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When Sesame Street Becomes Real Life

When Sesame Street Becomes Real Life

This week, we were asked to reflect on the following quote by Neil Postman: “We now know that “Sesame Street” encourages children to love school only if school is like “Sesame Street.” Which is to say, we now know that “Sesame Street” undermines what the traditional idea of schooling represents.” As someone who grew up with … Continue reading When Sesame Street Becomes Real Life

‘Extending’ Learning Through Google Extensions

‘Extending’ Learning Through Google Extensions

This week, we were encouraged to experiment with some Google Chrome extensions and reflect upon how those extensions are being used in our classroom to improve student learning. To be completely honest, I don’t have a lot of experience using many of the extensions that are out there. However, I will share about the experiences … Continue reading ‘Extending’ Learning Through Google Extensions

Learning Theories and Diverse Abilities: Taking a Student-First Approach to Teaching Practices in Today’s Classroom

Learning Theories and Diverse Abilities: Taking a Student-First Approach to Teaching Practices in Today’s Classroom

This week, we were asked to consider which theories of knowledge and learning underpin our own teaching philosophy and classroom practice, and how these beliefs have shifted or changed over the course of our teaching career. After reading Ertmer & Newby’s article on Behaviourism, Cognitivism, and Constructivism, as well as Siemens’ article on Connectivism, it quickly … Continue reading Learning Theories and Diverse Abilities: Taking a Student-First Approach to Teaching Practices in Today’s Classroom

Educational Technology in the 21st Century

Educational Technology in the 21st Century

This week, our class was asked to reflect upon what a contemporary definition of educational technology might look like. I have to admit, most of my knowledge on the topic of educational technology is a direct result of my Master of Education program, specifically Alec’s EC&I 832 and 830 courses on digital citizenship, media literacy, … Continue reading Educational Technology in the 21st Century

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