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?
I remember the first time I saw an iceberg while visiting a friend on the Atlantic coast in May in New Brunswick. It was a sight to be seen, floating effortlessly through the waves. My friend started spouting off facts about icebergs, stating that what we actually see of the iceberg is a fraction of… Continue reading The Start of a New Learning Curve