A02 Blog Feed – EdTech Category

  • Inquiry and Innovation
    by Nat on February 15, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Last week we visited the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry (PSII). I really enjoyed seeing how this school functions. Inquiry to me holds a lot of possibilities and it was interesting to see a way it can be used in schools. While I do not yet know if I would want to teach in a … Continue reading Inquiry and Innovation &rarr […]

  • School visit
    by angelaxie4150 on February 12, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    The school visit to the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry was an eye-opening experience for me. I wasn’t too sure what to expect, but as soon as I walked around the school, I was amazed to see all the resources and facilities that the school had to offer such as a common room for … Continue reading School visit &rarr […]

  • Video conferencing and assessment
    by angelaxie4150 on February 11, 2019 at 1:48 am

    Last week, our class was held in the video conference room where we had a talk with Ian Landy of Powell River Elementary. He introduced us to the benefits of using an E-portfolio instead of the traditional report card for the assessment of students. This kind of formative assessment is meaningful and relevant in the … Continue reading Video conferencing and assessment &rarr […]

  • Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry
    by claudiabarnes1168 on February 10, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    For our first school visit we went to The Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry in Victoria B.C. PSII is different from regular high schools for many reasons. Some of these reasons include that their personal learning paths are co-created by the learners and the teachers. These paths will indicate integration of lessons, the students […]

  • PSII Visit
    by maevepoulin on February 9, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    This week my EDCI 336 class had the opportunity to visit the Pacific School for Innovation and Inquiry (PSII- pronounced “sigh”), Victoria’s newest high school and form of personalized education. Students at this school are able to move through a curriculum that is designed specifically for them at their own pace. Basically, at this school … Continue reading PSII Visit […]

  • Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry Visit
    by laurengateley on February 9, 2019 at 1:44 am

    The High School Visit to the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry was a very eye-opening visit. I think that the system that is used is very effective for a niche group of students. I found that typically the students drawn to the school were those with social or academic anxiety problems. I think they are … Continue reading Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry Visit […]

  • Reflective Blog Post: PSII
    by Shaylin Warren on February 8, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    On Tuesday, my class visited the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry downtown Victoria. As I progress in the BEd program and learn how and why our current schooling system is failing students across BC, I become more interested in alternative options. I have been excited about checking out PSII ever since Founder and Principal, … Continue reading Reflective Blog Post: PSII &rarr […]

  • Pacific School of Inquiry and Innovation
    by sarahkalder on February 8, 2019 at 1:42 am

    My EDtech class had the opportunity on Tuesday to visit the Pacific School of Inquiry and Innovation or PSII (they pronounce it sigh). An independent school with 85 students, it is nestled into an office building on Douglas St. in downtown Victoria. Founded by Jeff Hopkins in 2013, PSII offers an alternate learning structure with … Continue reading Pacific School of Inquiry and Innovation &rarr […]

  • Week #2: EdCamp and Professional Learning
    by samanthaellis3688 on February 7, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Today we discussed accommodation and discomfort in the classroom in our own EdCamp session. This topic was very interesting and I really enjoyed getting the chance to discuss this topic in class because I feel uneasy about this topic as well as classroom management in general. I am worried about this as a future teacher … Continue reading Week #2: EdCamp and Professional Learning […]

  • 05 February: PSII Visit
    by missmaracox on February 6, 2019 at 2:45 am

    This week, we had the opportunity to visit the Pacific School for Innovation and Inquiry (PSII), which is located in downtown Victoria. PSII was founded in 2013 by Jeff Hopkins, a former Superintendent for School District no. 64 (Gulf Islands). I had listened to Jeff speak about PSII and their alternative approach to education during … Continue reading 05 February: PSII Visit […]

  • Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry
    by cameranmillar on February 6, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Today we went to the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry located Downtown Victoria. I was throughly surprised to see the new practices of inquiry based learning actively being used right in front of my own eyes. The founder and principle of the school Jeff Hopkins discussed with us how the school started, how it … Continue reading Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry &rarr […]

  • Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry
    by shaylambrown on February 5, 2019 at 7:56 am

    I found this visit really eye opening and inspiring.  To start, I have lived in Victoria my whole life and had no idea that this school was up and running so it was neat to go and explore it and what it has to offer. Next, it really showed me the potential students have when … Continue reading Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry &rarr […]

  • Week 3 Blog: Video
    by laurengateley on February 5, 2019 at 7:28 am

    This weeks class was very productive and informative. The first half was a conference call with Ian Landy in Powell River pertaining to the shift from traditional report cards to E-Portfolios. This formative assessment is important because students can be excited about the work they show knowing that their grades are based upon the great … Continue reading Week 3 Blog: Video […]

