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  • Week 13 – Summary, Wrap Up, Where next??
    by drewhoward on April 9, 2024 at 7:07 pm

    13 weeks later, everything shifted from that first Inquiry Blog Post. Man it has been actually crazy? I started off this semester knowing that I was going to be reflecting on an inquiry and as I went through it, the... Continue Reading →

  • Week 13 – Summary and Reflection
    by drewhoward on April 9, 2024 at 6:38 pm

    I genuinely cannot believe that it has been thirteen weeks since our first class. It feels like just yesterday we walked into class and got thrown into the deep end of inquiry, innovation, and edtech. I think some of the... Continue Reading →

  • Free Inquiry – Final Reflection
    by mdonkers on April 9, 2024 at 5:56 pm

    Summary of the Malcolm Gladwell books and how I would “rank” them Below I will post links to each of the reflections for each of the 7 books, in the order that I “ranked” them in this reflection which goes as Follows:

  • Free Inquiry – Week 11
    by mdonkers on April 9, 2024 at 5:14 pm

    Summary of the Bomber Mafia by Malcom Gladwell For more information go to: The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell | Malcolm Gladwell (gladwellbooks.com) Photo taken by Michael Donkers

  • Week 13 – Final Reflection
    by mdonkers on April 9, 2024 at 4:55 pm

    Week 11 Reflection I reference this reflection in the second recording. weekly-reflection-week-5 I reference this reflection throughout both recordings weekly-reflection-week-6 I reference this reflection throughout both recordings

  • Week 11 – Raccoon and Progress
    by drewhoward on April 9, 2024 at 4:18 am

    This week was spent almost exclusively on one project. I made a raccoon which has been so much fun. Stanley the Raccoon by Drew Howard is licensed by CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 One thing that I specifically learned this week was... Continue Reading →

  • Week 11 – Engaging Students with Coding and Gamification
    by drewhoward on April 9, 2024 at 3:56 am

    Video Game Nerd by Seth Werkheiser is licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0 Gamification is a topic that I think is so interesting and incredible to implement in the classroom for a wide range of reasons, but one that I think... Continue Reading →

  • Week 10 – Sharing my progress
    by drewhoward on April 9, 2024 at 3:38 am

    Crochet Earth rotation gif by Tofe-lai is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 This week, I decided that I was tired of having to send progress photos of all of the things I was creating to the different people in my... Continue Reading →

  • Week 10 – The “Unconference”
    by drewhoward on April 9, 2024 at 2:58 am

    This week we practiced a style of learning called the “Unconference” or EdCamp. This was an incredibly interesting way to learn and I loved the experience of getting to talk with my cohort in a more open-ended fashion again. I... Continue Reading →

  • Final Reflection for Term – collaboration
    by eddy on April 8, 2024 at 6:09 pm

    Reflecting on this term, one theme stands out prominently in my mind: collaboration. Throughout the course, I’ve come to appreciate the importance and joy that come from working together with others. This, I’ve realized, is at the heart of teaching. The Group Inquiry project was a particularly enlightening experience for me. It opened my eyes

  • Week 11 – Class Reflection on Gamification
    by eddy on April 8, 2024 at 5:45 pm

    Lara Kehler’s discussion on Engaging Students with Coding & Gamification was inspiring. Lara’s passion for incorporating gaming elements into learning was contagious, and it got me thinking about how we can make education more fun and interactive. I decided to play around with Scratch after listening to Lara’s session. I had to watch a few

  • Week 11 Reflection
    by mdonkers on April 8, 2024 at 5:36 pm

    This weeks topic was all about Gamification and Coding in education. I think there is a lot of value in these areas because let’s face it, kids like to play games and adding an element of that into the classroom can have a huge impact on students interest in learning. There are adaptations that can

  • Final Inquiry Reflection
    by annetteb on April 8, 2024 at 4:11 pm

    What went well? Diverse learning approach: I incorporated various modes of learning such as language apps, translating tech, YouTube videos, and voice notes to track my journey. This…

