Hey! Welcome to round 2 of my blog! I first started blogging for university purposes last semester in EC&I 833. Although I was a bit skeptical at first (and frequently got frustrated with WordPress), I eventually grew to enjoy blogging so I am glad that this will once again be my primary method of interaction … Continue reading “Square pegs, round holes”
Alas, grad class #6 is in the books. Big shout out to everyone for the insightful blog posts/comments as well as the presentations throughout the semester.
For our summary of learning, Adam and I created a podcast. Take care, everyone!!
While I happen to be in my 12th year of teaching, the world of assistive technologies is one that is largely foreign to me. As a high school humanities teacher, the only piece of assistive technology that I really use is Google Read/Write. At the start of each semester, our school’s LRT comes into my … Continue reading “Google Read/Write and….?”
I really wish that this week’s blog prompt would have been done earlier in the semester. My intern is in the midst of his 3-week block which means that I won’t be teaching for the next little while (I’m not exactly heartbroken). That said, I do have some experience with some of the assessment technologies … Continue reading “What a (ka)hoot!”
I was 9 when I got the internet for Christmas. Words can’t describe how giddy I was when I first heard those weird sounding audio signals from a modem in my own home! It’s actually pretty crazy to think that I actually survived without the internet for over 9 years when today if the … Continue reading “An Ode to Trumpet Winsock”
I had no idea when I started taking my master’s back in 2016 that my courses were going to be predominantly online. My assumption, based on conversations that I had with colleagues that had taken their masters was that most classes would be in-person+seminar style with a heavy class-discussion component. Yet, of the 6 graduate … Continue reading “A journey through online learning”
This week’s blog prompt came at an opportune time and I’ll explain why using a recent personal story. My wife and I have a 6-month old daughter and she is fantastic! Unfortunately, now that summer is long gone, I’m back to the hectic world of teaching which, as we all know, is a job that … Continue reading “This post took longer to write than it should have.”
I didn’t like Sesame Street as a child and seldom watched it. There, I’ve admitted it. Aside from the Count, Cookie Monster (one of my favourite stuffed animals as a child), and those weird aliens that said “yup yup yup uh huh uh huh” there’s not a whole heck of a lot that I can … Continue reading “A Quest for Utopian Status”
For this week’s blog, I opted to focus on a handful of extensions that I could see myself using the second that I return to work on Tuesday – UBlock, DF Youtube, and Grammarly. Before I dive into the benefits (and potential drawbacks) of the aforementioned apps, I figured it would be worth adding a … Continue reading “Testing, Testing, 1…2…3”
Greetings once again, fellow ECI&I 833ers. Today, I’m going to attempt to articulate how theories of knowledge and learning have underpinned my own teaching philosophy and classroom practice. For starters, I’m going to admit, I haven’t spent much time putting a lot of “deep thought” into my teaching philosophy and its origins. When people ask … Continue reading “Mixing it up”