  • Video and audio editing
    by angelaxie4150 on February 4, 2019 at 2:19 am

    Today, we learned how to edit videos on IMovie and produce music on GarageBand. I had forgotten much of what I learned about video editing in the past, so everything was new to me. I had a lot of fun playing around with all the different options for backgrounds, transitions, audio, and titles. It didn’t … Continue reading Video and audio editing &rarr […]

  • What is Trello?
    by maevepoulin on February 1, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Trello.com is the newest way to communicate with your students. I personally am someone who loves lists so I have very quickly fallen in LOVE with this website. As an educator, you can set this platform up for your students when they have an assignment to complete. For my project, I am using a board … Continue reading What is Trello? […]

  • Video Conference w/ Ian Landy
    by maevepoulin on February 1, 2019 at 12:24 am

    On Tuesday, my EDCI 336 class had the opportunity to have a video conference with Ian Landy (https://Technolandy@wordpress.com), the principal of a rural school on the Shuswap and an advocator for the use of e-portfolios in schools. When I walked into the video conference classroom at my university I was greeted with the image of … Continue reading Video Conference w/ Ian Landy […]

  • Video/Audio Editing Workshop
    by maevepoulin on January 31, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Today in my EDCI 336 class we had the opportunity to learn all about video editing with iMovie, screen capturing with Screencastify, and audio editing with Garage Band. Personally, I own a PC computer and so I was very unfamiliar with iMovie/Garage Band besides making 2 movie trailers with my friend in the 5th grade… … Continue reading Video/Audio Editing Worksho […]

  • Video Conferencing and Assessment
    by Nat on January 31, 2019 at 3:49 am

    In our Technology class this week we held a video conference class where we listened to and asked questions of Ian Landy, a BC principal. I found the conversation and topics really interesting and he made points I hadn’t thought about before but definitely want to research further. While many of the topics were new … Continue reading Video Conferencing and Assessment &rarr […]

  • Video Editing, Screen Capturing & Audio Editing
    by Shaylin Warren on January 31, 2019 at 1:01 am

    Today I had the opportunity to familiarize myself with some really cool online tools! First, I learned how to trim & split, add transitions, create titles and credits, and adjust audio using iMovie. Next, I learned how to record, import audio, trim & split, and add sound effects using GarageBand. Finally, I learned how to … Continue reading Video Editing, Screen Capturing & Audio Editing &rarr […]

  • Video/Audio editing with Rich Mccue
    by claudiabarnes1168 on January 30, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Video/Audio editing was a brand new concept for me when Rich came in. We began with video editing on iMovie, I’ve never used iMovie as I do not have a Mac however, with the instructions Rich gave and with a little help from my peers, iMovie was fairly easy to operate. During this process I […]

  • Reflective Blog Post: Ian Landy
    by Shaylin Warren on January 30, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Today we had an informative video conference on formative assessment with Ian Landy, principal of Edgehill Elementary in Powell River. I really appreciated Ian’s detailed explanation as to why ePortfolios provide a deeper understanding than report cards on student learning. Report cards oversimplify student learning by emphasizing letter grades and percentages. Whereas ePorfolios document the … Continue reading Reflective Blog Post: Ian Landy &rarr […]

  • Video conference with Ian Landy
    by claudiabarnes1168 on January 30, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    This afternoon our class met with Ian Landy, principal of Edgehill Elementary in Powell River via video conference. The purpose of this meeting was to experience video conferencing and to discuss the topic of formative assessment and E-portfolio’s. Essentially we focused on how to move away from weekly tests and to create a more personalized […]

  • Trello and Twitter
    by princesseolivia on January 30, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Both Twitter and Trello were completely new to me. I have been on Twitter to look at hashtags or keep up with trends that are happening (gotta stay hip, right?) but I haven’t had my own account or gone very far into it. At first, I was definitely apprehensive about creating a Twitter. I just… Continue reading Trello and Twitter […]

  • Video Conferencing and Formative Assessment
    by princesseolivia on January 30, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    In our class today we had the opportunity to video conference with principal Ian Landy from Powell River. The experience for me was completely new to me as I have only ever done Skype or Facetime calls one on one. Having lived abroad for a year, I definitely have already experienced the benefits of video… Continue reading Video Conferencing and Formative Assessment […]

  • Video Conference and Video Editing
    by cameranmillar on January 30, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    In class this week we were able to have a video conference with Ian Landy who is a principle up in Powell River. When talking to Ian, he discussed the importance of using e-portfolios to document students work instead of the classic report cards. I found this subject to be very interesting as we are … Continue reading Video Conference and Video Editing &rarr […]

