This week’s class brought up several moral, legal and ethical issues teachers face. To recap this week, we discussed online platforms that are aimed at aiding students in completing assignments or textbook questions (namely Course Hero and Chegg), we also discussed Open Education Resources (online textbooks that are free to access) where Patricia shared that […]Continue reading
Category: Learning and Reflections
Making Sense of Information in a Crazy World
Well, I must admit a typical day of reading and making sense of news, information and media looks a lot different for me than it used to, now that I am a full-time teacher and mom. And also now that smartphones have come into our lives. I used to be a news junkie (heck, I […]Continue reading
What if I said, reading isn’t cutting it anymore? Multi-literacy is the new literacy.
Multiple Literacies Last week’s topic of literacy is a big one. To me, literacy is more than just being able to read and write to communicate. Today, there are multiple types of literacies including digital/media literacy, physical literacy, financial literacy, mathematical literacy, and even spatial literacy. I connected with Bart, Leah T, Patricia and Christine […]Continue reading
Reflecting and Educating Myself in Digital Citizenship – Finding My Role
Kinds of Citizens This week, after Durston, Gerry, Kelly and Gunpreesh’s articles, video and Alec’s presentation, I was left thinking about what type of digital citizen I am, and the one I should be as an educator in my community based on the article What kind of citizen? The Politics of Educating for Democracy by […]Continue reading
Striving to Critically Shape our Digital Identities
In light of the events currently taking place in our world, the significance of digital identity and digital citizenship has become more apparent and significant to me. Here in Canada, the protests taking place over public health measures have divided people. Meanwhile, the threats and acts of war taking place right now in Eastern Europe […]Continue reading
Delving into Digital Citizenship
This past week has been crazy busy! At school, I am preparing for upcoming report cards and benchmarking students. At home, my family and I are busy preparing for the arrival of our newest little addition set to arrive in just under two months. Oh and throw a snowstorm and some sketchy driving commutes in […]Continue reading
Transforming Teaching… Teaching New Media Skills
Teachers are looking for ways to meaningfully teach digital citizenship and media literacy as the world is increasingly becoming inundated with technology. Teachers and parents know that students from Pre-K to grade 12 and beyond are influenced by technology. This rapid evolution of available technology is having both positive and negative impacts. And I must […]Continue reading
Taking the plunge… jeez, really!?
After going through the options for this classes Major Project, I was struck by the second option, to take a “Personal Journey Into Media.” This past summer, while enrolled in EC&I 833, I aired some dirty laundry and confessed to being a social media virgin. Up until this past summer, I was “pretty much” a […]Continue reading
Hello EC&I 832!
Here we go! Another semester has begun and I’m looking forward to learning alongside Alec and my classmates in this course. This is my third course in the curriculum and instruction course-based masters program and my second edtech course! I am in my fourth year of teaching and currently teach the sweetest group of grade […]Continue reading