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Blended Learning in a Classroom Setting

Blended Learning in a Classroom Setting

Vision: Students will learn what it means to be a digital citizens guided by our Catholic values.  According to Mike Ribble, “Digital citizenship can be described as the norms of appropriate, responsible behaviour with regard to technology use” (Digital Citizenship in Schools 2nd Edition, 2011). Often when teaching digital citizenship, teachers explain concepts to studentsContinue reading “Blended Learning in a Classroom Setting”

Integrating Technology…An Everchanging Journey!

Integrating Technology…An Everchanging Journey!

My relationship with technology in the classroom has been a slow and steady progression that has developed over the years.  When I started teaching in 2003, my use of technology was limited. One example of technology in my classroom of 2003 was a simple cassette player.  I used to pre-record books every week, so myContinue reading “Integrating Technology…An Everchanging Journey!”

Introduction

Introduction

Hello everyone! My name is Jennifer Owens. I am a mother of 3 amazing boys, and I’m currently in my 18th year of teacher…which I really cannot believe. I remember being a new teacher clear as day, every struggle, every late night spent in my class, and especially all my insecurities trying to navigate theContinue reading “Introduction”

Summary of Learning – ECI 833

Summary of Learning – ECI 833

Wow! I can’t believe I am writing my final post for this class. I want to start by saying thank you to Alec and my classmates for a great start to my Master’s program. As many of you know, this was my first Master’s class, and my first university class in 17 years. I couldn’t […]

Assistive Technologies

Assistive Technologies

To start, I’d like to thank Megan, Leigh, Jenny, and Kalyn, for an excellent and powerful presentation about assistive technology.  There were so many things I took away from it. Since I started teaching, I have had a variety of experiences with assistive technology. However, in my first years of teaching, when I think back, […]

Assessment in a Digital World

Assessment in a Digital World

This week we explored a variety of digital assessment tools in Matt, Trevor and Dalton’s class presentation.  They highlighted how digital tools can be used to engage students, provide immediate results for both the teacher and the students, and connect students in new ways.  The use of technology allows teachers to use multi-modal formats to […]

A Utopian Vision With a Dystopian Dilemma

A Utopian Vision With a Dystopian Dilemma

In my first blog post, I talked about my upbringing in the world of technology and education.  I chose to name that first post, “My Thoughts Are My Own, Aren’t They?” because the more I read articles about the history of educational technology, the more I felt like what had seemed to be my unique […]

Audiovisual Education or Audiovisual Entertainment?

Audiovisual Education or Audiovisual Entertainment?

This week in class, we were asked to consider Neil Postman’s quote, “…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.” “Parents embraced “Sesame Street” for several reasons, […]

My Teacher the Turtle

My Teacher the Turtle

Papert believed that we learn through doing.  Just as we truly learn a language when we are fully immersed in that language in its true environment, Papert believed that students could truly live Mathematics in what he envisioned as “Math World.”  He says, math, what we learn in schools is boring; that is what we […]

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