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Author: Darcy Olynyk EC&I 834 / 833 - ECI 833

Week 4, Post 1

Week 4, Post 1

Google Classroom has been my go-to. From March 2020 to June 2020, we were told by our admin team to have a google classroom set up and ready for the students to access. We were going to be teaching from home and unsure of how long this was going to last. Since it was supplementary learning, provincially mandated, I’m not certain many kids  (or teachers) took it seriously.  Maybe they were happy that they didn’t have to worry about walking to school in slush, have winter clothes for the […]

Week 3, Post 2

Week 3, Post 2

          Thinking back to my teaching practices over the past few years, and then further back – I’m not sure how much it’s changed, maybe just refined.  In our PE world at Balfour, not much has changed in the last 10 years. The people teaching in the department has stayed essentially the same, with a few interns dropping through, but out side of that, it’s been pretty stagnant.  I think maybe we are in the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” […]

Week 3, Post 1

Week 3, Post 1

Web/Ed 1.0 to Web/Ed 3.0A one room school might be likened to Web/Ed 1.0 where all of the things you need were in a single room, not flashy, just the bare necessities. Web/Ed 2.0 would be pre-pandemic school years where we could mingle in class, use computers or other resources available and Web/ED 3.0 is post-pandemic awesomeness.  All kinds of flexibility and ways to teach and learn, addressing all of your needs, wants and desires.  Many have access to hardware and software, m […]

Week 2, Post 2

Week 2, Post 2

This was it, Google Classroom was the thing I relied on from March to June of 2020. In September, we were asked to ensure each of our classes had a Classroom set up, the kids were all added/invited and the Classroom codes on PowerSchool/Gradebook.  This was the option – I suppose if it was the only option, could you define it as such?  I digress.  Google Classroom, as an educational LMS was really easy to use and navigate. Most students had a good handle on how to use the p […]

Week 2, Post 1

Week 2, Post 1

After watching the video on single tasking and contemplating some of his musings, I have a few thoughts.  First, guilty – I was checking something on my phone when the video was playing. Next – to answer the question – Is the Internet really a productivity tool or merely an endless series of distractions?  Well, depends. I know – super definitive answer. But really, it depends.  It depends on what you’re doing, how often you’re doing it and how addictive your personality is. I rea […]

Week 1

Week 1

Educational technology, to me, is something that was originally intended to supplement the way teachers teach and increase productivity while easing stress on both students and teachers alike. What I’m seeing now, is that educational technology isn’t just an add on to our daily lives, but is changing how we teach, how we learn and how we perceive education as a whole. When Postman speaks of how technology has winners and losers, I can see this play out in our own classrooms. After teaching throu […]

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