Working with Menus

Many of you have created your WordPress blog by now, but a common tendency is to use “Pages” to create all content on your site for your menus. While you may want some static pages on your site (likely for an “About Me” page), to separate your course blogs (e.g., EDCI 336 and EDCI 306A) or to separate assignments (e.g., open inquiry and tech inquiry), you will need to:

  1. Create categories
  2. Add categories to your blog posts
  3. Create a menu item from a category

First off, before you start working in the basic gray-coloured menu, go to the better black-coloured menu by adding “/wp-admin” to the end of your blog URL. Make sure you aren’t using a long goobly-goop URL first. That is, NOT: https://wordpress.com/view/thenameofmyblog.wordpress.com
It should look like: http://thenameofmyblog.wordpress.com/wp-admin

Create Categories

  • click to Posts
  • click on Categories
  • enter the name for your category. To separate EDCI 336 posts from EDCI 306A posts, for example, create one category for EDCI 336 (“edci336”) and one category for EDCI 306A (“edci306A”). Next up, for EDCI 336, create categories as per our naming convention for competencies using the same capitalization, spelling, and spaces.
  • click on Add New Category

Add Categories to Your Blog Posts

  • When editing a blog post, on the right side, you will see two tabs. One says Document and beside it is Block. 
  • Click on Document
  • Click on Categories to expand it to see the drop-down menu. You should be able to see the categories you created. Check all appropriate ones (e.g, EDCI 336 and Tech Inquiry and Video Editing).

Create a Menu Item Based on a Category

Once you have created categories, you can add menu items based on them. If you haven’t applied categories to a post yet, you can still create menus based on them. Former EDCI 336 learners from three years ago created a video tutorial for how to do create menus using categories using the Camtasia screen capture software that is available in the lab. Alternatively, the steps are described below:

  • Go to Appearance 
  • Click on Menus
  • Click on Categories to expand the drop-down menu
  • Click View All
  • Checkmark the categories you want to add to the menu. They will appear at the bottom of the menu list on the right side.
  • Drag and drop your new menu item to where you want it on the menu list. Note, indenting a menu item under another menu creates a drop-down or submenu.
  • Click Save Menu

That’s it! You should start setting up the menus and categories for your course(s) and for the competencies you are working on. You can also simply create all the competency categories for the course at once. For EDCI 336, we would recommend EDCI 336 as a top menu item and three submenus: Open Inquiry, Tech Inquiry, and EdTech. You are free to design the rest of your sites’s content/menus based on your preferences and can use this blog for multiple courses and to develop into an ongoing professional portfolio. We are happy to support you. Enjoy designing your site!

Most Likely To Succeed Film

For those of you who may have missed watching the Most Likely to Succeed film together in class, you can catch up by watching it online using the link below. Note: this film is restricted to those watching from on campus or those accessing it from off campus using a VPN to connect to campus using a UVic netlink ID and password. For any assistance in watching it from off-campus or how to set up a UVic VPN, please contact the UVic Help Desk. If accessing it correctly, you should not have to create any accounts or log in in any way.

Click here to watch Most Likely to Succeed.

Google Form for Public Sharing of Topics and Online Presence (optional)

We have created an online Google Form for those of you in the class, who would like to share their inquiry topics and online presence publicly. This form is also used to collect consent and information for sharing a Trello board to support inquiry projects this term. FIPPA and Privacy has been discussed extensively in class, so you should be aware that this is not required, but is available to you as per your privacy preferences. If you prefer to keep your responses private, you may email your instructor with your responses to the questions on the form instead of using the form. For more information about FIPPA and privacy, please visit our pages on that topic under Educational Competencies on this website. 

Please complete this form (or email your responses to your instructor) as soon as possible or before your third class at the latest. Note: you can submit the form again if you need to add a response to a field you previously left blank or if you are updated/changing your information.

Google Form for Trello set-up, Public Sharing of Topics, and Online Presence

WordPress Website Creation

Here is a link to a WordPress website creation tutorial created by the UVic Libraries Digital Scholarship Commons (DSC): http://bit.ly/2NTFP4p

If you have any questions or need help with setting up your WordPress website, feel free to stop by the DSC on the 3rd floor of the library in the new part of the building, or email dscommons@uvic.ca to set up an appointment.

Additional resources can be found on the WordPress Resources page of this website. Be sure to also check out the WordPress Competencies page, which lists the various tasks you should complete.

EDCI 336 Course Site

Welcome to the website for EDCI 336: Technology Innovation in Education at the University of Victoria!

This is the main website related to the course. From here, you can find everything you need to make progress or to find help. On this site, you can also find links to the following important resources:

EDCI 336 Blog Hub – This site aggregates and curates learner blog posts. The link to this is on the top right side of the course website.

Twitter hashtags for the course are #edci336 and #edci336news, which are also linked on the top right side of the course website

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your instructor to give feedback on either site or email edci336@uvic.ca

We look forward to learning with you!

