Author: Jodie Donner, Ed.D

Introducing future educators to emerging technologies through inquiry

Educator-to-educator: digitally sharing learning at ISTE Live 2020

December 16, 2020

To put it mildly, 2020 has been a year of change, casting aside what was, with what has to be, and the academic conference experience has followed suit. Read more »

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Pocket document cameras improve remote teaching and learning

December 8, 2020

Early this semester faculty member Kelly Davis sent me a message about 3D-printed document cameras and asked who might be able to provide these. IgnitED Lab staff members started planning how our labs could create these. Read more »

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IgnitED Lab’s 4th Space Designed with Principled Innovation

October 28, 2020

The network of IgnitED Labs at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College has had three locations in full operation since the fall of 2019. The development of the labs always included the vision of extending the experiences to online visitors. Read more »

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Earning my remote tech support stripes during MLFTC’s Lead Teacher Week

July 8, 2020

After wrapping the first iteration of Sun Devil Learning Labs, some of my IgnitED Labs peers and I were tasked with helping facilitate an event for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Lead Teacher Week Workshop. Read more »

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Community-building and cage-busting naturally match philosophy of IgnitED Labs

May 12, 2020

The latest all-college meeting for MLFTC at the end of last month was a chance for virtual connection, review, and celebration. The event brought closure for the unique semester we’ve had and some unexpected recognition for the IgnitED Labs and m … Read more »

Newly printed face shield frames on the Glowforge

IgnitED Labs and IndigeDesign volunteers 3D print face masks for Navajo Nation

April 14, 2020

The Chief Operating Officer of the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, and the Emergency Management Specialist (EMS) of the Gallup Indian Medical Center reached out to the IndigeDesign Collab in Phoenix for more face shields and the Ignited Labs responded to this call within hours, opening the lab to allow staff to 3D print face shields for the Navajo Nation. Read more »

Sun Devil Learning Labs

From lab support to live educational producers, Educational Technology Champions exemplify their titles

April 6, 2020

After closing the doors on our network of IgnitED Labs at Poly, Tempe, and West, members of lab leadership were developing projects to keep our student workers employed. Read more »

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Podcasts: Children Edition

March 2, 2020

It is no news that children are exceptional learners and quick to use new technology. Sometimes even better technology users than some professionals in the work field. Read more »

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Connecting early childhood educators with #emergingtech

February 15, 2020

Over 100 educators and future educators participated in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Early Childhood Conference on Saturday, February 8. Representatives from the IgnitED Labs had the opportunity to connect with educators and share how various emerging technologies align with early childhood teaching objectives. Read more »

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Homecoming fans experience IgnitED Labs technology

November 26, 2019

Once again the IgnitED Labs crew took some lab experiences outdoors for fun and learning during the annual Homecoming event. Read more »