A02 Blog Feed – EdTech Category

  • On blogging
    by bethany_v on April 6, 2019 at 2:25 am

    Alright dear followers, This is likely my last and final post for this blog. It's been a pleasure to create my own blog. I've actually discovered through it that I actually love writing, and adding images and making something that will look really nice for others to use. Once I get established as a teacher, … Continue reading On blogging […]

  • On All the ‘R’s: QR codes, AR, and VR
    by bethany_v on April 6, 2019 at 2:17 am

    This past week we briefly touched on QR codes, AR (or Augmented Reality), and VR (Virtual Reality) and how they can be used in the classroom. QR (or 'Quick Response') codes are little computer-generated black and white patterned boxes that can be placed on worksheets or other materials and can be scanned by specific QR … Continue reading On All the ‘R’s: QR codes, AR, and VR […]

  • On Feedly
    by bethany_v on April 6, 2019 at 1:50 am

    As of a couple weeks ago, I opened my first Feedly account. Feedly is a social bookmarking site that allows me to curate a list of other people's blogs and see all new updates and posts in one place. Regrettably, I have not played around with this website as much as I would have liked … Continue reading On Feedly […]

  • Blogging, Twitter, and Trello
    by laurengateley on April 6, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Blogging: Previous to this class, I had never blogged before. Likewise, I never considered myself to be the blogger type. However, from this experience, of blogging about multiple topics consistently over the semester, I have come to realize that anyone can be a blogger! Moreover, blogging can be done on any topic or interest, which … Continue reading Blogging, Twitter, and Trello […]

  • Reflection on Video Conference Call with Verena Roberts
    by bethany_v on April 6, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Back in the first few days of March, my class had the special opportunity to video conference call Verena Roberts, a teacher and technology education researcher based out of Alberta. The day we video conferenced her, she was giving a lecture to those in the community at a university, and we got to join in … Continue reading Reflection on Video Conference Call with Verena Roberts […]

  • Final class
    by olivermconn on April 6, 2019 at 1:22 am

    In our final class this week we had the opportunity to learn about a few more technologies that could be used to the benefit of us and our future students. GAFE (Google Apps For Education) Cloud-based apps have become common in day to day life which means that they are now also popping up within … Continue reading Final class &rarr […]

  • QR codes
    by Josh Lafond on April 6, 2019 at 1:21 am

    a machine-readable code consisting of an array of black and white squares, typically used for storing URLs or other information for reading by the camera on a smartphone. https://www.dictionary.com/ QR codes are 2 dimension versions of a barcodes. Standing for quick response is a quick access to information that is hidden behind the code. They … Continue reading "QR codes" […]

  • On Twitter and PLN
    by bethany_v on April 6, 2019 at 1:06 am

    I'm finding it so look back and think on how far I've come in the technology class I am finishing right now. Earlier this semester, I was quite frankly very overwhelmed at the idea of using Twitter. Then I got a Twitter account and started following people, and that began to change... I began following … Continue reading On Twitter and PLN […]

  • On Privacy, FIPPA and Consent
    by bethany_v on April 6, 2019 at 12:46 am

    Throughout the course of the semester, I have been very aware of good teacher practices around privacy to be practicing right now. Although I technically am not yet required to be following good teacher protocol around privacy and consent, I decided to start this semester asking for consent around using anyone's name, personal information, or … Continue reading On Privacy, FIPPA and Consent […]

  • Of What Use Is It?
    by Nat on April 5, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    As I look through my old books I tend to focus on the strange reality they present. I have spent hours looking through ‘facts’ of the past. The Earths core is solid, orange peels are a public safety hazard, you should never discuss hobbies at a diner party… these are the light side of my … Continue reading Of What Use Is It? &rarr […]

  • Coding And Reality
    by Nat on April 5, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Today we listened to the last of our class presentations on Tech inquiries. One of the presentations was on coding which gave us the opportunity to try Scratch coding by following a module. It was encouraging to follow the steps and learn a few of the tools, I am sure if I tried to incorporate … Continue reading Coding And Reality &rarr […]

  • Coding
    by Miss Brown on April 5, 2019 at 6:38 am

    In class today we learned about coding from out peers who did their tech inquiry on that topic. They showed us an awesome resource that you can use with to start kids off with coding at a young age. It make it so simpler and has fun task or games that they would be trying … Continue reading Coding &rarr […]

  • 02 April: A Jam-Packed Final Class of EDCI 336!
    by missmaracox on April 5, 2019 at 3:46 am

    In our final class this week, we had the opportunity to learn about a few more technologies that could be used to the benefit of us and our future students. Coding This is a topic that is still relatively new to me, although I have been hearing it mentioned within the educational world more and … Continue reading 02 April: A Jam-Packed Final Class of EDCI 336! […]

  • AR & VR
    by maevepoulin on April 4, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    AR or augmented reality is “the blending of interactive digital elements- like dazzling visual overlays, buzzy haptic feedback, or other sensory projections- into our real-world environments” (from https://computer.howstuffworks.com/augmented-reality.htm). An example of AR is the popular game “Pokemon Go”. You can download apps such as HP Reveal onto your phone to create interactive digital elements. All … Continue reading AR & VR […]

  • QR Codes
    by maevepoulin on April 4, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    QR or “Quick Response” codes are readable bar code that can store alphanumeric data. Usually companies would use these codes for easy access to their website or contact information but QR codes can also be beneficial for educational purposes! (Image retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code) My Professor for my EDCI 336 class outlined these examples of QR … Continue reading QR Codes […]

  • Social Media in Education
    by olivermconn on April 4, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    During this semester we have been shown many different tech tools that can be used in education. To my surprise some of these tool s ended up being different forms of social media! The only time I remember social media being a part of school was one of my friends would check in with his … Continue reading Social Media in Education &rarr […]

  • Augmented Reality Vs. Virtual Reality in a Classroom
    by Josh Lafond on April 4, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Although many people may think that augmented reality and virtual reality are the same, they have very distinct differences. Augmented Reality Using a camera augmented reality adds digital elements to the world around you. Using snapchat filters is a prime example of augmented reality being used in everyday life. The potential to use this augmented … Continue reading "Augmented Reality Vs. Virtual Reality in a Classroom" […]

  • QR Codes, VR, AR and more
    by laurengateley on April 4, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    The first half of this week we listened to multiple technology inquiry projects. These topics included, Place-Based Learning, Podcasting, and Freshgrade. I found all of these presentations to be quite in-depth and informative, as they groups have had several months to learn and master these topics and depict key aspects. The rest of the class … Continue reading QR Codes, VR, AR and mor […]

  • by alinameyer5369 on April 4, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Augmented reality is an interactive experience where objects around you are modified by a computer and presented to you in a new way. I was amazed by the video we watched in class as I have personally never experienced anything like it. I can see how at monitored use it can be used in classrooms […]

  • by alinameyer5369 on April 4, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Today Lauren and Angela did a great presentation on coding. Each language in coding is used for different things, for example Python is for designing games. It is a challenging journey that takes a lot of practice and patience. Coding comes down to ones and zeros, and it’s true and false. A one equals a […]

  • Final class
    by angelaxie4150 on April 3, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    In the last class of this course, we talked briefly about virtual reality, augmented reality, and QR codes. Virtual reality allows for students to experience different places and worlds without actually being there. Google cardboard is an example of a virtual reality headset by simply putting a smartphone into the viewer and opening a virtual … Continue reading Final class &rarr […]

  • Protected: LAST CLASS
    by erinpaigefletch on April 3, 2019 at 10:21 am

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  • April 2 – Augmented Reality, QR Codes, and Skitch
    by amandasascott on April 3, 2019 at 6:25 am

    Today in class we had some great presentations from our peers that were on the topics of Place-based Education and Technology, Coding, Podcasting, and Garageband.  I learned many new things that I am wanting to look further into and incorporate into my teaching practice. I thought that everyone did a great job of presenting and […]

  • April 4th
    by karenaaustin on April 3, 2019 at 4:23 am

    Peer Presentations Today in class we had many great presentations on various topics including: Place-based Education and Technology Fresh-grade Coding Podcasting Garage band Augmented Reality HP Reveal App: uses hot spots to place auras, limited for the auras that are offered as of now but there are ways around it! QR Codes can download QR … Continue reading April 4t […]

  • Final Topics Covered in Class
    by samanthaellis3688 on April 3, 2019 at 3:47 am

    Google Apps for Education (GAFE) I learned that anyone with a gmail can access Google classroom from their Google Drive account. Google classroom allows files to be shared easily between teachers and students. Teachers can monitor student progress on assignments and they can communicate to each other within the program. Student/parent/guardian consent must be given. … Continue reading Final Topics Covered in Class […]

