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6 Tabs, Adam? Rookie …

6 Tabs, Adam? Rookie …

So Adam thinks he’s pretty hot stuff having 6 whole tabs open. I’ve got 8 tabs open right now. BROWNS Make that 9, just checked on my Cleveland Browns. They’re losing. As James Hanblin says in his Youtube video on multitasking with tabs… I don’t doubt that you’re probably doing something else while you’re watching […]

Sesame Street was my Teacher

Sesame Street was my Teacher

“Sesame Street” undermines what the traditional idea of schooling represents.” Does it, though? Did it ever? My memories of Sesame street are much as Daniel describes in his blog earlier today: I do remember watching Sesame Street as a young child, I find it difficult to evaluate the impact it had  Like Daniel, I certainly […]

Read&Writing Our Way to Curriculum

Read&Writing Our Way to Curriculum

As the storm clouds of a presentation on audiovisual innovation gather, I decided to take advantage of an opportunity to dive into some content immediately applicable to my teaching. On the heels of a presentation on web browsers, and some fun coding exercises, Alec Couros left us with a a prompt to explore some extensions […]

Hitting a Wall!

Hitting a Wall!

Welcome to week two of blogging! Our readings and class collaboration this week centered on discussion around the historical and prevailing learning theories that underpin our teaching p[practice. The build up towards this post turned into quite the reflective exercise! In reading about and pondering over the dominant learning theories of our present and past, […]

Zooming Out

Zooming Out

On September 11th, as we kicked off our course on zoom, I surveyed our cast of classmates and recognized several familiar faces. This is my fourth consecutive class with Alec Couros concerning the many facets of Educational Technology. My views on educational technology have evolved dramatically over the past year as a direct result of […]

Riding Off Into The Sunset

Riding Off Into The Sunset

Well, here we are. At the end of a spirited run in EC&I 830. An engaging, quick paced, debate filled run with contemporary issues in education technology. It’s been a neat sort of summative experience that has allowed me to reflect on my growth through an entire academic school year of ed.tech courses. I came […]

Technology: Friend or Foe?

Technology: Friend or Foe?

PRE-DEBATE(Education) For me, in thinking of the role of technology as a force for equity, I can speak firsthand to the kinds of opportunities it provides students that were not there only a decade before. For students with learning challenges that delay literacy, accessing curriculum has been a challenge for as long as we can […]

“So Fatal a Contagion”

“So Fatal a Contagion”

Is social media ruining our children’s lives? That is the question we debated in EC&I 830 this week. As has been the pattern in recent weeks, this debate stoked passions, and preconceptions were challenged. What made this debate particularly intense was a more even divide between those who agree and disagree. A lot of people […]

Social Media: Friend or Foe?

Social Media: Friend or Foe?

Just a quick pre-debate entry on this week’s topic: Social media is ruining childhood. This is a big topic for me personally. The debate has the potential to meddle with some serious effort on my part to alter my preconceptions not only on social media’s place in schools, but it’s place in our lives entirely. […]

Graceful in Defeat

Graceful in Defeat

It was riiiiiiiigged!!!!!!!!!!!!!   #riggeddebate Ok, so my wife tells me I went a bit over the top in my post-debate loss rage. So, maybe I did. Anyways, it’s obvious the agree side would have totally won if it wasn’t for the pervasive and rampant voter fraud. Kidding! Ok, on to the actual topic. The Topic […]

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