  • Final Course Reflection
    by annetteb on April 8, 2024 at 3:52 pm

    Topics Found Most Valuable: Resources and platforms: I found WordPress, ChatGPT, CrAIyon, and Mattermost to be valuable. These platforms are user-friendly and will be beneficial in some way…

  • Final Reflection for Free Inquiry1
    by eddy on April 5, 2024 at 9:10 pm
  • Week 9 – Strategies for Online Teaching and Assessment
    by drewhoward on April 5, 2024 at 7:31 pm

    Diverse Participants in a Virtual Zoom Meeting by DALL·E 3 model Copyright 2023 by Easy-Peasy.AI Pte. Ltd. This week was interesting to go through and learn more about the different varieties of online learning and how different methods of learning... Continue Reading →

  • Week 9 – Exploration, creation, and So much fun
    by drewhoward on April 4, 2024 at 8:35 pm

    Over the weekend before this class I completed my Lily Granny Square Sweater… Can you believe it only took exactly one week??? It was absolutely shocking to me that it was completed… I then had a complete feeling of loss... Continue Reading →

  • Week 8 – Innovative & Inclusive Educational Practices
    by drewhoward on April 4, 2024 at 6:49 pm

    Through much of this course I have reflected exclusively on what has happened within the context of our class, and while I absolutely loved our speaker this week and learning from Simone, I want to branch out and attempt a... Continue Reading →

  • Inquiry – Week 8 Additions and Lane Changes
    by drewhoward on April 4, 2024 at 4:12 pm

    Updates This week I had planned to spend time working on my sweater and researching methods of keeping hands safe for those who may be interested in pursuing crocheting… This plan was not particularly followed this week as I adjusted... Continue Reading →

  • Final Inquiry Reflection
    by teacherjames on April 4, 2024 at 4:30 am

    Milana and I had both focused on the subject of inquiry as our inquiry, and this conversation was a really nice way to share our thoughts, exchange ideas, and do our final inquiry reflection of our learning together. Thank you, Milana!

  • Week 13 Free Inquiry – Summary
    by escholten on April 3, 2024 at 9:19 pm

    My last inquiry post… seems crazy to me but here we are! Overall, I really enjoyed the inquiry process. It was nice to have a project that was designed for us to devote time to something we were interested in. My original question was how can I increase my engagement on social media, but over

  • Week 13 Reflection – Summary
    by escholten on April 3, 2024 at 8:44 pm

    I cannot believe we have reached the last week of EDCI 336! I have learned so much throughout this course and it has been a great opportunity to discuss and explore many topics related to EdTech. One of my favorite topics was AI, because it is a topic I have been interested in but have

  • Week 5 – Managing Digital Resources in Education
    by drewhoward on April 2, 2024 at 9:17 pm

    Teachers as Content Creators. This week was a particularly interesting one for me because the idea of being a content creator has been one that has always fascinated yet frightened me. I had not particularly thought about the idea that... Continue Reading →

  • Free Inquiry – Week 11
    by eddy on April 2, 2024 at 2:22 pm

    Reflection for week 11. Videos from canoe trip down the Green River in Utah

  • edtech-inquiry
    by mdonkers on April 1, 2024 at 11:13 pm

    For our ed-tech presentation we did a podcast style format, the link for which can be found here: Social Media in the Classroom: An EdTech Presentation (youtube.com) For my contribution to the project I had a rather neutral stance towards Social Media in the classroom and looked at both the pros and the cons to

  • Group Projects
    by drewhoward on April 1, 2024 at 11:10 pm

    Over this semester, Joanna, Sive, Emma T., and I spent time examining two separate book creation platform and have summarized some of the benefits and drawbacks in our screencast video that is uploaded here. We worked as a team to... Continue Reading →

  • Week 13 – Final Course Content Reflection
    by cameronlynka on April 1, 2024 at 8:14 pm

    I have decided to make my final post as a video reflection – thank you very much for your facilitation of this course!

