And so we reach the end. In designing this summary of learning, I decided to practice an assessment that I would like to utilize with my students in the future: a song parody. I chose the song Let It Be by the Beatles for two reasons: #1, the chord progression and key is simple and … Continue reading Week 4.2: Summary of Learning
I have always been a fan of Bandura’s social learning theory – we model the behaviour and then we see that desired behaviour reciprocated. I have always attempted the practice the socially reconstructive classroom that emphasises the power of stories, and recently I have moved toward an adoption of the ethical space of engagement that … Continue reading Week 4.1: The tension between theory and inclusivity
Let me preface this by saying that I have a deep appreciation of every teacher who uses digital formative assessment in order to “expedite their ability to provide student feedback in real-time” (Nu-man and Porter) – I’ve never found that digital tools expedite my formative assessment process, it expedites the feedback my students offer each … Continue reading Week 3.2: Digital Assessment
Ultimately, the transition from Web 1.0/2.0 to 3.0 (to 4.0 to 5.0) is indicative of humanity’s desire to continually make tools function better. Of course as has been discussed in the presentation, and what we have talked about in previous classes – functionality becomes weaponized in the wrong hands, and it isn’t the tool’s fault. … Continue reading Week 3.1: The internet evolves, so too does the teacher
I was fortunate during the pandemic, I was already paperless and my students were already well versed in being successful in the online space. The new element was using zoom – this took a few sessions to get used to, but my students and I designed it so that there included recess times where they … Continue reading Week 2.2: Online Spaces, keep it distant
James Hamblin, states: “the Internet mimics real life” – that perfectly encapsulates what the internet has become and perhaps what it has always been. Take for example something as creative as the website asofterworld.com – a beautiful collection of absurdist, surreal poetry. This is the side of the internet that we love reflected, beauty hidden … Continue reading Week 2.1: Is productivity really the question?
Before this class started I had decided – without being too critical about it – that the definition of technology should be tied to its purpose; meaning that originally I envisioned technology as a device/utility/application that streamlines a specific task or makes a task easier. Educational technology then is a device/utility/application that should make learning … Continue reading Week #1.1 – Technology: What is it?