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Ding Ding Ding! Round 3!

EC&I 830 is round 3 for me with Alec and Katia. I took EC&I 832 in the fall and EC&I 831 in the winter semesters. Use the categories on my blog to check back at some of the previous work I have done in these classes. I learned a lot from both classes and I know I will learn just as much from this class. I’m really looking forward to the different structure of the classes with the “great tech debates” and discussions that will follow.

A family photo with Mickey Mouse

A family photo with Mickey Mouse

As for myself, I am a high school teacher with Regina Public Schools at Regina Huda School. If you are unfamiliar with the Huda school I encourage you to check out our website and find out a little more about our school. I am currently on maternity leave with baby number two who is not so much a baby anymore. She will be 1 in June and our son will be 3 in June – that’s right, two June babies – as if June isn’t crazy enough for teachers I had to add two birthdays in there haha. I love sports and being active. I have played soccer and hockey my whole life and was a member of the University of Regina Cougars hockey team from 2004-2008. I think that everyone should be a part of a team or club at some point in their life. There are so many skills that you learn from playing sports and being part of a team and it opens up a lot of different opportunities and experiences for you as well.

I teach high school Math and Business classes (Accounting, Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship). I use technology in all my classes in some form. In my Math classes I use Edmodo to help me run a “flipped” classroom in which students watch lessons at home and we do the homework in class so I can be there to help with any problems. My last year at school was the first year I ran my classroom this way and it was a really great experience. I will be working on improving the system moving forward. In my Personal Finance class I have students blog about what they are learning and have them relate it to their lives. I want to change the way I use blogs in this class when I get back to work in the fall. I will be using Twitter in more of my classes too. If you want to follow me on twitter you can find me at @MrsMurray15.

I am looking forward to connecting with you and learning with you this semester. If you would like to know more about the flipped classroom model that I have been working on, please comment below or contact me on Twitter. I’d love to tell you more!