EC&I 834 - Designing for Online and Blended Learning

Setting a Purpose with #BookCreator

“…the aim here is not to provide a cast-iron categorization of educational media, but to provide a framework for teachers in deciding which tools and media are most likely to suit a particular teaching approach.” – Tony Bates  At times during the readings this week I found myself feeling like I didn’t completely agree with what… Continue reading Setting a Purpose with #BookCreator

EC&I 834 - Designing for Online and Blended Learning

Blended Learning in a Primary Classroom – Is it possible?

“…blended learning provides an opportunity for the gradual development of independent learning skills, as long as this is an intentional teaching strategy.” Tony Bates in Teaching in a Digital Age  Photo Credit: uneitzel Flickr via Compfight cc I think it is fair to say that we all know and understand that learning is a process.… Continue reading Blended Learning in a Primary Classroom – Is it possible?

EC&I 833

Are Our Kids Ready for a Virtual World When They Have Yet to Experience the Real World?

“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?