 

Spring 2019 A02 POSTS

  • Podcasting Group Work
    by Nat on February 15, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    We are doing a group inquiry on the possible use of podcasting as a medium in the classroom. Both listening to podcasts and the making of one. As our group took a bit to finalize we have started with sharing ideas. Currently we would like to find podcast resources for teachers and information on how … Continue reading Podcasting Group Work &rarr […]

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

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

  • Technology Inquiry Project Week 2: Update
    by bethany_v on February 15, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Hello everyone, Sorry to those who have been waiting for this week’s post from Shaylin or I about how the worlds of networked technology and outdoor education can be blended for elementary or middle school students. I had written up an over 900-word blog post for it on Tuesday, which got deleted somehow just before … Continue reading Technology Inquiry Project Week 2: Updat […]

  • 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 […]

  • Week 3: Updated Posts about my Grandparents and Great-Grandparents
    by bethany_v on February 15, 2019 at 12:11 am

    Hello everyone, Just wanted to let you all know that I have now updated all of my current posts about my family history! I recommend checking out my posts about my grandparents and my great-grandparents (including my part 2 of the great-grandparents post) if you have the password to see all of the new pictures I … Continue reading Week 3: Updated Posts about my Grandparents and Great-Grandparents […]

  • Protected: My Guitar Learnings Thus Far…
    by bethany_v on February 14, 2019 at 11:35 pm

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

  • Warrior 2 and stress relieving poses
    by cameranmillar on February 14, 2019 at 3:00 am

    Warrior 2 The warrior 2 pose is a great pose for balance and building up heat during your practice. Here are the steps to performing a great warrior two pose: Starting in mountain pose, take an exhale and move your left foot behind your right foot about 3 and a half feet apart. Turn your … Continue reading Warrior 2 and stress relieving poses &rarr […]

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

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

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

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

  • Reflecting on the moon
    by Nat on February 13, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    This past month I have been comparing and contrasting the way various books explain the formation of the earth and moon. I finished gathering this information last week but was unable to decide on how to present the information. I didn’t want to simply write out everything as that would take a while, I had … Continue reading Reflecting on the moon &rarr […]

  • Midterm Reflection
    by arianakelly0914 on February 13, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    For my personalized learning project in music, I chose to learn the ukulele. So far it has been a fun process, although frustrating at times. I have found it hard to devote a lot of time to it due to school classes, my work schedule, and homework. However, so far I have been allotting some […]

  • The Earth and The Moon
    by Nat on February 13, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    There have been many  theories as to how the earth and moon were formed. Here are a few possibilities from a few points in time. 1863 “Reasons Why: Physical Geography” The first and oldest book does not mention the moon but offers two explanations of the earth’s core. It is either molten or solid (and … Continue reading The Earth and The Moon &rarr […]

  • Reflection #6
    by arianakelly0914 on February 13, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    As an educator who will teach music, I think my greatest personal weakness is that I am a perfectionist. I always want everything to go smoothly and have a pleasing result. However, as an educator this is impossible when working with children. So many factors can come into play, and there is never one result […]

  • Reflection #5
    by arianakelly0914 on February 13, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    My greatest musical strength is that I am learning myself. Learning is a journey, which is on going, a person never stops learning throughout their whole life. Personally, music has never been a passion or skill of mine. I am always learning new things, and new music skills. Right now, I am learning how to […]

  • Reflection #4
    by arianakelly0914 on February 13, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    My greatest musical weakness is that I do not have a lot of musical experience. I remember doing a small unit on both the recorder and ukulele in elementary school, and then it was mandatory to take band for three years in middle school, where I played the trumpet. However, I really did not enjoy […]

  • Reflection #3
    by arianakelly0914 on February 13, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Over the last week, I have come to realize that I really need to work on my confidence. Confidence is a big component in any learning process. It is hard to feel confident learning something new if you feel uncomfortable. However, not having any confidence hinders the ability to succeed and self-handicaps new learners. Moving […]

  • Reflection #2
    by arianakelly0914 on February 13, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    In regards to music education, I am most passionate about incorporating music into daily learning. I think music is a great medium for learning but not used enough in the classroom. Music is very versatile and lends itself nicely to make cross-curricular connections with other subjects. I have also seen how music can influence the […]

  • Reflection #1
    by arianakelly0914 on February 13, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    As an educator who will teach music, I think my greatest strengths are empathy and patience. As a teacher I think it is important to have a very understanding environment. Each student will have different experiences and skill levels and they will each learn differently. As an educator it is your job to be patient […]

  • Progress – Midterm
    by Tori Talks on February 13, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    My goal by the midterm mark was to learn one song that involves plucking and strumming. I chose the song “Here Comes the Sun”. I learnt this song by watching videos and and looking at a sheet with the chords and singing on it. In my video, I will be singing and playing the song. … Continue reading "Progress – Midterm" […]

  • Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry Reflection
    by Tori Talks on February 13, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    I found this school visit very interesting. I liked how there was no specific classroom set up, where instead there were rooms designated for certain learning spaces. there was a maker space, science lab, a quiet space to study, and a more collaborative place to work where students were able to engage in conversations while … Continue reading "Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry Reflection" […]

  • by alinameyer5369 on February 13, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Today for breakfast I made french toast. To add more nutrients to this meal, I recommend you add some fresh fruit. As I was snowed in, I didn’t have many groceries so this was a simple recipe I could make with regular items I have in the fridge. Usually I would just have peanut butter […]

  • Midterm Reflection – Ukulele
    by juliafalzon336 on February 13, 2019 at 3:16 am

