Spring 2019 A01 POSTS

  • Off to a good start…
    by The Fumbling Millennial on April 12, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Ok well off and running…off to a start….I’ve started. It hasn’t been the start I had ambitiously set out for, but I am learning as I go, and as long as I am learning-I will always have something to write about. I am pretty timid around new tech, but we have been learning about so … Continue reading Off to a good start […]

  • Math + technology? Where do I start?
    by The Fumbling Millennial on April 12, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Deciding to combine two of my weakest areas will either be really brave, insightful and stand to improve my understanding, my pedagogy and access to useful information….or it will overwhelm me and scare me back into my safety zone of avoiding new technologies. Even excel and powerpoint scare me! If a classmate didn’t invite me … Continue reading Math + technology? Where do I start? […]

  • 3D Printing
    by dehchostudent on April 11, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    As a new teacher I am so amazed by the technology we have in our world today. 3D printing is one of them, from the day I heard of this I was interested. I have seen a few examples before my classmate Amy introduced it in class, and what she had to show blew my … Continue reading 3D Printing […]

  • MindCraft
    by dehchostudent on April 11, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Mind craft is one game that has been around for awhile now. I know both of my boys play on this, so I have tried to see what it is about. It was an amazing way to do different quests, and to learn how to survive I thought. In one of my classes I had … Continue reading MindCraft […]

  • Fresh Grade
    by dehchostudent on April 11, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    I am new to fresh grade, but I know it will be used in my practicum. The presentation on fresh grade was amazing so I am sharing the blog from Ms. Christiaens site.https://mschristiaens.wordpress.com/2019/04/01/freshgrade-everything-you-need-to-know/ […]

  • January 31st 2019
    by nickhenry06 on April 11, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Today’s class was about instructional video to communicate and teach. I’m sure we all have used some form of instructional video. I know I have. There is a facebook page called “Tasty” and they post a bunch of recipe videos, it goes through the recipe and shows you how much ingredients you need to put […]

  • January 24th 2019
    by nickhenry06 on April 11, 2019 at 9:37 am

    I really enjoyed the topic from class today. It was about EdCamp, which is like a conference thing for teachers. There is no set schedule, the teachers make up the schedule as they go. They will give about ten options/themes to talk about and each teacher will have three dot stickers and choose their top […]

  • January 23rd 2019
    by nickhenry06 on April 11, 2019 at 8:58 am

    I am excited but also a bit nervous for this class. I am not too sure what to expect. I am nervous because technology can be a bit difficult for me. Onc’t toe I saw the page lay out thing for us to make a wordpress website, my first thought was “how the heck do […]

  • January 18th 2019
    by nickhenry06 on April 11, 2019 at 8:44 am

    When i saw podcasting was an option for a tech inquiry, I was a bit excited. Because I have done a podcast with CFUV 101.9fm which is UVic’s campus radio station. It was a summer job last year. I have seven episodes. The show was called WILNEW Radio, WILNEW is the SENCOTEN word meaning Indigenous. […]

  • Privacy in the classroom
    by debzidoodle2003 on April 5, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Discussion with Jesse Miller MA. ,@mediatedreality, info@mediatedreality.com, The Kids are Alright Podcast, Should your child have a social media account?? To discuss Advertisements […]

  • Video Conferencing in the Classroom
    by Kelsey Sims on April 4, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Facilitates: – field trips without leaving (virtual field trips) – student engagement – connecting with experts – prepares students for the workplace – allows students to access… Read more "Video Conferencing in the Classroom" […]

  • February 9th 2019
    by nickhenry06 on April 4, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    These are the first four pairs that I have sold. They’re small and thin. As a new beader, I wasn’t sure how much to charge. I know there are people who bead and their prices are a bit expensive. I didn’t want my work to be too expensive, I wanted it to be affordable and […]

  • January 31st 2019
    by nickhenry06 on April 4, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    A few days later i had made three pairs of earrings made. When I started, I said that I would make earrings and then I would gift them to family and friends. I later realized if I continue to just give them away, it would get really expensive. Because beads can get a little pricey. […]