  • Sketchnote and Twine
    by samanthaellis3688 on April 3, 2019 at 1:25 am

    Below are some of the notes I made during our Sketchnote and Twine workshop in class. I had never heard of either of these tools prior to this class. I think that Sketchnote is such a helpful idea to help students to remember the information that they are writing. In my personal experience, I find … Continue reading Sketchnote and Twin […]

  • Last Class!
    by Shaylin Warren on April 3, 2019 at 12:39 am

    So many exciting technology showcases took place during class today. A highlight for me was becoming more familiar with coding. We had the opportunity to gain a litte bit of experience by playing around with Scratch; a tech tool I will definitely be introducing to my future students. The website provides students with modules to … Continue reading Last Class! &rarr […]

  • Talk to Admin about FreshGrade:
    by Miss Brown on April 2, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Over reading break, I was able to meet with an administrator at School District 20 Kootenay-Columbia to discuss Freshgrade and online portfolios and how they are making their way into our education system. We had a great conversation on if she believes that online portfolios will become the new report cards and she believes they … Continue reading Talk to Admin about FreshGrade: &rarr […]

  • QR Codes and Skitch
    by sydneyreisig7553 on April 2, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Today in EDCI 336 we learned about a couple differnt uses of technology we have accessible to us as teachers. The first piece of technology we learned about today was QR codes. Before this class I thought that QR codes were super complicated to make and you had to be a "computer whiz" to make […]

  • Protected: Week 13 Review:
    by cassidylindsay6 on April 2, 2019 at 9:55 pm

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  • Image Editing
    by Miss Brown on April 2, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    In class, a group presented on image editing and gave us some examples of websites we can use to do so. I chose to use adobe spark since it was free and I didn’t have to go through a big sign up process like the other websites. […]

  • by alinameyer5369 on April 2, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Jesse Miller, (@MediatedReality on Twitter) looks at issues revolving around kids in tech. Today, we had the opportunity to listen to him speak on this topic to our EDCI 336 class and ask him questions There are a few key points I took away from his discussion that were eye-opening. I really can emphasize his […]

  • Last Class of EDCI 336
    by alyssalloyd1 on April 2, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    In the last class of this semester in EDCI 336 we started by finishing the last of the tech presentations, which included place-based education, coding, podcasts, GarageBand, and FreshGrade. I found all of these presentations very informative and helped me dive deeper into topics I was already curious about, and I found it was worthwhile.… Continue reading Last Class of EDCI 336 […]

  • Barcelona, Spain
    by Miss Brown on April 2, 2019 at 10:34 am

    I recently went to Barcelona with my older sister and our family friend. Before going I didn’t really have any expectations on what it would be like, I didn’t have that much prior knowledge on Spain. It was all a surprise to me, my sister planned most of the trip.  Here is what we did … Continue reading Barcelona, Spain &rarr […]

  • April 2nd
    by shonakbal on April 2, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Peer Presentations Today in class we had lots of presentations from our peers based on their tech inquiry projects. The presentations we viewed included: Place-based Education and Technology Fresh-grade Coding Podcasting Garage band Augmented Reality HP Reveal App: this uses hot spots to show auras. It is limited to only the auras we can view … Continue reading April 2nd […]

  • Talk to School District Administration About FreshGrade
    by sydneyreisig7553 on April 1, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Over reading break, I was able to meet with an administrator at School District 20 Kootenay-Columbia to discuss Freshgrade and online portfolios and how they are making their way into our education system. We had a great conversation on if she believes that online portfolios will become the new report cards and she believes they […]

  • Prague, Czech Republic
    by Miss Brown on April 1, 2019 at 5:46 am

    In my 19 years of travelling with my family I have come across some pretty amazing countries and cities full of architecture and history. Prague is my favourite city so far that I have visited. Now my experience I think was a little different than most peoples because I was able to go in the … Continue reading Prague, Czech Republic &rarr […]

  • A Bit Of A Guide to Campfires
    by Nat on April 1, 2019 at 3:42 am

    This semester I have been working on a project for our physical and health education course where I created a resource package. I chose to make a resource for teaching survival skills. The below section is a guide to how to prepare, build, and use a fire in a survival situation. Campfires Step one: Choose … Continue reading A Bit Of A Guide to Campfires &rarr […]

  • Minecraft with Colquitz Students
    by samanthaellis3688 on March 31, 2019 at 2:42 am

    I tried playing Minecraft for the first time with some students from Colquitz Middle School. Personally, my experience with gaming and video games is very limited and I felt a little bit out of my comfort zone. However, the students were very kind and patient when circulating around the computer lab to offer their assistance. … Continue reading Minecraft with Colquitz Students […]

  • Inquiry Learning Presentation at George Jay Elementary School
    by samanthaellis3688 on March 31, 2019 at 2:41 am

    I was very excited to attend an inquiry learning presentation by Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt, a kindergarten teacher, at George Jay Elementary School. Rebecca is the co-author of the book, “Inquiry Mindset,” which I am very excited to read. Throughout her presentation, she encouraged the idea to start by asking the students questions rather than simply giving … Continue reading Inquiry Learning Presentation at George Jay Elementary Schoo […]

  • Distributed Learning
    by samanthaellis3688 on March 31, 2019 at 2:18 am

    The role of modality is very limited/non-existent while presence in K-12 learning is expected and seen as the “norm” Without the flexibility of modality and you are unable to attend school, you will miss what is being taught that day and you gain the responsibility of catching up on the work that you missed on … Continue reading Distributed Learning […]

  • Copyrighting
    by samanthaellis3688 on March 31, 2019 at 1:25 am

    Recently, we discussed copyrighting in class. I had very little knowledge of this topic prior to this lesson. There was a large amount of information to soak in and I felt very overwhelmed as I walked out of class. The lesson was very informative and insightful. I am very careful to provide a “references” or … Continue reading Copyrighting […]

  • Blogging, Twitter, Trello, Oh My!
    by missmaracox on March 30, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash. This semester, I have had many opportunities to re-evaluate my thinking regarding various platforms. I chose to write this post near the end of the semester rather than at the beginning so that I could give myself time to better understand each of these websites and the tools that … Continue reading Blogging, Twitter, Trello, Oh My! […]

  • 26 March 2019: Distributed Learning
    by missmaracox on March 30, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Photo by Ben Mullins on Unsplash. My Experiences I have had a few experiences with distributed learning (DL). When I was in grade 10, I finished the entire Planning 10 course through my school district's DL program in about 3 weeks. After finishing that course, I started Chemistry 11 with another district's DL program, but … Continue reading 26 March 2019: Distributed Learning […]

  • by alinameyer5369 on March 30, 2019 at 6:07 am

    When I was in my last year of high school, we had the option to take biology 12 online. I didn’t end up needing the course for my university requirements, but I do think back to how interesting the initial process was. In the mail, I received a textbook, just like one you would find […]

  • Whitehorse, Yukon
    by Miss Brown on March 30, 2019 at 5:14 am

    The Yukon is somewhere that is really close to my heart. It is where both my parents grew up and it is also where all my family lives currently besides my siblings and I.  The first thing you have to decide when going to the Yukon is what you want to experience. In the summer, … Continue reading Whitehorse, Yukon &rarr […]

  • by alinameyer5369 on March 30, 2019 at 5:03 am

    I really enjoyed participating in today’s workshop where we learnt how to sketchnote and use the program Twine. As someone with a short attention span, and a weaker memory, this is something I wish I learnt a long time ago. I truly believe it would have assisted in my note-taking, and helped me memorize material […]

  • Distributed Learning
    by maevepoulin on March 29, 2019 at 4:37 am

    What is it? From whatis.techtarget.com, distributed learning is a multi-media method of instructional learning that allows students to learn outside of the classroom. There are many ways to incorporate distributed learning into your classroom to best benefit your students. The most common are video conferencing, web-based video/audio instruction and online assignments. My Experience I have … Continue reading Distributed Learning […]

  • Talk to parent who used freshgrade…
    by Miss Brown on March 28, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    My sister is four years younger than me and when she was in her grade eight year, for her English and Social Studies classes, her teacher started using Freshgrade.  I chose to interview my mom since she was part of this process. First and foremost, my mom said that she felt more involved in my … Continue reading Talk to parent who used freshgrade… &rarr […]

  • Distributed learning
    by Olivia on March 28, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    I have had experience when I was in high school with distributed learning. I took 4 classes fully online and one “blended” online class. I took PE 10 and 11 online because I was a very high-level swimmer and for me, it was a great option to log my training as PE online and then… Continue reading Distributed learning […]

  • Semester Ending
    by Nat on March 27, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Our technology 336 class has involved all my peers creating their own blogs. We had a list which linked to them all allowing us to follow each others learning. These last couple of classes people have presented their group work and it was great to see everyone’s projects come together. Because they were working on … Continue reading Semester Ending &rarr […]

