Author Archives: Graeme Gieni

The Blog Returns

Fast forward 18 years and here I am blogging once again for university!  My name is Graeme Gieni and welcome to my new blog.  Currently I am a Vice-Principal in Unity, SK in a Pre-K – 6 school within Living Sky School Division.  I graduated back in 2009 from the U of R, with a major in Visual Arts and minor in English.  Outside of school, I enjoy painting (when I can find the time) and building different projects but never seem to have the time to finish them (or so I’m told).  My true passion is with sports, playing a multitude of them myself, officiating, and now coaching my two sons.  This semester I am taking my 2nd and 3rd classes in the TLL program.

photoshop cosmic effectI find that I am comfortable with the use of technology.  When I was teaching PAA courses, I would use CAD with my students and through my Senior Art and Design classes, I would often use photoshop and illustrator.  Now that I no longer teach these courses, most of my tech usage is within my Grade 5/6 room.  We use Google Classroom daily and use many different sites and apps within that class.  Read Theory, No Red Ink, Flocabulary are just a few of my favourites that we frequent often.  I enjoy the use of Google Classroom, as it’s quite easy for me to provide feedback with my students and for them to comment to me on different assignments with issues they might be having.  Feedback from parents is that they enjoy it too as there’s less papers and clutter to get lost in the back and forth from school to home.

I’m looking forward to connecting with all of you this semester and learning some new tricks of the trade!

A Little About Me

Hello fellow EC&I tech enthusiasts.  My name is Graeme Gieni and I am currently a Vice-Principal at a Pre-K – 6 school in rural Saskatchewan.  I am currently in my 14th year of teaching, and this is my 3rd class in my TLL Masters.  I graduated from U of R many years ago from the Arts Education program, majoring in Visual Arts and minoring in ELA.  I gravitate towards hands on learning and creative spaces as a learner and as an educator.  Primarily, I have had teaching experiences in K-12 schools with most of my time spent as a Sr. High Art, PAA Shop, and PE teacher.   I look forward to learning from you all this semester….especially anything to help me with tech!