  • Week 11 – Course Content Reflection
    by cameronlynka on April 1, 2024 at 7:22 pm

    This section of the course came at the perfect time! I enjoyed the lecture and documentation of how coding & gamification (when used correctly) can be a major draw for students to engage in content. This type of learning was heavily relyed upon when I taught at a STEM-based school in South Korea. This was

  • Week 10 – Course Content Reflection
    by cameronlynka on April 1, 2024 at 7:05 pm

    The EdCamp “unconference” was a format I really enjoyed participating in. From a structural standpoint, it is fairly easy to organize and highly engaging for participants. To be successful, the opportunity to create should be held firmly by the participants, not the facilitator, which is why allowing for user-generated topics is crucial (I like how

  • Week 11 Reflection
    by escholten on April 1, 2024 at 7:00 pm

    This week’s topic was on gamification and coding in classrooms. I think that the gamification of the curriculum is an amazing way to motivate and engage students. Additionally, using games such as Minecraft or Roblox in the classroom is a good way to connect with your students (as long as you know the right lingo!).

  • Week 9 – Course Content Reflection
    by cameronlynka on April 1, 2024 at 6:16 pm

    Presenting choice in the classroom is beneficial for all learners. This choice is represented by the way the content is engaged, how it is consumed, and what is done with it. I think this is nicely represented by the online learning environment Venn diagram presented in this week’s slideshow: The BC Curriculum from the Ministry

  • Week 13 – Free Inquiry Reflection (Final)
    by cameronlynka on April 1, 2024 at 4:58 pm

    Writing this final inquiry reflection comes with (mostly) a feeling of relief, as I feel I have been losing steam trying to keep pace with the quantity of posts required for this course. For me, I feel as though having this be more of a 5-part series of longer-form blog posts would have worked better

  • Week 11 – Free Inquiry
    by cameronlynka on April 1, 2024 at 4:44 pm

    I decided to make my final three blog posts a series on place for me personally. I have lived in three different locations that I would call home, being Penticton (18 years), Victoria (10 years), and Busan (1 year). Each place holds value in my life, and this post will dive further into what Victoria

  • Week 10 – Free Inquiry
    by cameronlynka on April 1, 2024 at 3:49 pm

    I decided to make my final three blog posts a series on place for me personally. I have lived in three different locations that I would call home, being Penticton (18 years), Victoria (10 years), and Busan (1 year). Each place holds value in my life, and this post will dive further into what Busan

  • Week 9 – Free Inquiry
    by cameronlynka on April 1, 2024 at 3:25 pm

    I decided to make my final three blog posts a series on place for me personally. I have lived in three different locations that I would call home, being Penticton (18 years), Victoria (10 years), and Busan (1 year). Each place holds value in my life, and this post will dive further into what Penticton

  • Final Weekly Reflection
    by teacherjames on April 1, 2024 at 7:12 am

    And here we are, at the end of this tech journey called EDCI 336. Overall, I learned to love tech more than I did at the beginning of this course. While I am open to new experiences, new perspectives, and new ways of knowing, doing, and being, I am also a simple person that can

  • EdTech Group Presentation
    by eddy on April 1, 2024 at 5:50 am

    Summary and Role: Group Inquiry Project: https://youtu.be/C_04I7xXz-g (its not embedded because it is a private video)

  • Reflecting on Inquiry (Inquiry Post #10 – The Grand Finale!)
    by markusmeyer on April 1, 2024 at 12:19 am

    Wow, the final inquiry post! It is truly hard to believe that I am already done. What an enriching process this has been. I have learned so much not only about inclusive education, but about the inquiry process. It was like I was inquiring about inquiry (how meta is that…) One thing that I would

  • Life Skills Classrooms (Inquiry Post #9)
    by markusmeyer on April 1, 2024 at 12:03 am

