• Creating a tutorial!
    by madebymadeline on March 4, 2024 at 6:31 pm

    I have been wanting to try my hand at creating a tutorial – as this is the perfect way to merge teaching and technology- so I thought why not teach a basic skill that I find fun and interesting: The Sims. The sims is an online game where you can create an entire life from

  • Ed Camp Reflection
    by madebymadeline on March 4, 2024 at 5:41 pm

    A quote from the digital promise ed camp website: “Edcamps are free public events that leverage the knowledge and experiences of attendees by allowing educators to collaboratively determine topics for discussion the day of the event.” Last week we tried using the Ed camp philosophy in class and I loved it. Not only does it

  • Reflection #5 – Week 8
    by abellini11 on March 4, 2024 at 4:26 am

    Learning design in todays education worldwide usually involves heavy integration of technology, and likely needs too for it to be successful and engaging for our modern day students. Integrating technology using models introduced to me from last class such as... Continue Reading →

  • Protected: Weekly Runs 2.0
    by abellini11 on March 4, 2024 at 3:57 am

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  • Visualizing the Written
    by happyholidays1247 on March 3, 2024 at 11:23 pm

    Word Clouds: Crime and Punishment As an experiment, I decided to make a word cloud using wordart.com and the text of the novel Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky which I accessed from Project Gutenberg. Before this, I had not made a word cloud and I was expecting the cloud (or in this case, a

  • Mid Journey
    by juliachristmann on March 3, 2024 at 10:16 pm

    Hello! My Ukulele learning journey is going alright. I have fallen into the habit of only practicing once a week. The semester seems very packed and I am...

  • Ballet
    by nataliadominelli on March 3, 2024 at 3:34 am

    Introduction to ballet Ballet is a classical form of dance that originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and later developed into a highly stylized and codified art from in France and Russia. It is characterized by graceful and precise movements, often performed to music, with a focus on storytelling, expression, and

  • So Many Hearts
    by juliachristmann on March 2, 2024 at 1:01 am

    Hello! It has been awhile. I got caught up in reading break but I am back with some latte art updates! As promised I have worked on improving...

  • Saturn
    by maddiepackford on March 2, 2024 at 12:54 am

    Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in our Solar System, comes after Jupiter in size. This gas giant boasts an average radius about nine-and-a-half times that of Earth. While having only one-eighth the average density of our planet, Saturn is remarkably over 95 times more massive. Despite being nearly as large

  • Keyboard Week #7
    by katelisk on February 29, 2024 at 11:12 pm

    Hey everybody! Last week, I was away for my reading week and I did not bring the keyboard with me, unfortunately. So, a large chunk of this week was spent catching up and refreshing my brain. This has been a very chill process as I have kind of paused my goals and just messed around

  • Week #7 Reflection EdCamp
    by katelisk on February 29, 2024 at 10:52 pm

    This week, we experimented with the concept of EdCamp and even had the opportunity to participate in our own. EdCamps allow the participants to choose the discussion topics and explore meaningful conversations. I believe this form of conference will help teachers build excitement and remain engaged. Something I really loved about our mini EdCamp was

  • Guitar Update #2
    by paigemcpherson on February 29, 2024 at 8:50 pm

    By February 29th as I stated, my goals were to be able to play the chords from my two chosen songs, Brown Eyed Girl and Riptide. My next goal was transitioning smoothly from one chord to another. And my last goal was to learn song number one and two. After practicing the guitar over the

  • Chat GPT Cookies
    by tessapenner on February 29, 2024 at 5:43 pm

    This week I decided to try asking chat for a gluten free cookie recipe. I gave it the prompt of “can you please give me a gluten free sugar cookie recipe that is made with gluten free bob red mill... Continue Reading →

  • Finding Your Space
    by Rachel Woo on February 29, 2024 at 3:25 am

    There are times when we are too overwhelmed and busy to take care of our well-being and do what we...

  • Reflection Six: Learning Design
    by Rachel Woo on February 29, 2024 at 2:07 am

    In this week’s class, we talked about Technology Integration Models as a learning design. Learning design is the intentional process...

  • Jupiter!
    by maddiepackford on February 28, 2024 at 11:54 pm

    The fifth planet from the Sun and the most massive in our Solar System, Jupiter is a gas giant. Its mass exceeds that of all other planets in the Solar System combined, and it is just slightly less than one one-thousandth of the Sun’s mass. Gravity: 24.79 m/s² Radius: 69,911 km Length of day: 0d 9h 56m Distance from Sun: 778.5 million km

  • Edcamp Reflection
    by tessapenner on February 28, 2024 at 9:30 pm

    Educational conferences play a pivotal role in the professional development of educators, offering a platform for sharing insights, innovative teaching methodologies, and networking opportunities. Traditional conferences often follow a predetermined agenda set by the organisers, with keynote speakers and sessions.... Continue Reading →

  • Blog 2.0
    by carlyhuns on February 28, 2024 at 6:00 pm

    Blog 2: February 22 Task: Begin learning song & Learn C-major scale Well, now that I’ve realized that I’ve already learned the C-major scale, I looked into other scales I wanted to master. I’m really drawn to blues style of guitar, and found this E-minor pentatonic scale. Pentatonic means 5 notes, instead of the traditional

  • Blog 1.0
    by carlyhuns on February 28, 2024 at 5:59 pm

    Blog 1: February 8  Task: Begin reading music with book and learn A-minor scale What I actually did: C Major Scale and When the Saints Go Marching In What I learned was that the A-minor scale is actually the same as C-major scale! Here’s a picture of the scale that I learned.  I begin with

  • Week 6 Reflection!
    by maddiepackford on February 28, 2024 at 6:11 am

    This week in class we talked about Edcamps! Edcamps are a form of unconference designed specifically for educators. Unlike traditional conferences with predetermined schedules and speakers, edcamps are participant-driven events where the agenda is created on the day of the event by the attendees themselves. The name “edcamp” stands for “education camp,” reflecting the informal

  • Horticulture resource list
    by christinedowney on February 28, 2024 at 4:53 am

    Little Green Thumbs This site has loads of great resources for teachers in Canada including lessons that bring gardening into other subjects (we love cross curriculars) Youth in Food Systems This website has loads of activities sorted into grade groups. This includes Jr. Kindergarten to Secondary School. School Garden Programs British Columbia UK STEM learning activities on plants This website is not from Canada so remember some of the plants that they talk about may not be local. However there is still some great activities on here. Canadian Food Focus This site is targeted at parents but still has some great information about getting children interested in gardening.

  • Weekly Reflection on Edcamp, and what does it mean to advocate for applicable Pro-D
    by christinedowney on February 28, 2024 at 4:41 am

    Participating in Edcamp today was a wonderful experience. I felt like in a short time we were able to have...

  • EdCamp!
    by juliachristmann on February 28, 2024 at 1:45 am

    Today in class we discussed EdCamps! EdCamps are incredible experiences for educators! They are educator generated conferences that provide a platform for collaboration and learning. EdCamps allow participants...

  • Teriyaki Tofu
    by sarahkerr on February 27, 2024 at 10:14 pm

    This week, I made teriyaki tofu with a delicious Mediterranean salad on the side, the same ingredients as the one I had tried weeks prior. The only difference was that I did not make its sauce, as I wanted to... Continue Reading →

  • AI, Learning Design, and Classroom Engagement
    by sarahkerr on February 27, 2024 at 8:54 pm

    Today’s class discussion delved into a wide array of topics, from the evolving capabilities of artificial intelligence to the implications of technology in learning design and classroom environments. Reflecting on the insights shared, I find myself grappling with newfound perspectives... Continue Reading →