Week 13: Learning Project Wrap-Up

Learning to use a CNC Router has been an adventure, and a process, to say the least. This being said, I’ve loved each and every minute of it. In an earlier update, I started by telling you that I tend to obsess, and this could be more truthful. Over the last 12 weeks or so,Continue reading “Week 13: Learning Project Wrap-Up”

Summary of Learning: Wrapping up EC&I 831

It doesn’t feel like we should be here yet. Wrapping up my first master’s class, I can be certain when I tell you that I’ve learned a lot and had a great time dipping my feet into postgraduate work. Coming into this class, I was certainly comfortable with the concept of Social-Media, but had onlyContinue reading “Summary of Learning: Wrapping up EC&I 831”

Week 11: Becoming a WikiEducator?

When preparing for this blogpost, I investigated a number of the different OER repositories that Alec provided to us. This in itself was extremely beneficial to me as an educator, as there were numerous that were brand new to me. Initially, I was drawn to TEDEd, as it was one I had the most familiarityContinue reading “Week 11: Becoming a WikiEducator?”

Week 10: Why isn’t all Education ‘Open?’

“Why reinvent the wheel?” It’s one of the most common clichés in the education field. Regardless of if you are a preservice teacher or an experienced veteran you’ve likely heard this more times than you can count. Teachers have an uncanny ability to recognize how difficult the first few years, or new courses can be,Continue reading “Week 10: Why isn’t all Education ‘Open?’”

Week 9- Learning Project Update!

It’s been a busy few weeks since my last update! With school and extra-curriculars in going in full gear, it’s been hectic to say the least. Budgets Get the Best of Us For those of you that read through my last update, you’ll know that we’ve been discussing ordering a CNC router for quite aContinue reading “Week 9- Learning Project Update!”

Week 8: Activism Online: Can it be effective?

Last week in EC&I 831, Alec discussed the topic of Social Media Activism. Throughout the week as I prepared for my blog post, I found myself constantly rethinking and challenging opinions that I have held for quite some time. I find this to be one of the most important topics I’ve wrote on, and itContinue reading “Week 8: Activism Online: Can it be effective?”

Week 5: Let’s Update the Major Project

I tend to obsess. When I find a new interest or activity, I become enthralled in researching, watching, learning, and reading reviews on each and every part of the activity. Over the last month, this trend has reemerged as I envelop myself in the world of CNC routers, and the possibilities that come with them.Continue reading “Week 5: Let’s Update the Major Project”

Week 4: What IS Pinterest?

When it comes to social-media, I would consider myself fairly well rounded. I jumped into Facebook and Twitter during their early years, picked up Reddit and Instagram during their rise in popularity, and have consumed multiple hours of content on YouTube, Snapchat and TikTok. One of the most popular sites that I have very limitedContinue reading “Week 4: What IS Pinterest?”

Week 3: EC&I 831 Major Digital Project

While looking over the options for our Major Digital Project, I was swarmed with the thoughts of many possibilities. While going through my options, I quickly noticed that all my options had a few themes in common. It became apparent, that I want to create something practical and usable within my classroom, something that includesContinue reading “Week 3: EC&I 831 Major Digital Project”

Week 2- The Evolution of Social Media Within My Life

Social Media. An everchanging, ever evolving, much debated, topic that has been a mainstay in our lives for well over a decade. Personally, I’ve gone through a bit of an evolution when it comes to my own Social-Media use, and the more I think about it, the more I’m interested in how this came toContinue reading “Week 2- The Evolution of Social Media Within My Life”

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