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Summary of Learning-The Journey Has Come to an End

Well here is it, my very last assignment in my graduate studies. What a journey it has been! I am so thankful to have been able to end with this course. It has been fun to learn along side great classmates. I used WeVideo, Canva, and Screencastify to create my video. Enjoy! Thank you forContinue reading “Summary of Learning-The Journey Has Come to an End”

Week 4- Assistive Technologies

Janeen, Reid, Darcy, and Daniel guided us through learning about assistive technologies. They gave the definition from Idea (2004) that assistive technology is, “Any item, piece of equipment or product system whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child withContinue reading “Week 4- Assistive Technologies”

Web 1.0 and 2.0- Week 3

“The web offers so many opportunities to people with disabilities that are unavailable through any other medium. It offers independence and freedom. However, if a web site is not created with web accessibility in mind, it may exclude a segment of the population that stands to gain the most from the internet.” (Naik & Shivalingaiah,Continue reading “Web 1.0 and 2.0- Week 3”

Assessment Technology- Week 3

“No matter which tools you select, make time to do your own reflection to ensure that you’re only assessing the content and not getting lost in the assessment fog. If a tool is too complicated, is not reliable or accessible, or takes up a disproportionate amount of time, it’s OK to put it aside and try somethingContinue reading “Assessment Technology- Week 3”

Online and Remote Learning- Week 2

“In almost every way, education drives development resulting intechnological changes that push the educational agenda.” (Ananga, 2020, p. 310) Remote learning came at us out of nowhere and has had the whole world rethinking education. In March 2020 when it was announced we would be moving to online learning, my heart completely dropped. I criedContinue reading “Online and Remote Learning- Week 2”

Technology, Power, Knowledge and Learning

“technology has changed from being a peripheral factor to becoming more central in all forms of teaching.” (Bates, 2014) When I think of my own definition of educational technology, I suppose that it is all technology that can be used for an educational purpose. Whether that is embedding technology into your classroom through whole class instructionalContinue reading “Technology, Power, Knowledge and Learning”

Course Prototype Final: Social-Emotional Learning

Here we are, the final course prototype! After a lot of change, doubt, editing, fixing, removing, adding etc.-I have finished. Although I have changed my mind many times and made adaptations, I am happy with how it has turned out and hope it will be helpful. I have designed the course to be flexible andContinue reading “Course Prototype Final: Social-Emotional Learning”

Impactful Virtual Connections

Building meaningful connections is my favourite part of teaching. The relationships built are so special and important for students and teachers. When schools moved to online last spring, I shed many tears about not being connected to my students and those relationships being stripped away out of nowhere. It was difficult to connect in aContinue reading “Impactful Virtual Connections”