  • Open Education
    by Nat on March 27, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    I have been thinking about the availability of information and by extent education. I love reading old newspapers, I could (and have) spend hours sorting through digitized newspapers from the 18th to 20th century. I have access to these achieves through my university, access I will lose when I am no longer a student. While … Continue reading Open Education &rarr […]

  • Editing A Podcast
    by Nat on March 27, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    When I stated researching how to record a podcast I found the app Anchor which does a lot of the work of recording and publishing a podcast for you. Unfortunately using it mean your podcast is in owned and controlled by this company, when they post it on iTunes you won’t have access to the … Continue reading Editing A Podcast &rarr […]

  • Distributed Learning
    by Nat on March 27, 2019 at 5:54 am

    I have mentioned in a previous post that I had the option of taking video conferencing classes when I was in high school, a system that was new at the time and occasionally involved technical difficulties. My overall experience with video conferencing was positive, I was able to take classes that would not normally be … Continue reading Distributed Learning &rarr […]

  • Distributed Learning
    by angelaxie4150 on March 27, 2019 at 5:27 am

    In high school, I took a course online that was very self-paced and I had trouble staying motivated to complete what needed to be done. Because there wasn’t a specific teacher or supervisor that I was assigned to, there weren’t any guidelines for me to follow and it was up to me to set goals … Continue reading Distributed Learning &rarr […]

  • Distributed Learning
    by sydneyreisig7553 on March 27, 2019 at 4:12 am

    What are your experiences with distributed learning? In high school I took two online courses. They were Planning 10 and Spanish 12. I was excited to try online classes because it allowed me to be independent with my learning and be self paced. Although I soon realized that at the time I was a procrastinator […]

  • Mar. 26/19 – Distributed Learning
    by amandasascott on March 27, 2019 at 1:20 am

    In class today, the topic was distributed learning.  What is distributed learning? It is essentially, learning at a distance.  I don’t have many experiences with distributed learning however, when I was in Grade 10 I took the required Planning 10 course, as it was only offered in that form at my school.  If I am […]

  • Protected: Photography, Classroom Blogging, Assistive Tech and Distributed Learning
    by erinpaigefletch on March 27, 2019 at 12:15 am

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  • Protected: Week 12 Review: Distributive Learning
    by cassidylindsay6 on March 26, 2019 at 11:28 pm

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  • Distributed Learning
    by cameranmillar on March 26, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    what are your experiences with distributed learning? In high school, I lived in a small town where course options were limited. This meant I had to go elsewhere to take the courses I wanted to. So, in grades 10, 11, and 12 I took online courses. I took Accounting 11, Social Justice 12, iPlay and … Continue reading Distributed Learning &rarr […]

  • March 26th
    by karenaaustin on March 26, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Tech Inquiry Presentations Today in EDCI 336, my group and I (Emma, Shona, and Josh), gave a presentation on our Tech Inquiry project on classroom blogging. Our weekly blogs on our learning about classroom blogs can be viewed by going to the Tech Inquiry page under the EDCI 336 tab on my blog. Our Google … Continue reading March 26t […]

  • Beam Robot
    by Josh Lafond on March 26, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Beam is a robotic telepresence tool that allows anyone to collaborate and participate in activities virtually at any time anywhere. These robots can be a great tool that helps to encourage distributed learning within a classroom setting. The ability to still be able to collaborate productively while located anywhere is a very valuable tool. […]

  • Distributed learning
    by Josh Lafond on March 26, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    an instructional model that allows instructor, students, and content to be located in different, noncentralized locations so that instruction and learning can occur independent of time and place. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_learning This model of distributed learning can take on an model of online classrooms and learning. Distributed learning can be combined with a traditional classroom and take … Continue reading "Distributed learning" […]

  • EDCI 336: March 26, 2019
    by Shaylin Warren on March 26, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Today’s technology presentation projects covered the following topics and subtopics: Photography Documentation Aperture (light income) Shutter speed (how quickly aperture is opening and closing) ISO (how sensitive camera sensor is to light) Triangle of exposure Classroom Blogging Purpose Confidentiality and safety Platforms (Seesaw, Edu-blog, Kidblog, Weebly) Classroom extension/reflection Assistive Technology No tech (ie. pencil grip) … Continue reading EDCI 336: March 26, 2019 &rarr […]

  • Inquiry Presentations Continued // Distributed Learning
    by alyssalloyd1 on March 26, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    In class today we continued with tech presentations, and there were four groups including my own.  Two groups talked about classroom blogging and it really aided in solidifying my understanding and my own experience with blogging throughout the semester.  Another group discussed photography, and it was very informative and it got me thinking about getting… Continue reading Inquiry Presentations Continued // Distributed Learning […]

  • Sketchnoting and Twine
    by Olivia on March 26, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Last week in class we learned all about sketchnoting and Twine. I really enjoyed this class and felt like I came away having learned a lot. Sketchnoting is something that really interests me but I know it’s something that I’ll have to work on to improve with. For those who don’t know, sketchnoting is using… Continue reading Sketchnoting and Twin […]

  • March 26th
    by shonakbal on March 26, 2019 at 2:06 am

    Tech Inquiry Presentations Today in class, Josh, Karena, Emma and I presented our tech Inquiry projected to the class. We had the class view two classroom blogs and review them; we followed by asking what they thought was good and bad about each blog. Our blog posts can be viewed on the tech inquiry tab. … Continue reading March 26t […]

  • Distributed Learning
    by Miss Brown on March 26, 2019 at 12:56 am

    What are your experiences with distributed learning? In high school, I took one online course. This is really my only experience with distributed learning. I took BC First Nations studies 12. Although I got a really good mark in the class, I did find that I was always putting it off. As a learner with … Continue reading Distributed Learning &rarr […]

  • What are some things that make a good classroom blog?
    by shonakbal on March 25, 2019 at 4:11 am

    Classroom blogs are a great way to promote critical thinking and practice writing and communication skills. Classroom blogs give a space for students to chat and engage with school, away from school. Classroom blogs improve communication, engagement and reflection for students. Additionally, it helps remove the barrier between school and home (parents and teachers). Teachers … Continue reading What are some things that make a good classroom blog? […]

  • Coding with Microbit
    by angelaxie4150 on March 23, 2019 at 1:24 am

    This week, I decided to try out a different program called microbit. Although it is similar to scratch, it has the benefit of being able to switch to javascript which shows the actual coding that is happening. This feature helps me to understand the relationship between the blocks and the written code. Similar to the … Continue reading Coding with Microbit &rarr […]

  • Audio and Video Editing
    by missmaracox on March 22, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    In this course, we have learned about some useful tools for audio and video editing. I had not had too much experience with either of these in the past - I had some technologically talented friends in grade school, which definitely came in handy but it also meant that I had less experience with audio … Continue reading Audio and Video Editing […]

  • Video/Audio Editing
    by samanthaellis3688 on March 22, 2019 at 1:36 am

    In class, after our video conference with Ian Landy, we started learning about video and audio editing. We used programs such as iMovie, GarageBand and Screencastify. I have never used these programs before so this was a new experience for me. I had to take some time to explore and get more familiar with using … Continue reading Video/Audio Editing […]

  • Formative Assessment and Video Conferencing
    by samanthaellis3688 on March 22, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Today in class we discussed formative assessment with Ian Landy through a video conference call. This was something that I have never experienced and was quite interesting. Video conferencing is very similar to FaceTime and I think it is an excellent way for people of all places to communicate. It is nice to see the … Continue reading Formative Assessment and Video Conferencing […]

  • Sketchnote and Twine Workshops
    by sarahkalder on March 21, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    Our EDCI 336 class had another workshop with Rich McCue on Tuesday. This time Rich taught us about sketchnoting and the non-linear storytelling platform Twine. Sketchnote is a form of note taking that uses visuals as well as words. The idea behind sketchnoting is that images tap into a part of your brain that would … Continue reading Sketchnote and Twine Workshops &rarr […]

  • Graphic Design and Video/Audio Editing
    by erinpaigefletch on March 21, 2019 at 1:29 am

    In today’s class we had a couple presentations by students in our class. They explained their technology projects and the first one was regarding graphic design. They shared with us multiple different online resources for us to use including Adobe Spark, Canva and PicMonkey. Above are two graphic designs that I created using Canva. I … Continue reading Graphic Design and Video/Audio Editing […]

  • Rich McCue- Sketchnote and Twine
    by Miss Brown on March 20, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Today we learned about Sketchnote and the benefits they can have for learners, as well as practiced taking notes with one note. Within the presentation, it stated how sketch-noting engages your whole mind. There is research behind this from Princeton University and University of California ( Los Angeles) that stating that hand writing your notes … Continue reading Rich McCue- Sketchnote and Twine &rarr […]

