Breakout Session

Has Technology Improved Creativity Amongst Students or Has It Simply Added Another Layer of Frustration?

Track: Engagement

Breakout I
Thursday, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Abstract
The integration of technology into the curriculum of the class room of today has become a priority if not a mandate for K-12 teachers as well as professors of higher education. Successful integration is a multi-layered challenge; matching the technology with content, training of the tech user, passing that knowledge to the student. Google Drive and Tools have provided educators with online tech applications that open up a vast world of possibilities. But, has technology improved creativity amongst students or has it simply added another layer of frustration? This presentation will explore creative ways of integrating Google into the classroom

Joseph Martinelli
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Seton Hall University

Bio
Dr. Joseph Martinelli is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Education and Human Services, and has over 30 years of higher education experience both as an administrator and faculty member. During his 14 years at Seton Hall University, Dr. Martinelli has taught the following courses: Current Issues in Education, Computer Fundamentals, Web Page Technologies, Web Graphics, Integrating Technology into the Curriculum, Instructional Design, Multimedia Technologies and Production I, II and III, Journey of Transformation. His professional research interests: include iPad and Tablet Devices in education, developing online learning modules, integrating Web 2.0 Tools into the education curriculum, creating ,multimedia rich lessons, using technology tools to create learning agents (avatars) to improve the delivery and understanding of electronic based lessons, effective use of POD Casting in educational environments, electronic portfolios, and digital storytelling and Web 2.0 educational applications and uses.