In this assignment, we learned the uses of this great research tool called Zotero. Zotero is a plugin tool we installed in the Firefox web browser. Zotero has many attributes, but what I like most about it, is its ability to create APA citing/sources almost perfectly. That said, Zotero has a few bugs in capitalization and spelling. Another feature is the ability to create group collaboration. I would like to apply this feature to a group project, such as the VoiceThread assignment, where you collectively work with others from abroad to create a an interactive project. The sources APA attribute is where all group members could all participate.
Here are my five peer-reviewed articles I contributed to the Zotero group. The articles are mainly based on technology integration; my concentration however, is focused on graphic design and digital imaging.
The following AECT Standards align with this assignment:
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.
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.
4.3 Delivery System Management
Delivery system management involves planning, monitoring and controlling ‘the method by which distribution of instructional materials is organized’ . . . [It is] a combination of medium and method of usage that is employed to present instructional information to a learner.
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.