  • Privacy and Safety
    by Nat on March 20, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    In technology 336 we have discussed privacy and safety when using online and cloud based tools. Cloud based tools will store and keep your information, in an education context you need to get parent or student (depending on the students age) consent to store information this way. My family has always focused on what you … Continue reading Privacy and Safety &rarr […]

  • Special Education and FreshGrade
    by Miss Brown on March 20, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    For students with IEP’s FreshGrade is an awesome resource to use. It helps parents support their students from home and keep them up to date. In the Webinar I watch that I will link below, they had people speak of their experience using FreshGrade for special education. I will overview what they said, but if … Continue reading Special Education and FreshGrade &rarr […]

  • Sketchnote, Twine, And Design
    by Nat on March 20, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Today in technology we learned about Sketchnoting as a form of note taking. When we were asked if we had heard of it I said no, but upon seeing what sketchnotes consisted of I realized it is similar to how I normally take notes. I doodle and rely on arrows and drawings to keep track … Continue reading Sketchnote, Twine, And Design &rarr […]

  • Twine
    by maevepoulin on March 20, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Twine is a website where you can design “choose your own adventure” stories. The website is very easy to use and everything is saved onto your browser so you don’t have to worry about your work being on the cloud or creating an account for twine. For any black mirror fans- Bandersnatch was actually designed … Continue reading Twin […]

  • Google Apps for Education (GAFE)
    by Josh Lafond on March 20, 2019 at 12:25 am

    GAFE is a service that was created by google specifically for use by educators and students. These apps include include Gmail, Hangouts, Google Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Groups, News, Play, and Sites. Google Classroom This is a tool that was created by google in collaboration with educators to manage and distribute course work, assignments, grades, and feedback to students. The process of making … Continue reading "Google Apps for Education (GAFE)" […]

  • Sketch-Noting and Twine
    by sydneyreisig7553 on March 19, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Today in EDCI 336 we learned many different ways to benefit our learning as well as our future students. At the beginning of the class we learned about chrome books and how they are being used within the classroom. One of the aspects I found surprising is that many students are coming to school with […]

  • Sketchnoting & Twine
    by juliafalzon336 on March 19, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Today in EDCI 336 we had the opportunity to explore Sketchnoting. Sketchnoting is the practice of taking notes that include words and visuals. It has been proven to improve memory and help concentration. Verbal to Visual posted a helpful graphic about sketchnoting: Rich McCue took the class through a helpful workshop on how to effectively … Continue reading Sketchnoting & Twin […]

  • Sketch-noting
    by maevepoulin on March 19, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Today in my EDCI 336 class we discussed the many benefits of Sketch-noting. In the presentation by Rich McCue, he explained how laptop note takers remember less than their pen & paper counterparts because they are processing lecture content at shallower levels & therefore remember less. When students take notes with a pen & paper … Continue reading Sketch-noting […]

  • EDCI 336 – March 19, 2019
    by Shaylin Warren on March 19, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    TECHNOLOGY INQUIRY PROJECT PRESENTATION We started off today’s class by learning a little bit about graphic design from some of our talented peers. They explained the design principles of C.R.A.P. (contrast, repetition, alignment, proximity) and how to pay attention to them as professionals. From there, we were set loose to use Adobe Spark, Canva or … Continue reading EDCI 336 – March 19, 2019 &rarr […]

  • Rich McCue
    by shonakbal on March 19, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Sketch notes: Rich visual notes, written on paper Why would sketch noting make people recall better? the summarization They process lecture content at shallower levels therefore remember less Active summarizing helps transfer things from short term memory to long term memory Sketch noting engages your whole mind, helps with concentration, creates a visual map, taps … Continue reading Rich McCu […]

  • Protected: Week 11 Review: Rich Mccue – Technology Innovation in Education
    by cassidylindsay6 on March 19, 2019 at 9:54 pm

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  • March 19th
    by karenaaustin on March 19, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Rich McCue Today Rich McCue visited our class to give us a presentation/workshop on Sketchnotes and Twine! Sketchnotes Sketchnotes are rich visual notes such as diagrams, sketches, words, and mindmaps. Sketchnotes can be very useful because research has shown that drawing AND writing drastically increases the number of words that are recalled. There is a … Continue reading March 19t […]

  • Sketchnoting
    by Josh Lafond on March 19, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Sketchnoting is a process that allows students to take lecture content at lower levels therefore remembering less content. This is done through active summarization that helps to transfer things from short term memory to long term memory easier. This way of note taking that incorporates the use of not only text but visual pictures. Studies … Continue reading "Sketchnoting" […]

  • Protected: Sketchnoting: Doodle your Way
    by erinpaigefletch on March 19, 2019 at 8:39 pm

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  • by alinameyer5369 on March 19, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Our class had the opportunity to video conference call Verena Roberts to discuss open & networked learning and how to expand learning beyond classroom walls. We started off the discussion with a few questions that she posed on poll everywhere. I liked learning about this site as I think it is a great way to […]

  • Visit to the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry
    by samanthaellis3688 on March 19, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    My visit to the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry (PSII) was very insightful for me. I had never seen or even heard of a school like this before and I am very glad I got the opportunity to learn more about personalized education during this visit. I find it very interesting that the students … Continue reading Visit to the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry […]

  • Inquiry Presentations // Sketchnoting // Twine
    by alyssalloyd1 on March 19, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Today’s class started with the beginning of the tech presentations which included two groups that discussed graphic design and video editing. They were both very informative and gave me a great start at how to maneuver different platforms and tools to create my own final product.  Below I have the graphic design I created for… Continue reading Inquiry Presentations // Sketchnoting // Twin […]

  • Twine: making your own path
    by cameranmillar on March 19, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Today we learned all about Google Classroom, Twine and the importance of sketching while note taking from Richard McCure and it was fantastic as always. I always find Richards lessons very engaging and interesting and he is always to lend a helping hand when needed. Google Classrooms is a great tool that he showed us … Continue reading Twine: making your own path &rarr […]

  • Mar. 19 – Rich McGue
    by amandasascott on March 19, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Today in class we had a presentation from Rich McGue on sketch doodling and twine.  Until today, I did not know that sketch doodling are ideas not art. They are visual notes that are a mix of handwriting drawings, shapes, and visual elements.  A form of sketch doodling would be a mind map. Sketch doodling […]

  • Sketchnoting and Twine
    by angelaxie4150 on March 19, 2019 at 2:05 am

    Today, we learned how to take visual notes created from a mix of handwriting and drawings. I have never heard of this before and was a little hesitant to begin with as I don’t consider myself to be a “good” drawer, however I quickly realized that people of all ages and skills can excel at … Continue reading Sketchnoting and Twine &rarr […]

  • Audio, Video, and Image Editing
    by Olivia on March 18, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Several classes ago, we worked on audio and video editing. I knew how to edit videos and audio already but this class was a nice refresher. I edited a very meaningful video of my family and I enjoyed being able to edit it to be exactly what I wanted it to be. I found it… Continue reading Audio, Video, and Image Editing […]

  • Minecraft Edu
    by sarahkalder on March 17, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Tuesdays class changed the way I see the integration of technology in the classroom. Heidi James, a teacher from Colquitz Middle brought in a group of middle schoolers to teach our cohort how to play Minecraft. If you have spent any time around kids in the past 5 years you have probably heard of it. … Continue reading Minecraft Edu &rarr […]

  • Video and Audio Editing
    by Nat on March 15, 2019 at 4:20 am

    At the start of this semester I had not edited videos or audio before, although I was eager to try. When I started trying to represent the information for my knowledge blog posts I decided that the first blog was best shown through a video. I filmed the video on my phone and then tried … Continue reading Video and Audio Editing &rarr […]

  • Minecraft for Education
    by Olivia on March 14, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    This week in our class, we had the chance to learn about Minecraft. Students from Colquitz Middle School came into our class with their teacher Heidi James to teach us about Minecraft and using Minecraft for education. I have heard so much about Minecraft just from working with children but I feel like I did not… Continue reading Minecraft for Education […]

  • Minecraft Edu
    by laurengateley on March 13, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    In this weeks class students from Colquitz Middle School came in with their teacher Heidi James. Heidi and her students were very passionate and knowledgable about how to implement games, like Minecraft, into the classroom. It is common knowledge that online gaming is seen as taboo. This is because on the outside it can look … Continue reading Minecraft Edu […]

  • Protected: Jesse Miller Presentation
    by erinpaigefletch on March 13, 2019 at 2:09 pm

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  • Mar. 12 – Minecraft
    by amandasascott on March 13, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Today we had the pleasure of having Heidi James from Colquitz Middle School and some of her students come to our class to teach us how to use Minecraft.  Up until today, I have never played Minecraft nor any type of video game in my life. My younger cousin loves playing this game and I […]

