Technology Integration

Master teacher or master learner?

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?

educational gaming, Technology Integration

Is playing games a waste of time?

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?

Technology Integration

Can we make learning authentic?

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?

Media Literacy

Digital Booktalks-Do they motivate reluctant readers?

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?

Digital learnng, Uncategorized

Technology and theory-am I stuck?

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?

21 century learning, Digital learnng, Media Literacy

Are we powering up?

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?