Hello everyone! In my video I tried to capture the essence of learning at my current teaching position. I am truly fortunate to work at a school that places student at the center of all program planning. I have learned so much for everyone in the EC&I 833 class. This is my first class onContinue reading “Summary of Learning”
The blog topic for our final week of class is on Assistive Technology. As stated by Young & MacCormick, “assistive technology refers to the devices and services that are used to increase, maintain, or improve the capabilities of a student with a disability” (2021, page 1). Many of the devices that we learned about inContinue reading “EC&I 833 Week 4 – Assistive Technologies”
“Assessment is a broad term that encompasses all actions that teachers and students engage in to retrieve information that can be used to evaluate and change teaching and learning at the end of a given time period” (Timmis et al, 2016)” This portion of our EC&I 833 learning has been an eye opener for me!Continue reading “EC&I 833 – Week 3 Assessment Technologies”
In the early 1990’s, my career began a journey with technology and the influence of the internet. “The system has affected most aspects of our lives” (Moreau, 2021). The evolution of the internet since 1990 has had a huge impact in education. When I first stepped into the classroom in 1992, my exposure to technologyContinue reading “EC&I 833 Week 3 – Web 1.0 and Web 2.0”
Teaching during the global pandemic presented challenges for both the teacher (me) and students (my Grade 5 class). The concept of distant learning/online classes was met with apprehension and reluctance to move from face-to-face instruction to remote delivery. I asked myself, “how can I remotely teach a student that is my neighbor living 5 minutesContinue reading “EC&I 833 Week 2 – Tools for distant and online education”
Writing a blog this week required some thoughtful reflection. James Hamblin’s video, “Single-tasking is the new multi-tasking”, made me realize that screen time becomes an issue when we are tasked with work that requires computer/internet. In my career, about fifty percent of my teacher workload requires the use of productivity suites and presentation tools. TheContinue reading “EC&I 833: Week 2 – Productivity Suites and Presentation Tools.”
In the EC&I 833 class we have been asked a series of questions to help us explore the topic Educational Technology. Personally, I think of educational technology as a system that incorporates an integration of technology with the delivery of curriculum. The support of my viewpoint comes from various educators and philosophers, such as G.Continue reading “EC&I 833 Week #1 What is Educational Technology?”
Hello fellow graduate students! Thank you to Katia for the lecture today.