Spring 2019 A02 POSTS

  • Mindfulness for ALL: 4 Social-Emotional Competencies Taught Through Mindful Practice
    by missmaracox on April 6, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Adapted from and informed by: Tantillo Philibert, C.. (2017). Everyday SEL in elementary school: Integrating social-emotional learning and mindfulness into your classroom. London: Routledge. Mindfulness should be practiced in the classroom as a strategy not just for “under-preforming children” or certain students who need strategies to help to sort out behavioral issues, but for all … Continue reading Mindfulness for ALL: 4 Social-Emotional Competencies Taught Through Mindful Practic […]

  • 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 coding
    by bethany_v on April 6, 2019 at 2:00 am

    In the past couple weeks, my class has had a couple really awesome opportunities to give coding a try! As I have been with a lot of new technology things, I was nervous to try it. I have a friend who’s taking Computer Science as a degree and I know she spends many long hours … Continue reading On coding […]

  • 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 […]

  • Reflections on Distributed Learning
    by bethany_v on April 6, 2019 at 1:38 am

    A couple weeks ago we were talking about distributed learning in class. Distributed learning is defined by innovativelearning.com as “learning activities that allow learners and instructors to participate in learning activities for disparate locations”. We began reflecting on our own experiences with distributed learning: What are your experiences with distributed learning? I have actually had … Continue reading Reflections on Distributed Learning […]

  • 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 […]

  • Protected: Week 9: My Mennonite Background and I
    by bethany_v on April 5, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Positive Vibes
    by mariahlearned4729 on April 5, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    For the past two weeks I have been leaving positive messages around campus and town to help anyone who sees them to have a good day. For the first week I wrote notes on pieces of paper and put them onto cars around our campuses parking lot. It’s a stressful time of year for university … Continue reading Positive Vibes […]

  • Open Inquiry #8
    by samanthaellis3688 on April 5, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    As I am now at the end of my piano playing journey, I thought that I would reflect on my learning process and my final thoughts. Overall, I have really enjoyed practicing my piano playing skills and I am happy with the progress I have made. This experience has been very rewarding and positive. I … Continue reading Open Inquiry #8 […]

  • Protected: Musical Growth Reflection
    by sarahkalder on April 5, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Final Evidence of Growth
    by Olivia on April 5, 2019 at 5:42 am

    Over this semester I feel like I learned a lot about music and teaching music. Going into this course, I did not know anything about the piano or teaching music. I did have the tiniest bit of musical background in that I did band in middle school but that was a super long time ago… Continue reading Final Evidence of Growt […]

  • EDCI 306A: Final Reflections 9, 10, & 11.
    by missmaracox on April 5, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Reflection 9 My greatest professional strength as an educator who will teach music is that I am able to understand on a personal level that music and musical talent does not come easily to every child! I understand that everyones’ learning processes look differently, and some components of musical learning may come easier for some … Continue reading EDCI 306A: Final Reflections 9, 10, & 11. […]

  • 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! […]

  • Coding
    by Tori Talks on April 5, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Before this class, I did not know much about coding. In this class we watched a presentation about coding and the types of coding programs you could use and how each program’s difficulty varies. To start with coding, you start with blocking where there are blocks and that you can drag and the coding part … Continue reading "Coding" […]

  • by alinameyer5369 on April 5, 2019 at 12:50 am

    My greatest professional strength as an educator who will teach music is my genuine love for music. When a teacher is enthusiastic about what they are teaching, their enthusiasm is translated onto the students. Your energy as an educator must match your classes; this keeps them engaged and excited to learn! I also think that […]

  • 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 […]

  • Reflections #9, 10, & 11: My Professional Growth in Music Education
    by bethany_v on April 4, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Hello dear followers, Today I’m going to reflect on how my music education class has shaped me and what resources and strengths and weaknesses I will have as an educator teaching music. Reflection question #9: My greatest professional strength as an educator who will teach music is … I can use this strength to… I … Continue reading Reflections #9, 10, & 11: My Professional Growth in Music Education […]

  • 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 […]

  • Last Week
    by chloestoroschuk on April 4, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    For our last blog post we decide it was time for us to learn how to use a camera in manual mode. Where as in our previous blog posts we demonstrated how a camera could be used as an educational tool, this week we have learnt the basics of how to take pictures without using… Continue reading Last Week &rarr […]

  • Beach Clean
    by chloestoroschuk on April 4, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    For our photography project this week we decided to do a beach clean up! We met at Spiral Beach to find and pick up any garbage that had been left behind or drifted ashore. We started by walking down the beach scanning for garbage, but to our surprise there was none to pick up! We… Continue reading Beach Clean &rarr […]

  • Spring Time
    by chloestoroschuk on April 4, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    For this week’s blog we decided to take pictures on my environment and what we had noticed happening around us which was springtime! We wanted to try and capture a few moments that mirrored the changing of seasons and how beautiful the island is at this time of year. We think that this time of… Continue reading Spring Time &rarr […]

  • Bean Bags
    by chloestoroschuk on April 4, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    It’s starting to get cold here in Victoria again, and keeping our heat on is just too expensive! This week we decided to get crafty and sew up our very own microwaveable heating pads. All we needed to make them was: Fabric (100% cotton so that it’s microwave safe) Thread (also cotton so that it’s… Continue reading Bean Bags &rarr […]

  • Final Evidence of Growth – Videos and Reflection
    by olivermconn on April 4, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Throughout the semester I have made a massive improvement in playing musical instruments. My original goal was to learn how to play Hallelujah on the piano and sing while I play. Now that it is the end of the semester I am happy that I have reached my goal and accomplished more. After I learnt … Continue reading Final Evidence of Growth – Videos and Reflection &rarr […]

  • Final Reflection and Demonstration of Growth
    by arianakelly0914 on April 4, 2019 at 7:46 am

    For my personalized learning project in music, I chose to learn the ukulele. Learning an instrument has been a fun process, although very frustrating and challenging at times. I found it hard to devote a lot of time to it due to school classes, my work schedule, practicum prep, and homework. Throughout this semester I […]

  • by laurengateley on April 4, 2019 at 7:36 am

    I have found this lesson plan template to work the best for me personally: Units: Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Middle School Lessons: Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Middle Schoo […]

  • by laurengateley on April 4, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Coaching Experience: This past year I was involved in co-teaching the senior dance team at Montessori Elementary. This experience showed me how a dance program could be implemented into other schools and I hope to apply this knowledge so I can implement a similar program in the future. Sports: I grew up competitively swimming which … Continue reading […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • by laurengateley on April 4, 2019 at 6:01 am

    PIMS: Math Tutor Since entering the education program at UVIC I have continually volunteered for every Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) Math Mania session throughout various elementary schools. I have taken part in the multiple games such as the bone stick game, the penny slide, and other fun and engaging math activites. It was … Continue reading […]

  • Final Music Reflection
    by chloestoroschuk on April 4, 2019 at 4:19 am

    This year has been such a time of growth and understanding, during learning and experimenting you do not realize just how quickly time zips by until you’re writing the final reflection for your music class and preparing for practicum, summer and all the changes that lie ahead of your path. I feel very lucky to… Continue reading Final Music Reflection &rarr […]

  • Music Final
    by shonakbal on April 4, 2019 at 4:11 am

    My greatest professional strength as an educator who will teach music is I am very un biased in different types of music. I have an appreciation for where different types of music comes from and how it affects different people in different ways. I am really open to learning and understanding how children react to … Continue reading Music Fina […]

  • Open Inquiry #7
    by samanthaellis3688 on April 4, 2019 at 3:30 am

    This week, I have been working towards learning “Jingle Bells” (shown below). This song as also been fairly easy to learn. I have been continuing to practice “Santa Claus in Comin’ to Town” as well. The due date for the final video of myself playing an instrument is coming up for my music class. I … Continue reading Open Inquiry #7 […]

  • Final Class Reflection
    by juliafalzon336 on April 4, 2019 at 2:03 am

    In the final class of the semester, we talked about coding, augmented reality, and QR codes. QR codes are specialized barcodes that can be printed onto documents or posters. When scanned by a smartphone, provide the viewer with additional information. These can be used in the classroom in a variety of ways. They can be … Continue reading Final Class Reflection […]

  • Augmented reality, Virtual reality, QR codes, coding, and GAFE
    by Olivia on April 3, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Our final class of the semester was absolutely packed with information. We began by watching several presentations from groups about their tech inquiry projects. It was interesting to see what others had worked on throughout the semester. The last little bit of class was used to go over some final competencies that had yet to… Continue reading Augmented reality, Virtual reality, QR codes, coding, and GAFE […]

  • Tech tools – Augmented and Virtual Reality, QR Codes, Coding, and GAFE
    by arianakelly0914 on April 3, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Today’s final EDCI-336 class focused on finishing the tech inquiry project presentations which included topics like coding, Freshgrade, Garage band, Place-based education and technology, and podcasting. After the presentations, Val gave a short course wrap up presentation where she shared a lot of valuable resources. To start, a good resource for using Augmented Reality is […]

  • Open Inquiry #6
    by samanthaellis3688 on April 3, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    I have begun to practice the song “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” (shown below) on the piano. It is coming along nicely and I feel that I am learning at a faster pace than my last two songs. I am definitely getting the hang of things as my learning process becomes easier and shorter … Continue reading Open Inquiry #6 […]

  • 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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  • Lesson Planning
    by juliafalzon336 on April 3, 2019 at 4:44 am

    Many of my classes this year have placed emphasis on creating informative and inspiring lesson plans. I have included some samples of my work below. Physical & Health Education: Olivia Winther and I created this eight lesson unit plan on nutrition aimed at the middle school age range, specifically grade eight. Our unit plan strives … Continue reading Lesson Planning […]

  • Privacy
    by chloestoroschuk on April 3, 2019 at 4:19 am

    Learning about privacy, safety and intellectual property has given me an entirely new concept on how much responsibility educators have over their students and the content that they choose to teach and share. Understanding copy writing in one’s own work and others is important so that collaboration can be properly integrated. We especially talked about… Continue reading Privacy &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

  • Final Class
    by emmschaefer on April 3, 2019 at 1:48 am

    QR Codes QR codes are boxes that when scanned, bring the scanner to an external link. Many smart phone cameras now often scan QR codes. If your phone doesn’t you can always download an app that does so. QR codes can be used in education to be posted on bulletin boards, create professional development connections, … Continue reading Final 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 […]

  • Open Inquiry #5
    by samanthaellis3688 on April 3, 2019 at 12:48 am

    I try to set aside a little bit of time each day to practice music and to learn the song that I am currently focusing on playing. I find that the more effort I put into something and the more time I spend practicing, the more confident I feel in my skills. When working individually … Continue reading Open Inquiry #5 […]

  • #8
    by samanthaellis3688 on April 3, 2019 at 12:41 am

    As we have arrived at the end of our journey of learning about how to edit music in GarageBand, Alina and I thought that it would be a good idea to reflect on our learning process and our final thoughts about GarageBand to conclude our tech inquiry project. Overall, we accomplished our goal to complete … Continue reading #8 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Reflection on the Semester
    by alyssalloyd1 on April 3, 2019 at 12:34 am

    This reflection is depicting how these last couple of months have gone taking EDCI 306A, and my takeaways from the course. I really enjoyed learning and growing with each and every class thus far. I believe that my greatest professional strength as an educator who will teach music is having the capacity to understand how… Continue reading Reflection on the Semester […]

  • QR Codes
    by mariahlearned4729 on April 2, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    QR codes are a useful tool for teachers to use when creating handouts and worksheets. They are small square boxes which, when scanned, bring the reader to an external link. The codes are quite easy to create as there are many websites which will generate them for you! All you have to do when making … Continue reading QR Codes […]