    Learning the ukulele for the past month has presented many challenges, but has become a rewarding experience. At first, I had trouble tuning my ukulele and, since it was out of tune, everything that I played on it sounded bad. This discouraged me. It also deterred me from practicing every day like I had planned … Continue reading Midterm Reflection – Uku […]

  • Open Inquiry Blog Post #6
    by juliafalzon336 on February 13, 2019 at 2:09 am

    It is day 28 today; I am have been learning Italian for 4 weeks now! Honestly, it is getting a lot more difficult. At first, I just learned the basics: common nouns and a few phrases. Lots of Italian words are similar to English words, so it was easy to identify them. They also provided … Continue reading Open Inquiry Blog Post #6 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Music Midterm
    by cameranmillar on February 12, 2019 at 6:15 pm

      For my music midterm I learned four chords C, Am, F and G7 which are the four chords used in my final song “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King. I was practicing each chord and switching in the order of the chords that go in the song to get better practice. The chords … Continue reading Music Midterm &rarr […]

  • Tech Inquiry
    by juliafalzon336 on February 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Maeve, Olivia, and I are all pretty unfamiliar with graphic design. Broadly, all of us are simply curious about what it is and how to do it. Specifically, we are interested in how we could use it to enhance our teaching practice. This article gave us a few ideas about how to do so. The … Continue reading Tech Inquiry […]

  • 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 […]

  • by alinameyer5369 on February 12, 2019 at 3:33 am

    For dinner, I made Meatball Subs with only 5 ingredients, from Jamie Oliver’s cookbook mentioned in my resource findings. It is a delicious meal that has lots of protein, good carbs, and if paired with a salad, many vegetables. You can find the recipe here. This took me about 30 minutes from start to finish. […]

  • by alinameyer5369 on February 12, 2019 at 3:17 am

    Tonight I made a Teriyaki Chicken Stir-fry! I served it with Basmati rice. The total time to make this meal was one hour because I made the Basmati in a rice cooker which takes 60 minutes. Just the stir-fry takes about 30 minutes. Below are the steps and all the ingredients I used. First, start […]

  • Graphic Design Starting Point
    by juliafalzon336 on February 11, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    For our tech inquiry project, the three of us (Olivia, Maeve, Julia) decided to learn about graphic design. Throughout our daily lives, we are constantly exposed to graphic design through digital and social media and in our everyday tasks. As young professionals starting out in the education world, being proficient in graphic design will be … Continue reading Graphic Design Starting Point […]

  • by alinameyer5369 on February 11, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Last week, I was under the weather and when this is the case, I usually go to the supermarket and buy some ready-made soup. I decided to tackle the cold and make my own. Here are the steps I took: Finely chop white onions, leeks, carrots, celery, green onions, parsley, and chives Bring chicken broth […]

  • Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry Reflection
    by alinameyer5369 on February 11, 2019 at 8:24 pm

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

  • Karena Austin’s Blog Post
    by shonakbal on February 11, 2019 at 6:54 pm

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  • Graphic Design Starting Point
    by maevepoulin on February 11, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    For our tech. inquiry project, the three of us (Olivia, Maeve, Julia) decided to learn about graphic design. Throughout our daily lives, we are constantly exposed to graphic design through digital and social media and in our everyday tasks. As young professionals starting out in the education world, being proficient in graphic design will be … Continue reading Graphic Design Starting Point […]

  • Josh Lafond’s Blog Post
    by shonakbal on February 11, 2019 at 6:44 pm

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  • Reviewing a Classroom Blog
    by emmschaefer on February 11, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    I am reviewing Ms. Cassidy’s classroom blog. On the right-hand side of the blog, there is a column with each students name and a tab linking it to their “learning”. I think this is a really good idea so that parents have a way to feel included in their children’s learning and feel updated and … Continue reading Reviewing a Classroom Blog […]

  • Reviewing a Classroom Blog
    by Josh Lafond on February 11, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Click the link below to read this post https://shonakbal.wordpress.com/2019/02/11/reviewing-a-classroom-blog/ […]

  • Why Start Classroom Blogging
    by Josh Lafond on February 11, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Click the link below to read this post. https://karenaaustin.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/why-start-classroom-blogging/ […]

  • Reviewing a classroom blog
    by shonakbal on February 11, 2019 at 10:38 am

    I am reviewing Ms. Cassidy’s classroom blog. On the right hand side of the blog there is a column with each students name and a tab linking it to their “learning”. I think this is a really good idea so that parents have a way to feel included in their children’s learning and feel updated … Continue reading Reviewing a classroom blog […]

  • 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 […]

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

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

  • Protected: Reflection #4
    by erinpaigefletch on February 10, 2019 at 1:41 am

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

  • 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 […]

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

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

  • Protected: Week 2: The Great-Grandparents (Part 2)
    by bethany_v on February 9, 2019 at 6:52 am

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

  • Cooking Week 4
    by emmschaefer on February 9, 2019 at 4:40 am

    This week I came down with the flu which put a damper on my cooking! Since I was low energy and didn’t have much of an appetite, I decided I would document and share some of the snacks I made throughout the week. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Thoroughly wash and dry you desired … Continue reading Cooking Week 4 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Classroom Blog Safety Measures
    by Josh Lafond on February 8, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    It is important while setting up a classroom blog to keep in mind safety measures that will protect the students online and reduce risk. A few important guidelines should be followed throughout the classroom blogging experience to promote these safety measures. Students should first only identify by their first names while posting online. This is … Continue reading "Classroom Blog Safety Measures" […]

