The following video is my summary of learning for the EC&I 833 class I took during the Fall of 2020. The focus of this course was on the history, foundations and practices of different types of educational technologies used by educators today. So much was covered during this course, it was difficult to sum up … Continue reading Summary of Learning EC&I 833
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
During our latest ECI 833 class fellow classmates, Trevor, Matt and Dalton did an informative presentation on a number of different online assessment tools. I found this presentation to be extremely beneficial as there seems to be a constant looming cloud hanging over schools as to maybe not if, but when teachers and students will … Continue reading Online Tools For Assessing Student Progress
Recently I got the chance to watch the Social Dilemma on Netflix. I learned a lot about the social web and the impact social media and technology is having not only on my own personal life, but on the lives of millions and millions of people around the world. What first caught my attention while … Continue reading The Social Dilemma: A Dilemma Indeed
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
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
During the latest EC&I 833 class, Lisa, Tammy, Kaileigh and Tarina did a fantantastic presentation on the history and use of audio visual (AV) technology in education. I learned that the dawn of AV technology began in 1870 with the invention of the “magic lantern” and continues to be a field that is changing rapidly, … Continue reading Audio-Visual Technology: Changing Education As We Know It
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
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
“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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