• Maker Spaces Outside of School and Building Social Emotional Learning
    by Trevor Hood on April 6, 2020 at 2:12 am

    The Question In kindergarten, the essential elements of learning are social and emotional development. Students are able to interact with their peers in a classroom, learn to play with each other, share, help each other, and build together mentally and physically. Social and emotional learning continues far beyond kindergarten and into adulthood. With our group

  • Comments from the CBC Podcast
    by mackenzie37 on January 27, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    https://www.cbc.ca/radio/spark/spark-guide-to-life-google-for-education-1.4806191 Our ed camp discussions focused around the security and privacy of online learning and some of the challenges facing both students and educators. While teachers are encouraged to use technology in their everyday teaching practice, there are some real challenges with upholding the security and privacy for all students. As we discussed, there are

  • Fostering Less Fear and Greater Confidence
    by hayleyteaches on July 28, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    “The pedagogical challenge of Canadian education is not just reducing the distance between Eurocentric thinking and Aboriginal ways of knowing, but engaging decolonized minds and hearts.” – Battiste, M. (2002) Teaching in the 21st Century gives educators the opportunity to extend their teaching beyond their classroom and include the global community. Classrooms should be equipped

  • Tying It Up With a Bow
    by Nicole Crozier on July 27, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    I’ve spent a lot of time these past few days staring at the ceiling, at the wall, or at a blank page with a flashing cursor. Writing is always hard, but this particular post seems harder than most. Where am... The post Tying It Up With a Bow appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Where Did He Come From? Where Did He Go?
    by jca on July 27, 2019 at 6:59 am

      Is this a real study or Is this just fantasy? I’m caught in a landslide of readings, with no escape from reality. But it helped me open my eyes, and look up to the future and see. I’m just a poor science teacher, I need some sympathy. Because summer came and is about to

  • Where am I now? – Final Blog
    by msemilymiller on July 27, 2019 at 6:01 am

    As I began these courses at the beginning of July, I thought that transitioning into this program would be easy. I have only been out of the post-secondary world for five years and felt like my classroom experience, leadership exemplars, and ability to hoop jump would guarantee smooth sailing throughout the program. I was incorrect.

  • Final Blog: Digital Citizenship and the 4 R’s
    by Trevor Hood on July 27, 2019 at 5:37 am

    Digital Citizenship Being a student at UVic has given me access to the resources of academia on journals, articles, books, and research projects of students past. It provides an avenue towards self study in navigating, reading, and inquiring on useful pieces of literature. Attending professional development workshops, meeting vendors, speaking to colleagues, participating in book

  • withdrawal (or shell shock)
    by dalesaki on July 27, 2019 at 3:37 am

    I finished my final blog post, and all I could think of was, “Have I done everything? I think I might have forgotten to do something. Was I supposed to include a reference list on that final blog post? Better check the course outline, AGAIN (for the twentieth time). I’d better go back through my

  • Final Blog Post
    by mackenzie37 on July 27, 2019 at 1:45 am

    The reflective approach EDCI 515 and EDCI 568 has taken throughout this summer term, has encouraged me to synthesize and mesh together concepts and methodologies from the articles, guest speakers and have allowed me to think more critically about their connectedness. Inevitably it has been encouraging to reflect on how we view the relationships we

  • Where am I now? A Final Reflection
    by heatherc on July 27, 2019 at 12:29 am

    This was a crazy month of learning, discovery, and making new friends. Throughout both classes, Val and Jennifer introduced us to researchers at the top of their fields – it was like having a front row seat to an academic red carpet, and then have the chance to go backstage and interview them all!  On

  • A Reflection on my Recursive Learning Journey
    by wanderon on July 26, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Reflection on my Recursive Learning Journey I just read my first blog in this course. By that I mean, I read the first blog I wrote for this course, intending to  reflect on my recursive journey of learning. Which, now that I think about it, might be the first blog I have ever read. This

  • Piecing Knowledge Together: The Completed Puzzle on EDCI-515 & EDCI-568 – FINAL BLOG REFLECTION
    by deirdreh on July 26, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Photo by Ryoji Iwata on Unsplash Introduction When I consider a puzzle, each piece’s edge enables a connection.  Some pieces may not physically fit together, because of their proximity. However, the completed puzzle represents interconnections, as each piece assists in creating the complete picture.  As I reflect on EDCI 515 and 568, the areas I connected with, as … Continue reading "Piecing Knowledge Together: The Completed Puzzle on EDCI-515 & EDCI-568 – FINAL BLOG REFLECTION"

  • Final Blog Post…well not FINAL Final, but for the summer.
    by dalesaki on July 26, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Reflections on EDCI 515 and EDCI 568: A Culinary Analogy An illustration of how the last three weeks have gone may be seen in reference to food. That is, for twelve class sessions we as students have been treated to two complete meals (with appetizer, main course, and dessert) each day. Each of the EDCI

  • Learning is Messy: Final Thoughts for 515 and 568
    by hdyck on July 26, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    “who has the time.” by GYLo is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0  You know when you are organizing your home or garage and things usually get messier before they get better? I am in the messy stage of developing my research project question. I knew when I started my master’s degree that my goal was to inform and enrich

  • Open Access and Proper Learning For All! – Final Blog EDU 515 & 568
    by garysoles on July 26, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    “Alarmed” by Foomandoonian is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0  Introduction “It is a fundamental human right to have open access to literature” – John Willinsky – Where would we be if we did not have access to the research, and literature responsible for advancing... Continue Reading →

  • The Hike
    by twestwood on July 26, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Yesterday, I was asked to find an image that captures where I am in exploring and understanding my research. The image that came to mind was hiking up a steep hill. This came to me for several reasons. If you have ever met me in person, you know that I have an issue with breathing.