  • Augmented Reality in the Classroom
    by mariahlearned4729 on April 2, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Augmented reality is an awesome learning tool that can be used in classrooms for all ages. There is a cool app that was demonstrated to us today in class called HP reveal. This allows teachers to create hot spots on text which, when students scan, whatever the teacher links to it will appear on the … Continue reading Augmented Reality in the Classroom […]

  • Coding
    by mariahlearned4729 on April 2, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    In class today we had a group of classmates present what they have learned about coding over the past few months. They showed us all the hard work that they had put in and explained that so much work and understanding goes into a basic code. Basically coding is even more difficult than you think … Continue reading Coding […]

  • 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 […]

  • Teacher As Leader
    by missmaracox on April 2, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    A large component of my blog this semester has been the documentation of my learning process and progress as a future educator, but I also wanted to discuss leadership and how I have progressed throughout the semester. The role of a teacher is to lead students on their learning journeys. Teachers are role models, support … Continue reading Teacher As Leader […]

  • Course Work
    by laurengateley on April 2, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Year 1: ASL 100: American Sign Language  ENGL 135: Academic Reading + Writing ENGL 146: The Literature of Our Era PSYC 231: Into to Social Psychology LING 100: Intro Linguistics RS 200: Intro to Asian Religions  ASTR 102: Exploring the Cosmos Year 2: ASL 200: American Sign Language CS 201: Canadian Environmentalism EOS 120: The … Continue reading Course Work […]

  • Blogging In the Classroom
    by chloestoroschuk on April 2, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Being introduced to blogging this semester has been a very eye opening and fun experience. We were challenged with designing our own online presence, growing a wide array of technology skills, becoming passionate and engaged in a topic and working together with peers to become competent in a certain skill. I think that having a… Continue reading Blogging In the Classroom &rarr […]

  • by maevepoulin on April 2, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Since my midterm, I believe that I have grown a lot as a singer/ukulele player. I have continued to play 30-45 minutes of ukulele a day and have been attending weekly 45 minute vocal lessons. My final musical growth goal was to write my own song.  This has been a lifelong dream of mine so … Continue reading […]

  • Manual Mode
    by mariahlearned4729 on April 2, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    For our final blog post we decide it was time for us to learn how to use a camera in manual mode. Where as in our previous blog posts we demonstrated how a camera could be used as an educational tool, this week we have learnt the basics of how to take pictures without using … Continue reading Manual Mod […]

  • Audio and Video Editing
    by mariahlearned4729 on April 2, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    A few months ago we learned some useful tools for audio and video editing that are simple and get the job done. I’m not sure why I never wrote about it, however, I want to share this experience and these tools with you all! To edit our movie clips they introduced iMovie to the class. … Continue reading Audio and Video Editing […]

  • EDCI 306A Final Reflection
    by Josh Lafond on April 2, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    My Music Growth plan goal by the midterm point of the semester was to be able to play a song that is the equivalent to a grade 2 level of the Royal Conservatory music book. The song I ended up choosing was the Pink Panther. I had a few assets and some liabilities that have … Continue reading "EDCI 306A Final Reflection" […]

  • Coding
    by chloestoroschuk on April 2, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    In simple terms, let’s define coding as the basic act of writing  – in a programming language, a script that a computer can understand. This script will tell the computer to behave in a certain way, to do a certain thing, and to, ultimately, perform the actions that you want it to if your code… Continue reading Coding &rarr […]

  • 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. […]

  • Final Music Reflection
    by mariahlearned4729 on April 2, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    This past semester I set out to learn how to play the ukulele. My original goals were to learn a  few basic chords and scales and then maybe learn a song. When I was making these goals I did not know much about the ukulele, quickly after beginning to learn my first two chords I … Continue reading Final Music Reflection […]

  • 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 […]

  • Music Learning Reflection
    by mariahlearned4729 on April 2, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Question 9, 10, 11: These past few months have taught me a lot about myself as both a music teacher and learner. Beginning the course I had no idea what I would do if I was given a placement where I would have to teach music. While right now I definitely cannot say that I … Continue reading Music Learning Reflection […]

  • Administrators Opinion on Freshgrade
    by cameranmillar on April 2, 2019 at 7:30 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 Administrators Opinion on Freshgrade &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

  • Coding with Microbit
    by laurengateley on April 2, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    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 module … Continue reading Coding with Microbit […]

  • EDCI 336 Open Inquiry
    by Josh Lafond on April 2, 2019 at 6:34 pm

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  • 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 […]

  • Talk with a teacher about Freshgrade
    by cameranmillar on April 2, 2019 at 7:52 am

    I recently spoke to a family friend who teaches within at an elementary school within the Victoria School District. SD61 has been using FreshGrade for a couple years and as a group we were interested in hearing from a teacher about their perspective on FreshGrade. After speaking with her there were many aspects of the … Continue reading Talk with a teacher about Freshgrade &rarr […]

  • Rich McCue – Sketchnotes, Tech tools, Coding, and GAFE
    by arianakelly0914 on April 2, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Today’s class involved a presentation and workshop, conducted by Rich McCue on Sketchnotes and Twine. Sketchnotes is a medium of visual notes including: diagrams, sketches, words, and mindmaps. This medium can be very useful because research has shown that both drawing and writing increases information recall and recognition. While using Sketchnotes, there is a verbal […]

  • Minecraft – Gaming, Tech tools, and Multimedia Learning Theory
    by arianakelly0914 on April 2, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Today’s EDCI-336 class topic was on gaming for education, with a focus on Minecraft. A group of students from Colquitz Middle School and their teacher Heidi James came to join and teach our large group of UVIC students about the uses and benefits of using Minecraft for educational purposes. Unfortunately I was unable to be in […]

  • Distributed Learning and Assistive Technology
    by arianakelly0914 on April 2, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Today’s class focused on distributed learning. I have had many experiences with distributed learning. I took my Physical Education class online in grade 10, my Math 11 and 12 class online as well as a Biology 12 class online. I found that there was not a lot of support with these courses. They were easy […]

  • Verena Roberts – Video Conference and Open Pedagogy
    by arianakelly0914 on April 2, 2019 at 7:09 am

    Today’s class involved many guest speakers. The class started with a video conference with Verena Roberts who conducts research in open educational practices. Roberts discussed open network learning and what it looks like in the classroom. During her discussion we contributed in a “polleverywhere” survey, which was very neat. I have never contributed in one, […]

  • Jesse Millar – Online Safety, Privacy, Tech tools, and Social Media Curation
    by arianakelly0914 on April 2, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Today’s class included a fascinating and eye opening talk from Jesse Millar. Millar provided an informative discussion on network literacy and social media use with youth. Millar is well qualified and has a lot of experience working with school districts and the police departments and he also frequently runs parenting conferences regarding social media and […]

  • Intellectual Property – Tech tools
    by arianakelly0914 on April 2, 2019 at 7:07 am

    Today’s class focused on the different copyright and intellectual property license types. We discussed the importance of ensuring that any documents, pictures or resources that are shared, altered, or used for personal or commercial use, are used in accordance with the license type of that particular content. This is a very important topic because in […]

  • Social Media – Twitter, Blogging, and Curation
    by arianakelly0914 on April 2, 2019 at 7:06 am

    EDCI-336 has provided me the opportunity to curate a bunch of social media platforms. I have been able to critically think about blogging and the beneficial uses for both teachers and students. I think blogging is a very personal thing and everyone will have a different experience with it. For my tech inquiry project presentation, […]

  • George Jay Elementary School Visit – Classroom Observations and Personalized Learning Network (PLN)
    by arianakelly0914 on April 2, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Today’s EDCI-336 class ended early so that we could travel to George Jay Elementary School and meet with Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt. Mrs. Bathurst-Hunt teaches a kindergarten class and she strives to create a curriculum around inquiry and student interest. Her classroom shared many aspects with the world-renowned Reggio Emilia approach. Her classroom was very warm, and […]

  • #7
    by alinameyer5369 on April 2, 2019 at 3:02 am

    This week Samantha and I recorded the solo songs we learnt and recorded them using the MIDI cord. Furthermore, we edited Amazing Grace by adding isolated vocals from an a cappella group. This was definitely the hardest, most complicated project we have done so far as it required a lot of patience with adding all […]

  • Music Final
    by cameranmillar on April 2, 2019 at 2:03 am

    For my music final my goal I put is that I would learn one song and be able to sing with it. However, through my learning process, I have changed what my final goal is. I did stick with the song I was going to learn which is “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King … Continue reading Music Final &rarr […]

  • Sports
    by cameranmillar on April 2, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Sports have always been a huge part of my life and has shaped who I am today. Playing various sports like volleyball, basketball, soccer and field hockey allowed me to be a team player and understand what that means. Teamwork is a huge aspect of teaching because you need to work together as a team … Continue reading Sports &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 […]

  • Open Inquiry #4
    by samanthaellis3688 on April 2, 2019 at 1:03 am

    This week, I have started to move on from “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” and I have started to learn “Deck the Halls” (shown below). “Deck the Halls” has been a bit harder to learn than “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas,” probably because there is less note repetition and this song is a little bit longer. However, … Continue reading Open Inquiry #4 […]

  • EDCI 306A Reflection 9, 10, 11
    by Josh Lafond on April 2, 2019 at 1:01 am

    My greatest professional strength as an educator who will teach music is… I can use this strength to… I played piano for 6 years when I was younger and I have a great base knowledge of music theory after taking Music in the Elementary classroom. This is important because piano and theory can help significantly … Continue reading "EDCI 306A Reflection 9, 10, 11" […]

  • Coaching
    by cameranmillar on April 2, 2019 at 12:47 am

    I have had the opportunity to coach in my community and school. I was able to coach U3 soccer for my community team. This was a great opportunity to make connections to my community and learn a certain skill set to coach such a young age. This taught me to always teach with enthusiasm and … Continue reading Coaching &rarr […]

  • Travelling
    by cameranmillar on April 2, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Through my experiences travelling I have been able to learn more than I ever imagined. Having the opportunity to see first hand different cultures, religions and histories has broaden my learning experiences and gave me opportunities to use this information in continuing my studies. Learning about history through old European cities, learning about different cultures … Continue reading Travelling &rarr […]

  • Open Inquiry #3
    by samanthaellis3688 on April 2, 2019 at 12:25 am

    I am having more success this week and I am feeling confident in my ability to play “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” (shown below). I am really enjoying the time I spend learning to play the piano! I have always loved to listen and sing along to music and playing an instrument has always been a … Continue reading Open Inquiry #3 […]

  • #5
    by alinameyer5369 on April 2, 2019 at 12:15 am

    My older brother with some musical experience as a DJ informed me that it was possible to connect the keyboard directly to GarageBand using MIDI cables labelled “in and out,” I got one of these cables and downloaded the software so that at our next meeting we could play our duet and songs directly from […]

  • #4
    by alinameyer5369 on April 2, 2019 at 12:14 am

    Last week, we were only able to record one part of our duet using the musical typing feature on GarageBand, where you use the laptop keys as piano keys, it looks like this: This week, we decided that we wanted to try and recreate our duet on GarageBand by using the microphone to record one […]

  • #2
    by alinameyer5369 on April 2, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Samantha and I are exploring how to audio edit for our tech inquiry. We decided to do this because we are learning how to play the keyboard in music class and thought it would be fun to learn how to change and expand the sounds we create. We will be using GarageBand to explore techniques […]

