It seems hard to believe that this is the last blog post for this class. This was my first EC&I class and my first class with Alec and Katia. It ended being a bit of whirlwind, but I have a lot to take away from this course. The course prototype project was a very big […]Read more "Finishing Touches and Final Thoughts"
Creativity and flexibility are two of the best benefits of the teaching profession. One of the reasons why I love being a middle years elementary generalist teacher, is because I am interested in all subject areas and get excited about finding new ways to learn. Designing a blended course opens up a whole new world […]Read more "Variety Is The Spice of Life"
If there is one key learning that has been resurfacing again and again for me during this course is that adding technology doesn’t necessarily mean learning is improved. Technology is a tool that has enormous potential to impact student learning and experience. However, if teachers are simply replacing paper and pencil for a screen and […]Read more "Open and Closed Systems: A Reflection on Authenticity"
As every teacher knows, creating a class community is one of the most important things about teaching. This makes creating an online community even more important. We need to be a little more purposeful in generating this community when we can’t fall back on face-to-face interaction. Before this was discussed as a blog prompt […]Read more "Creating Trust and Community"
I am going to be a bit of a hypocrite in this post. At least that is how I feel while I am writing this. I have felt that this course has been an overload of apps, programs, sites, and LMS’ that can make a person dizzy. There is not enough time in this course […]Read more "Add It To The List"
I hate having to choose between video, audio, and text. I began to think about what my own learning medium preferences are and it was more difficult to decide than I expected. My first reaction was text. Ever since I was a kid, I loved to read and still do. I can read pretty quickly […]Read more "A Long Post Avoiding the Question"
I took a little bit of time this week to check out Screencastify as a content creation tool. I chose this because I am already using a number of GAFE in my classroom and the school that I work with uses Chromebooks. When I heard that Screencastify was a Chrome extension option, I wanted to […]Read more "Screencastify – Plus/Minus"