    I am sure that it is a bit Ironic that in an inquiry blog dedicated to “inclusive education” that I am going to talk about Life Skills classrooms, which are more of a traditional Special Education model where students spend more time in isolated classrooms. I think it is important that teachers have an understanding

  • My Reflections on this Term
    by grantclassroom on March 31, 2024 at 11:33 pm

    As I reflect back on my learning this term, the thing that has stuck out the most to me is that tech literacy needs to be taught and is not an automatic skill people have- even if they are born... Continue Reading →

  • Technology in the K-3 Classroom
    by teacherjames on March 31, 2024 at 5:08 am

    Looking at the pros and cons of using technology in the kindergarten to grade 3 classroom, this audio presentation provides various perspectives on the underlying question: (How) should technology be used in the kindergarten to grade 3 classroom? With considerations, such as the importance of hands-on play-based learning, the era of technology we live in,

  • Final Reflection: The Tecchies
    by markusmeyer on March 31, 2024 at 3:04 am

    Wow, the last reflection already? It feels like just yesterday I was walking into MAC D211, waiting to see what the tech world would have waiting for me. In honour of this being the final reflection, I thought I would hand out some “End of Term EDCI 336” awards to highlight my learning. For my

  • Week 11 Free Inquiry
    by escholten on March 30, 2024 at 10:54 pm

    Honest update incoming: I have not thought about social media in the past week. This has not necessarily been by choice, but with lesson plans upon lesson plans due and practicum coming up, I have not had the mental capacity to focus on Instagram on this inquiry. I still would like to incorporate some of

  • Suicidality and Suicide Prevention (Inquiry Post #8)
    by markusmeyer on March 30, 2024 at 10:20 pm

    Content warning: This post will contain discussion of suicide and suicidal ideation. According to the McCreary Centre Society, 18% of students aged 12-to-18 considered suicide in 2023. A 2019 report by the BC Coroners Service showed that suicide is the leading injury-related cause of death for youth. As elementary educators, we are going to be

  • Free Inquiry – Week 10
    by eddy on March 30, 2024 at 7:59 pm

    For this week, I am veering away from my website slightly because in the creation of my website and my research I have been inspired to create a poster using Canva to put up in my community offering one-on-one yoga classes or a yoga mentorship program on a sliding scale or for trade. I typed

  • Week 10 – Ed(dy)Camp
    by eddy on March 30, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed this activity and look forward to participating in more events like this in the future, and perhaps even organizing similar events myself. The two talks I attended focused on unstructured play and inquiry. I was eager to join these discussions to gain insights from others on these topics. It was fascinating to

  • Week 10 Free Inquiry
    by escholten on March 30, 2024 at 7:17 pm

    This week I worked on reaching out to brands to get some collaborations for the spring and summer. I was able to secure another collaboration with Bluenotes (I have worked with them in the past), as well as with a brand called Sunday Club. Getting to work with brands is one of my favorite parts

  • Week 10 Reflection
    by escholten on March 30, 2024 at 7:01 pm

    This week we engaged in an EdCamp Unconference, with various groups discussing topics that were of interest to us. Going through the process of coming up with topics, organizing them, combining them, and then scheduling them was a very interesting look into how these conferences actually work. I liked that we were able to pick

  • Ed Tech Group Presentation
    by escholten on March 30, 2024 at 6:33 pm

    For our Ed Tech presentation my learning pod decided to look into and discuss the pros and cons of using social media in the classroom. Our inquiry question was “Should social media be incorporated into the classroom? And if so, how?”. This is a topic I am particularly interested in and have done a fair

  • Pros and Cons of Technology in K-3 Classrooms
    by grantclassroom on March 30, 2024 at 4:30 pm

    For our group inquiry project, we decided to investigate the pros and cons of technology use, and particularly screen use in K-3 classrooms. We were aware of some of the benefits and concerns regarding screen use in young children and... Continue Reading →