  • Creating a safe and inclusive environment
    by cameranmillar on April 1, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    One aspect that guides my lesson planning is ensuring that my classroom is a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. Over the past year I have been able to learn how to provide a safe space for everyone regardless of gender or culture. When creating a safe space it allows our students to be able … Continue reading Creating a safe and inclusive environment &rarr […]

  • Open Inquiry #2
    by samanthaellis3688 on April 1, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    I am just starting to understand the basics of playing the piano. So far, I have learned the difference between a whole note, half note, quarter note and a sixteenth note. These notes all have different sound lengths with a whole note being the longest and a sixteenth note being the shortest. I am still … Continue reading Open Inquiry #2 […]

  • Technology Inquiry Project, Post #9: Wrap-up
    by Shaylin Warren on April 1, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Beth and I will be wrapping up our Tech Inquiry project and sharing what we’ve learned using Google Slides. In turn, familiarizing ourselves with GAFE and providing our peers with a series of easily accessible resources moving forward. You can access the slides here! I realized that we also never shared our trello board on … Continue reading Technology Inquiry Project, Post #9: Wrap-up &rarr […]

  • Creating Problem Solvers and Inquiry Mindset
    by cameranmillar on April 1, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    One aspect that is very important to me when creating lessons is allowing my students to become problem solvers. This means to allow students to think and explore ideas and come to the answer through using their previous knowledge rather than memorizing a formula or information. I find this is a key aspect to create … Continue reading Creating Problem Solvers and Inquiry Mindset &rarr […]

  • International Practicum
    by cameranmillar on April 1, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Travelling is something that has allowed me to learn about different cultures, histories and religions first-hand so having the opportunity to teach internationally for my first practicum was an opportunity I was unwilling to pass up.  For my three-week practicum I will be teaching in Nacka, Sweden. Sweden has one of the highest regarded education … Continue reading International Practicum &rarr […]

  • Final Open Inquiry Blogpost
    by Shaylin Warren on April 1, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    I’ve reached the end of my open inquiry project and it’s bittersweet. I’m really proud of how much I’ve learned over the course of these three short months, but also sort of low-spirited when realizing how much I was unaware of before this project. Mostly because if I didn’t choose this topic for my open … Continue reading Final Open Inquiry Blogpost &rarr […]

  • Coaching Experience
    by juliafalzon336 on April 1, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    I am fortunate to have had the chance to work with children in a variety of settings. It has been my privilege to have worked as a summer camp leader at the University of Victoria’s Track and Field Camp for the past six summers, the first two years as a junior leader and the following … Continue reading Coaching Experienc […]

  • 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 […]

  • Course Work
    by juliafalzon336 on April 1, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Year 1: ENGL 135: Academic Reading & Writing EOS 110: Oceans and Atmosphere MATH 161: Math for Elementary School Teachers 1 POLI 101: Canadian Politics PSYCH 100A: Introductory Psychology ENGL 146: Literature of Our Era EOS 120: The Dynamic Earth MATH 162: Math for Elementary School Teachers 2 POLI 201: Canadian Institutions of Government THEA … Continue reading Course Work […]

  • Final Ukelele Growth
    by laurengateley on April 1, 2019 at 4:15 am

    My feedback on my mid-semester video was to find a continuous strumming pattern. At first I thought that although there was a slight pause, my strumming pattern was continuous. It wasn’t until I looked at the video with this in mind and realized there was a noticeable pause. After that I went in search of … Continue reading Final Ukelele Growt […]

  • Teaching Philosophy
    by juliafalzon336 on April 1, 2019 at 4:13 am

    My teaching philosophy is constantly evolving. I have been exposed to many new ideas during my first year of this program and all of them have given me insight on how I would like to teach. This new information, combined with my experience working with children, has created my current teaching philosophy. One important thing … Continue reading Teaching Philosophy […]

  • Music Reflection
    by Nat on April 1, 2019 at 4:03 am

    As the semester comes to an end we have been asked to reflect on our music class. This music class was the first I had had in a school since I was in grade four, most of my schools did not have a music teacher and in the case of my high-school, no instruments. Before … Continue reading Music Reflection &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 […]

  • by juliafalzon336 on April 1, 2019 at 3:42 am

    By now, if you have been following our posts, you will be an expert in graphic design (or at least very close)! As educators, we must ask the question- how can we use graphic design in the classroom? Broadly, graphic design can be used to teach students how to visually express themselves so that others … Continue reading […]

  • Final Reflection: Health Journal Growth
    by Tori Talks on April 1, 2019 at 12:02 am

    My open inquiry project was to start a health journal where I would log my daily eating habits and exercise. Throughout this process I have learnt what has worked for me and what has not. What has worked for me is that I do like tracking what I am eating and my exercise because it … Continue reading "Final Reflection: Health Journal Growth" […]

  • Final Evidence of Growth
    by Tori Talks on March 31, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    My goal for this was to learn two songs. One that involved pic’ing and strumming. The two songs I wanted to learn was “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles and “Banana Pancakes” by Jack Johnson. My goal used to be three but while I was learning my first song, I learnt that I needed … Continue reading "Final Evidence of Growth" […]

  • Food and Culture
    by chloestoroschuk on March 31, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    This week I decided to focus on what food mean culturally for different individuals coming from all type of backgrounds. Food is such a connector, it brings people together and for many people a huge part of community and family. At home my family usually tries to eat family dinners together and we have been… Continue reading Food and Culture &rarr […]

  • Reflection 9,10,11
    by olivermconn on March 31, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Reflection 9 My greatest professional strength as an educator who will teach music is I enjoy playing music myself and have fun doing it. I can use this strength to share my love for music with my students to teach them how to play different instruments or use the world around them to make music. … Continue reading Reflection 9,10,11 &rarr […]

  • Music Reflections 9,10 & 11
    by maevepoulin on March 30, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    Reflection #9 My greatest professional strength as an educator who will teach music is my enthusiasm and positivity. As educators, when we are in front of our students, we are performers! We have to present content to them in a way that will spark their interests. With my background in musical theater, performing comes naturally … Continue reading Music Reflections 9,10 & 11 […]

  • Music reflection #11
    by Miss Brown on March 30, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    My greatest area of growth during the year/ course has been in the area of….. My greatest area of growth has definetly been learning the Ukulele. I am so proud of how far I have come. I am really slow at learning intraments, and although I am no where near where some of my friends … Continue reading Music reflection #11 &rarr […]

  • Music Reflection #10
    by Miss Brown on March 30, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    When I think about myself as a future educator teaching music, I want to? When I think about myself in the future teaching music, it is an easy answer of want I want to do but not so easy on how I will do it at this point. I want to give each student that … Continue reading Music Reflection #10 &rarr […]

  • Music Reflection #9
    by Miss Brown on March 30, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    My greatest professional strength as an educator who will teach music is?… Well, I think that my greatest strength as an educator who will teach music will be that fact that I love music, and all types of music. I listen to music any chance I get and I love finding new music and genres … Continue reading Music Reflection #9 &rarr […]

  • Knitting: Health Benefits
    by missmaracox on March 30, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    While I have been learning to knit, I’ve noticed a sense of calm once I am able to fall into a rhythm with my stitches. I was curious about the possible health benefits of knitting, and I found even more than expected! Evidence-based research has found knitting to have various physical and mental health benefits, … Continue reading Knitting: Health Benefits […]

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

    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 they can offer. Blogging If you … Continue reading Blogging, Twitter, Trello, Oh My! […]

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

    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 found there to be less support … Continue reading 26 March 2019: Distributed Learning […]

  • by alinameyer5369 on March 30, 2019 at 6:57 am

    For dinner, I made cajun roasted yams, with a side of garlic greek yogurt to cut the spice, and garnished with green onions. They were very delicious, called for few ingredients, and very easy to make! Use equal parts of these spices to make a cajun spice: Salt Garlic powder Paprika Cayenne pepper Thyme Oregano […]

  • 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 […]

  • Music Reflections 9,10,11
    by cameranmillar on March 29, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Reflection #9: My greatest professional strength as an educator who will teach music is having many resources from my years as a student in music. I can use this strength to give to create lessons off of some of the material I have accumulated over the years. I find it will be beneficial to add … Continue reading Music Reflections 9,10,11 &rarr […]

  • Blog # 8 My Personal Experience
    by alyssalloyd1 on March 29, 2019 at 7:18 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 Blog # 8 My Personal Experienc […]

  • Training Overview + Progress
    by alyssalloyd1 on March 29, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Over the last couple of months I had the opportunity to dive into training my pups and I could’ve asked for a better experience thus far! Obviously I say thus far because there is still lots to work on and building those bonds to solidify what I’ve been working so hard on with them for.… Continue reading Training Overview + Progress […]

  • Manifesting Your Dream Life
    by maevepoulin on March 29, 2019 at 5:19 am

    Before Roger Bannister ran a mile in under 4 minutes in 1954, nobody thought that it was possible. After he accomplished this, people all around the world began to break the 4-minute mile because they believed that it was possible. One of Dr. Dweck’s central themes in her book Mindset is “the view you adopt … Continue reading Manifesting Your Dream Lif […]

  • 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 […]

  • Part 1, Chapter 5
    by Shaylin Warren on March 29, 2019 at 4:27 am

    Part 1: Dark ChapterChapter 5: And Its Days Are Numbered Chapter 5 is the final piece of Part 1, in this fantastic two-part book. I think this is a good Chapter to read for those who still believe that injustices facing Indigenous peoples is ancient history. The following sections shed light on the very recent … Continue reading Part 1, Chapter 5 &rarr […]

  • Protected: Reflections and Final Evidence of Growth
    by emmschaefer on March 29, 2019 at 2:07 am

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. […]

  • How Mine Craft Can help Students
    by chloestoroschuk on March 29, 2019 at 12:55 am

    I was away in class this week due to teaching a physical education lesson so I decided to research gaming, mine craft and digital literacy like this in classrooms. This is a bit of a controversial topic because many people see games likes mine craft as “video games”, they are associated a long the same… Continue reading How Mine Craft Can help Students &rarr […]

  • Final music growth reflection
    by angelaxie4150 on March 28, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Since the midterm, I have managed to sing and play the ukulele at the same time and even learned another song! It wasn’t as difficult as I thought it’d be, as I was already thinking of the lyrics in my head while strumming the chords. With consistent practice, I was able to work on the … Continue reading Final music growth reflection &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

  • Technology Inquiry Project, Post #8: Our Geocaching Experience!
    by Shaylin Warren on March 28, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Head over to Beth’s blog to read about our adventure! […]

  • Music Reflections 9, 10, 11
    by Olivia on March 28, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Reflection #9: My greatest professional strength as an educator who will teach music is my patience and organization. I have the patience to be able to work with my students to discover their musical abilities and teach them the musical curriculum. My organization will ensure that I am able to meet the needs of my… Continue reading Music Reflections 9, 10, 11 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Protected: Music Final Reflection
    by erinpaigefletch on March 28, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. […]

  • Distributed Learning
    by juliafalzon336 on March 28, 2019 at 3:13 am

    Distributed learning: an instructional model that allows for students and teachers to be in different places and take part in learning regardless of place or time. My experiences with distributed learning: I have never taken an online course. However, I know people who have and they have all said the same thing: that the online … Continue reading Distributed Learning […]

  • End Of The Semester
    by chloestoroschuk on March 28, 2019 at 1:23 am

    This personal passion project has been a really interesting and enlightening experience. It has made me way more aware of what I put into my body and just how busy life can get. I think that knowing that every week I needed to write something definitely snapped me into a habit of being cognizant of… Continue reading End Of The Semester &rarr […]

