When Learning Happens in Layers

There is something about learning that I find interesting. When I began this semester I wasn’t sure if I had made the right choice in choosing another class based on educational technology. I am passionate about #edtech but understand that there is so much to be learned through taking a masters program and maybe I […]

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When Class Ends but the Learning Doesn’t – Major Project Wrap-up

The age-old saying that goes a little something like “the learning never ends” is how I would categorize my major project this term. The learning certainly isn’t complete and there is so much more to do but the piece that I have had to remind myself about, the important part, is that learning happened! Much […]

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Building Digital Literacy with Seesaw & WeVideo – Project Update

In the past couple of weeks, I have been able to see the preliminary work for my major project begin to come together through the work my classroom students and tech team have produced along with the conversations we are having! A little update on my WeVideo post When Technology Beats the Techy for you: […]

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How Do I Know if I am Literate in 2018?

“…media literacy is a very important tool for reinvigorating teachers.” – Assignment: Media Literacy  Both media and literacy have been part of society for longer than any of us alive today have been around to see. The World in Data website tells us that in 1820 only 12% of the world’s population could read and write […]

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(Digital) Identity Crisis

When I was young, I watched a Canadian show about a teenager who ended up with superpowers after being exposed to radiation.  It was called “My Secret Identity” and the theme song contained the lyrics “You’ll never guess my secret identity!”  Sometimes that’s how I think it feels to be slogging through the digital waters and…

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Identity is Not Formed Through a Post- It’s Who You Are!

“Digital identity is thus not a separate aspect of “identity,” but “identity” itself.  – Paul Gordon Brown“ I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before but I’ll say it again, I believe that committing to a life as an educator means that I have also committed to a life of influence, whether I always like it or […]

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Media Literate Digital Citizens in Elementary Ed. – Citizens in the Making!

  Now that I’ve got my project figured out and feel like I am on the right track I figured it was time to share what my student have been up to. Incase you missed it last time, my project has taken on a bit of a two fold look. I am working on focusing […]

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Time to Say Goodbye to the ‘Status-Quo’

Today’s youth are digital natives who are unaware of life without Internet access, instant communication, mobile phones and an abundance of on-demand information sitting in their pockets. –Robyn Shulman Though the term ‘digital natives‘ is one that I might not agree with, I think there is great value in the point Shulman makes here. Our children […]

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