  • Classroom Blog Safety Measures
    by emmschaefer on February 8, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    It is important while setting up a classroom blog to keep in mind safety measures that will protect the students online and reduce risk. A few important guidelines should be followed throughout the classroom blogging experience to promote these safety measures. Students should first only identify by their first names while posting online. This is … Continue reading Classroom Blog Safety Measures […]

  • 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 […]

  • February 6, 2019
    by olivermconn on February 8, 2019 at 8:04 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 February 6, 2019 &rarr […]

  • Blog Post #1
    by olivermconn on February 8, 2019 at 7:47 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 Blog Post #1 &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 […]

  • Reflection on PSII Visit
    by bethany_v on February 8, 2019 at 7:06 am

    A few days my classmates and I had the privilege to visit the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry (PSII) in downtown Victoria. PSII (@PSIIvictoria ) is a high school that runs very differently than the high school my peers or I attended; students don’t go to classes from 8:30-2:50pm every day, there really is not … Continue reading Reflection on PSII Visit […]

  • 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 […]

  • Pacific School for Innovation and Inquiry
    by princesseolivia on February 7, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    This week we had the opportunity to visit the Pacific School for Innovation and Inquiry during class time. This is a high school in Victoria that is completely inquiry and innovation based. As inquiry is something that is discussed and encouraged loads throughout our classes, I found this experience to be very eye-opening. This school… Continue reading Pacific School for Innovation and Inquiry […]

  • Graphic Design staring point
    by princesseolivia on February 7, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    For our tech. inquiry project, the three of us (Olivia, Maeve, Julia) decided to learn about graphic design. Throughout our daily lives, we are constantly exposed to graphic design through digital and social media and in our everyday tasks. As young professionals starting out in the education world, being proficient in graphic design will be… Continue reading Graphic Design staring point […]

  • Photography: 06 February
    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 […]

  • Assistive Technology
    by Tori Talks on February 7, 2019 at 6:35 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 "Assistive Technology" […]

  • Blog Post 2
    by mariahlearned4729 on February 7, 2019 at 4:52 am

    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 Blog Post 2 […]

  • Starting to Learn the Piano
    by samanthaellis3688 on February 7, 2019 at 1:16 am

    I have always wanted to learn how to play an instrument and I am very excited to begin my journey with learning the piano. My Nana was an amazing piano player and I always loved listening to her play. It was so beautiful and very impressive to watch her. She was extremely talented and I … Continue reading Starting to Learn the Piano […]

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

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

  • Protected: Week 3: The Grandparents
    by bethany_v on February 6, 2019 at 11:30 pm

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

  • 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 […]

  • Blog Post 4: Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry
    by mariahlearned4729 on February 6, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    The Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry is an alternative high school located in downtown Victoria that focusses on inquiry based learning. We were given the opportunity to sit down with the schools founder and principle as well as tour the school and speak with the students. In total, there are 85 students enrolled and … Continue reading Blog Post 4: Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry […]

  • Blog Post 3: E-Portfolios vs Formative Assessment
    by mariahlearned4729 on February 6, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Today we were given the opportunity to have a guest lecturer, Ian Landy, in our technology class. He is responsible for introducing e-portfolios as an assessment tool into elementary classrooms here on Vancouver island. Going into the lecture I wasn’t sure what to expect and was a little skeptical of the process (having been schooled … Continue reading Blog Post 3: E-Portfolios vs Formative Assessment […]

  • Open Inquiry Blog Post #5
    by juliafalzon336 on February 6, 2019 at 4:27 am

    I have officially been learning Italian for 3 weeks now! I am getting more and more comfortable with the language and am actually quite proud of my progress. I had every intention of following through with my plan to experiment with the time of day at which I do my lessons, but I will confess … Continue reading Open Inquiry Blog Post #5 […]

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

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

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

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

  • Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry
    by Josh Lafond on February 6, 2019 at 2:26 am

    The Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry is Victoria’s newest high school, offering a truly personalized education. Through a formal inquiry process, learners at PSII develop interdisciplinary pathways leading to learning activities that take them through a curriculum all their own, while also meeting or exceeding BC graduation requirements. https://learningstorm.org/ While visiting PSII today some … Continue reading "Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry" […]

  • Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry
    by emmschaefer on February 6, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Jeff Hopkins believes that learning is already inside us, it just needs to be sparked and then nurtured into a flame. Today during class time, we had the opportunity to visit the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry (PSSI) located in an office building in downtown Victoria. The founder and principal of the school, Jeff … Continue reading Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry […]

  • Tree Pose and Cobra Pose
    by cameranmillar on February 6, 2019 at 12:40 am

    This week the two poses I chose to look into were the Tree pose and Cobra pose. I enjoy doing both these poses in my yoga but I never knew what benefits they gave your body. Starting with Tree pose which is also known as vrksasana is a standing pose on one leg which I knew improved your … Continue reading Tree Pose and Cobra Pose &rarr […]

