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  • Welcome to the Tech Sandbox!

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    The purpose of the Technology Sandbox is to create a dynamic learning environment where College of Education students can learn and practice using various instructional technologies and tools and have clear understanding on how they can be embedded into real life teaching, learning, assessment, and research. This facility houses technologies that are currently in use or will be used in PreK-12, continuing and higher education, and other educational organizations, allowing our students to meet rigorous accreditation requirements, state standards, and accomplished practices and preparing our graduates for successful professional careers. The room also has a designated workshop area and BYOD area (bring your own device). As of now, we have a variety of technologies (many of which were purchased with student technology fees), including virtual reality (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Google Daydream), 3D printing, 3D printing pens, iPad Pro and pencil, and more. We are happy to expand and include other technologies and tools recommended by students and faculty.

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    We are located in STB 3201 and open Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 5 pm. You can reach us at 850-644-TECH (8324).

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    The Tech Sandbox currently offers a wide variety of educational workshops for College of Education faculty, staff, and students. Our staff are trained in delivering technical expertise and knowledge regarding educational technology. Please access the following list of workshops we currently offer.

    Workshop Area

    The purpose of the workshop area is to provide a space for COE students, faculty, and staff to hold technology-focused meetings, tech workshops, and training sessions. The room has writable glass walls, an ultra short throw projector, and a TV on a stand. You can bring your own laptop or check one out from the LRC. Please note that the workshop area cannot be reserved except for the purposes mentioned above. If you need to reserve a room, please visit the Tech Sandbox (STB 3201), call us (644-TECH), or complete this online form.

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    Sandbox staff members are happy to facilitate general tours, workshops, and training sessions for COE faculty, staff, and students.  We are ready to organize on-demand sessions to enhance COE student learning experiences. To request a tour or a workshop, please complete this form.

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    Click here to view a calendar of scheduled tours and workshops.

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    We would like all our users to have great experiences while working and learning in the COE Tech Sandbox, so we ask that you please follow these guidelines:

    • Have fun and learn!
    • Ask our staff if you need help or have questions about the technology in the Tech Sandbox, finding supplemental resources on our Blackboard site, etc.
    • You are allowed to reserve technology up to one hour at a time. If you are 10 minutes late, your reservation will be cancelled and given to the next participant. Please plan accordingly so that your time will not be forfeited.
    • Please be patient as others learn (or ask to join them).
    • There is a one hour time limit on each piece of equipment. Please be mindful of others and share when possible.
    • Please do not bring food or drink into the room.
    • All of the technology and equipment in the Tech Sandbox must remain inside room STB 3201.
    • Treat all equipment with care and respect.
    • Report any malfunctioning equipment to a staff member on duty.
    • Please sign-in and sign-out for each visit to help us keep track of Tech Sandbox usage.

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    To support students, faculty, and staff we maintain a BlackBoard organization site (self-enroll) called COE Tech Resources.

    • Login to campus.fsu.edu and click the Organizations tab at the top
    • On the left, look for the Organization Search box
    • Type “resources” and click Go
    • Under “Organization Name” you will see “COE Tech Resources”
    • To the left of that, look for “(SCD_19341_org)” and notice the drop down menu (2 arrows pointing down)
    • Click those arrows, and select Enroll
    • On the next page that opens, click Submit

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    Free Technologies for Teachers: great blog with many resources and free technologies for education; useful and practical advice, examples, and references.

    Emerging EdTech: great resources on technology-enhanced learning and teaching, proper implementation of instructional technologies, and sharing of ideas

    SimpleK12: yes, all FSU students, alumni, faculty, and staff can benefit from free access  and access webinars, free e-books, and resources of Simplek12 teaching learning community.

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    Jason Ritchie (EPLS)
    Jaison Freeman (EPLS)
    Esra Ozdemir (STE)
    Martin Bremer (STE)
    Elijah Burch (FWS)
    Walton Charles (FWS)

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    We value your comments and suggestions for improvement.

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