Brandon Workentin: EDTECH Learning Log

Using Technology to Improve Education

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Using Zotero for Citations

For this assignment, we had to find five peer-reviewed articles, and then use the Zotero program to correctly cite them. Zotero is a free program which imports information from an article you are viewing online, and then exports that information in a (hopefully) correctly-formatted list of references. This assignment demonstrated proficiency in the following AECT standards:

Standard 3: Utilization Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to use processes and resources for learning by applying principles and theories of media utilization, diffusion, implementation, and policy-making.

3.1 Media Utilization Media utilization is the systematic use of resources for learning.

This project demonstrated media utilization because I had to use different sources for conducting my research. I used the Albertsons Library, the Digital Library for Education and Information Technology (EdITLib), and Google Scholar.

Standard 4: Management Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise instructional technology by applying principles of project, resource, delivery system, and information management.

4.4 Information Management Information management involves planning, monitoring, and controlling the storage, transfer, or processing of information in order to provide resources for learning.

This project demonstrated information management skills because it is an example of using a free, online tool for organizing and presenting resources, in this case journal articles.

These are the five articles I found for this assignment, using both Google Scholar and the Albertsons Library at Boise State University:

Grant, M. (2011). Learning, beliefs, and products: Students’ perspectives with project-based learning. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning5(2). Retrieved from

Lim, K. H. (2011). Addressing the multiplication makes bigger and division makes smaller misconceptions via prediction and clickers.International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology42(8), 1081–1106. doi:10.1080/0020739X.2011.573873

Moos, D. C. H. (2011). Adventure learning: Motivating students in a Minnesota middle school. Journal of Research on Technology in Education43(3), 231–252.

Roschelle, J., Shechtman, N., Tatar, D., Hegedus, S., Hopkins, B., Empson, S. … Gallagher, L. (2010). Integration of technology, curriculum, and professional development for advancing middle school mathematics three large-scale studies. American Educational Research Journal,47(4), 833–878. doi:10.3102/0002831210367426

Simons, K. D., Klein, J. D., & Brush, T. R. (20040700). Instructional strategies utilized during the implementation of a hypermedia, problem-based learning environment: A case study. Journal of Interactive Learning Research15(3), 213–233.


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