What is Assistive Technology? According to understood.org, AT (Assistive Technology) is any “device, software or equipment that helps people work around their challenges.” Below is a video that discusses the European Assistive Technology Act, which is very similar to Canada’s. Even though AT empowers people and allows them to work around their challenges, there are … Continue reading Assistive Technology
I don’t work in a classroom, so at first, I wasn’t sure what direction to take with my blog post. I don’t have a classroom where I can test an assessment tool. My main focus is online classes, so I started thinking about what assessment tool could be used in an online class and how … Continue reading Quizizz for Formative Assessment and Engagement
The Social Dilemma. I had been planning to watch this documentary for a while, but was avoiding it because I knew I would find it disturbing. Even though social media has many positives, I worry about the negative aspects of it and how it affects children. After watching The Social Dilemma I am now also … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence: Blessing or Curse
As an instructional designer, my main focus has always been creating online classes. I was very fortunate that during the pandemic my experience came in very handy and my job didn’t change, it just got busier! Working on online classes, I always felt it was important for students to see their instructor. There can be … Continue reading Videos are Important to Distance Learning
The internet, does it make us more productive or has it decreased our attention span and only distracts us? How many times a day do you use the internet? Between the news, social media, YouTube and shopping, a lot of time is spent on the internet. According to Statista, in 2018, Canadians spent an average … Continue reading The Internet: major distraction or tool for learning?
Postman’s statement “…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.” Is this statement accurate? Do educational entertainment shows undermine traditional schooling? How does AV technology impact education? … Continue reading AV Technology’s Positive Impact on Education
Here a some articles that list lots of useful extensions for students.
10 Student-Tested Chrome Extensions
Chrome extensions that will help students in 2020
Some Good Chrome Extensions for Students with Learning Disabilities
What are learning theories, how do they guide our teaching habits? I am an instructional designer, so I don’t have a traditional classroom to apply learning theories to. I work with instructors who are are subject matter experts to design online classes and I organize them in a specific way to promote learning. I am … Continue reading A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That
What is my understanding of educational technology? For a bit of background, I work at the University of Regina as an Instructional Designer. That means I work with classes that are typically taught face-to-face and turn them into online classes. When I think about education technology, I think about all the tools that can be … Continue reading Academic Integrity for Remote Classes