It’s seems as though we just started this class! I am well aware that we haven’t and I am also more aware of just how much knowledge and information has been shared throughout the semester. The opportunity to listen to each of my classmates share about different topics pertaining to educational technology has provided me… Continue reading That’s a Wrap on 833
“Most people who interact with AR for the first time have a mind-blowing experience…” – Augmented Reality Brings New Dimensions to Learning Much like Erin and Jayme explained in their posts this week , if I was asked to explain augmented reality (AR)to someone I would have related it to what I know about video games and those “cool… Continue reading Are Our Kids Ready for a Virtual World When They Have Yet to Experience the Real World?
Listening to this weeks presentation about Assistive Technologies I really didn’t think that I had much experience with any of the tools that the group mentioned or with assistive technology in general. I had heard of Kurzweil and a couple of others but really had no personal experience with them. When Launel shared the story of her husbands… Continue reading A Matter of Support
This week in our presentation of assessment technologies we touched on a variety of tools that can be used for formative and summative assessment. The functions of some of these tools may serve the same purpose but what these tools allow for is an opportunity for teachers to truly engage students in the assessment process. I… Continue reading Getting to Know Plickers
The bottom line, though, is not is what is in the best interests of the teacher, the administration, or the politicians. It is what is in the best interests of the learner. – Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0 by Jackie Gerstein As history has shown us, education in general, is… Continue reading Moving the Classroom Agenda Forward, Saying Goodbye to Web/Education 1.0
After hearing all about the Sunwest Distance Learning Centre (@SunWestDLC) in class this week I started to think back on my experiences with online and distance learning. As hard as I have tried I can’t think of a time in my 4 years of high school where I personally experienced online learning. I am sure that… Continue reading An Open Door to Learning – Distance Education and Online Learning
In his video Single -tasking is the New Multitasking, James Hamblin talks about how we as a society are: “developing an inability to focus because [we] never focus on things” – Hamblin Perhaps Hamblin is onto something here with #tablessthursday but the idea of a whole day without having multiple “tabs” opening and running at one… Continue reading Let’s Get Focused!