  • January 29th 2019
    by nickhenry06 on April 3, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    After being inspired, I went out and bought myself some beads. Which was a dangerous move haha. Because I like all the colour options at the two bead stores that I visited. I went to Beadworld and Victoria bead town designs. At Beadworld, they have a smaller selection of beads, and they are a bit […]

  • Language apps used around the world
    by dehchostudent on April 3, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    When looking for different ideas and ways I can use language apps to help support students to grow their interest in language I found these sites, and ideas. It is always best to try and use what works for you, and have fun while you are learning. Remember it is okay to make mistakes it … Continue reading Language apps used around the world […]

  • FreshGrade … Everything You Need to Know!
    by carlyanne13 on April 1, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    FreshGrade is an e-portfolio platform whose name has been recently thrown around a lot in education . It appears that teachers and educators around B.C are using the app and have positive feedback to give pre-service teachers. The application is a way for teachers and students to capture and communicate learning on a continual basis… Continue reading FreshGrade … Everything You Need to Know! […]

  • We Have A Winner!
    by amyveagle on April 1, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    I tried out Pixlr (https://pixlr.com/editor/). It was very intuitive and had almost all of the tools that I wanted. Another big perk is that you can edit on the go. It is browser based, so there is no worrying about downloading programs. Here is a photo of a doll that looks like she has been… Continue reading We Have A Winner! […]

  • FreshGrade Notes
    by hollieross3022 on March 29, 2019 at 4:59 am

    I took notes on the FreshGrade presentation both while the group was speaking as well as when the guest presenter spoke about the program. I would love to use FreshGrade during my teaching practice after having heard so much about it throughout this program, and it was very interesting getting to hear about it from … Continue reading FreshGrade Notes &rarr […]

  • FreshGrade
    by Kelsey Sims on March 28, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    A window into the classroom Should I use it? Ask yourself these two questions: Is it easy enough to integrate in the ebb and flow of my… Read more "FreshGrade" […]

  • January 9th 2019
    by nickhenry06 on March 27, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    The First Peoples House put on a beaded earring workshop. Elder in residence Barb Hlume lead the workshop. There were about 15 of us students who participated. Barb first asked us to pick 2-3 colours of beads, I was standing at the bucket of beads for a long time because I wasn’t sure which colours […]

  • Well … That’s a Wrap Folks
    by MattTran on March 27, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    As the semester ends, our passion project does too (sadly). We have enjoyed every moment of our personal training over the past three months and being able to reflect on the process through our weekly blogs and videos. We both learnt so much from be able to do this and feel confident that we can … Continue reading Well … That’s a Wrap Folks […]

  • Well … That’s a Wrap Folks
    by MattTran on March 27, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    As the semester ends, our passion project does too (sadly). We have enjoyed every moment of our personal training over the past three months and being able to reflect on the process through our weekly blogs and videos. We both learnt so much from be able to do this and feel confident that we can … Continue reading Well … That’s a Wrap Folks […]

  • Blogs blogs blogs .. and more blogs!
    by runawayis on March 24, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Over the term I have been thinking about blogging more than I have … well ever. I have never had a blog and had always thought it would be kind of cool to start one, but never actually went ahead with it. In addition to actually creating my own blog, this term I have been […]

  • Nearing the End…
    by Kaitlyn Schafer on March 23, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    This post will be brief to sum up my photography project for the semester. I am so glad I chose photography as my open inquiry project! I learned so much in such a short amount of time about using a DSLR, capturing better photos, and editing in darktable. I hope to continue with my photography, … Continue reading Nearing the End […]

  • Quick Sketches
    by hollieross3022 on March 23, 2019 at 12:21 am

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    by hollieross3022 on March 23, 2019 at 12:20 am

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  • Twine
    by hollieross3022 on March 22, 2019 at 5:34 am

                                                                TWINE “Twine” reminded me of the choose your own adventure books that I often saw as a kid. I think that students would love this program as it involves technology as well as creative work and is an interactive activity. More recently, the popular TV show Black Mirrorhas released an interactive “choose your own adventure” film … Continue reading Twine &rarr […]