  • Protected: ASL Blog Post #9
    by erinpaigefletch on March 13, 2019 at 1:15 am

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  • Minecraft for Education
    by maevepoulin on March 12, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Today in my EDCI 336 class we learned how to play the education version of Minecraft! When used correctly, Minecraft can be an excellent resource to help students with socials, science, and math activities. Minecraft is very popular among present day elementary and middle school students so you can actually use your students as a … Continue reading Minecraft for Education […]

  • Protected: Minecraft in the classroom
    by erinpaigefletch on March 12, 2019 at 10:11 pm

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  • Minecraft Edu Reflection
    by juliafalzon336 on March 12, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Today in EDCI 336 we had the amazing opportunity to work with Heidi James and her grade 6, 7, and 8 students today. Heidi and her students taught us how to use Minecraft in the classroom. Heidi has used Minecraft as a tool to teach science, social studies, and math. In social studies, Heidi had … Continue reading Minecraft Edu Reflection […]

  • Minecraft in the Classroom
    by Shaylin Warren on March 12, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Today, Colquitz Middle School teacher Heidi James and her students met us in the computer lab to help us discover why Minecraft is such an awesome learning tool! It was a truly wonderful experience to learn from such enthusiastic and passionate students. My ten-year-old sister plays Minecraft at home and I’ve never put a whole … Continue reading Minecraft in the Classroom &rarr […]

  • Minecraft Lesson
    by cameranmillar on March 12, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Today we had Heidi James and some of her students come in and teach us how to use Minecraft as an educational tool. I found this was such a great way to interact with students and learn something new. I have been in multiple classrooms where students are obsessed with this game and I had … Continue reading Minecraft Lesson &rarr […]

  • Protected: Week 10 Review: Heidi James and Minecraft
    by cassidylindsay6 on March 12, 2019 at 9:52 pm

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  • Using Minecraft for Education
    by Josh Lafond on March 12, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Minecraft education edition is “a game-based learning platform with standards-aligned content across K12 subjects and special features designed for classroom use. Minecraft is already supporting thousands of educators in over 100 countries.” https://education.minecraft.net/ Today in class we had teachers and students visit from Colquitz Middle School to talk to us about how they use Minecraft … Continue reading "Using Minecraft for Education" […]

  • Having a Professional Twitter
    by Josh Lafond on March 12, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    A professional educational twitter can be a great resource to use throughout a teaching career. It is a great way to network with the teaching community and form professional relationships with people you would not connect with otherwise. As a future teacher I think it is important for my career to start networking as soon … Continue reading "Having a Professional Twitter" […]

  • Jesse Miller
    by Josh Lafond on March 12, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Jesse Miller, the founder of “Mediated Reality” had useful insight into what we should be aware of on the internet as future teachers. Jesse really got me thinking into how the use of social media can effect myself and others inside and outside the school. I learned how interconnected all online platforms are. I found … Continue reading "Jesse Miller" […]

  • MineCraftEdu
    by sydneyreisig7553 on March 12, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Today in EDCI 336 we had a very interesting class. We had grade 7 and 8 students and their teacher from Colquitz Middle School teach us how they use MineCraft in their education. This presentation was very informative because we learned about the students perspective as well as the teachers perspective. The teacher explained throughout […]

  • Minecraft
    by angelaxie4150 on March 12, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Today, we spent the class learning how to play Minecraft. Heidi James, a teacher from Colquitz Middle School, brought a few of her students to our class and talked to us about the learning outcomes that come from playing Minecraft. I have never had an interest in gaming and like many parents, see it as … Continue reading Minecraft &rarr […]

  • Assistive Technology Products
    by erinpaigefletch on March 12, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    There are many ways that technology can aid a student in their learning. Things like apps or technology based products that help a student achieve their greatest learning potential. Communication is very important in learning and in everyday life. There are apps that can help people communicate through text- speech apps. like Proloquo2Go. This is … Continue reading Assistive Technology Products […]

  • Minecraft in the Classroom?
    by alyssalloyd1 on March 12, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    I know, I was skeptical at first too. Heidi James from Colquitz Middle School along with her students came in to help us discover what Minecraft in the classroom is. Turns out Minecraft can be used as an amazing learning tool, using math, science, and literacy all in one touching on cross curricular competencies. I… Continue reading Minecraft in the Classroom? […]

  • Minecraft or Education
    by karenaaustin on March 12, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Today in class we had an amazing group of students from Colquitz Middle School join us to teach our large group of prospective teachers about the amazing uses and benefits of using Minecraft for educational purposes. Minecraft is a game in which students can go on using an IP address and work collaboratively in a … Continue reading Minecraft or Education […]

  • Minecraft for education
    by shonakbal on March 12, 2019 at 2:20 am

    Today, students from Colquitz middle school came to our class to teach us how to play Minecraft. Their teacher Heidi James came along with them to explain how she uses Minecraft in her classroom. Heidi uses Minecraft in units surrounding social studies, science and math. She explained how collaborative Minecraft is and how students are … Continue reading Minecraft for education […]

  • Jesse Miller reflection
    by Olivia on March 10, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    This week we also had the opportunity to experience a presentation from Jesse Miller (@mediatedreality). This was hands-down my favourite presentation we have had this year in our program. I found the actual presentation to be engaging and very informative. I feel like I came away with so much knowledge but I didn’t feel “scared”… Continue reading Jesse Miller reflection […]

  • Open and Networked Learning
    by sarahkalder on March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    I wasn’t able to make it to our class on Tuesday for the video conference with Verena Roberts on open and networked learning but I was still able to take part via Blue Jeans Network, a video, audio and web conferencing tool that works anywhere with any device. Blue Jeans was easy to use and … Continue reading Open and Networked Learning &rarr […]

  • open learning and privacy
    by angelaxie4150 on March 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    We had the wonderful opportunity to have another video conference session, this time with Verena Roberts, who talked to us about open learning education in grades k-12. This type of learning goes beyond learning in the classroom and allows students to connect to their community and develop their identity. A huge part of open learning … Continue reading open learning and privacy &rarr […]

  • Reflection on Talk Given by Jesse Miller
    by bethany_v on March 9, 2019 at 6:23 am

    In this week's "Technology Innovation in Education" class, my peers and I had the privilege of hearing founder of the "Mediated Reality" organization and "Erase Bullying" movement Jesse Miller speak to us about what we should be aware of in the classroom as future teachers. It was very powerful and thought-provoking. There is definitely much … Continue reading Reflection on Talk Given by Jesse Miller […]

  • by alinameyer5369 on March 8, 2019 at 1:56 am

    Our class had the opportunity to visit Rebecca Bathurst Hunt‘s Kindergarten classroom at George Jay Elementary. She is a co-author of the book “Inquiry Mindset” which discusses the curiosity in young students’ minds and ways that inquiry enhances their learning. I was in awe at her classroom set-up and how passionate she was about her […]

  • 05 March 2019: Jesse Miller
    by missmaracox on March 7, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    I have had a very busy and slightly confusing few days this past week figuring out my visa for my practicum in China! I went over to the Chinese Consulate in Vancouver on Thursday, armed with all of necessary documents for a smooth and simple application process (or so I thought!). After a rather eventful … Continue reading 05 March 2019: Jesse Miller […]

  • Verena Roberts on Open Learning
    by Olivia on March 7, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    This week we had the opportunity to partake in a video conference with Varena Roberts in Alberta. She was leading a workshop and our class was able to learn and listen to her presentation through Blue Jeans (the same platform we used to video chat previously). I found the whole experience to be very informative… Continue reading Verena Roberts on Open Learning […]

  • Tech Tips/Jesse Millar Presentation
    by maevepoulin on March 7, 2019 at 4:38 am

    Also on Tuesday, my EDCI 336 class was lucky enough to have Jesse Millar from Mediated Reality give us a presentation about using social media and mobile technology as educators. I found his presentation to be very eye-opening and educational. There was a lot of information regarding technology use in schools and with students that … Continue reading Tech Tips/Jesse Millar Presentation […]

  • Verena Roberts – Video Conference
    by sydneyreisig7553 on March 7, 2019 at 2:14 am

    In this weeks technology class we had a video conference call with Verena Roberts who explained to us what open pedagogy looked like in her research project with grade 10 students in Alberta. Open educational practice is the intentional design that expands learning opportunities for all learners. She explained throughout the video conference the important […]

  • Verena Roberts Presentation
    by maevepoulin on March 7, 2019 at 12:39 am

    Today my EDCI 336 class was able to observe a portion of Verena Roberts’ open education presentation via video chat. In her presentation Roberts discussed how we can expand learning beyond the classroom walls. Roberts describes open education as an intentional design that expands learning opportunities for all learners beyond classroom walls by collaboratively & … Continue reading Verena Roberts Presentation […]

