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.
We are located in STB 3201 and open Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. You can reach us at 850-644-TECH (8324).
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.
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.
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.
Click here to view a calendar of scheduled tours and workshops.
We have a variety of resources available for College of Education students, faculty, and staff:
Please let us know by clicking here if you would like to see other items here in the future.
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:
To support students, faculty, and staff we maintain a Canvas organization site “Technology Resources” where we collect and make available a variety of resources by media or subject area. All FSU students and faculty have access and can self-enroll by following this procedure:
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.
Jason Ritchie (EPLS)
Esra Ozdemir (STE)
Walton Charles (FWS)
Victoria Lasi (FWS)
Aaron D’Addario (EPLS)
Juliet Ramirez (FWS)