Journal of Technology Integrated Lessons and Teaching 2021-12-15T11:03:07-07:00 UW Digital Open Journal Systems <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Journal of Technology Integrated Lessons and Teaching is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that publishes technology-rich lessons, activities, micro-credentials, and badges for PK-16+ professionals. Published semi-annually, the journal provides a venue for high-quality, international learning representations with additional information regarding their context and setting, design rationale, implementation, and lessons learned. Resources are distributed under a </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Creative Commons, Attribution, NonCommercial, ShareAlike license</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">This journal is sponsored by the </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight: 400;">Teacher Education Division</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> of </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Association for Educational Communications and Technology</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in partnership with </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">The University of Wyoming</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> Introduction to Series and Parallel Circuits 2021-12-15T11:03:07-07:00 Craig E. Shepherd Shannon M. Smith <p>This lesson begins with an introduction on electricity and how it is formed at the molecular level. It then lets learners explore and define a circuit. This introduction is followed by an exploration where learners develop series and parallel circuits using LED lights and motors. Learners then consider what constitutes a series and parallel circuit, open and <br>closed circuit, and a short circuit. The lesson concludes by having learners consider advantages, limitations, and instructional uses of various electronics kits (e.g., Snap Circuits, littleBits, LilyPad, paper circuits, conductive dough) based on their ability to display circuit paths.</p> 2021-12-15T10:44:27-07:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Craig E. Shepherd, Shannon M. Smith