  • Week 5: Inquiry Teaching
    by laurengateley on March 6, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    This week in class we did an out trip to George J Elementary to hear from Rebecca Bathurst Hunt about how to enhance our inquiry in the classroom. She co-authored alongside Trevor Mackenzie for the book “Inquiry Mindset.” Rebecca’s passion was apparent and she seemed to be very authentic in the way she approached inquiry … Continue reading Week 5: Inquiry Teaching […]

  • Open Education Week // Online Professionalism
    by alyssalloyd1 on March 6, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Class begun by videoconferencing with Verena Roberts discussing Open Education Week, and she also focused on how to expand K-12 learning through open practices online, and offline. It was very informative and it really showed me that there is a push out there for not only higher education to become open and accessible by all,… Continue reading Open Education Week // Online Professionalism […]

  • Social Media Platforms
    by amandasascott on March 6, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Twitter is platform that is used as a place for people to be updated on news and communicate with others through tweets, which represent short messages.  Twitter is a great way for us to build connections with others and stay updated by following others. You can make connections by following others twitter feed.  By doing […]

  • Mar. 5 – Presentation from Jesse Miller – Privacy and Safety
    by amandasascott on March 6, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Today we also had a presentation on privacy and safety by Jesse Miller. Jesse Miller’s job consists of many aspects; for one, he works closely with the RCMP regarding the internet, social media, etc.  Miller played an important role in the case regarding Amanda Todd. If I am being completely honest, I was very nervous […]

  • Protected: Week 9 Review: Verena Roberts and Jesse Miller Review
    by cassidylindsay6 on March 6, 2019 at 3:09 am

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  • EDCI 336 – March 05, 2019
    by Shaylin Warren on March 6, 2019 at 2:48 am

    So today’s class was full of so much variety that I really couldn’t think of a more creative/descriptive title. We met in the videoconferencing room to start the class with Verena Roberts in celebration of Open Education Week. Her informative slides and presentation concerning how to expand K-12 learning through open educational practices was really … Continue reading EDCI 336 – March 05, 2019 &rarr […]

  • Copyrighting
    by angelaxie4150 on March 6, 2019 at 2:12 am

    It is important to know what copyright is and the rules and regulations behind it. Through my personal experience at school, my teachers would always emphasize the seriousness of plagiarism, however they never really talked about how serious copyright infringement can also be. When sharing information such as pictures, videos, music, and other works, it … Continue reading Copyrighting &rarr […]

  • Jesse Miller Presentation
    by cameranmillar on March 6, 2019 at 2:06 am

    Today we also had the pleasure to have Jesse Miller come in and give a presentation about internet safety and privacy. Miller was a crucial piece to working on the Amanda Todd case and works closely with the RCMP to give advice about social media, the internet, etc. I found his presentation to be extremely … Continue reading Jesse Miller Presentation &rarr […]

  • Video Conference with Verena Roberts
    by cameranmillar on March 6, 2019 at 1:56 am

    Today we had a great video conference with Verna Robert about open pedagogy. It was really great to hear her opinions and what she has found throughout her study.  I found it was really cool how she started the conference by getting all of the viewers to participate in a poll so we could see … Continue reading Video Conference with Verena Roberts &rarr […]

  • Protected: Verena Roberts: Video Conference
    by erinpaigefletch on March 6, 2019 at 1:55 am

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  • March 5th
    by karenaaustin on March 5, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Verena Roberts Conference Call Today in EDCI336 we had two amazing guest speakers. To start off the class we jumped in on a video conference with Verena Roberts who had some great things to say about open and networked learning which you can read about through this link she shared. Jesse Miller Our second guest … Continue reading March 5t […]

  • Jesse Miller – Privacy, Safety
    by sydneyreisig7553 on March 5, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Today in EDCI 336 we had a presentation from Jesse Miller and he provided us with lots of information regarding privacy and safety on the internet for our future students and ourselves. One of the aspects of his presentation I really appreciated was the information regarding our personal social media accounts and how we can […]

  • Conference Call with Verena Roberts & Special Guest Jesse Miller
    by shonakbal on March 5, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Today in class we listened to Verena Roberts talk about open education/open pedagogy through a video conference. Verena really emphasized her love for community involvement and inquiry based learning. She is continually looking for ways to change her regular practice using open pedagogy. Open education practices defines learning that moves learning beyond classroom walls. This … Continue reading Conference Call with Verena Roberts & Special Guest Jesse Miller […]

  • Intellectual Property
    by Olivia on March 4, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    In class last week we learned and discussed topics related to intellectual property. I learned the most about creative commons. I knew a bit previously about copyright and what to use and what not to use but I didn’t realize there was a “happy medium” of creative commons. Through exploring the Creative Commons website, I… Continue reading Intellectual Property […]

  • #Inquirymindset
    by sarahkalder on March 3, 2019 at 5:47 am

    Our cohort had the opportunity on Tuesday to visit Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt’s class at George Jay Elementary. Rebecca is co-author of the book Inquiry Mindset, a guide to “harnessing the power of curiosity to foster students learning from their youngest years”. Since our visit to PSII I have been wondering what inquiry would look like in … Continue reading #Inquirymindset &rarr […]

  • 26 February 2019: A Visit with Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt
    by missmaracox on March 2, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    This afternoon, we had the opportunity to visit Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt's inquiry-based kindergarten classroom at George Jay Elementary. I was very excited for this experience as I have been following Rebecca on Instagram and Twitter for the past few months and I have been amazed with what she does with inquiry-based learning with learners of such … Continue reading 26 February 2019: A Visit with Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt […]

  • 26 February 2019: Creative Commons and Privacy
    by missmaracox on March 2, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash I can remember endless projects throughout my middle school and high school years that were composed mainly of images taken directly from Google Images. I used other peoples' photos for everything without even thinking about it, and I didn't have a teacher who said a word about it until … Continue reading 26 February 2019: Creative Commons and Privacy […]

  • Protected: Visit to an Inquiry Classroom
    by erinpaigefletch on March 2, 2019 at 4:05 am

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  • Creative Commons
    by sarahkalder on March 1, 2019 at 1:39 am

    We spent our last class learning about copyright and creative commons. If your like me you have probably heard the word copyright or seen the little symbol but are unclear about what it all means. While doing a bit of my own research I came across this site that breaks it down and makes it … Continue reading Creative Commons &rarr […]

  • How to do Assessments on FreshGrade
    by sydneyreisig7553 on February 28, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Assessment on FreshGrade as a e-portfolio is very different than the traditional summative assessments of report cards. FreshGrade is great platform for teachers to use while using formative assessment. It allows for different ways of representing the students learning and the progress they are making within the classroom. The teachers are able to upload videos […]

  • Visit to the “Inquiry Teacher’s” classroom
    by maevepoulin on February 28, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    On Tuesday my EDCI 336 class had the opportunity to visit Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt’s aka the Inquiry Teacher’s classroom. Rebecca is co-author to Inquiry Mindset, a book about fostering curiosity in the classroom, runs the popular instagram account @inquiryteacher, and teaches kindergarten full-time! I was really inspired by how accomplished Rebecca is for being a young teacher … Continue reading Visit to the “Inquiry Teacher’s” classroom […]

  • Creative Commons
    by maevepoulin on February 28, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    If you’ve been through a North American school system then you are probably familiar with how plagiarism was highly frowned upon when completing projects. For this reason, students are shown exactly how to cite an author’s original work. However, what many students are never taught is that plagiarizing is not only wrong because you aren’t … Continue reading Creative Commons […]

  • Reflection on Visit to George Jay Elementary School
    by bethany_v on February 28, 2019 at 4:18 am

    The title of this blog post may be a bit misleading; a more accurate title would be "Reflection on the Presentation on Inquiry Mindset by Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt". Let me explain: Yesterday my classmates and I had the privilege of visiting George Jay Elementary School after class hours and hearing kindergarten teacher and co-author of the … Continue reading Reflection on Visit to George Jay Elementary Schoo […]

  • Video and Audio editing
    by shonakbal on February 28, 2019 at 3:52 am

    Rich Mccue guided us through video and audio editing in our class today. We used Imovie and Garage Band to perform these tasks. Rich gave us step by step instructions and they were very helpful. It was pretty straight forward however some features were difficult to incorporate. It was really cool learning how to video … Continue reading Video and Audio editing […]

  • Creative commons/open learning
    by shonakbal on February 28, 2019 at 3:45 am

    Today in class we talked about copy right and creative commons. This is a pretty confusing topic. Valerie explained how many people use copyright when their intentions is to use a creative commons. Valerie explained to us the differences between copyright, copyright free, fair use (in the USA) and fair dealing (in Canada). Creative commons … Continue reading Creative commons/open learning […]

