September 19, 2021: The Learning Project Outline

I’m one of those people who get a bunch of ideas in their brain (due to excitement), then begin to overthink everything and my brain turns into a hamster stuck on a wheel. That is how I’m feeling with The Learning Project already… In a good way! I am very enthusiastic about my topic, mainlyContinue reading “September 19, 2021: The Learning Project Outline”

September 12, 2021: My Relationship with Social Media and its Evolution

A Brief History… Until I began taking more classes with Alec, I did not really understand what constituted as social media. I understood the basics such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, but I did not realize I had been using social media much longer than I had originally thought. My most significant memory of myContinue reading “September 12, 2021: My Relationship with Social Media and its Evolution”

November 22, 2020: Assistive Technology Experiences, Challenges, and Successes

The first time I had ever interacted with assistive technology (AT) that would be considered “high tech” was in my second year of teaching. I had a student who had a record of adaptations (ROA) and his main challenges were around reading and writing. He struggled expressing his ideas on paper and typing was somewhatContinue reading “November 22, 2020: Assistive Technology Experiences, Challenges, and Successes”

November 7, 2020: Quizizz vs Kahoot

I’ve tried Kahoot and Flipgrid as a student and as an educator. These tools are engaging and offer another way to formatively (or in some cases summatively) assess the learning of students. However, these tools are so widely used. Something I appreciated about this week’s presentation by Dalton, Matt, and Trevor is that they allContinue reading “November 7, 2020: Quizizz vs Kahoot”

November 1, 2020: The Social Web Pros and Cons

I remember getting my MSN account and hotmail email in 2004 when I was in grade 5 (side note: I still use this email). My mom was very wary of this “chat room” (as she liked to call it). However, being the youngest of my siblings, she had some knowledge of this new phenomena fromContinue reading “November 1, 2020: The Social Web Pros and Cons”

October 24, 2020: Teaching from Afar in a World that Craves Connection

I was looking for some inspiration to get the ball rolling on this blog post, so I started by looking up some funny quotes about how emergency online/distance learning was going. Here are some of my favourites: Needless to say, I think most people got off to a rocky start. At the time, I hadContinue reading “October 24, 2020: Teaching from Afar in a World that Craves Connection”

October 17, 2020: Multitasking and Productivity… Can They Mix?

Without a word of a lie, I clicked play on the video we were instructed to watch for this blog post, got up from my chair, and started doing the dishes as I listened. I was thirty seconds into the video when I realized, “Oh… This is exactly what this thing is about. Oops.” JamesContinue reading “October 17, 2020: Multitasking and Productivity… Can They Mix?”

October 11, 2020: “Kids learn differently now”… But do they really?

 “…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 schooling represents.” Neil Postman in Amusing Ourselves to Death: A Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business This week’s blogContinue reading “October 11, 2020: “Kids learn differently now”… But do they really?”

October 3, 2020: Why Making Squares Matters

I honestly never really had any experience with coding or understand it in the least until last year. A student in my class would always share stories with me about what he had made through coding and different coding programs he had explored. Most of these conversations went over my head. I found the conceptContinue reading “October 3, 2020: Why Making Squares Matters”

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