“…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
“…oral communication remains as strong today in education as ever, but has been incorporated into or accommodated by new technologies.” Teaching in a Digital Age – Chapter 6 by Tony Bates When Amy and I began brainstorming our ideas for the course that we would develop this semester we first began with trying to decipher… Continue reading We Pick Weebly!
“…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?
I thought I would start the first post of the semester by continuing on with the activity from our first class! Is it bad that I had a hard time coming up with hashtags to describe myself? Anyway, my name is Nicole Reeve and I currently teach grade 2 at MacNeill School in Regina and… Continue reading A New Learning Journey
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