Our school staff has reason to be grateful when it comes to available technology in our school and to our access to bandwidth. Our school division does put both as a priority for student learning. Even though we have many devices and we have the bandwidth to provide us access, a lot of what we… Continue reading No More Excuses
As many of you know when I was taking my master's degree I learned so many things that changed my entire philosophy of education. Learning from people like Alec Couros and Dean Shareski opened my ideas to many ideas that I had never even thought of before. My first experience in an open education course… Continue reading January 2015 #pdale Teacher Twitter Challenge
Most people who know me know that I am passionate about engaging students with technology. Not technology for the sake of using it, but rather technology because we can and because we should and because and when it just makes sense. My view on educational pedagogy totally changed a few years ago when I took my Masters… Continue reading Being Connected No Longer an Option
This week I am preparing for a job interview and have spent a lot of time in the last few weeks reflecting on my school, my staff and the things that have been accomplished in the short time I have been in the building. I am not saying that I have accomplished these things, because… Continue reading Bold or Old?
My first thoughts on this topic were... "I am a constructivist of course." Most of my learning beliefs are based on the constructivist theory. Learning is making connections to what we already know. I learned this in some of the first teaching training courses that I took... start by finding out what they know and… Continue reading Technology and theory-am I stuck?
On Saturday I decided to work on ECI 832, but block 4 was not posted yet. It all worked out, because I took the opportunity to start my on-line professional development. One of my favorite things to is surf the web and stop wherever something catches my eye. I rarely get time to do this,… Continue reading Are we powering up?
I have already expressed my unease with my experience in Second Life. The past two weeks have been a bit stressful and it seemed that no matter what I tried, I was always one step, okay, more like 20 steps, behind the rest of the class. Considering my luck lately, it did not surprise me,… Continue reading My Tuesday Night Tour
I think that I just finished one of the most technologically frustrating weeks ever. I thought that some of the things that I was asked to do last semester in ECI 831 were out of my element, but my introduction to Second Life was not a smooth one. The one satisfying thing I learned was,… Continue reading Do I have room for a second life?
When I finished reading, The Song Remains the Same: Looking Back to the Future of Educational Technology by Punya Mishra, Matthew J Koehler, Kristen Kereluik. TechTrends. Washington: Sep/Oct 2009. Vol. 53, Iss. 5; p. 48, for an assignment for my ECI 832 class, I couldn't help but think this was a conversation we have all… Continue reading Can we rewrite the educational song?
While trying to decide what blog(s) I was wanting to follow this term in ECI 832, I came across a post on the "Cool Cat Teacher" blog on making a case for cell phone use in class. This caught my attention immediately, because I am always expressing my wish for students to have access to… Continue reading Is It Really That Simple?