I had never heard of makerspaces prior to this week. Unfortunately I also missed class and thus missed out on the interactive action that came along with it. Luckily, since classes are recorded I was able to catch up on what I’d missed and also find some more information on my own. What Are Makerspaces?Continue reading "Makerspaces"
Going into tonight’s presentation I thought that I had a good idea what assistive technology was, but boy was I wrong! Originally my thoughts of what classified of assistive technology was very realted to my own personal experiences and what I have witnessed directly around me. Some examples of assistive technology that came to myContinue reading "Assistive Technology: More Than Meets the Eye"
I first discovered Quizizz just last spring in ECI832 with Alec. It is a program that was new to me and I decided to explore it further as a part of my major project. Due to last week being so crazy + conferences upcoming I did not have time to try a completely new toolContinue reading "Crazy For Quizizz"
Ahh, social media. One of my favourite way to lose an entire day of time. I’ll admit, I am someone who spends a lot of time on their phone, espcially on social media platforms. When the chance to rewatch this documentary came up for our blog I was pumped. I did watch it when itContinue reading "The Social Dilemma"
Ahh online learning. A term that has become quite popular over these last few years… Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic shuttering schools, I had little experience with online/distance learning. All of my high school classes were in person at my high school. My undergraduate university experience was similar, with 98% of my classes being inContinue reading "Are Online Tools Only for Distance Learning?"
This week, Katia asked us to watch and reflect on this video: Watching the guy in this video reminds me a lot of how my brain has felt 24/7. I feel like my brain is always bouncing from one thing to the next and that I can’t focus on the task at hand because myContinue reading "Multi-Task or Multiple Messes?"
Postman wrote: “…We now know that “Sesame Street” encourages children to love school only if school is like “Sesame Street.” Which is to say, we now know that “Sesame Street” undermines what the traditional idea of what schooling represents.” Sesame Street + Education Sesame street is one of the longest running children’s educational shows. ItContinue reading "1,2,3 Sesame"
Before beginning my teaching education, I had no idea what theories of knowledge or learning were. Sure, growing up I could tell which teachers did a better job at engaging students in multiple ways, and which teachers used punitive tools in their classroom when we were “bad” (hello grade 6 with the green, yellow, andContinue reading "Theories of Learning & Me"
What Is Technology? Before we can dive into educational technology, I feel that it is important to discuss what technology itself entails. According to Dictionary.com, technology actually has 5 different definitions: These definitions indicate that the traditional, often main definition of technology (see definition 1), is not the only one to exist. Technology does notContinue reading "Educational Technology"