My name is Rebecca Bunz and I am currently a Master of Education student 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 Mathematics Teacher at two different high schools.
Since moving back to Canada in July 2015, I started working as an Instructor in the Faculty of Education at Brock University as well as a Mathematics Professor at Niagara College. I also work alongside ihub Niagara and Dr. Camille Rutherford .
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I am focusing my research around the areas of evaluating and integrating educatonal technology into 21st Century classrooms. I am particularly interested in gamification and game-based learning in mathematics. 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? How is this connected to neuroscience and Brain-Targeted Teaching?
Through my Master of Education research I have developed a handbook for teachers to help answer these questions as well as to give direction on how to best evaluate and integrate educational technology into a 21st century classroom to most benefit student learning. This handbook is available as an iBook, a kindle ebook, and a softcover. Click here for more information.
Below are a few essays I have written for some of my Master of Education courses based on neuroscience, brain-targeted teaching, and technology enhanced learning.