  • March 21st Notes
    by hollieross3022 on March 21, 2019 at 7:34 pm

                                                                Tech 336 Notes Group Presentation #1 (Cole, Eric, Kelsey, Marney) Google in the Classroom Strengths Accessibility Accessible anywhere Free for educational institutions Good for ELL communication Communication Share work with family Collaboration Introduces online safety Assessment Peer-assessment through sharing posts Freedom Weaknesses Need parental consent (parents can say no) Work is only saved when online … Continue reading March 21st Notes &rarr […]

  • Sketchnoting and Twine!
    by runawayis on March 21, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Today in class we were introduced to sketchnoting and Twine by Rich McCue. Sketchnoting is a way to take notes that includes sketching visuals that go along with the notes and information one is recording. At first I recognized this method of note taking as bullet journaling, which I have read a lot about and […]

  • GAFE Presentation
    by marnieburnham1078 on March 21, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Today my group presented on Google Apps for Education. I think it went well. I showed everyone the links where they can see what Google know about them (interests, locations, youtube searches, google searches etc.) I may have freaked everyone out with that, but hey! Knowledge is power… https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Cf5RtORYsfGE9w3Tm017MA-yHBNZCmLSFholZyhJtH0/edit?usp=sharing […]

  • Sketchnoting
    by Kelsey Sims on March 21, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Memorization/recall more effective for drawn items vs written Sketchnoting engaged whole mind, create visual map, helps concentration, taps into visual language, and is fun and fulfilling! Google… Read more "Sketchnoting" […]

  • Google Apps for Education Presentation
    by Kelsey Sims on March 21, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    My group used Google Slides to create this presentation about Google! Check it out: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Cf5RtORYsfGE9w3Tm017MA-yHBNZCmLSFholZyhJtH0/edit?usp=sharing […]

  • Turns Out There is No Such Thing As Privacy…
    by marnieburnham1078 on March 20, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Any online service you get for free (facebook, google, etc.) you have to realize that YOU are the product they are selling to advertisers. They are harvesting your usage data and selling it There is some really interesting information available about how online services track all of your online activity and use algorithms and data … Continue reading Turns Out There is No Such Thing As Privacy… &rarr […]

  • Google Apps For Education vs. Microsoft Office 365
    by erinbergman7574 on March 19, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    My last two blogs for this inquiry have looked specifically at Google Classroom and how it compares to other similar educational tools. However, in this one I want to look at how GAFE (Google Apps For Education) compares as a whole to its main competitor: Microsoft Office 365 (For Education). Here is a chart of … Continue reading Google Apps For Education vs. Microsoft Office 365 &rarr […]

  • Watercolour Toothless
    by katelynneily on March 19, 2019 at 6:17 am

    Materials: Fluid 140lb cold press 8x10in watercolour paper, QOR Mini  12 colour watercolour paints, size 8 round and size 1 round brush, size 2 Micron pen, pencil This is Toothless, a character from the How To Train Your Dragon movie trilogy. I saw this movie in January and have decided to finally take a shot at… Continue reading Watercolour Toothless […]

  • Inquiry in the Classroom
    by runawayis on March 19, 2019 at 2:56 am

    During this term our class too a field trip to George Jay Elementary to listen to Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt, a kindergarten teacher and co-author of the book Inquiry Mindset. Although I was unable to attend, I did listen to the audio recording of the lecture and it got me feeling pretty excited about practicum and my […]

  • 3D Printing
    by katelynneily on March 18, 2019 at 5:30 am

      What You’ll Need TinkerCad (free program) 3D printers are  available at UVic scholarship commons (Makerbot or Ultimaker) Why Bother? Lets students interact with 3D objects you may not have access to Students can learn to 3D print, which is going to become more common in the future. Cons It takes a long time Printers… Continue reading 3D Printing […]

  • Minecraft
    by katelynneily on March 18, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Our guest speaker, a teacher from Colquitz Middle School told us all about how she uses Minecraft in an educational environment. At Coquitz there is an enrichment class which is 80 minutes a week for 6 weeks, and minecraft is offered as a choice to the students who take it. They currently use EDU version… Continue reading Minecraft […]