  • Ian Landy Video Conference & iMovie
    by shaylambrown on January 30, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Video conferencing was a totally new experience for me. I thought it was very cool how we could have a lecture from someone who is hours away, while it still feeling like he was right there. Ian Landy is the principal of a school in Powell River. He has been working toward removing formal assessment … Continue reading Ian Landy Video Conference & iMovie &rarr […]

  • 29 January: Video Conferencing with Ian Landy
    by missmaracox on January 30, 2019 at 1:27 am

    We started our class today with a video-conferencing session with Ian Landy, the principal at Edgehill Elementary School in Powell River. The experience of a class-wide video conferencing session was a new one for me, and I was completely unaware that entire rooms for these sessions even existed at UVIC. The session with Ian was incredibly … Continue reading 29 January: Video Conferencing with Ian Landy […]

  • Video Conferencing
    by shonakbal on January 29, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    Today we had a video conference with Ian Landy. He is the principal at a school in Powell River. He talked to us about e-portfolios and how they are really helpful in the learning journey of students. He discussed how it is important to assess creative thinking however it is hard to do so in … Continue reading Video Conferencing […]

  • Video/ Audio Editing with Rich McCue
    by arianakelly0914 on January 29, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    During today's class, Rich McCue conducted a video/audio editing workshop. He provided online handouts with descriptive instructions, and allowed students to explore the world of digital editing on their own. The options were to either record a personal video/audio or use the samples that were provided. This was a fun workshop, where students were encouraged […]

  • Video conferencing
    by alinameyer5369 on January 29, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Today in class we had the opportunity to have a video conference call with Ian Landy who is a principal in Powell River. With twenty years of experience as a teacher, he gave us an abundance of information on his experience of being a pro-technology educator, and what this can look like in a classroom. […]

  • Reflection on Ed-Tech
    by olivermconn on January 26, 2019 at 12:20 am

    I thought that Ed-Tech activity we did in class was very good way for everyone to collaborate together and build up each others ideas on a certain subject. However in my own group I think that we could have used some light guidance in the form of some prompt questions to guide our conversations in … Continue reading Reflection on Ed-Tech &rarr […]

  • 22 January: EdCamp & Professional Learning
    by missmaracox on January 25, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    We began our Technology Innovation class today by looking at EdCamp and the benefits that this format has, both as a method of professional learning for teachers and as a form of learning within the classroom. This format allows educators to create personalized discussion sessions that are engaging and learner-driven, and allow participants to share … Continue reading 22 January: EdCamp & Professional Learning […]

  • Ed-Camp Reflection
    by maevepoulin on January 22, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    Are you as confused as I was sixty minutes ago? What is an Ed-Camp? Ed-Camps are free conferences that people attend to discuss topics that interests them in an open, unplanned discussion. There is no leader to guide the discussions but instead the attendees of the conference get to decide what they want to talk … Continue reading Ed-Camp Reflection […]

  • Weekly Blog 2: Edcamp Reflection
    by laurengateley on January 22, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    This week we did ran a practice Edcamp. On the board we wrote down topics of interest involving teaching and voted on which ones were the most popular. The top 4 topics were then given rooms and students broke off accordingly to explore them. Edcamp style learning is based on what students want to learn … Continue reading Weekly Blog 2: Edcamp Reflection […]

  • Professional learning during an EdCamp
    by Josh Lafond on January 22, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    I think it is important for teachers to always engage in professional learning and become life long learners. In today’s world new methods of teaching and technology changes rapidly. For the sake of staying up to date on new teaching methods EdCamps can be a valuable tool. EdCamps are completely free and participant driven letting … Continue reading "Professional learning during an EdCamp" […]

  • EdCamp
    by cameranmillar on January 22, 2019 at 10:16 pm

        Today in class we did a mini EdCamp ourselves. In our group we discussed are we being too accommodating to our students? The question came from the example of students who are uncomfortable public speaking. Do we push these students to public speak or do we accommodate their stresses and allow them not … Continue reading EdCamp &rarr […]

  • Reflective Blog Post: Edcamp
    by Shaylin Warren on January 22, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    I just experienced my first ever Edcamp in EDCI 336. As a class, we had the opportunity to throw potential discussion topics on the board at the front of the room. Next, we were all given three stickers to up-vote topics. The top four discussion topics were then assigned rooms, and we could choose where … Continue reading Reflective Blog Post: Edcamp &rarr […]

  • Ed Camp and Professional learning reflection
    by shonakbal on January 22, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Today in class, we had our own in class Ed Camp. In our Ed camp, we had the option of 4 different categories to discuss in groups: Outdoor learning environments Special ED Are we being too accommodating for kids? Is discomfort always a bad thing? Assessment I chose to discuss the topic “are we being … Continue reading Ed Camp and Professional learning reflection […]