  • Music reflections
    by angelaxie4150 on March 28, 2019 at 1:11 am

    My greatest professional strength as an educator who will teach music is my natural ability to help and empathize with people. With my past experiences in taking music classes, I can apply the knowledge that I have learned into my teaching and help me to understand what my student’s needs are. I was once a … Continue reading Music reflections &rarr […]

  • 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 emmschaefer on March 27, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Distributed learning used to be only face-to-face or online but it doesn’t have to be like that anymore. Blended learning is both and multi-access is is merging the two. What are your experience with distributed learning? I don’t have very much experience with distributed learning – I have never taken an online course however in … Continue reading Distributed Learning […]

  • 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 […]

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

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. […]

  • Music Reflection Questions (#9, 10, 11)
    by Tori Talks on March 26, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    My greatest professional strength as an educator who will each music is my ability to reflect on my past learning experiences related to music. being able to reflect on my past experiences allows for me to understand how my students might feel throughout a music lesson. This strength allows me to feel more empathy towards … Continue reading "Music Reflection Questions (#9, 10, 11)" […]

  • Distributed Learning: Learning From a Distance
    by laurengateley on March 26, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Distributed learning, otherwise known as distance learning is for learning when being present is not an option. It’s a form of multi-access learning that creates a more flexible learning environment to suit the needs of more students. For example, students with anxiety and health issues, or those living in rural areas may be unable to … Continue reading Distributed Learning: Learning From a Distanc […]

  • Distributive Learning
    by Tori Talks on March 26, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    AKA BLENDED LEARNING: An integration of face to face interactions and online learning BLOGGING PROMPT #1 My experiences with distributed learning is very small. I used this type of learning to take a course in high school. Overall I think it is a good way for students to work ahead if a school can’t provide … Continue reading "Distributive Learning" […]

  • Victoria Eats
    by chloestoroschuk on March 26, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Something that I have definitely noticed about Victoria is the huge variation and incredible food culture here. As a student it can be difficult to eat out and really get to experience all the incredible places to eat because it is not in our price range and we just flat out don’t have time to… Continue reading Victoria Eats &rarr […]

  • 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" […]

  • Distributed Learning
    by mariahlearned4729 on March 26, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Throughout all of my schooling I have only taken two distributed learning/online courses, both of which were in high school. I found it was very difficult for me to stay on task and stay up to date on all the assignments and information when there was no one leading me. I also found it very … Continue reading Distributed Learning […]

  • Distributed Learning
    by chloestoroschuk on March 26, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    The definition of distributed learning states that it is an instructional model that allows instructor, students, and content to be located in different, non centralized locations so that instruction and learning can occur independent of time and place. The distributed learning model can be used in combination with traditional classroom-based courses and traditional distance education… Continue reading Distributed Learning &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

  • Making your own podcast
    by sarahkalder on March 26, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    There are so many ways for your students to show what they know, here is 72 of them. Podcasts are a medium that allows students to combine digital literacy and Language Arts with just about any subject, topic, story or idea. You may want to encourage your students to use podcasting to show their learning … Continue reading Making your own podcast &rarr […]

  • 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 26, 2019
    by olivermconn on March 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    For our final blog post we decide it was time for us to learn how to use a camera in manual mode. Where as in our previous blog posts we demonstrated how a camera could be used as an educational tool, this week we have learnt the basics of how to take pictures without using … Continue reading March 26, 2019 &rarr […]

  • Workout and Nutrition Update
    by Olivia on March 26, 2019 at 5:20 am

    My fitness and health are going really well. I’ve been keeping up with aiming to achieve my goals with handstands and running. Currently, I can do a handstand without the wall for approximately 2 seconds and I recently ran 4.5km in 25 minutes. Getting closer to my goals feels amazing and I love that my… Continue reading Workout and Nutrition Updat […]

  • Graphic Design in Schools
    by maevepoulin on March 26, 2019 at 3:43 am

    By now, if you have been following our posts, you will be an expert in graphic design (or at least very close)! As educators, we must ask the question- how can we use graphic design in the classroom? Broadly, graphic design can be used to teach students how to visually express themselves so that others … Continue reading Graphic Design in Schools […]

  • Week #11
    by maevepoulin on March 26, 2019 at 2:24 am

    This past week I started reading Dr. Carol S. Dweck’s book “Mindset: the new psychology of success” and it really opened my mind to the benefits of teaching/learning the growth mindset. The chapters I have read so far have been very interesting and Dr. Dweck writes as if she is having a conversation with you, … Continue reading Week #11 […]

  • 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 […]

  • What are some things that make a good classroom blog?
    by shonakbal on March 26, 2019 at 12:44 am

    To ensure a good classroom blog, you should incorporate the following: Ensure quality content The blog should act as an extension of the classroom. Make sure this interaction between the digital learning environment and your classroom is understood by your students. Takes into account a students safety- the classroom blog has minimal exposure of students … Continue reading What are some things that make a good classroom blog? […]

  • Protected: Music Reflection Questions
    by erinpaigefletch on March 26, 2019 at 12:33 am

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. […]

  • What Makes a Good Classroom Blog?
    by emmschaefer on March 25, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    To ensure a good classroom blog, you should incorporate the following: Ensure quality content The blog should act as an extension of the classroom. Make sure this interaction between the digital learning environment and your classroom is understood by your students. Takes into account a students safety- the classroom blog has minimal exposure of students … Continue reading What Makes a Good Classroom Blog? […]

  • 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? […]

  • Reflections Post (#9, #10, #11)
    by Shaylin Warren on March 24, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    I was once under the impression that my lack of musical experiences was a significant weakness as an educator. I felt a little bit panicked when hearing my peers discuss memories of piano or guitar lessons, none of which I could relate to. Once EDCI 306A classes commenced, I was accumulating brand new knowledge quickly. … Continue reading Reflections Post (#9, #10, #11) &rarr […]

  • Week #10
    by maevepoulin on March 24, 2019 at 3:40 am

    After 1 week of meditating, I was hoping to feel like a completely new person- completely mindful & not stressful or anxious at all. That did not happen. Instead, I found the week very frustrating because meditating seemed like a job that I was forcing myself to do and so I constantly found myself procrastinating … Continue reading Week #10 […]

  • Eating on a Budget
    by laurengateley on March 23, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Lately I have been noticing that with all the business of life, food has taken a backseat. I have eaten out lots in the past few weeks and realized this is very inefficient for my food budget. That is why recently I have started to try and make meals that I have previously bought. I … Continue reading Eating on a Budget […]

  • Photography: 20 March 2019
    by missmaracox on March 23, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    For our final blog post, we decide that it was time for us to branch out and learn how to use a camera in manual mode. Whereas in our previous blog posts we demonstrated how a camera could be used as an educational tool, this week we have learned the basics of taking pictures without … Continue reading Photography: 20 March 2019 […]

  • Mandarin Resourse
    by olivermconn on March 23, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    I recently have started using a new resource that has been helping me progress my Mandarin. It is called Pimsleur. I came across this while having a conversation with my uncle who used to live in China for five years. We were talking about the phrases that I knew already and what resources I had … Continue reading Mandarin Resourse &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Go Fetch!
    by alyssalloyd1 on March 21, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    This week I focused on getting the both of them to play fetch, but as I quickly figured out they aren’t down for a fair game. They were both great and going for the toy, but they could never understand that they needed to return it as well. I also found it challenging to train… Continue reading Go Fetch! […]

  • Spring on the Island
    by mariahlearned4729 on March 21, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    For this week’s blog we decided to take pictures of our environment and what we had noticed happening around us, which was springtime! We wanted to try and capture a few moments that mirrored the changing of seasons and how beautiful the island is at this time of year. We think that this time of … Continue reading Spring on the Island […]

  • Reflecting on our Lesson Plan
    by alyssalloyd1 on March 21, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Going into the dry run of teaching a lesson plan in front of the class it was overwhelming at first, but it turned out to be such a learning experience. There was eight of us in a group which made it difficult to split up roles, but it really gave me a good sense of… Continue reading Reflecting on our Lesson Plan […]

  • Final Demonstration of Musical & Professional Growth
    by Shaylin Warren on March 21, 2019 at 2:56 am

    I’ve finally reached the end of Alfred’s Basic Piano Lesson Book – Level 1A! I feel proud but also sad to be done, it’s bittersweet. These 61 pages haven’t been easy and at times I’ve become so frustrated that I actually removed the keyboard from my room just so I didn’t have to look at … Continue reading Final Demonstration of Musical & Professional Growth &rarr […]

  • Keeping the Habit: update March 19
    by Tori Talks on March 21, 2019 at 2:11 am

    My goal for the rest of the semester is to keep my habit of exercise. Since I am following a video, I have been able to keep up with my 30 days of Yoga with Adriene. Her videos range from 15 min to 30 min. So I find myself exercising for longer periods when she … Continue reading "Keeping the Habit: update March 19" […]

  • 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 […]

  • Cooking Week 9
    by emmschaefer on March 21, 2019 at 1:08 am

    This week I decided to make Chicken and Stuffing Casserole! I had all of these ingredients and I wanted to make something with them so I searched Pinterest and found this recipe! Overall, I enjoyed the recipe however if I were to make it again I would definitely use a second box of stovetop stuffing … Continue reading Cooking Week 9 […]

  • Open Inquiry Post #9
    by juliafalzon336 on March 20, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    I fell off the wagon. I haven’t been on Duolingo for a couple of weeks now. After I lost my streak, I lost the habit of doing it every day. My experience has shown me that consistency is absolutely vital when learning a new skill, including language acquisition. Today I am going to start my … Continue reading Open Inquiry Post #9 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Blog #7 Assistive Technology Products
    by alyssalloyd1 on March 20, 2019 at 9:27 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 Blog #7 Assistive Technology Products […]

  • 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 […]

  • SketchNotes with Rich Mccue
    by Tori Talks on March 20, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    In this class we learnt about how to take notes that include doodling and sketches. A sketch note contains writing, pictures, and labels. Everyone’s sketch notes can differ depending on what information is important to the person taking the notes. Sketch notes are useful because it helps the the person taking the notes to process … Continue reading "SketchNotes with Rich Mccue" […]

  • March 20, 2019
    by olivermconn on March 20, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    For this week’s blog we decided to take pictures on my environment and what we had noticed happening around us which was springtime! We wanted to try and capture a few moments that mirrored the changing of seasons and how beautiful the island is at this time of year. We think that this time of … Continue reading March 20, 2019 &rarr […]

  • Week 6: Technology with Children
    by laurengateley on March 20, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Ask yourself….what is social media worth to you? Would you spend $1 day to use it? What about $10? This week Jesse Miller came in to discuss mediated reality. Within the 2 hours talk he touched on many diverse topics within social media and technology. Below I have highlighted a few of these topics and … Continue reading Week 6: Technology with Children […]

  • Sketch-noting & Twine
    by emmschaefer on March 20, 2019 at 5:16 am

    In EDCI 336 today, Rich McCue took the class through a workshop on sketch-noting! We were all able to access the workshop on Google Classrooms which is part of Google Apps for Education. This was the first time I have ever used GAFE however apparently it is very common in classrooms. It seems very effective … Continue reading Sketch-noting & 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)" […]

  • Twine: Story Making
    by Tori Talks on March 19, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    With this website, we worked on creating our own story where the reader could choose the path they wanted to take depending on the story. Through this process, I found it very interesting and fun where I was able to make up a story and choose where I wanted the story to go. The program … Continue reading "Twine: Story Making" […]