  • Inquiry-Based Teaching Visit
    by sydneyreisig7553 on February 28, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Yesterday we were given the opportunity to visit George Jay Elementary and talk to Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt about her passion about inquiry-based teaching and learning. I left with an abundance of new ideas and information and feeling very inspired and excited for to try similar techniques in my upcoming practicum and future teachings. There was some […]

  • Fair Dealing in Canada & Blogging
    by Shaylin Warren on February 27, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Although our class time was cut short yesterday to make room for our visit at George Jay Elementary, we covered some really helpful information concerning copyright. We learned that a safe place to find photos for personal use is on the Creative Commons website. Moreover, we learned the best practices for attributing the photos we … Continue reading Fair Dealing in Canada & Blogging &rarr […]

  • Week 4: Copywriting
    by laurengateley on February 27, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    I think having knowledge of copyrighting and copyright law is important as teacher because there are many resources available online that can be helpful in classrooms. It is imperative to know which resources can be used and in what ways. It is also important to understand copyrighting because ones own resources should be properly copyrighted. … Continue reading Week 4: Copywriting […]

  • Visit with Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt
    by cameranmillar on February 27, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Today we went to George Jay Elementary School to meet with the co-author of “Inquiry Mindset”  Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt to learn about incorporating inquiry based learning into our own classroom. Rebecca is a Kindergarten French Immersion teacher who has been working towards an inqury-based curriculum over the past 7 years. In her classroom she really focused … Continue reading Visit with Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt &rarr […]

  • Reflective Blog Post: Inquiry Mindset
    by Shaylin Warren on February 27, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    I’m feeling so inspired after visiting with Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt yesterday in her kindergarten classroom at George Jay Elementary School. Unlike other in-school visits, class wasn’t in session so my peers and I were fortunate enough to have Rebecca’s full attention. Her slides and narration not only emphasized the importance of honouring learners’ questions, but how … Continue reading Reflective Blog Post: Inquiry Mindset &rarr […]

  • Creative Commons
    by olivermconn on February 27, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Throughout my years in school I have been warned of the consequences of plagiarism and copying others work. This has been drilled into my mind and now in post-secondary it is even seems even more relevant than ever with the amount of time it has been talked about in every class I have taken. However … Continue reading Creative Commons &rarr […]

  • Feb. 26 – School Visit
    by amandasascott on February 27, 2019 at 6:42 am

    This afternoon, we had the opportunity to attend a presentation by Rebecca Bathurst about inquiry learning.  This was a great experience as she talked about her journey to becoming an inquiry teacher and how she teaches her class of Kindergarten students.  I was able to take away some great techniques that I definitely want to […]

  • Feb. 26 – Copyright
    by amandasascott on February 27, 2019 at 6:22 am

    Today in class we discussed the very important topic, copyright. Until now, this issue of copyright has never been something I have thought about.  Throughout all my years of elementary school and high school, all of us as students took images from google regardless of whether or not they were copyright as we knew no […]

  • Open Education: Creative Commons: Copyright in the Classroom
    by juliafalzon336 on February 27, 2019 at 3:35 am

    Today in class we talked about the importance of being mindful of copyright policies when using other people’s photos. Before this semester, I had never given much thought to this issue. In elementary and high school, I routinely used random google images for school projects. I never thought about the problems with using other people’s … Continue reading Open Education: Creative Commons: Copyright in the Classroom […]

  • Inquiry based learning
    by shonakbal on February 27, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Today we went for a classroom visit to Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt’s classroom. She teaches at George Jay elementary, a kindergarten classroom. She is the co-author of the book “Inquiry Mindset”. Rebecca is extremely passionate about inquiry based learning and enforces it in her classroom. Rebecca spoke to us about ways to incorporate and enforce inquiry based … Continue reading Inquiry based learning […]

  • Creativecommons.org
    by Josh Lafond on February 26, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Creative commons is a website that is devoted to increasing the work that can be legally shared and add to on the internet. Pictures with CC licenses allow the creators to voice what actions they want taken when their work is used elsewhere on the internet. These licenses are easy to understand and are helping … Continue reading "Creativecommons.org" […]

  • Copyright
    by cameranmillar on February 26, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Today we had a lesson on copyright and the rules around it. I never knew anything about  copyright or the rules around it but now I realize how serious some of the issues can be surrounding it. We discussed how textbooks are copyrighted; Valerie put it into a good perspective because tax payers pay for … Continue reading Copyright &rarr […]

  • February 26th
    by karenaaustin on February 26, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Intellectual Property Today in class we learned about the different copyright and intellectual property license types. We discussed the importance of ensuring that any materials that are shared, altered, or used for personal or commercial use, are used in accordance with the license type of that material. Some ways in which it can be ensured … Continue reading February 26t […]

  • My Own Experience With Assistive Technology
    by erinpaigefletch on February 26, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    When tackling the idea of assistive technology in the classroom I have a bit of a different approach because of my own experience. Growing up in school I never had the access to technology, due to my age demographic and the development of technology at the time. Aside from that, I never received the technology … Continue reading My Own Experience With Assistive Technology […]

  • Protected: Copyright? Plagiarizing? Creative Commons?
    by erinpaigefletch on February 26, 2019 at 5:36 pm

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  • Fair Dealing in Canada // Investigating Inquiry
    by alyssalloyd1 on February 20, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Class this week was shorten due to the field trip to George Jay Elementary School, but we still fit a whole bunch of information into a short period of time. During class time we discussed copyright and what that looks like as a future educator. in regards to ideas and more specially photos. Valerie taught us… Continue reading Fair Dealing in Canada // Investigating Inquiry […]

  • Assistive Tech in Classrooms
    by erinpaigefletch on February 19, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    When looking at assistive technology within classrooms, I wanted to find out what was really being used in classrooms today. I thought what better way to find out what is being used than speaking with a teacher themselves and see what they use. I was heading to Lakehill Elementary School to discuss a gym lesson … Continue reading Assistive Tech in Classrooms […]

  • Audio/Video/Image Editing
    by olivermconn on February 14, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    In class we have gone over how to edit audio and video. For use in class these are both very useful tools. As a matter of fact I have had to use both during my own time in school. I used video editing as early as grade 6 in school to make a movie of … Continue reading Audio/Video/Image Editing &rarr […]

  • A Few Thoughts on Blogging
    by juliafalzon336 on February 13, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    At the beginning of this semester, I did not think that I would find blogging to be a useful way to document my learning. Contrary to what I thought initially, I have actually found it helpful. After every EDCI 336 class, I write a blog post about what we did in class. Whenever I need … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Blogging […]

  • 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 […]

  • SET-BC
    by erinpaigefletch on February 12, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Special Education Technology-BC While I was researching about Assistive technology, I found this site called SET-BC. SET-BC works in partnership with BC school districts where both groups work collaboratively provides services surrounding assistive technology and students who need the aid of assistive technology. The website not only gives more information about assistive technology but provides … Continue reading SET-BC […]

  • by alinameyer5369 on February 11, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Yesterday, EDCI 336 had the opportunity to go downtown and visit The Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry. It is a high school where students direct their own learning through the inquiry of topics that interest them. Jeff Hopkins, the principle, gave us a wonderful introduction to the school and how it operates to fully […]

  • 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 […]

  • Protected: Classroom Observations – PSII
    by erinpaigefletch on February 10, 2019 at 1:41 am

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  • Visit to PSSI
    by alyssalloyd1 on February 9, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    This week I had the opportunity to visit the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry downtown Victoria. Since the beginning of the year I’ve been super excited to check out how the school was put together and what more of the specifics were! In September Jeff Hopkins, who is the Principal and Founder of PSSI,… Continue reading Visit to PSSI […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 EdCamp and Professional Learning […]

  • How to use FreshGrade
    by sydneyreisig7553 on February 6, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    After doing some research I found lots of useful information on how to use FreshGrade from the FreshGrade website. FreshGrade is becoming the new way that teachers are showing the learning progress of their students. It is an e-portfolio where students can upload videos and pictures as well as written feedback to parents and administrators. […]

  • Visit to Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry
    by olivermconn on February 6, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    During class this week we had a field trip to the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry or PSII! This was our first school visit of the semester and it was very interesting! The school was founded in 2013 by Jeff Hopkins, who used to be the superintendent of SD64 on the gulf islands. He … Continue reading Visit to Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry &rarr […]

  • Feb. 5 – School Visit
    by amandasascott on February 6, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Today we as a class visited the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry.  It is the newest high school (Grades 9 to 12) in Victoria. Jeff Hopkins, the founder and principal of this school gave us a brief chat about the school, how this school operates, and about the students that attend.  It was interesting […]

