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ECI 833 Summary of Learning

ECI 833 Summary of Learning

Summary of Learning Here is my final summary of learning:I summarized our semester into a narrative that synthesized my key learnings for our class.Although many of the tools we explored are geared towards K-12, I found learning about how you are …

A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

 This week I started teaching a new session of one of my social media classes at the University of Calgary, Social Media Essentials.  As part of this blog prompt, and to apply what we have been learning I decided to try some new assessment to…

My Dilemma with The Social Dilemma

My Dilemma with The Social Dilemma

I watched the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma at the start of this semester. And of course, I shared a post on social media with my opinion of the show.The premise of the show is that social media companies manipulate the people who use the pla…

Online Teaching and Higher Education

Online Teaching and Higher Education

 I currently teach online courses at two higher education institutions – Mount Royal University and the University of Calgary.  When I first started online teaching 7 years ago, I developed my course curriculum, added it to the LMS system and…

I am a Productivity Ninja

I am a Productivity Ninja

I am a productivity ninja.  No, really!  I am.  I am a workshop trainer for a company called Think Productive  .  The workshops are based on a book by the company founder, Graham Allcott called “How to Be a Productivity Ni…

Let me edutain you.

Let me edutain you.

 Congratulations to my classmates Kaleigh, Lisa, Tammy and Tarina for presenting the first session.  I thought you did a very thorough job of sharing the history and use of AV (audio visual) aids in the classroom. The blog prompt for thi…

Google Chrome Extensions

Google Chrome Extensions

 My knowledge of most of the tech tools I use have come from a dedicated Youtuber, Steve Dotto. If you are not familiar with Steve Dotto, he is a passionate tech advocate who used to have a tv show called “Dotto Tech” back in the early 2000’s. I…

ECI 830 Summary of Learning

ECI 830 Summary of Learning

Here is my Summary of Learning:Each course I try to use a different video editing technique to expand my knowledge.  For this video I used Canva to design my slides, and then recorded my video within Powerpoint.  This is also the first t…

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