  • ED Camp
    by arianakelly0914 on January 22, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    During our Education Technology class today, we conducted a version of an Ed. Camp. I value the concept of Ed. Camp, as it provides the opportunity for educators, parents, and students to come together to build a better Education system and learning experience. Collaboration is one of the most important and beneficial parts of being […]

  • Ed. Camp Reflection
    by princesseolivia on January 22, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    I found that I really benefitted from the ed camp experience we had in class time today. Our group was focused on the topic of “Are we being too accommodating for students?” with the sub-question “Is discomfort always a negative thing?”. The conversations that spelt from this topic were very interesting given what we are… Continue reading Ed. Camp Reflection […]

  • EdCamp and Professional Learning
    by Nat on January 22, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Today we  discussed accommodation and discomfort in the class room. Everyone brought their own experiences and opinions to our hour long discussion. As different people contributed to the group we had deeper discussions on how to manage a classroom, whether discomfort can be positive, and how to best get to know your class to support … Continue reading EdCamp and Professional Learning &rarr […]

  • ED Camp Reflection
    by claudiabarnes1168 on January 22, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    January 22nd, we were introduced to ED Camp. During this we had gone up to the board and wrote key topics related to education that we would like to learn more about. Once all the categories were made, they were then narrowed down to the top 4. We then split off into the categories that […]

  • Edcamp Reflection
    by alyssalloyd1 on January 22, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    I just experienced my first Edcamp session. It was a super interesting and helped me engage with my peers. After the four groups were chosen, I decided to join the group discussing special education. I found it to be very informative and helped further my knowledge into the subject. My group of discussed a variety… Continue reading Edcamp Reflection […]

  • EdCamp
    by shaylambrown on January 22, 2019 at 7:39 am

    In class today, we got to explore doing our own in-class Edcamp.  Edcamp is the idea of sharing professional knowledge.  People of all sorts come together and get to learn about a topic of their choice. It is an awesome way to learn more about a topic you are interested in. Before learning about Edcamps, … Continue reading EdCamp &rarr […]

  • Weekly Blog 1: Freedom Inquiry
    by laurengateley on January 22, 2019 at 7:11 am

    In class film: Most Likely To Succeed I found the message in this documentary to be profound. The original concepts for our education system over 100 years ago was driven by the need to create the middle class in a time of industrialization. Now technology has taken those mundane jobs. I agree that we need … Continue reading Weekly Blog 1: Freedom Inquiry […]

  • 15 January: Most Likely to Succeed
    by missmaracox on January 21, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Project-based learning in the 21st century. During our class on January 15th, we spent the first 90 minutes watching the film Most Likely to Succeed, which looks into the increasing issues with conventional education systems in the 21st century. The film focuses on High Tech High, a system of charter schools located in San Diego, … Continue reading 15 January: Most Likely to Succeed […]

  • Learning Goals
    by Nat on January 17, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    This semester I aim to document my learning on technology in the classroom, I will research a specific aspect of technology with a group of classmates and include our progress here. I also will post blogs about a personal project where I read and research old texts. I have a range of books from many decades. … Continue reading Learning Goals &rarr […]

  • Learning Goals
    by bethany_v on January 15, 2019 at 2:20 am

    As I have just begun my educational journey in this course, I have only just started to think about my learning goals for the assignments. As someone who considers herself to not be very technologically-adept, one of my goals for this course is simply to gain awareness and hands-on experience with different technological resources that … Continue reading Learning Goals […]

  • Categories
    by Shaylin Warren on January 11, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Just trying to add some categories her […]

  • Why did I start this blog…
    by maevepoulin on January 10, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    I never considered myself a blogger, or someone who takes the time to write out their thoughts in a journal or a diary. I have a short attention span, so every time I have tried to start something like that in the past, I have always given up in a matter of weeks or sometimes … Continue reading Why did I start this blog […]

  • Most Likely to Succeed- Film
    by shaylambrown on January 10, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    When watching the film, it reminded me a lot of the philosophy/ history of education class that I was in last semester.  The reason it reminded of it was because we learned about so many different styles of teaching that have been used in the past as well as many renouned approaches to teaching.  Usually … Continue reading Most Likely to Succeed- Film &rarr […]

  • Most Likely to Succeed
    by cameranmillar on January 8, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Today in class we watched the film ‘Most Likely to Succeed’. This film was about a school in the states that was quite different from our normal public school. Here, students learn engineering, history, math, etc. but all together. There are no tests or textbooks but rather big projects where they integrate multiple subjects together. … Continue reading Most Likely to Succeed &rarr […]

  • Testing testing 123!
    by bethany_v on January 8, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Just giving this a try for the first time. This is purely a test blog post. Stay tuned for more content. There may be a whole post series on how to discover your family's genealogy and history, as well as how to play the guitar.... For now, just enjoy this image that's giving me the … Continue reading Testing testing 123! […]