  • Week 7: Sketch Notes, Google Classroom, and Twine
    by laurengateley on March 19, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    Sketch notes are ideas not art. It consists of visual notes, handwriting, drawings, and visual elements such as arrows. It is similar to a mind map. Sketch noting is good to use because it connects meaning to words which helps recall information later. A study in Waterloo showed that participants that merely copied down word … Continue reading Week 7: Sketch Notes, Google Classroom, and Twin […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sketch Note and Twine
    by chloestoroschuk on March 19, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Many times when students take notes the information comes in the ear, through the pen onto the paper and is completely forgotten. Because that information can be accessed again we automatically believe that getting as much as possible onto the page is the best way to learn, but this takes away from valuable in class… Continue reading Sketch Note and Twine &rarr […]

  • 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

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. […]

  • Part 1, Chapter 4
    by Shaylin Warren on March 19, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Part 1: Dark ChapterChapter 4: They rose against us What really hit me hard in this chapter was just imagining how difficult it must have been for Indigenous peoples to maintain their identity amongst all these laws, prohibitions and expectations. For centuries, Indigenous peoples were self-sufficient and suddenly they were trapped in this unhealthy paternal … Continue reading Part 1, Chapter 4 &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

  • Protected: ASL Blog Post #10
    by erinpaigefletch on March 19, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. […]

  • Obesity, Canada Food Guide, Inspiration
    by chloestoroschuk on March 19, 2019 at 2:06 am

    This week in our EPHE class we talked about nutrition, healthy living and the importance of food choice in our lives and children’s lives. As I read over some of the resources given to us I was overwhelmed with the drastic changes that have taken over our society’s eating habits and how they are so… Continue reading Obesity, Canada Food Guide, Inspiration &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

  • Assistive Technology in Classrooms 2.0
    by Tori Talks on March 19, 2019 at 2:00 am

    In my last blog post, I mentioned I wanted to contact more teachers after speaking with Mindy Myttenar about assistive technology. Last year, I had the opportunity to volunteer in a Grade 1 class. I thought the teacher that I volunteered with was a great person to contact and get some more information on assistive … Continue reading "Assistive Technology in Classrooms 2.0" […]

  • Assistive Technology in Classrooms 2.0
    by erinpaigefletch on March 19, 2019 at 1:01 am

    In my last blog post, I mentioned I wanted to contact more teachers after speaking with Mindy Myttenar about assistive technology. Last year, I had the opportunity to volunteer in a Grade 1 class. I thought the teacher that I volunteered with was a great person to contact and get some more information on assistive … Continue reading Assistive Technology in Classrooms 2.0 […]

  • Social Media and Technology: Jesse Miller
    by Tori Talks on March 19, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Jesse miller came to our class and talked to us about technology and social medial in a classroom. He discusses about our digital identity and how it is important that we as teachers consider our own personal use of social media and to make sure our personal lives stay as private as possible. Social media … Continue reading "Social Media and Technology: Jesse Miller" […]

  • 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 […]

  • Technology Inquiry Project, Post #7: QuestaGame & Geocaching for Students
    by Shaylin Warren on March 18, 2019 at 4:17 am

    As we reach the end of our assignment, Beth and I are getting eager to head outside with our digital devices. We wanted to try playing QuestaGame and go Geocaching, however, it looks like we’re only going to have time for one. QuestaGame Here is brief video outlining how QuestaGame works. 1. Download the app.2. … Continue reading Technology Inquiry Project, Post #7: QuestaGame & Geocaching for Students &rarr […]

  • Tech #7 Branding and Identity
    by juliafalzon336 on March 17, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    This week to further our learning of how we can use graphic design, we watched and learned from this video on Youtube all about branding and design. We found that this video summarized the other videos we have been learning from and brought all the various elements of graphic design together. Essentially, branding is how … Continue reading Tech #7 Branding and Identity […]

  • A Deeper Look into 6 Native Plants: Part 2
    by sarahkalder on March 17, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    All information from Nancy J Turners Sannich Ethnobotany Wild Strawberry Perennial herbs, Wild Strawberry Fragaria chiloensis grow in loose patches, spreading by long thin runners.The coarse green leaves are 3 parted and have jagged edges. Wild Strawberries bloom in April and May, bearing white five petaled flowers. Mature berries are bright red and delicious. Wild … Continue reading A Deeper Look into 6 Native Plants: Part 2 &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

  • Gym day
    by shonakbal on March 17, 2019 at 3:28 am

    Today I went to the gym. At the beginning of the year, my goal was to improve my overall fitness and health. Through this journey I have noticed my habits are changing. Everyday I wake up and I think about how I am going to make time in my day to be active and healthy. … Continue reading Gym day […]

  • Photography: 13 March 2019
    by missmaracox on March 17, 2019 at 12:43 am

    For our photography project this week we decided to do a beach clean up! We met at Spiral Beach to find and pick up any garbage that had been left behind or drifted ashore. We started by walking down the beach scanning for garbage, but to our surprise there was none to pick up! We … Continue reading Photography: 13 March 2019 […]

  • Tech #6 Branding and Identity
    by Olivia on March 16, 2019 at 5:52 am

    This week to further our learning of how we can use graphic design, we watched and learned from this video on Youtube all about branding and design. We found that this video summarized the other videos we have been learning from and brought all the various elements of graphic design together. Essentially, branding is how… Continue reading Tech #6 Branding and Identity […]

  • On Leash Walking : Update
    by alyssalloyd1 on March 15, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    After three solid weeks on working on leash training every opportunity I could, I am pleased to say that Beau is now fully capable of walking on a leash without pulling! Theodore on the other hand still needs some work, I find that he is better at the end of the walk when he finally… Continue reading On Leash Walking : Updat […]

  • Part 1, Chapter 3
    by Shaylin Warren on March 15, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Part 1: Dark ChapterChapter 3: Tightening Control As you might have noticed, I’ve started each new summary with a John A. Macdonald quote. I find them extremely insightful. Reading such harsh words straight from the former Prime Minister’s mouth really puts Canada’s formation into perspective. In light of the recent John A. Macdonald statue removal … Continue reading Part 1, Chapter 3 &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 […]

  • Scratch.com
    by laurengateley on March 14, 2019 at 6:01 am

    This week we worked more in depth with scratch.mit.com to create a game. I discovered modules that can be dowloaded with checklists for how to create lots of different games. I started with the basic backdrop and the uncoded “sprite,” which is the character that can be coded. From there, I followed the instructions for … Continue reading Scratch.com […]

  • Technology Inquiry Project, Post #6: Wearable Cameras
    by Shaylin Warren on March 14, 2019 at 4:24 am

    Head over to Beth’s blog to check out some really insightful researched obtained from children wearing cameras AND ways to incorporate wearable cameras into the classroom. So cool! […]

  • Review of Ann Michaelsen’s Blog
    by emmschaefer on March 14, 2019 at 1:25 am

    In search of the answer for what makes a good classroom blog, I did some web surfing to find a classroom blog that stuck out to me as special. I stumbled upon Ann Michaelsen’s blog, Connected Teaching and Learning. Ann Michaelsen is an administrator, teacher, and author who is teaching high-school in Norway. Her blog is interesting … Continue reading Review of Ann Michaelsen’s Blog […]

  • Podcasts for Teachers
    by sarahkalder on March 13, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Podcasts are a great way to develop your teaching practice for free. I downloaded the free app Podcast Addict from Google Play so that I can listen on the bus or while doing the dishes. The thing I love most about Podcasts is the ability to learn something new while doing those everyday chores. Something … Continue reading Podcasts for Teachers &rarr […]

  • Scratch.com
    by angelaxie4150 on March 13, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    This week we worked more in depth with scratch.mit.com to create a game. I discovered modules that can be dowloaded with checklists for how to create lots of different games. I started with the basic backdrop and the uncoded “sprite,” which is the character that can be coded. From there, I followed the instructions for what codes should go … Continue reading Scratch.com &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

  • March 13, 2019
    by olivermconn on March 13, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    For our photography project this week we decided to do a beach clean up! We met at Spiral Beach to find and pick up any garbage that had been left behind or drifted ashore. We started by walking down the beach scanning for garbage, but to our surprise there was none to pick up! We … Continue reading March 13, 2019 &rarr […]

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

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. […]

  • Minecraft for Education
    by emmschaefer on March 13, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Today Colquitz Middle School teacher Heidi James came into our EDCI 336 class along with some students from the school to teach us about Minecraft for Education. Heidi has used Minecraft for teaching subjects such as social studies, science, and math. Heidi emphasized that while Minecraft appears to be an individual game, it is actually … Continue reading Minecraft for Education […]

  • Workout
    by shonakbal on March 13, 2019 at 3:18 am

    Today at the gym I did a cardio day. I worked on HIIT training on the elliptical. I have a bad shoulder from when I used to play Ice hockey. I dislocated my shoulder after taking a bad fall and pulling my shoulder out of the socket. I have noticed that doing my cardio training … Continue reading Workout […]

  • Review of Anne Michealsons blog
    by shonakbal on March 13, 2019 at 2:55 am

    In search of the answer for what makes a good classroom blog, I did some web surfing to find a classroom blog that stuck out to me as special. I stumbled upon Ann Michaelsen’s blog, Connected Teaching and Learning. Ann Michaelsen is an administrator, teacher, and author who is teaching high-school in Norway. Her blog is … Continue reading Review of Anne Michealsons blog […]

  • Protected: Music Class Reflection
    by sarahkalder on March 13, 2019 at 1:37 am

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

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

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  • Classroom Blogging Platforms
    by Josh Lafond on March 12, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Click the link below to view this post https://emmaschaefer.home.blog/2019/03/06/classroom-blogging-platforms/ […]

  • 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 […]

  • Cooking Week 8
    by emmschaefer on March 12, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    This week I decided to follow a recipe from damndelicous.net Garlic Tortellini Alfredo This recipe was so quick and easy, and most of the ingredients it called for I already had! The downside to this recipe is the nutrition facts… One serving is about 58% of your daily saturated fat. What You’ll Need: Three cheese … Continue reading Cooking Week 8 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • Teaching piano week 6
    by angelaxie4150 on March 11, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Over the last few weeks, I have reflected a lot on what I taught my students and how they have progressed. However, I haven’t talked much about what I have learned as a teacher and what I need to do to be the best piano teacher I can be. At the start of my teaching, … Continue reading Teaching piano week 6 &rarr […]

  • 04 March & 07 March 2019 Reflection: Cross-Curricular Lesson and Practicum Placements
    by missmaracox on March 11, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    This week in EDCI 306A, we worked on collaborative integrated lesson and unit plans centered around the piece “Rain Chant”, from page 204 of Campbell, Kassner, and Kassner’s “Music for Elementary Classroom Teachers”. My group chose to create a cross-curricular unit plan focused at the grade 2 level using the Rain theme. Our activities included … Continue reading 04 March & 07 March 2019 Reflection: Cross-Curricular Lesson and Practicum Placements […]

  • Speaking Mandarin
    by olivermconn on March 11, 2019 at 5:52 am

    Recently I have made some good progress with learning to speak mandarin. While I was visiting my family in Ottawa before a wedding the past weekend my uncle who used to live in China gave me an audio resource that teaches conversation in Mandarin. This is exactly what I was wanting from the online apps … Continue reading Speaking Mandarin &rarr […]

  • Cooking Dinner
    by laurengateley on March 11, 2019 at 4:35 am

    This week there was no focus other then trying out new recipes for meals, specifically dinner. I tackled a spaghetti squash recipe along with a stuffed chicken breast recipe. Other meals in my week consisted of pre-bagged salads. This spaghetti squash was a great meal filled with all sorts of good nutrients that made for … Continue reading Cooking Dinner […]

