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Week 12: Alternate Realities!

Augmented, mixed, and virtual realities provide incredible potential for interesting and engaging learning experiences. As technology increases, particularly in rarity and price, learning experiences can also increase. However, this is often only for those that can afford it.   I find these technologies extremely interesting, and I certainly would be interested in experimenting with usingContinue reading “Week 12: Alternate Realities!”

Week 11: Let’s Create! Investigating Makerspaces

This week we were treated to an exceptional presentation by Kristen, Gilles, and Meenu. To be quite honest, this was one of the presentations I was most excited to take part in, as it has strong ties both to my teaching load, and my areas of interest. Coding and Makerspaces have been involved in someContinue reading “Week 11: Let’s Create! Investigating Makerspaces”

Week 10: Making Learning More Accessible

This week, Nicole, Todd and I, had the privilege of sharing our research on Assistive Technologies. I have to thank my group members, as I really appreciated working with them, and we each learned a ton putting together our presentation. Our blog prompt this week, has us reflecting on our own experiences with assistive technology,Continue reading “Week 10: Making Learning More Accessible”

Week 9: Assessment Technologies- Blooket Review!

This week we were treated to a great presentation from Brittney, Megan, and Bret on Assessment technologies. Being someone who’s always been interested in technology, I’ve sought to include technology within my assessment for the majority of my teaching career. I’ve gone through learning cycles of using these technologies, varying in type, frequency, and complexity.Continue reading “Week 9: Assessment Technologies- Blooket Review!”

Week 8: The Social (and Morale) Dilemma

As web and social media use grows exponentially, it’s important to take time to step back and reflect on how it affects our society. This week, we had the option to watch and discuss the recent Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma, and comment on how Web 2.0 (the social web,) has influenced our lives, andContinue reading “Week 8: The Social (and Morale) Dilemma”

Week 7: Online Learning Tools: What’s Worth it?

In March of 2020, the world was turned on it’s head. The resulting Covid-19 Pandemic forever changed the way the world looked at health, employment, and education. Teachers all over the globe were forced into a panicked and rushed version of online teaching. This lead to numerous discussions about online learning, and it’s feasibility andContinue reading “Week 7: Online Learning Tools: What’s Worth it?”

Week 6: Does Connectivity always lead to Productivity?

The internet has changed society in literally countless ways. As I’ve mentioned earlier, authors like Neil Postman have explained that for all the positives that come with technology, a list of negatives follow. Technology and the internet have created a world of multitaskers, that need only a few clicks or swipes to seamlessly hop betweenContinue reading “Week 6: Does Connectivity always lead to Productivity?”

Week 5: Sesame Street vs Traditional Schooling

Week 5: Sesame Street vs. Traditional Schooling What constitutes traditional or formal schooling? What Constitutes informal education? Can one type of education undermine another? As society and technology evolve, we often look to new services to provide education beyond the traditional school setting, but how much could these services affect what goes on in theContinue reading “Week 5: Sesame Street vs Traditional Schooling”

Week 4: Theories of Knowledge and Teaching Philosophies

Although it’s always been an interest, the theories and philosophies behind teaching and learning is something I continue to find difficult to wrap my head around. Teaching and learning are an incredibly diverse, fluid, and unique experiences, and it seems difficult to boil it all down to into a specific theory. This being said, theContinue reading “Week 4: Theories of Knowledge and Teaching Philosophies”