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LRT = AT

LRT = AT

Ok, so maybe I am oversimplifying a smidge. But in all seriousness, assistive technologies (AT) have become progressively and dramatically more important to my work as a Learning Resource Teacher. I only see it becoming more important in years to come. that was then AT has become so much a part of what I do […]

Seesawing My Assessment Practice

Seesawing My Assessment Practice

once upon a time… There was a teacher who was distrusted all things social media, especially within the realm of elementary schooling. Too risky! Unsafe! Brings out the worst in kids! Useless! … The past 14 months has been a gradual turning to a point where this teacher, me, can acknowledge social media being here […]

3.0 in the Classroom? What about 2.0? Or AV?

3.0 in the Classroom? What about 2.0? Or AV?

Web 3.0! While it is certainly easy to find references to web 3.0, there is anything but a consensus on what it means. Web 3.0 may or may not be here yet, and the technologies required may or may not be developed yet. Consider these remarks as part of a definition of Web 3.0 by […]

On Again-Off Again Relationship with Online Learning

On Again-Off Again Relationship with Online Learning

As we hit the mid point of our time together this Fall in ECI833, we were treated to a superb presentation on distance/online education. Sapna, Nataly, and Hu gave us an effective overview of how distance learning has evolved, and where it is going as we continue to take advantage of the powers and potential […]

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 […]

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