  • Tech #5
    by Olivia on March 10, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Today, we decided to experiment with PicMonkey. PicMonkey is a photo editing and graphic design tool. It is easy to use and offers users tutorials to help them achieve their specific design needs. PicMonkey gives users the option to being with either a template or blank canvas. It also allows you make specific searches based on your… Continue reading Tech #5 […]

  • Food Myths
    by chloestoroschuk on March 10, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    We live in an age where news and advertisements are more prominent than ever. Where before they were simply fibre one bar adds in between the Simpsons they are now placed in front of our faces every time we check our Facebook, scroll Instagram or watch Buzz feed food videos on you tube. Every area… Continue reading Food Myths &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

  • A Deeper Look into 6 Native Plants: Part 1
    by sarahkalder on March 10, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    In my last post I wrote about the Native Plant Workshop I attended last week put on by the Campus Community Garden. Elder Earl Claxton Jr and Education Coordinator PEPAḴIYE Ashley Cooper  came from PEPAKEN HAUTW (Native Plant Nursery and Garden) and brought with them 4 potted plants as well as Thimbleberry clippings and Stinging … Continue reading A Deeper Look into 6 Native Plants: Part 1 &rarr […]

  • Photography: 06 March 2019
    by missmaracox on March 10, 2019 at 12:04 am

    It’s starting to get cold here in Victoria again, and keeping our heat on is just too expensive! This week we decided to get crafty and sew up our very own microwaveable heating pads. All we needed to make them was: Fabric (100% cotton so that it’s microwave safe) Thread (also cotton so that it’s … Continue reading Photography: 06 March 2019 […]

  • Rain chant presentation
    by angelaxie4150 on March 9, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Giving this presentation to the class was a good learning experience for myself and for my group. We were unsure of what was expected for this presentation as the guidelines were unclear, so we simply just created a lesson plan on how to teach the rain chant. We began our lesson by showing the class … Continue reading Rain chant presentation &rarr […]

  • Music Lesson Reflection: Rain Unit
    by laurengateley on March 9, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Creating this lesson as a group was challenging but rewarding. At first, there were so many different personalities working together that it seemed nothing was getting done. It wasn’t until we figured out that we should be harnessing these differences to find out all the different ways we could teach rain in a unit. The … Continue reading Music Lesson Reflection: Rain Unit […]

  • 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 […]

  • Knitting: Success with a Bit of Technology Mixed In!
    by missmaracox on March 9, 2019 at 8:11 am

    This new yarn has been working really well for me, and it has allowed me to make a fair bit of progress with my beginner knitting process! I have included a couple photos below of my progress: I have also used some of the video editing techniques that we have learned in our EDCI 336 … Continue reading Knitting: Success with a Bit of Technology Mixed In! […]

  • Teaching piano week 5
    by angelaxie4150 on March 8, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    After a few weeks of teaching, my students have definitely shown some improvement in their piano playing. I went over technique and scales with the brother and he was able to play a C major scale with both hands. He was playing one octave (8 notes) so I encouraged him to challenge himself and play … Continue reading Teaching piano week 5 &rarr […]

  • EDCI 306A Lesson Planning Reflection
    by emmschaefer on March 8, 2019 at 5:53 am

    This week in EDCI 306A we were given a chant with 3 Ostinato’s and asked to create a lesson plan in groups of 7-8 people. I found this to be a challenge for a few reasons, but mostly because of the large group size and my inexperience with music. My group decided to create the … Continue reading EDCI 306A Lesson Planning Reflection […]

  • Protected: Music Reflection WEEK March 4th-8th
    by erinpaigefletch on March 8, 2019 at 12:05 am

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  • Music Lesson
    by chloestoroschuk on March 7, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Receiving our practicum placements has been a very exciting and slightly nervous time in our semester. My practicum partner and I asked for a kindergarten/grade 1 class and to our surprise ended up with a 6/7 combined class. I recently learned that this is not longer called a “split”, because the curriculum is shared it… Continue reading Music Lesson &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

  • EDCI 306A – Teaching Reflection
    by Shaylin Warren on March 7, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    On Tuesday, we gathered in groups and created a lesson plan based on the following chant: Pitter, Patter, Splitter, Splatter,Raindrops fall,What does it matter? Drip, Drop Drip, Drop.Raining, raining my it’s raining. (x2) I wasn’t totally familiar with chants until Inez encouraged us to think about chants as rap; I liked that interpretation. My group … Continue reading EDCI 306A – Teaching Reflection &rarr […]

  • Coding Board Game for Students
    by angelaxie4150 on March 7, 2019 at 5:00 am

    This past week I found an amazing resource to have in the classroom to help students learn coding. Robot Turtles is a game where students have to use code cards to direct a robot turtle to the centre of the board to receive a jewel. Once this is done the board becomes more challenging by adding obstacles. … Continue reading Coding Board Game for Students &rarr […]

  • March 6, 2019
    by olivermconn on March 6, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    It’s starting to get cold here in Victoria again, and keeping our heat on is just too expensive! This week we decided to get crafty and sew up our very own microwaveable heating pads. All we needed to make them was: Fabric (100% cotton so that it’s microwave safe) Thread (also cotton so that it’s … Continue reading March 6, 2019 &rarr […]

  • Coding Board Game for Students
    by laurengateley on March 6, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    This past week I found an amazing resource to have in the classroom to help students learn coding. Robot Turtles is a game where students have to use code cards to direct a robot turtle to the centre of the board to receive a jewel. Once this is done the board becomes more challenging by … Continue reading Coding Board Game for Students […]

  • Social Media
    by chloestoroschuk on March 6, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    I’ve chosen to write about our presentation by Jesse Miller because I found it very interesting and proactive. It is so true that many of the adults in our lives speak of social media very negatively and I think that a large part of this is the feeling of being left out as well as… Continue reading Social Media &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

  • Part 1, Chapter 2
    by Shaylin Warren on March 6, 2019 at 3:59 am

    Part 1: Dark ChapterChapter 2: Resistance Is futile Yet another informative chapter. I found section 6 particularly interesting since I have freinds from the T’-Sou-ke Nation who share the same surname but have no family relation. I’ve also wondered what was up the popularity of ordinary surnames amongst Indigenous Peoples (ie. George, Joseph, Allan, etc). Keep … Continue reading Part 1, Chapter 2 &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

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

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  • Protected: ASL Blog Post #8
    by erinpaigefletch on March 6, 2019 at 1:00 am

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  • How to Access Assistive Technology
    by erinpaigefletch on March 5, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Upon researching Assistive Technology(AT) I have found that AT is clearly crucial for aiding students who have learning disabilities. Schools province wide have access to a number of resources in their classrooms to assist their students, but my question is, how do schools get access to these things. It’s no secret that electronics are expensive, … Continue reading How to Access Assistive Technology […]

  • Music Lesson
    by chloestoroschuk on March 5, 2019 at 5:21 am

    Receiving our practicum placements has been a very exciting and slightly nervous time in our semester. My practicum partner and I asked for a kindergarten/grade 1 class and to our surprise ended up with a 6/7 combined class. I recently learned that this is not longer called a “split”, because the curriculum is shared it… Continue reading Music Lesson &rarr […]

  • Week 6
    by chloestoroschuk on March 5, 2019 at 4:54 am

    This week I had a huge craving for a bacon, tomato sandwich and I decided that it would be my end of the week treat if I made sure to get active outside somehow everyday or got to the gym in between class. I went on a run to Willows beach on Monday which was… Continue reading Week 6 &rarr […]

  • Technology Inquiry Project, Post #5: Sensible Use of Technology
    by Shaylin Warren on March 5, 2019 at 3:35 am

    Incase you missed it, Beth wrote up a fantastic post last week highlighting the benefits of place-based education. In turn, I thought it would be appropriate to make a similar post analyzing the impact technology has on student learning. However, it didn’t take me long to realize just how controversial this topic is. There’s compelling … Continue reading Technology Inquiry Project, Post #5: Sensible Use of Technology &rarr […]

  • Science Podcasts in the Classroom
    by sarahkalder on March 4, 2019 at 4:11 am

    I recently listened to and reviewed 3 different science podcasts, Brains On!, But Why and Tumbler. All shows provide provocations in the form of an unknown sound or a question, these are opportunities to press pause and reflect either as a class, in pairs or independently. When listening to podcasts kids can close their eyes … Continue reading Science Podcasts in the Classroom &rarr […]

  • Photography: 27 February 2019
    by missmaracox on March 3, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    This week was our reading week so our whole group went and traveled every which way! Of course, our individual adventures meant that we couldn’t meet up as a group to work collaboratively on a theme this week, so we chose to document some of our travels! We each have some individual pictures that we … Continue reading Photography: 27 February 2019 […]

  • Snack Attack
    by laurengateley on March 3, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    This week I wanted to focus on good healthy snacks that could help sustain me throughout my long days. I think snacks are important because I know for me, when I start getting hungry it’s hard to focus on things and it’s hard to be in a good mood when you are hungry. This reinforced … Continue reading Snack Attack […]

  • #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 […]

  • Native Plant Workshop
    by sarahkalder on March 2, 2019 at 11:59 pm

     One of the other future teachers in our cohort Shaylin sent me a link to a Native Plant workshop put on by the Campus Community Garden here at Uvic. The event featured elder Earl Claxton Jr. and PEPAḴIYE Ashley Cooper from PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ Native Plants & Garden Program located at the ȽÁU, WELṈEW̱ Tribal School in Brentwood … Continue reading Native Plant Workshop &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

    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 my first year of post-secondary. I … 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Technology Inquiry Project, Post #4: Why Outdoor Education?
    by Shaylin Warren on February 27, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    You can find Beth’s most recent blogpost here, where she documents research regarding one of our overarching themes. Moreover, please note our shift in language as we move away from “outdoor education” over to a more appropriate term coined “place-based education.” Check out Beth’s post for more detail. […]

  • Inquiry Visit
    by chloestoroschuk on February 27, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Our school visit to George Jay elementary school was very helpful and inspiring. I think that our program we learn so much about inquiry but never really see what it looks like hands on or really how to implement it into a class. Rebecca Bathhurst-Hunt has been teaching for 7 years and has successfully learned… Continue reading Inquiry Visit &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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Coding: True and False
    by angelaxie4150 on February 26, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Coding in its simplest form can be broken down into 1’s and 0’s. A 1 means it is TRUE and a 0 means it is FALSE. One thing to always keep in mind is that if something is not true then it is false. This system is called Boolean algebra. When coding it is important … Continue reading Coding: True and False &rarr […]

  • Coding 101
    by angelaxie4150 on February 26, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    I’ve decided to do Coding as my Tech Inquiry project because I see the increasing value in the role technology has in our society and in our classrooms. It is no longer acceptable to just be tech competent, students must learn to be tech fluent. To help me along in this process I have recruited … Continue reading Coding 101 &rarr […]

  • by chloestoroschuk on February 26, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Blog Post 3: For our Digital Photography project this week we decided to give it a theme which was Valentines day. We wanted to make a special treat for our classmates( Cupcakes) and to document the process that went into making them as a way to capture how fun it can be do do things… Continue reading &rarr […]

  • by chloestoroschuk on February 26, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Blog Post 2: For our photography this week we decided to experiment with the outdoor education side of inquiry-based learning. We chose to go down to the beach and build a fort! While this may sound simple, the act of building a fort out of driftwood actually provides a great outlet for hands on learning.… Continue reading &rarr […]

  • by chloestoroschuk on February 26, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Blog Post 1: We were so excited to get started on learning all about photography and different ways that it can be incorporated into the classroom. For our first week we chose to sit down and really specify what direction we wanted to take our learning in (as there are endless possibilities). We decided that… Continue reading &rarr […]

