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Assistive Technologies and Learning and Independence for All

A crucial part of being teacher is creating lessons in which all students have the chance to learn and understand the material being taught. This is often referred to as “differentiation” in the educational world. An important theory behind creating lessons where ALL students can understand and be successful is called the “Universal Design for … Continue reading Assistive Technologies and Learning and Independence for All

Tools to Help Teach Online When Face to Face in NOT an Option

Last March 2019, educators around the world, Canada and here in Saskatchewan had to transition from teaching face to face to teaching remotely online. This proved to be challenging for many teachers as they had to drastically change their teaching practices, while at the same time find online tools that could be utilized by students … Continue reading Tools to Help Teach Online When Face to Face in NOT an Option

Presentation Tools, Productivity Suits and the Question of Multitasking

I’d like to begin with a shout out to fellow classmates Allison, Shelby, Jocelyn and Daina for a great presentation on the history and uses of presentation tools and productivity suits! The presenters discussed and used a number of different presentation tools including, but not limited to PowerPoint, WeVideo, Adobe Spark and Prezi. If your … Continue reading Presentation Tools, Productivity Suits and the Question of Multitasking

The Value of Logo, Coding and Papert’s Theory of Constructionism

During our latest EC&I 833 class we spent some time using technological tools that were used in the past to help build skills such as typing, math facts and even coding. We explored these technological innovations as part of a discussion on how educational technology has been evolving over time. A few tools that we … Continue reading The Value of Logo, Coding and Papert’s Theory of Constructionism

Learning Theories and Their Influence in the Classroom

A number of instructional theories that were developed years ago, still heavily influence the education system today. These theories include: Behaviorism, Cognitivism and Constructivism. Up until recently, I hadn’t given much thought to the specific learning theories that have impacted me as a teacher and the different methods of instruction I use over a course … Continue reading Learning Theories and Their Influence in the Classroom

Defining Contemporary Educational Technology

“Classroom” by James F Clay is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 When first thinking about what contemporary educational technology entails, I thought of all the modern digital technologies being used in classrooms today to either teach or support the learning of students. For example, SMART boards, online learning environments, Chromebooks, and the Google Suite, just … Continue reading Defining Contemporary Educational Technology

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