Wow, I can't believe that I am writing my final blog post for ECI 831. One thing we can count on is time traveling quickly. As I am contemplating what I have learned in my journey this term, it occurred to me that I have moved from not knowing how to set up a blog… Continue reading You’ve Come a Long Way Baby!
According to our speaker last night, Stephen Downes,... what we are really needing are not 21st century skills necessarily, but 21st century languages. Hmmm...that was some more food for thought for this already well fed brain. Stephen went on to give a presentation that was full of somewhat complicated ideas and information. One thought that… Continue reading Am I Learning New Technology or New Language?
Last week I blogged about my progress in ECI 831 and how I thought I was slowly getting a handle on some of the things that we were trying to do. That was last week... before I sat in on a class with Scott Leslie and Brian Lamb and their discussion on remixing education. I… Continue reading Copyright or copyleft?
When I first started ECI 831 I felt a bit like I had been thrown off the side of a cruise ship and I was trying to find a life-preserver. I have enjoyed the course since day one, but it made me reach so far out of my comfort zone and I wondered If I… Continue reading Am I starting to understand?
Once again we had a very interesting ECI 831 class last night on the topic of understanding media literacy. I was a bit late getting back from teacher convention in Regina, but when I came in the topic of discussion was filtering or blocking websites at school. This caught my attention immediately, because it was… Continue reading Does filtering solve our problems?
http://www.freedigitalphotos.net I recently started a blogging project with the grades 4/5 class in my school and I was intent on protecting them and keeping them safe from the outside world. I went to a lot of work to set up the site so all of their posts and comments run through my gmail account and… Continue reading How safe is too safe?
Once again, I walked away from my computer last Tuesday feeling full and over flowing with new ideas and information. I can't help but sharing my experiences with my staff at school, especially my principal. We are in close quarters, so she gets to hear it whether she wants to or not. I can't say… Continue reading Open Education, Are we ready or are we being left behind?
I have been having such fun this week blogging with a group of very enthusiastic elementary students in my school. I happened to see a class project they were working on laying on my principal's desk one day. It was a paper "blog" about things that were going on their classroom. I immediately saw an… Continue reading Having fun with blogging!
If I thought my brain was exploding before, it certainly is now. I was unable to make a connection on Tuesday night to Elluminate and so I had to listen to the recorded version this morning. Sylvia Martinez certainly gave me some food for thought. I am not a gamer! I really have a strong… Continue reading Educational gaming…a hot educational topic?
It seems to me that everything is changing on the education front in Saskatchewan right now! I am a relative newcomer to the province, but I have never before experienced so many educational changes at one time. My mind is constantly spinning with all of the new ideas and the things I want to implement… Continue reading Making the Shift