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

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

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

    WSÁNEĆ territory is diverse terrain with a landscape of sandy beaches, rocky shoreline and hilltops, coastal bluffs, estuary flatland and the odd open meadowland. The 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 … Continue reading The SENĆOŦEN Speaking People &rarr […]

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

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

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

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

  • 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 […]

  • Experiencing Happiness
    by maevepoulin on February 5, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Many people think that you find happiness; however, happiness isn’t a thing, so it is never lost. Megrette Fletcher, http://www.mindful.org Isn’t that a refreshing thing to read? You can never find happiness by looking for it, instead you should be experiencing it. So how can we experience happiness in our lives? In Megrette Fletcher’s 2018 … Continue reading Experiencing Happiness […]

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

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

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

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

  • Week 2 reflection
    by Tori Talks on February 3, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Daily 15 min workout less sugar (food and drinks) This week I did more for activity, I think I am starting a habit where I would need to work out for at least 10 min or else I would feel guilty. My goal for next week is to keep up with my daily workouts but … Continue reading "Week 2 reflection" […]

  • 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 […]

  • Cooking Week 3
    by emmschaefer on February 2, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    This week I decided to make one of my favourite dishes from growing up that my mom always used to make for my family, called Chicken In Wine! I got the recipe from my mom which calls for: 3 lbs chicken (I used what I already had and didn’t measure the amount) 1/2 cup seasoned … Continue reading Cooking Week 3 […]

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

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

  • Technology Inquiry Project: Learning Objectives
    by bethany_v on February 1, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Today marks the official beginning of the technology inquiry project Shaylin and I will be tackling together. I’m really excited to announce that we will be studying if, and how technology can be used in collaboration with teaching outdoor education. Shaylin wrote a blog post that describes a few more of our learning objectives for … Continue reading Technology Inquiry Project: Learning Objectives […]

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

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

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

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

  • Outdoor Education & Networking Technologies
    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 Outdoor Education & Networking Technologies &rarr […]

  • Photography: 30 January
    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 […]

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

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

  • Using Apple Applications For Education
    by Josh Lafond on January 31, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    IMovie is an intuitive video and picture editing platform that lets you assemble and customize your videos. IMovie is great for allowing users to edit each individual clip by adding background music, visual effects, text and audio over top. Because the IMovie platform is super easy to use it allows teachers to integrate the use … Continue reading "Using Apple Applications For Education" […]

  • Week 1
    by mariahlearned4729 on January 31, 2019 at 6:52 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 Week 1 […]

  • Week 2
    by mariahlearned4729 on January 31, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    So I chose to start out the list with one of the smaller idea’s that I thought would be fun for me to do! I have a friend who is a carpenter so I asked him to come over and help be build a birdhouse. I was going to buy a little kit from a … Continue reading Week 2 […]

  • Week 1
    by mariahlearned4729 on January 31, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    So I decided that the best way to get started on this project was to create a list of examples that I thought would be fun and useful to do! My friend came over and her and I sat down with a cup of tea and got to work on writing our list. Of course … Continue reading Week 1 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Why Start Classroom Blogging?
    by emmschaefer on January 31, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Why Should Educators Start Classroom Blogging? Provides a platform to practice reading, writing, and communication skills Builds community within the classroom and develops teacher-student connections Allows for more parental involvement in students’ daily activities Documents students work (like e-portfolio) Can be a great learning tool and is a good way to provide feedback to students … Continue reading Why Start Classroom Blogging? […]

  • Going Different Directions
    by Nat on January 31, 2019 at 4:53 am

    Although I am mostly focusing on The Book of Knowledge I started this week by picking up “The Girl Guiding Book of Ideas” (1939), and it held a wonderful general knowledge quiz full of incomprehensible questions and answers. The questions are honestly unfair since they are completely out of the context of 1939. I decided the … Continue reading Going Different Directions &rarr […]

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

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

  • Video Conferencing
    by Josh Lafond on January 31, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Video Conferencing with Ian Landy was great insight into talking informative feedback, e-portfolios, blogging and tweeting! E-Portfolios are great way to digitally collect course related work created by a student but are not limited to only academic work. Aspects like community work and extracurricular activities can also be added. These are great for documenting a … Continue reading "Video Conferencing" […]

  • Reflections on Discussion with Ian Landy on Descriptive Formative Assessment
    by bethany_v on January 31, 2019 at 1:29 am

    As a part of yesterday’s class, we had a video conference call with Ian Landy, (@technolandy) a principal at an elementary school in Powell River, BC who is very interested in using technology in the classroom and also about moving away from formal assessment methods in the classroom. It was the first video conference call … Continue reading Reflections on Discussion with Ian Landy on Descriptive Formative Assessment […]

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

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

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

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

  • Editing: Video and Audio
    by Tori Talks on January 30, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    This week in class, we learnt how to edit videos and audio. This class allowed me to review my knowledge of video editing and showed me how my knowledge was the same. I knew the basics of video editing. I liked how the lessons were taught where there was a list of instructions and you … Continue reading "Editing: Video and Audio" […]

