Journey into Media App Review: Sworkit

When I began using this app the goal was to evaluate its merits as a tool to be used along with the Wellness 10 curriculum.  The second criteria I was investigating was whether the app could facilitate a healthier approach to technology use.  The app took off after an appearance on the hit show Shark …

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App Review: Remind

At the outset of this masters course we were tasked with using and reviewing a suite of apps that were either used by youth to connect with others or by teachers as pedagogical tools. One of the apps I chose to review for my main project was Remind, formerly known as remind 101.  In essence …

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Summary of Learning ECI 832

It’s hard to believe that I am doing my final summary of learning for my Masters Degree.  I feel as though I’ve learned a great deal during the course of my years in the Med Program and this class was no exception.  The course included discussions of key topics in Educational Technology such as ethics …

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A Day in the Life of a Media Consumer…

When we were presented with the task of cataloging our daily internet use, I got a little worried about a true reflection of my time spent online on a daily basis.  I wasn’t sure what this might reveal about me but in a way I also was excited to reflect on how I was using …

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Fake it till you make it.

After reading this article ‘Evaluating sources in a “post-truth” world: Ideas for teaching and learning about fake news,’ I came away with a few quick tips to share with my teacher colleagues. Loved this Fake News poster provided by ONTHEMEDIA.ORG (which is a great website for thought-provoking investigative stories). 2. I also appreciate this easy lesson on Fake news: Students … Continue reading Fake it till you make it.

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