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Nicol R. Howard

Educator, Researcher, and Tech Enthusiast

Nicol R. Howard, PhD, has had the pleasure of serving as an educator in various capacities over the past years 15 years. Nicol is currently an assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of Redlands. She previously served as a program specialist in the Learning Innovation with Technology department within the Santa Ana Unified School District. She was also an adjunct professor who taught multiple courses in teacher education, educational technology, learning theories, and research methods at Chapman University. Her research interests are related to the effective technology use in education, equity issues in STEM Education, and sustainable professional development strategies for teachers.

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  • Classroom Technology

    Come Along and Ride on a Google Expedition

    With a smartphone and a simple virtual viewer, students can travel at any time, to any place, at the teacher's preferred pace, and for free.
  • Teacher Development

    5 "Be's" for Connected and Curious Educators

    To keep your teaching fresh and effective, learn about colleagues, build community, expect the unexpected, and remain present, involved, current, and curious.
  • Student Voice

    Calling All Students to the Front, Please

    The front of the classroom is a power spot. Through empathy and recognizing student agency, you can make it a positive place for them to inhabit.
  • Diversity

    Deconstructing Blackness

    When discussing race and ethnicity with students, listen to their voices, remain open to opportunities, and facilitate thoughtful conversations.

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