It is so hard to believe another semester is over and another course is coming to an end. I have had such an intense year of learning and reflecting about what I knew, what I thought I knew and what I have yet to learn. In the fall when I was taking ECI 831, I… Continue reading Final reflection for ECI 832
I pondered what direction to take my on-line PD for ECI 831. I had already done one post a few weeks ago after watching a presentation on media literacy by Michael Wesch and was looking for a different direction. Earlier this week I was involved in a few conversations about the new RTI, Response to… Continue reading Master teacher or master learner?
I don't know whether I am having a sensitive week or not, but I am starting to take offense to some of the blogs I am reading that imply because I am old, I am not tech savvy or willing to learn to be. Now I would not describe myself as tech savvy, but technology… Continue reading Am I out, because I am old?
It seems like every week I get fixated on some topic and it seems to pop up everywhere. This week it was games. It started on Tuesday when our staff was having a math lunch. We try and meet once every month or two and watch some of the Math Makes Sense Video series and… Continue reading Is playing games a waste of time?
I seem to be talking about technology no matter where I go these days. Last night I was lucky enough to get an invitation to the Farmer's Appreciation Night sponsored by the Estevan Board of Commerce and Tourism. It was an excellent roast beef supper followed by a speaker and ending with entertainment by a… Continue reading Can we make learning authentic?
I spent a great deal of today playing in the digital sandbox. I was trying to find a music video remix appropriate to show to middle years students-I now realize that is almost an impossible task! As I was waiting for music videos to load on my computer I took the opportunity to read an… Continue reading Digital Booktalks-Do they motivate reluctant readers?
I finally sat down and put all my random thoughts into something concrete for my project for 832. I spent a lot of time last semester begging my principal to put me back in the classroom because I wanted to be able to try some of the things I was learning with a classroom of… Continue reading 832 Project Proposal
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