  • 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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  • Musical Growth
    by sarahkalder on February 26, 2019 at 5:09 am

    It took me a while to choose a song for my musical growth plan. I wanted a song that was challenging (voice cracks on the high notes) yet achievable (no Florence Welch or Whitney Houston). In 2010 a friend of mine played a Youtube video of Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Soderberg covering folk band … Continue reading Musical Growth &rarr […]

  • Midterm Reflection of Musical Growth
    by missmaracox on February 25, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Through these past 6 weeks, I have gone from never playing a string instrument to successfully learning how to play the Am, G, C, and F chords on the ukulele. My musical experience at the beginning of this course was very limited, and the last instrument that I had picked up was a trombone that … Continue reading Midterm Reflection of Musical Growt […]

  • Protected: ASL Blog Post Week #7
    by erinpaigefletch on February 25, 2019 at 1:03 pm

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  • Teaching piano weeks 3 & 4
    by angelaxie4150 on February 25, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Over the last 2 weeks, my piano teaching has been quite successful. I ended up teaching two students, a brother and a sister and I realized that I had underestimated their skills and knowledge on the piano. Both of them already knew how to read notes, so that made my job a lot easier. They … Continue reading Teaching piano weeks 3 & 4 &rarr […]

  • Part 1, Chapter 1
    by Shaylin Warren on February 25, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Part 1: Dark ChapterChapter 1: The Beginning So far I’m really enjoying “21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act.” In comparison with my experience reading the Indian Act of 1876, it’s much more informative and I’m rarely left with unanswered questions. Bob Joseph does a fantastic job breaking the Indian Act down … Continue reading Part 1, Chapter 1 &rarr […]

  • Knitting: A Multi-Coloured Solution!
    by missmaracox on February 24, 2019 at 3:54 am

    I did not expect to come across a solution to my yarn woes while I was seeking out mason jars in a local Dollar Store, but solutions seem to sometimes appear in unexpected places! I found a rainbow-coloured acrylic yarn that was a lighter weight that the previous yarn that I had been trying to … Continue reading Knitting: A Multi-Coloured Solution! […]

  • Reading Break
    by chloestoroschuk on February 23, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    So for this reading break I really wanted to focus on getting back on track with sleep, exercise, and nutrition. I found the best, easiest recipe in the world for banana pancakes and it has changed the breakfast game monumentally. When we had the snow day during the week before reading break our house had… Continue reading Reading Break &rarr […]

  • Technology Inquiry Project, Post #3: Tree Mapping
    by Shaylin Warren on February 22, 2019 at 12:15 am

    For this blogpost I decided to explore one of the references that Bethany had listed in her previous post. More specifically, an academic article titled, “Local Tree Mapping: A Collaborative, Place-Based Activity Integrating Science, Technology, Math, and Geography” by Erica Blatt. I was instantly hooked. This insightful article provides detailed instruction and an abundance of … Continue reading Technology Inquiry Project, Post #3: Tree Mapping &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

  • Protected: ASL Blog Post Week #6
    by erinpaigefletch on February 19, 2019 at 12:22 am

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  • Week 5
    by chloestoroschuk on February 17, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    This week has been a very crazy one as a I got very sick right at the beginning and had troubles really prepping a meal. I want to be truthful in this blog so I ended up eating a lot of yams and pasta, big carbohydrate loads that were easy to make. While I don’t… Continue reading Week 5 &rarr […]

  • Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness
    by missmaracox on February 17, 2019 at 12:36 am

    I came across a book this past week that looks like it will have some great strategies and activities for integrating social-emotional learning and mindfulness into my future classroom and teaching practice. It’s called Everyday SEL In Elementary School: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Into Your Classroom, by Carla Tantillo Philibert. It looks like a … Continue reading Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness […]

  • Technology Inquiry Project, Post #2: Gathering Research
    by Shaylin Warren on February 16, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Check out Beth’s latest update on our project here! […]

  • Music growth- midterm
    by angelaxie4150 on February 15, 2019 at 2:04 am

    For my music learning goal, I wanted to learn how to play one song using at least 3 chords while singing at the same time. I chose to learn “Can’t help falling in love” by Elvis Presley. This song uses eight chords but they are on the easier side which is a really good beginner … Continue reading Music growth- midterm &rarr […]

  • 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act
    by Shaylin Warren on February 14, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    For Valentine’s Day, my boyfriend dearest gifted me the book, “21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act” by Bob Joseph. This guide is intended to help Canadians make reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a reality. I have high hopes for this book as I really want to learn more about how the Indian … Continue reading 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act &rarr […]

  • Photography: 13 February 2019
    by missmaracox on February 14, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Our theme for this week’s Digital Photography project was Valentine’s Day. We decided to make Valentine’s cupcakes for our classmates, and we chose to document the process that went into making them as a way to capture how fun it can be to do things for others. While this was a very simple task, it … Continue reading Photography: 13 February 2019 […]

  • Protected: Midterm Musical Growth
    by erinpaigefletch on February 13, 2019 at 11:58 pm

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  • 13 Moons of the Saanich Year
    by sarahkalder on February 13, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Seasonal rounds refers to the the WSANEC peoples movement from one resource gathering area to another, this movement is cyclical following the cycles of the moon. In the spring, summer and fall the people would be moving throughout their territory collecting and processing different resources while in the winter they would gather in their winter … Continue reading 13 Moons of the Saanich Year &rarr […]

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

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

  • Mid Semester Ukelele
    by laurengateley on February 12, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    It’s been a few weeks and I have been able to practice the ukulele to achieve my overall goal of playing Vance Joy’s song Riptide while singing. Firstly, I learned that the grade 4’s ukulele’s are tuned higher to A,D,F,B whereas a regular tuning is G,C,E,A. So I had to do a bit of research … Continue reading Mid Semester Uk […]

  • 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 […]

  • Protected: ASL Blog Post Week #5
    by erinpaigefletch on February 12, 2019 at 11:26 am

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. […]

  • Coding: True and False
    by laurengateley on February 12, 2019 at 5:11 am

    Coding in its simplest form can be broken down into 1’s and 0’s. A 1 means it is TRUE and a 0 means it is FALSE. One thing to always keep in mind is that if something is not true then it is false. This system is called Boolean algebra. When coding it is important … Continue reading Coding: True and Fals […]

  • 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 […]

  • Chinese New Year Dragon
    by laurengateley on February 10, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    This craft was a fun and engaging way to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Each student was given a red oval for a part of the body and feathers, glitter glue and scrap paper to decorate. I did this craft with kindergarten’s and grade 1’s. I found the best way to organize it was to … Continue reading Chinese New Year Dragon […]

  • The Most Important Meal of the Day
    by laurengateley on February 10, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    Most of us have heard of the saying “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” Personally I see a huge difference when I do not eat breakfast. Within an hour or two I get very hungry and take on the overall persona of a hangry person. That’s why this week I am focusing … Continue reading The Most Important Meal of the Day […]

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

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  • EDCI 306A: Mid-term Evidence of Growth
    by Shaylin Warren on February 9, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Over the course of the semester I’ve been following my musical growth plan. According to my plan, I was supposed to reach and complete page #33 (introduction of the Grand Staff) of Alfred’s Lesson Book – Level 1A. I’ve accomplished that goal, which means I’m on track to finish my musical growth plan on time!Learning … Continue reading EDCI 306A: Mid-term Evidence of Growth &rarr […]

  • Knitting: A Few Frustrations with Some Much Too Chunky Yarn
    by missmaracox on February 9, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    These past couple weeks have been crazy busy, but I have tried to make time to continue this knitting journey. Below is a video from YouTuber HappyBerry Knitting that I found to be very helpful while I was learning the knit stitch: Initially, my progress with this stitch came along very well! I did eventually … Continue reading Knitting: A Few Frustrations with Some Much Too Chunky Yarn […]

  • Teaching piano week 2
    by angelaxie4150 on February 9, 2019 at 2:43 am

    Originally, I was going to start teaching piano last weekend on Saturday, however the student I was going to teach was sick and could not make it to her lesson. Instead, I decided to spend this time to focus on my theory analysis homework. Outside of taking classes at uvic, I also take a class … Continue reading Teaching piano week 2 &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

  • Indian Act, 1876 ; RESERVES, PROTECTION OF RESERVES & SPECIAL RESERVES.
    by Shaylin Warren on February 8, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    I’ve just finished reading the content associated with three more headings in the Indian Act, 1876. Overall, it outlines the rules and regulations regarding reserve lands and resources. I believe there is a huge lack of understanding concerning how and why reserves are organized today. I often hear and read of people slandering reserves and … Continue reading Indian Act, 1876 ; RESERVES, PROTECTION OF RESERVES & SPECIAL RESERVES. &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 […]

  • Photography: 06 February 2019
    by missmaracox on February 7, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    For our photography this week we decided to experiment with the outdoor education side of inquiry-based learning. We chose to go down to the beach and build a fort! While this may sound simple, the act of building a fort out of driftwood actually provides a great outlet for hands on learning. While we were … Continue reading Photography: 06 February 2019 […]

  • School Visit
    by chloestoroschuk on February 6, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    Today’s school visit was very inspiring and interesting. Going into a school like this and meeting the students is very eye opening and really shows how diverse schools can be while being functional. The students all worked on their own inquiry projects and decided what information that they wanted to learn in the day, with… Continue reading School Visit &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

  • Protected: ASL Blog Post Week #4
    by erinpaigefletch on February 5, 2019 at 10:41 pm

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  • The SENĆOŦEN Speaking People
    by sarahkalder on February 5, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    WSÁNEĆ territory is diverse, you can find sandy beaches, rocky shoreline and hilltops, coastal bluffs, estuary flatland and the odd open meadowland. The WSÁNEĆ people travelled in small groups between their winter villages on the coast and across parts of their territory on southeastern Vancouver Island, San Juan Islands and the Gulf Islands to gather … Continue reading The SENĆOŦEN Speaking People &rarr […]

  • Tech Inquiry: What is Assistive Technology?
    by erinpaigefletch on February 5, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Assistive technology is a topic that I feel very foreign to. This is perhaps the number one reason why I chose this topic for my tech inquiry project. When I look back at my elementary years, I have a difficult time recalling any use of technology in the classroom, besides of course, scheduled computer lab … Continue reading Tech Inquiry: What is Assistive Technology? […]

  • 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 […]

  • Week 4: Food and Sleep
    by chloestoroschuk on February 5, 2019 at 4:41 am

    Having the goals from last week has actually really helped me while wanting to snack when studying in biblio cafe or downtown. For three mornings in a row I have had overnight oats and really enjoyed a break from my regular eggs, the maple banana was my favourite but was definitely a little bit sweet.… Continue reading Week 4: Food and Sleep &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

  • Prepping to Meal Prep
    by laurengateley on February 3, 2019 at 5:44 am

    This week was the beginning of what seemed was going to be a long process. This was the first time I had thought out my meals well in advance. My goal for this week was to start small, to meal prep just a few meals that I could eat on multiple days. I found the … Continue reading Prepping to Meal Pr […]

  • 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 […]

  • Knitting: Supplies, Casting-On, and the Knit Stitch
    by missmaracox on February 1, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I was very glad that I had done my research before going to the store to begin picking out the needles and yarn that I wanted to use! The sheer number of knitting needles and types of yarn was daunting to say the least! The next step was to learn how to cast-on. There are … Continue reading Knitting: Supplies, Casting-On, and the Knit Stitc […]