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

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

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

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

  • Formative Assessment with Ian Landy
    by Tori Talks on January 30, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Ian Landy, a principal, chatted with our class via video. I was able to obtain very useful information on his take and technology and assessment and I was able to experience how you can learn through technology. The video call was interesting because it showed me how many connections you can make and people you … Continue reading "Formative Assessment with Ian Landy" […]

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

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

  • Pigeon Pose
    by cameranmillar on January 30, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    The pose this week is pigeon pose. I love doing this pose after a good work out because it stretches your legs and opens your hips. This pose has many benefits, one being it actually gives you less back pain. When you have tight hip flexors, it pulls your pelvis forward making your lower back … Continue reading Pigeon Pose &rarr […]

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

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

  • Yoga Blogs that are super helpful
    by cameranmillar on January 30, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    This week I looked at two yoga blogs called ‘Yoga Journal’ and ‘Daily Cup of Yoga’. Both had great aspects that I really enjoyed reading about, however, i found ‘Yoga Journal’ had a better layout and overall better information for yoga. ‘Yoga Journal’ has different categories for poses, practice, meditation, etc. and under each categories … Continue reading Yoga Blogs that are super helpful &rarr […]

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

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

  • 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 […]

  • Focus on Fitness and Sugar Detox Results
    by princesseolivia on January 30, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    The results from my sugar detox last week were… inconclusive!!! I actually was doing super well for the first 5 days. I was upping my healthy fat intake, exercising, sleeping well, all was great. And then came Saturday night. I was at a friends house with some of my best friends and I ate something… Continue reading Focus on Fitness and Sugar Detox Results […]

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

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

  • 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 […]

  • Protected: Week 2: The Great-Grandparents
    by bethany_v on January 30, 2019 at 6:16 am

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  • Assessment, E-Portfolios, And Much, Much More…
    by juliafalzon336 on January 30, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Today the class had the pleasure of video-conferencing Ian Landy (whose blog I have linked at the bottom of this post), an educator who is an expert on using technology to document and make assessments based on student work. The video conference itself was a unique experience. To be completely honest, I was thoroughly distracted … Continue reading Assessment, E-Portfolios, And Much, Much Mor […]

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

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

  • 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 […]

  • General knowledge (1939)
    by Nat on January 29, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    “The Girl Guiding Book of Ideas” was published in 1939. It has many tips and tricks for successful girl guide meetings. One of the activities is a general knowledge quiz consisting of 75 questions. I have sorted through these questions and picked 16 to make into a short quiz, try your hand at everyday facts … Continue reading General knowledge (1939) &rarr […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Technology in the Classroom
    by emmschaefer on January 29, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    January 29/19 Class Conference Call with Ian Landy: Today’s class started out with a video conference call with Ian Landy who is the Principle of Edgehill Elementary School in Powell River, BC. I have never used a conference call in an educational way and overall I found it very effective. It may have been more … Continue reading Technology in the Classroom […]

  • 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 […]

  • Hot yoga
    by shonakbal on January 29, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    I joined a hot yoga studio. I did not realize how difficult it was going to be when I joined! I did not think the room was going to be as hot as it was. I played hockey my whole life, and the stride in skating was really hard on my hips, making me not … Continue reading Hot yoga […]

  • Diving into Your Family History: First Steps
    by bethany_v on January 29, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Hello dear public viewers, This week has been a fairly productive week. My uncle has agreed to help me with my project in a few ways, such as providing a revised record of my great-grandparents and their descendants from 1988, a family album that traces my family’s history from my great-grandparents compiled in 1993, and … Continue reading Diving into Your Family History: First Steps […]

  • 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 […]

  • Week #4- 1 month into journaling
    by maevepoulin on January 28, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    It has almost been a month since I started journaling so I wanted to do an update on how the whole experience has been for me. The journal that I decided to write in was one created by personal trainer and nutritionist, Tara Brunet, (ig-trainingbytarabrunet). In this journal, titled “January Jumpstart”, Tara helps you start … Continue reading Week #4- 1 month into journaling […]

  • 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 […]

  • Workout
    by shonakbal on January 27, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Today I ran to the gym and home. There is a bit of a hill on my way to the gym so I struggled a little bit up the hill. At the gym, I did a leg workout that consisted of: Barbell squats: 4 sets of 12 Barbell lunges: 4 sets of 12 each leg … Continue reading Workout […]

  • Week 1 reflection
    by Tori Talks on January 27, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Goals:– DAILY 10 MIN WORKOUT– DRINK MORE WATER Throughout this week, I think I did a lot better than I thought I would, this week, I eased myself into starting a routine where I would do 10 minute stretches and drink more water. I did not track how much water I was drinking, but I … Continue reading "Week 1 reflection" […]

  • Knitting: 26 January
    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: 26 January […]

  • Cooking Week 2
    by emmschaefer on January 26, 2019 at 7:09 am

    This week, my mom taught me how to make chilli! I love chilli and I just discovered how quick and easy it is to make! What’s great about it is that you can just add in whatever ingredients you have on hand and it still tastes yummy! First, I cooked the ground beef. While the … Continue reading Cooking Week 2 […]

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

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

  • Goals
    by Tori Talks on January 25, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    There is a mental health chart where I will log my mood throughout the day. Having this allows for me to reflect on the week and see when my mood changes from good to bad and reflect on what happened during that day to change my mood. I want to be more aware of my … Continue reading "Goals" […]

