My name is Rebecca Bunz and I am currently a Mathematics Professor at Niagara College and a Sessional Instructor at Brock University.
I received a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Brock University in 2013. Soon after, I became a member of the Ontario College of Teachers. I then moved to the United Kingdom where I received my Qualified Teacher Status and taught Mathematics as a full time teacher at two different high schools. I then moved back to Canada where I obtained a Master of Education and started working as an Occasional Teacher within the District School Board of Niagara.
I focus my research around the areas of evaluating and integrating educational technology into 21st Century classrooms. I am particularly interested in what technology has the greatest impact on student success. How do teachers evaluate technology to determine its effectiveness? How is technology integrated into the curriculum? In what ways can educators enhance learning using technology?
Through my Master of Education research I developed a handbook for teachers to help answer those questions as well as to give direction on how to best evaluate and integrate educational technology into an elementary classroom to most benefit student learning. This handbook is available as an iBook, a kindle ebook, and a softcover. Click here for more information.
I am now looking at expanding that knowledge to include post-secondary education.
Below are a few essays I wrote during my time as a Master of Education student on neuroscience, brain-targeted teaching, and technology enhanced learning.