  • Technology Inquiry Project, Post #1: Bridging the Gap
    by Shaylin Warren on January 31, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Bethany and I have started to generate some ideas for our Tech Inquiry Project! We decided to explore what roles (if any) networking technologies can play in outdoor education. At first glance, networking technology and outdoor education seem like binary opposites. I remember watching TV while my mom lectured me about how kids nowadays spend … Continue reading Technology Inquiry Project, Post #1: Bridging the Gap &rarr […]

  • Photography: 30 January 2019
    by missmaracox on January 31, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    We were so excited to get started on learning all about photography and different ways that it can be incorporated into the classroom. For our first week, we chose to sit down and really specify what direction we wanted to take our learning in (as there are endless possibilities). We decided that we wanted to … Continue reading Photography: 30 January 2019 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Balance
    by chloestoroschuk on January 30, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    As I’ve been working on my meal prepping I’ve realized that simply making one meal for the week isn’t quite enough to be the change that I wanted to see from this project. While I made a big batch of curry this week I also had copious amounts of peanut butter toast, got a treat… Continue reading Balance &rarr […]

  • Teaching piano week 1
    by angelaxie4150 on January 30, 2019 at 7:24 am

    In preparation for my first lesson that I will be teaching starting in February, I looked up some resources and pulled out a few piano books that had been lying around in my basement that I thought would be helpful. Initially, I was feeling a bit lost and I wasn’t quite sure on where to … Continue reading Teaching piano week 1 &rarr […]

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

    We started our class today with a video-conferencing session with Ian Landy, the principal at Edgehill Elementary School in Powell River. The experience of a class-wide video conferencing session was a new one for me, and I was completely unaware that entire rooms for these sessions even existed at UVIC. The session with Ian was incredibly … Continue reading 29 January 2019: Video Conferencing with Ian Landy […]

  • Blog Post 3# Formative Assesement, Video Conferences, Video/Audio Editing
    by chloestoroschuk on January 30, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Today in class we got the opportunity to talk to a really unique individual who has a totally different view on assessment. Instead of the formal “report card”, Ian Landry has been using a tool called E-Portfolio’s which are a form of assessing students by gradually accumulating their work throughout the year to be able… Continue reading Blog Post 3# Formative Assesement, Video Conferences, Video/Audio Editing &rarr […]

  • Indian Act, 1876 ; TERMS
    by Shaylin Warren on January 29, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    The first few pages of the Indian Act, 1876 ; outlines various terms and definitions. Here are some (copy and pasted) terms that I found most interesting: Indians. 3. The term “Indian” means First. Any male person of Indian blood reputed to belong to a particular band ;Secondly. Any child of such person ; Thirdly. … Continue reading Indian Act, 1876 ; TERMS &rarr […]

  • Technology Inquiry – Assistive Technology
    by erinpaigefletch on January 29, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    In our tech inquiry project, we are planning to discover and learn more about assistive technology. To learn more about this, we are planning to research and interview outside sources. Throughout these blog posts, we will post weekly progress and ways we would use assistive technology in a classroom. By the end of our research, … Continue reading Technology Inquiry – Assistive Technology […]

  • Protected: ASL Blog Post Week #3
    by erinpaigefletch on January 29, 2019 at 1:43 pm

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  • Saanich Ethnobotany
    by sarahkalder on January 29, 2019 at 3:41 am

    Ethnobotany: the scientific study of the traditional knowledge and customs of a people concerning plants and their medical, religious, and other uses. When researching local plants and their uses I came across Nancy J. Turner an ethnobotanist and emeritus professor (retired professor) at Uvic who has worked with First Nations elders for over 40 years … Continue reading Saanich Ethnobotany &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

  • Cooking 101
    by laurengateley on January 28, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Previously I intended on doing a Southwestern Mandarine open inquiry project to prepare me for my practicum to China. However, due to recent events I came to the difficult conclusion to stay local this year for my practicum and consequently decided to change my open passion inquiry to cooking. To start, I would like to … Continue reading Cooking 101 […]

  • Knitting: The Basics
    by missmaracox on January 26, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    This week, I realized how much I needed to learn about knitting before I was able to even pick up my yarn and needles. There are many options for types, sizes, and material for needles and yarn, which is definitely intimidating for a (very) beginner knitter! I started off my knitting journey by looking through … Continue reading Knitting: The Basics […]

  • Breakfast
    by chloestoroschuk on January 25, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    So I made the curry in my last blog and it ended up being very cost effective and tasty, everything ended up being about $8 and it is lasting me through the entire week. The next thing I am going to be working on is breakfast, my breakfast are always the same and I think… Continue reading Breakfast &rarr […]

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

    We began our Technology Innovation class today by looking at EdCamp and the benefits that this format has, both as a method of professional learning for teachers and as a form of learning within the classroom. This format allows educators to create personalized discussion sessions that are engaging and learner-driven, and allow participants to share … Continue reading 22 January 2019: EdCamp & Professional Learning […]

  • Blog Post 1# Most Likely to Succeed
    by chloestoroschuk on January 22, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    The video we watched was really interesting and very progressive. The students going to the  school featured were experiencing a completely different type of education that I had ever experienced. The students were very set to work on their projects together and individually, the classrooms were set up so that the students were not completing… Continue reading Blog Post 1# Most Likely to Succeed &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ukelele: The beginning
    by laurengateley on January 22, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    I am starting this journey at ground zero. I have past experience with reading notes for piano but a string instrument is unknown territory for me. At the after school care that I work at the grade 4’s I see are learning Ukulele too. They became my introduction to all things Ukulele. They even had … Continue reading Ukelele: The beginning […]

  • Southwestern Mandarin
    by laurengateley on January 22, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    The YouTube video below is very informational. It did not help my speak Mandarin but I feel it was very helpful for understanding the language before I started to learn to actually speak. Another thing that I tried was the Duolingo app on my iPhone. In the past, I have used this app to brush … Continue reading Southwestern Mandarin […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Blog Post #2 Ed Camp and Professional Learning Environments
    by chloestoroschuk on January 22, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Today in class we focused on Ed camps. An idea in which passionate individuals come together to share their idea’s on important education topics and ventures. I think this is a really unique idea and a great way to get people collaborating and creating strong learning environments and opportunities for students and teachers alike. There… Continue reading Blog Post #2 Ed Camp and Professional Learning Environments &rarr […]

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

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. […]

  • Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being
    by sarahkalder on January 22, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    I thought I would start my open inquiry by looking back through my notes from the Indigenous Studies course I took at Camosun in the fall of 2017 as my Canadian studies pre-requisite to the Teacher Education Program at Uvic. I also found a great e-book called Pulling Together: A Guide for Front Line Staff, … Continue reading Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being &rarr […]

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

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

  • My Game Plan
    by chloestoroschuk on January 22, 2019 at 5:15 am

    Okay so starting off my healthy meal preparation and fitness goals have to start with a game plan in order to be successfully executed. For my first week I’m going to make a healthy Thai curry that my friend Arriane is coming over to make with me this Wednesday. She took a trip to Thailand… Continue reading My Game Plan &rarr […]

  • Protected: ASL Blog Post Week #2
    by erinpaigefletch on January 22, 2019 at 12:57 am

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

    Project-based learning in the 21st century. During our class on January 15th, we spent the first 90 minutes watching the film Most Likely to Succeed, which looks into the increasing issues with conventional education systems in the 21st century. The film focuses on High Tech High, a system of charter schools located in San Diego, … Continue reading 15 January 2019: Most Likely to Succeed […]

  • Decided
    by Shaylin Warren on January 21, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    As you might recall from my last post, I was trying to decide whether I wanted to learn how to knit or how to use foreign accents for my Open Inquiry Assignment. After bringing these ideas to class with me on Tuesday, I left with the impression that learning foreign accents could likely work in … Continue reading Decided &rarr […]

  • My passion project
    by angelaxie4150 on January 21, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    For my passion project, I had a difficult time deciding what I wanted to do. There are many things that I am interested in such as painting, cooking, photography, and exploring the outdoors. After much thought, I finally decided on something that I have wanted to do for a while now- to teach piano. Music … Continue reading My passion project &rarr […]

  • Coding 101
    by laurengateley on January 21, 2019 at 3:17 am

    I’ve decided to do Coding as my Tech Inquiry project because I see the increasing value in the role technology has in our society and in our classrooms. It is no longer acceptable to just be tech competent, students must learn to be tech fluent. To help me along in this process I have recruited … Continue reading Coding 101 […]

  • Open Inquiry: Knitting
    by missmaracox on January 19, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    For my EDCI 336 Technology Innovation Open Inquiry project, I have chosen to document my process as I learn how to knit. Growing up, I have distinct memories of my mom’s knitting basket, full of skeins of yarn, knitting needles, and projects at various stages of completion. I was always impressed with the whole creation … Continue reading Open Inquiry: Knitting […]

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

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. […]

  • Protected: ASL Blog Post Week #1
    by erinpaigefletch on January 16, 2019 at 9:40 pm

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  • Decision Time
    by Shaylin Warren on January 15, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Today I must choose a topic to pursue for my Open Inquiry Assignment. I have two (very different) areas of interest at the moment. My first idea was to learn how to knit. I imagine that I will enjoy knitting one day, so why not use this time to learn now? On the other hand, … Continue reading Decision Time &rarr […]

  • My learning goals
    by angelaxie4150 on January 15, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    My main goal for this course is to be confident in my writing in order to fully express what I am passionate about and to connect with the community. Because I am new to the concept of blogging, I’m not too sure what to expect from it. I hope to become comfortable with blogging and … Continue reading My learning goals &rarr […]

  • Native plants and their uses
    by sarahkalder on January 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    I love spending time outside, in the spring and summer you will find me in my garden, planting seeds, weeding or watering, watching something the size of a grain of sand turn into sustaining nourishment. Every year I attempt to grow something new, last year it was broccoli and cauliflower. At the moment my garden … Continue reading Native plants and their uses &rarr […]

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

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  • Hitting the higher notes
    by sarahkalder on January 15, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    My musical inquiry for this term is to improve my singing voice. I have always loved to sing, a habit I picked up from my Mom and a sure fire way to know that I am in a good mood. As a kid I would put on The Bodyguard soundtrack, sit really close to the … Continue reading Hitting the higher notes &rarr […]

  • Learning Goals
    by sarahkalder on January 15, 2019 at 5:44 am

    I am looking forward to adding some online tools to my virtual tool-belt by the end of this semester. Technology already plays a significant role in the daily lives of Canadians and as a teacher I will be preparing my students to be citizens of a digital world. Technology has the potential to empower our … Continue reading Learning Goals &rarr […]

  • Who Am I?
    by chloestoroschuk on January 15, 2019 at 2:30 am

    My name is Chloe Storoschuk and I am 20 years old. I was born and raised in a town called Williams Lake right splat in the middle of British Columbia’s interior. I lived quite a ways out of town growing up so really got to experience what it was like to be a so called… Continue reading Who Am I? &rarr […]

  • Protected: Learning ASL
    by erinpaigefletch on January 12, 2019 at 11:19 pm

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

    Just trying to add some categories her […]

  • Things I want to Learn
    by chloestoroschuk on January 9, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    There are many things that I’ve always wanted to learn but have never had the time or motivation to apply them. There are so many fun, useful and crazy activities to do in the world and it’s unfortunate how life can fill up so much with mundane actions that these activities are set to the… Continue reading Things I want to Learn &rarr […]

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

    Trying out the internet world of blogging […]

  • My Teaching Philosophy
    by laurengateley on January 8, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    This website is intended to showcase my journey becoming a teacher. My current teaching philosophy is that every child has a different learning style and skillset. Therefore, children require learning through a diverse set of modalities, so that each child can learn in their own way. Otherwise, children become subjected to being a fish that … Continue reading My Teaching Philosophy […]

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