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

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

  • Progress with Open Inquiry Project
    by olivermconn on January 25, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    So far with my open inquiry project I have been practicing Mandarin on Duolingo once a day. I have been finding that this is helping with learning some parts of the language but other parts it has some issues. At the moment I have learned how to say “hello”, “good”, and “goodbye”. I have also … Continue reading Progress with Open Inquiry Project &rarr […]

  • Week #3- What You Practice Grows Stronger
    by maevepoulin on January 25, 2019 at 5:42 am

    In the TEDx Talk I linked above, Dr. Shauna Shapiro discusses why we should be practicing mindfulness and self-care. When Dr. Shapiro was seventeen, she had spinal fusion surgery and her whole life was turned around. Suddenly, she had to get used to living in a body that couldn’t do the same things it used … Continue reading Week #3- What You Practice Grows Stronger […]

  • Week #2- Why Set Goals?
    by maevepoulin on January 25, 2019 at 1:14 am

    Why should we set goals? Before I started my inquiry project, I never set any official goals in my life. I am a huge procrastinator and honestly I had no idea where to start. I knew that in my life I wanted to be successful, but what does that even mean? Success is subjective and … Continue reading Week #2- Why Set Goals? […]

  • Photography
    by mariahlearned4729 on January 24, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    For EDCI 336 we were asked to find a technology-based project that we were inspired to learn more about! I chose to practice photography and below you will see my attempts at taking some cool pictures and a description of what I did! […]

  • Community Kindness
    by mariahlearned4729 on January 24, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    So often we find ourselves trapped in our own bubble forgetting to look at whats going on in the world around us. I am guilty of this, but have decided to try and change that! I am going to do my best to do small acts of kindness to community members around Victoria, hopefully this … Continue reading Community Kindness […]

  • Ukulele
    by mariahlearned4729 on January 24, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Over the next three months I am going to try and teach myself how to play some basic songs on the ukulele. I know that this will be challenging as I have never played a string instrument before, but I believe it will be fun to be able to play a few songs for my … Continue reading Uku […]

  • Blog Post 2: Ed-Camp and Professional Learning Environments
    by mariahlearned4729 on January 24, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Today we learned all about ed-camps and what they’re about. I think it was a really cool tool to use with groups to start a conversation about something that interests a specific individual. It would be a really easy tool to use when beginning a new inquiry based subject in school or even when wrapping … Continue reading Blog Post 2: Ed-Camp and Professional Learning Environments […]

  • Getting Started
    by Nat on January 23, 2019 at 6:29 am

    I began collecting old books in 2015 when I found nine volumes of the children’s encyclopedia The Book of Knowledge in the basement of a local art school. As the books were not being used by the school the administration let me take them home. These books were from the art school’s past as an … Continue reading Getting Started &rarr […]

  • Passion Project
    by claudiabarnes1168 on January 23, 2019 at 6:19 am

    For my open inquiry project I will be exploring the art of photography. Photography has been something I have been passionate about for many years as I love to take photos however, I’ve never had the time to explore how to properly use my camera, different types of photography and editing software. It is my […]

  • Week #1- The Beginning
    by maevepoulin on January 23, 2019 at 12:51 am

    For my open inquiry project I decided to learn about the benefits of mindfulness & goal setting in one’s life. From http://www.mindful.org, Mindfulness is “the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us”. To me, … Continue reading Week #1- The Beginning […]

  • 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 […]

  • Open Inquiry Project
    by olivermconn on January 22, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    For my open inquiry project I am going to take on learning some Mandarin. I would like start learning some basic phrases and be able to understand some thing in preparation for my practicum which will be in China. I think that it will be very useful for me to have a bit of an … Continue reading Open Inquiry Project &rarr […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • ED Camp/Professional Learning Reflection
    by emmschaefer on January 22, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Our in-class Ed Camp upvoted four topics: Outdoor Learning Environments Special Ed Are we being too accommodating for students? Is discomfort always a bad thing? Assessment The topic I chose to sit in on was ‘are we being too accommodating for students? Is discomfort always a bad thing?’ I learned a lot from this session … Continue reading ED Camp/Professional Learning Reflection […]

  • How To Sew An Apple
    by Nat on January 22, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    The age old question of how to cut up an apple without breaking the skin has stumped many a scientific mind. Yet the answer was here all along in The Book Of Knowledge (1921’s Canadian edition). To accomplish this hilarious prank one must simply sew a thread under the skin of an apple and pull … Continue reading How To Sew An Apple &rarr […]

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

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

  • 01/22
    by alinameyer5369 on January 22, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Today in class we had an Edcamp session where as a class we split into groups to discuss topics that interested us that were brought forward by our peers. I loved having the opportunity to discuss accommodating students and whether discomfort in classrooms is always a negative thing. By doing it in small groups with […]

  • 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: Refection #3
    by erinpaigefletch on January 22, 2019 at 10:05 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • EdCamp Reflection
    by Tori Talks on January 22, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    In this week we did an Ed camp simulation where we broke out into smaller groups and broke out into smaller groups to discuss topics that interested us. I did enjoy this because there was an open discussion but i felt like in the group I was in it would have been more beneficial to … Continue reading "EdCamp Reflection" […]

