It is hard to believe that we are at the end of our time together. As always, it seems to go by so quickly. This class has been so inspirational and motivating. I want to thank all fo you for sharing your expertise, experiences, and knowledge. For my summary of learning video, I decided to… Continue reading Summary of Learning
We had another great presentation in our ECI833 (#eci833) in our class two weeks ago – this time all about assistive technology. As part of the presentation we were asked to think about all the Assistive Techology (ATs) we use at home and record our response on Flipgrid. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get Flipgrid… Continue reading Assistive Technology
Assessment has been one of those things that I feel I can always do better for my students. I often feel the shadow of report cards looming behind me and expectations to meet the demands of reporting periods. Sadly, this is often the driving force behind assessment, and I don’t think I am the only… Continue reading Digital Assessment – Quizziz and Formative in the Classroom
When I started watching The Social Dilemma, I felt a tight knot developing in my stomach. My mind was whirling with questions like “how could we get to this point?,” “how can we stop this craziness?,” “is this really the case or is there another side to social media?” My thoughts then turned to my… Continue reading Social Media – A Moral Panic or a Real Dilemma?
According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, “Distance education or distance learning commonly refers to formal education offerings where instructor and learner are physically separated and where learners can study appropriately designed materials at a place, time and pace of their own choosing.” We were certainly thrown into this situation in March of this year. However, instead… Continue reading My Journey from a Distance – Wading into Distance and Online Learning
Wow! I was laughing so boistoursly during the “Single-tasking is the New Multi-tasking” video, and it wasn’t just because of the guy being filmed. I am totally that person with sometimes way too many tabs open and multi-tasking at the same time. That is my screenshot to the right with, what, 8 tabs open, and… Continue reading Multi-tasking…is it really productive?
Growing up in the 70s and 80s, Sesame Street was a part of my television viewing diet – “…can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street.” Bert and Ernie, Big Bird, Snufalufagus, Oscar the Grouch, The Count and Grover were all part of my early learning days. My mother would… Continue reading Sesame Street Undermines Education?!
According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, an extension refers to the enlargement and scope or operation of something. The Oxford dictionary adds the ideas of prolonging and sending a system or application into a new area. With the onset of COVID, teachers have found themselves in the position of being extensions of learning – creating… Continue reading Exploring Google Extensions
Can one put a teaching career into a neat package of learning theories? As Vaill states, “learning must be a way of being – an ongoing set of attitudes and actions by individuals and groups that they employ to try to keep abreast of the surprising, novel, messy, obtrusive, recurring events…” (Siemens, 2005). The very… Continue reading My Learning Theory Journey
Over this past week, I have taken some time to reflect on my experiences of educational technology as student and as a teacher. I was completely mind boggled as I journeyed through the decades of my educational lifespan – as a student, filmstrips and film reels, language labs, and books on cassette, Comodore 64s, and… Continue reading Educational Technology – Friend or Foe?