  • PSII Visit Reflection
    by juliafalzon336 on February 6, 2019 at 3:56 am

    Today our EDCI 336 class had the pleasure of visiting the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry (website is linked below). PSII, as the name suggests, focuses on individualized learning through inquiry. Each student has an individual learning plan that is based off of their own passions and interests. The new BC curriculum emphasizes the … Continue reading PSII Visit Reflection […]

  • Protected: Week 5 Review: PSII
    by cassidylindsay6 on February 6, 2019 at 3:02 am

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  • 05 February 2019: 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 2019: 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 (PSII)
    by karenaaustin on February 5, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    “The Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry is Victoria’s newest high school (Grades 9 to 12), offering a truly personalized education. Through a formal inquiry process, learners at PSII (we pronounce it “sigh”) develop interdisciplinary pathways leading to learning activities that take them through a curriculum all their own, while also meeting or exceeding BC … Continue reading Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry (PSII) […]

  • Video Editing / Audio Editing / Screen Capture
    by alyssalloyd1 on February 5, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    This week was focusing on video editing, audio editing, and screen capturing and I really enjoyed diving in completely and absorbing all the information I possibly could! After getting through a worksheet relating to video editing, and playing with iMovie I learned some basic video editing skills that I will take with me for years… Continue reading Video Editing / Audio Editing / Screen Captur […]

  • Pacific school of Innovation and Inquiry
    by shonakbal on February 5, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Today we went on a classroom visit to the Pacific school of Innovation and Inquiry. The founder and principle of the school, Jeff Hopkins welcomed us in the school. He gave us a quick presentation describing the way the school works. It was really interesting. The students do not have specific class times, they have … Continue reading Pacific school of Innovation and Inquiry […]

  • 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 […]

  • Trello: A Tool For Inquiry
    by juliafalzon336 on February 4, 2019 at 4:50 am

    Trello is a tool that allows students to take charge of their own learning. Trello helps students (or anyone, for that matter) to organize their projects. It helps students break down their projects into manageable components. It also facilitates collaboration. Trello users can invite others to be admins of their board. This makes working in … Continue reading Trello: A Tool For Inquiry […]

  • 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 […]

  • Audio/ Video Editing Workshop with Rich
    by sarahkalder on February 2, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    We had another workshop with Rich McCue today in EDCI 336, this time we focused on Video editing using iMovie, audio editing using garageband and screen capture using Screencastify. We learned how to import a video, then trim and cut it, and transition between parts. We also learned how to add credits and publish it. … Continue reading Audio/ Video Editing Workshop with Rich &rarr […]

  • In Class Lab: Audio and Video Editing
    by juliafalzon336 on February 2, 2019 at 2:45 am

    In Tuesday’s EDCI 336 class we experimented with audio and video editing with the help of Rich McCue (whose blog I will link below). I have had extremely limited experience with this technology, so I am grateful for the opportunity to expand my knowledge in this way. We learned about Screencastify (which I used in … Continue reading In Class Lab: Audio and Video Editing […]

  • Protected: Social Media and Education
    by cassidylindsay6 on January 31, 2019 at 10:52 pm

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  • Video Conference with Ian Landy
    by sarahkalder on January 31, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Tuesdays class was my first experience with a video conference call, we met with Ian Landy, Principal at Edgehill Elementary in Powell River. Next time I will make sure that I get there early so that I am not in the front row, I was a bit uncomfortable with being on the big screen and … Continue reading Video Conference with Ian Landy &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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Remote Lecture with Ian Landy
    by olivermconn on January 30, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Today our class stated a little differently than our previous classes. Instead of being in our regular classroom we were hidden away in the basement of Clearihue in a video conferencing lab. I was very interested in the camera set up that the conference room used. I thought it was so interesting how the cameras … Continue reading Remote Lecture with Ian Landy &rarr […]

  • Trello and Twitter
    by Olivia 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 […]

  • Jan. 29 – Video Conference
    by amandasascott on January 30, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Today we got to participate in a video conference call with Ian Landy, the principal of Edgehill Elementary in Powell River to discuss formative assessment.  Formative assessment refers to an assortment of methods that teachers will use to orchestrate evaluations of the comprehension of students. An example of formative assessment would be giving students two […]

  • Video Conferencing and Formative Assessment
    by Olivia 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: Formative Assessment
    by alyssalloyd1 on January 30, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    In our weekly EDCI 336 class I had the opportunity to video chat with Ian Landy the Principal from Edgehill Elementary School in Powell River. During the hour long video conference, Ian discussed formative assessment and what that looked like to him. I found the conversation to be very eye-opening in the way I think… Continue reading Ian Landy: Formative Assessment […]

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

    ©FreshGrade 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 … Continue reading 29 January 2019: Video Conferencing with Ian Landy […]

  • Protected: Week 4 Review: Video and Audio Editing
    by cassidylindsay6 on January 29, 2019 at 11:19 pm

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  • 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. […]

  • January 29th Class
    by karenaaustin on January 29, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Ian Landy – Video Conference In class today I experience my first video conference. It was quite neat to experience how the cameras follow the voices throughout the classroom. Ian Landy’s discussion about formative assessment offered some very valid and interesting points about inquiry based learning and the importance of pedagogical narration of student learning. … Continue reading January 29th Class […]

  • Edcamp reflection
    by angelaxie4150 on January 28, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Today in class, we watched a video on what edcamp is and how it is beneficial for both teachers as well as students. It involves a group discussion between educators where they can express their interests, passions, and any questions they have on an education topic. It is different from a lecture-based session in that … Continue reading Edcamp reflection &rarr […]

  • Reflection on Ed-Camp
    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-Camp &rarr […]

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

    Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash 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, … Continue reading 22 January 2019: EdCamp & Professional Learning […]

  • Edcamp
    by sarahkalder on January 22, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Today we spent the first couple of hours of our class having our own mini Edcamp session. Edcamp is an unconference where the topics/themes (education based) are chosen by the attendees. The topics are then narrowed down by up-voting the topics that interest you. Rather than having an expert come and talk, the sessions are … Continue reading Edcamp &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • EdCamp
    by karenaaustin on January 22, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Today in class we split up into groups to have our own mini EdCamp to discuss topics of interest. My discussion group explored if we, as educators, are being too accommodating to students and whether or not student discomfort is always a bad thing. During the discussion I found that my peers and I all … Continue reading EdCam […]

  • Protected: Week 3 Review
    by cassidylindsay6 on January 22, 2019 at 10:06 pm

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  • Protected: EDCAMPS
    by erinpaigefletch on January 22, 2019 at 10:05 pm

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  • Ed. Camp Reflection
    by Olivia 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 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 […]

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

    Project-based learning in the 21st century. Grade 9 students combined Physics and History by learning how to construct gears to make a working model that illustrated the rise and fall of various civilizations throughout time. Photo by Malcolm Lightbody on Unsplash During our class on January 15th, we spent the first 90 minutes watching the … Continue reading 15 January 2019: Most Likely to Succeed […]

  • Most Likely to Succeed
    by olivermconn on January 21, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    In class today we watched the documentary called most likely to succeed. The documentary is focused on the issues that are embedded into the education system that is primarily used in most of North America. In the documentary we are given a inside view of students and teachers who are in a school that challenges … Continue reading Most Likely to Succeed &rarr […]

  • Protected: “Most Likely To Succeed” Documentary
    by erinpaigefletch on January 18, 2019 at 10:08 pm

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  • Protected: Week 2 Review
    by cassidylindsay6 on January 17, 2019 at 9:20 pm

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  • 01/14
    by alinameyer5369 on January 15, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Throughout this course, I hope to expand my knowledge on how internet technology can be used for student and teachers to enhance learning. I hope to feel confident in my personal website and learn how to navigate it confidently. For my technology inquiry, a few ideas I have brainstormed to learn further about that interest […]

  • Protected: What is Technology?
    by erinpaigefletch on January 15, 2019 at 4:48 pm

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  • 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 […]

  • Personal Learning Goals
    by karenaaustin on January 13, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Throughout this course I hope to learn new things involving technology that will benefit me both personally and professionally in my future classrooms. Technology is a major component of today’s society, and therefore it is increasingly important to incorporate safe networking skills in classrooms. My hope is that I will learn new things that will … Continue reading Personal Learning Goals […]

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

    Just trying to add some categories her […]

  • Test Blog Post
    by erinpaigefletch on January 9, 2019 at 2:03 am

    Trying out the internet world of blogging […]

  • Personal Learning Goals
    by juliafalzon336 on January 8, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    This is my first blog post! I have no idea what I am doing. On a scale from 1-10, my technological skills would probably rank at about -6. I am thankful for the opportunity to be exposed to so many fantastic educational tools through this course. I hope that my hard work during this course … Continue reading Personal Learning Goals […]

  • 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! […]

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