  • My first run
    by shonakbal on January 22, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    I went for my first run today. I went running on a treadmill instead of outside because it was not a nice day outside. While running today, I felt really tired and winded. I had to take some breaks and start walking in intervals. I also have a bad shoulder. In grade 10 I dislocated … Continue reading My first run […]

  • 7-Day Sugar Detox and Building a New Instagram and New Habits
    by princesseolivia on January 22, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    So for my passion project, I am focussing on my health and nutrition. As a goal, I would like to clean up my diet, lose 10 pounds, and gain a better understanding of my overall health. I have grown up playing sports from a very young age. I played soccer from age 6 to age… Continue reading 7-Day Sugar Detox and Building a New Instagram and New Habits […]

  • What is Freshgrade? What are the advantages and disadvantages?
    by cameranmillar on January 22, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Freshgrade is the new craze in schools that has allowed report cards to be a thing of the past. Freshgrade is an online portfolio for teachers to communicate with parents and students about a learners school work. This online portfolio allows teachers to upload assignments, grades and is a great tool to track learning. Many … Continue reading What is Freshgrade? What are the advantages and disadvantages? &rarr […]

  • 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 […]

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

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

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

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

  • 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

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

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

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

  • 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 […]

  • Child’s Pose and Downward Dog
    by cameranmillar on January 21, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    This week, there will be two poses! The first is balasana also known as child’s pose. This pose has so many great benefits for our bodies as it stretches our hips, thighs and ankles while stretching the back-torso muscles gently. This pose is known to reduce stress and tiredness as well as soothes and calms … Continue reading Child’s Pose and Downward Dog &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: Reflection #2
    by erinpaigefletch on January 18, 2019 at 10:08 pm

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

  • Decision: Health Journal
    by Tori Talks on January 18, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    While deciding on my passion project, I was contemplating between many different topics like ASL, health or painting. When we were introducing ourselves, I told the class that I wanted to do painting but my final decision was to do a health journal. I believe that changing my project is the right choice because I … Continue reading "Decision: Health Journal" […]

  • Cooking Week 1
    by emmschaefer on January 18, 2019 at 3:26 am

    For the first week of my open inquiry assignment, I thought I would learn how to make one of my favourite foods; Pizza!  To make the dough I followed a really simple recipe from Kraft which called for: 5 cups flour, divided 1 cup Kraft 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese 1 tsp. quick-rise instant yeast 1/2 tsp. salt … Continue reading Cooking Week 1 […]

  • Goals For The Semester
    by Josh Lafond on January 17, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    I believe that EDCI 306a and the UVIC Edtech department will be very beneficial on my path to becoming a classroom educator. In the twenty first century we have seen a large amount of technology innovation in education. In the world of technology today things move extremely quickly; however, without proper education many do not … Continue reading "Goals For The Semester" […]

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

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

  • Personal Learning Goals
    by shonakbal on January 15, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Throughout this course, I hope to learn more about technology and how to incorporate it more into my future classroom. As of right now, I am not fully confident in technological skills. I am excited to grow and become more confident when using technology. Technology has evolved immensely therefore making it really important to keep … Continue reading Personal Learning Goals […]

  • Week #1: Learning Goals
    by samanthaellis3688 on January 15, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    I hope to learn how to play the piano well enough to play simple and fun songs that children will enjoy. I love learning new things. I enjoy challenging myself with learning things that are out of my comfort zone or things that I have never done before. I want to expand my knowledge of … Continue reading Week #1: Learning Goals […]

  • 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 […]

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

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

  • 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: Reflection #1
    by erinpaigefletch on January 15, 2019 at 4:48 pm

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

  • 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 […]

  • Topic for my passion project
    by shonakbal on January 15, 2019 at 5:39 am

    For my passion project, I have decided to start to run. My goal by the end of the semester is to be able to run 10 kilometers. I have not ran for a long time as I mainly train at the gym to keep fit. I am excited to start a new form of training … Continue reading Topic for my passion project […]

  • Weekly blog 1
    by princesseolivia on January 15, 2019 at 4:44 am

    Hello and welcome to my blog!! To just jump right in, I’m not 100% sure what this post is meant to be about. I know I’m meant to use this blog as a means of documenting my learning and progress in several courses but for this specific post, I’m not sure. To begin, I have… Continue reading Weekly blog 1 […]

  • 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

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

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

    Just trying to add some categories her […]

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

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

  • Who am I?
    by Josh Lafond on January 9, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Who I am can be dependent on many external factors; however, I am usually a loving, caring and thoughtful nineteen year old UVIC student. I can be found most days being active after classes whether it be in the gym, playing hockey or going for night time runs. Other then leading a healthy lifestyle I … Continue reading "Who am I?" […]

  • 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 […]

  • Welcome
    by olivermconn on January 8, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Hello and welcome to my website! […]

  • Blog #1
    by alyssalloyd1 on January 8, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    My first blog post! Ready to get this started! […]

  • The Journey Begins
    by Josh Lafond on January 8, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    “The journey is never ending. There’s always going to be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do whats right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment.” – Antonio Brown […]

  • The Journey Begins
    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 teaching with choices, so that each child can learn in their own way. Otherwise, children become subjected to being a fish that must learn and perform … Continue reading The Journey Begins […]