  • FreshGrade Privacy
    by Kaitlyn Schafer on March 18, 2019 at 2:54 am

    One of the biggest concerns with any kind of social media platform, especially when it comes to children, is privacy. FreshGrade isn’t exactly the same as the most common social media platforms such as Facebook or Instagram, but I understand a cause for concern when information is being posted onto FreshGrade about a child, including … Continue reading FreshGrade Privacy […]

  • Google Classroom vs. FreshGrade
    by erinbergman7574 on March 17, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    These are two apps that are frequently used in classrooms to monitor student learning and create an online learning community. They both incorporate parent involvement in their own ways, and they both have their own pros and cons. Before I suggest who I believe to be the most useful in the modern classroom, here is … Continue reading Google Classroom vs. FreshGrade &rarr […]

  • 3D Printing
    by Kaitlyn Schafer on March 16, 2019 at 1:33 am

    3D printing seems to me like this new exciting technology that has a lot of potential uses but generally is just too expensive and experimental right now to really be useful. I have recently learned how incorrect I am! 3D printing is more accessible, affordable, and practical than I thought it was right now. Thank … Continue reading 3D Printing […]

  • How Diet Affects the Environment
    by erinbergman7574 on March 15, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    This is one area where I really struggle to hold myself accountable. I grew up in a household that ate meat as a part of every meal. I still live in a household where dinner is made for me, and it is usually with some sort of meat. This is not to make excuses for … Continue reading How Diet Affects the Environment &rarr […]

  • Online Presence
    by erinbergman7574 on March 15, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    A few weeks ago, our class was lucky enough to have the chance to hear a presentation from Jesse Miller about technology in the classroom, social media, and our overall online presence. I found this presentation to be extremely enlightening and relevant to our future careers. He raised really good points that as teachers, we … Continue reading Online Presence &rarr […]

  • Reflections on Gimp in the classroom
    by amyveagle on March 15, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Note: the feature image is from https://www.flickr.com/photos/122180375@N05/39644728781 Our tech class is beginning to wrap up. It is hard to believe that it is almost over. After months of working with GIMP I feel like I barely have scratched the surface. It is true that if I continued to spend more time working with it, my… Continue reading Reflections on Gimp in the classroom […]

  • EdTech Reflections
    by nickhenry06 on March 15, 2019 at 8:11 pm

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  • Beading Inquiry
    by nickhenry06 on March 15, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    January 9th 2019 The First Peoples House put on a beaded earring workshop. Elder in residence Barb Hlume lead the workshop. There were about 15 of us students who participated. Barb first asked us to pick 2-3 colours of beads, I was standing at the bucket of beads for a long time because I wasn’t […]

  • That’s a Wrap
    by amyveagle on March 15, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    My tech inquiry is done, but I know that my learning about 3D printing has just started. Here is the PowerPoint presentation that I shared with my class. I think that 3D printing has a lot of exciting applications for use in an elementary school classroom. I am intrigued by how the technology will change.… Continue reading That’s a Wra […]

  • Minecraft for Education
    by Kaitlyn Schafer on March 15, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Most people have heard of Minecraft and millions of people have played it for years. I personally have never played it, but I know many people who really enjoy it. As with any video game, it can be a fun way to pass the time and connect with friends through play. Honestly, I have never … Continue reading Minecraft for Education […]

  • Amy’s 3D Printer Presentation
    by hollieross3022 on March 15, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Common printing object is a small Pikachu You cannot just send an image, it will take parts at a time and then come together 3D printing from the University of Victoria is not expensive, only 0.10/gram This is good for the classroom as you can make custom manipulatives as well as print things out in … Continue reading Amy’s 3D Printer Presentation &rarr […]

  • EDCI 336 Minecraft Reflection and Notes
    by hollieross3022 on March 14, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Gaming in the Classroom Presentation (Guest Speaker) Minecraft Microsoft was supposed to be piloted in the school by this spring but it has not yet. In the future, all students will have access to Minecraft and will be able to create Microsoft accounts There are big differences between the EDU version that the speaker’s school … Continue reading EDCI 336 Minecraft Reflection and Notes &rarr […]

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