that creates, manages, analyzes, and maps all types of data. GIS connects data to a map, integrating location data (where things are) with all types of descriptive information (what things are like there). This provides a foundation for mapping and analysis that is used in science and almost every industry. GIS helps users understand patterns, relationships, and geographic context. The benefits include improved communication and efficiency as well as better management and decision making.

This information system would be great for research methods courses in criminal justice. Crime mapping is a very important skill, and using GIS can aide in-creating physical representations such as charts and graphs.

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Emerging applications in Adult Education

So many students don’t utilize all the functions of the phone they have paid hundreds of dollars for, and have the nerve enough to fight over which brand of phone is the best. Two applications that can be utilized on both Iphones and android phones are the translate function app, and the clips application.

Translate!!!!

As visible on the image, translate allows for a visual and verbal experiences when it comes understanding languages of classroom peers and instructors as well. Some times conversational language gets lost in translation due to tone inflection and slang related to specific cultures.

I would personally use the Translate app during group projects that require domestic students with strong English backgrounds to translate slang conversation into Spanish as it relates to informal conversation within the Criminal Justice system. Students could also recreate a prison conversation between hispanic and american inmates, with the goal being to understand crime and punishment are cross cultural.

The Clips App for Iphone and Android

As featured below, the clips application allows photo graphic or video projects to be organized in a goal oriented fashion, as opposed to constantly allowing access to personal photo galleries. This technology could be used in focus groups and interviews for qualitative research method projects. Video footage is always more compelling than verbal evidence only.

Classroom clickers!!

This is a tool for teachers, to help assess students’ understanding of concepts and their engagement with the material. With some tools, teachers can project questions onto their screen using while students answer them in real-time. Students’ answers show up on the teacher’s phone screen, and teachers can see which students got answers right and which didn’t. This gives teachers an accurate picture of how students are following the information, and adjust their lessons accordingly.

Note, this is more of a general recommendation than an endorsement of a specific clicker tool or app. The problem with this otherwise ‘no-doubter’ recommendation is that many of the clicker tools are expensive–at least the ones we know of. Plickers, iClicker, Top Hat, and other tools are not only not free but often have monthly subscription-level pricing. If your school has the budget and you put it to good use, it’s likely worth the investment.

Engaging and Non engaging Technologies

Kahoot!

Kahoot! is an engaging, handy tool that students can use to create in-class questionnaires and quizzes. This is handy for obtaining data for graphing assignments, data for research essays, and feedback from their classmates. Kahoot! is compatible with multiple devices and has a game-like feel that will help keep students interested.

This would be a great tool to use in stats classes which students need the most help.

Lets get started!!!!!!!

M Learning with voxy

My interest was piqued when I researched emerging technologies in education by Voxy, a start-up delivering language instruction to Spanish speakers using shortened news stories. You can choose from three different story sets – headline news, pop culture or sports. (Personally, I could skip sports, but that’s just me.) You download the iPhone app (Droid app coming soon), and then select the headline of the story you want to read (headlines in Spanish), read the story, select vocabulary to see definitions and add to your list to study later, and answer some comprehension questions. In the discipline of Criminal Justice, it is necessary that international students develop their English skills to understand essential concepts and principles. Voxy can help bridge language gap, and also support ESL Departments and various institutions.

What is a Voxy course?

Voxy is a web-based English eLearning company providing institutions with an adaptive, dynamic curriculum and personalized instruction. Voxy has three million users in more than 20 countries and has been rated the #1 education app in 23 countries. Voxy was founded in February 2010 by Gregg Carey and Paul Gollash.

How do I implement Voxy into my course curriculum?

Many international students in the Criminal Justice discipline are not informed about criminal justice issues in the United States due to the language barrier. Unfortunately, their only frame of reference with criminal issues is in their respective countries. When education is personalized, stories such as the Ahmaud Arbery case, George Floyd case, and the Botham Jean case become more relevant to those who have a schema that only concerns their culture. One way I would implement the M- Learning platform would be to form a partnership with the ESL department at my respective school and identify the students that need help deciphering the ends and outs of the English language. Then I would pair them with peers that speak English strongly, and can help them better understand the News headlines coming to their phone, and link them with current course objectives. I would ask the paired classmates to present the information they have researched, and assess how knowledge has been digested by both parties.

Facebook Videos of Teachers utilizing the Platform

Exploring Facebook for educational resources is an invigorating experience to say the least. FB provides a reasonable platform to post essential information related to academia. To utilize this platform at an efficient way, recorded Quantitative Statistics would be most appropriate. The SPSS data system is best presented when students have videos of teachers showing students how to interpret data analysis. popularAnother way to use the platform is having students create a fan page about a historical character within the CJ discipline, and take on that character’s identity on FB.

Rationale-Relatability to students with teacher knowledge and practice of the platform, makes history come alive