  • Concepts and Reflections: The Journey Begins
    by andrewvogelsang on July 26, 2019 at 9:09 pm

      Photo by Nghia Le on Unsplash What I have learned this semester is a huge question. To be honest, I, like most of my students, thought I would enter class and “do” the courses. I am not sure if that comes from a place of arrogance on my part, or if it was uncertainty. As the classes … Continue reading "Concepts and Reflections: The Journey Begins"

  • “Where Am I Now?” Final Blog Post
    by lhuston on July 26, 2019 at 8:55 pm

      The Introduction I recall a story I shared with my students, one you have probably heard before; of the blind men and the elephant. As the story goes, each man was touching one part of the animal and using what they felt to create an overall impression of the animal; this led to arguments. Read more about “Where Am I Now?” Final Blog Post

  • Where am I now? 1b Blog Post
    by chowlett on July 26, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    I would argue that this final blog post has particular requirements that I will not be able to meet. Specifically, this post should communicate my thinking in a clear, succinct, focused, and organized fashion. However, I was permitted to name... Continue Reading →

  • An Unexpected Journey: To Masters and Back Again
    by rjsmith on July 26, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Where I started In September I will be starting my third-year teaching at U-Connect Secondary School in Langley. This school is unique, as we offer both fully online and blended learning programs. U-Connect was my first full time teaching position and it was not what I was expecting. I thought online education was a form

  • Protected: My Students and I, We are Human
    by mrsrlogo on July 26, 2019 at 5:06 am

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  • Overcoming the Roadblocks to Technology Education, STEM, and the Trades
    by joshea on July 26, 2019 at 3:25 am

    Moving Beyond Cultural Barriers: Successful Strategies of Female Technology Education Teachers: Moving Beyond Cultural Barriers: Successful Strategies of Female Technology Education Teachers by Ray McCarthy and Joseph Berger sets out to assess why female technology education teachers pursued the career path they did and explore why there is such low female representation within the STEM

  • Putting Social Media and Research Methods into Practice (Final Blog)
    by joshea on July 26, 2019 at 2:54 am

    How Research Diaries Can be Used to Better Research and be Used Via Social Media/Online Blogs: I have written diaries on and off in my life and I always find value in them. They are a great way to record your thoughts in the moment and to reflect on what you have been doing/learning in

  • Ed Tech & Formative Assessment
    by mackenzie37 on July 26, 2019 at 1:47 am

    Think about how you check for understanding in your classroom. Often, when we look at formative assessment in the classroom, we can find it to be an onerous experience. Discovering what students know, while they are still in the process of learning concepts can be a challenge. As classroom teachers we need to determine our

  • My New Lens
    by lhuston on July 25, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Photo by Oleg Magni from Pexels I chose this image because it connects to how I imagine my research in a number of ways. The first connection is fairly obvious, and that is the lens. To start with the lens illustrates my new understanding of research as I, like many of you, came from a Read more about My New Lens

  • Dreaming Of Weaving (Assignment #1B)
    by seansjourney on July 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm

      The experience of going through EDCI 515 and 568 was one of intense devouring of information and applying it into our own personal practices. It has been quite a while since I have had to read this amount of... Continue Reading →

  • The Unsettled Settler
    by hayleyteaches on July 25, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Introduction This post reflects on the article The Five R’s for Indigenizing Online Learning: A Case Study of the First Nations Schools’ Principals Course and how the reading connects to our own personal and professional experiences. We then provide an overview of our proposed research question and broader topic, problems, and our purpose in choosing

  • I Know Where I’m Going???
    by ctrades on July 25, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Jamie Saw on Unsplash If you consider working remotely for the first time when starting an intensive 23-day study program, may I caution you to reconsider? The choice was thrust on me due to computer failure, and even though I am comfortable working without a paper backup, not having access to my regular filing system as well

  • Making as Inquiry – EDCI 568 Assignment #2
    by chowlett on July 25, 2019 at 6:42 am

    The three dimensional printer which I have been steward of this past six months has been steering my thoughts when I “academically procrastinate”. That is to say, when the act of working on research methods or my professional learning network... Continue Reading →

  • EDCI 568 – Assignment #2
    by heatherc on July 25, 2019 at 5:46 am

    Digital Citizenship in the Primary Classroom The topic of digital citizenship was introduced during our first few days of classes this month. Both Alec Couros and Jesse Miller specifically talked with us about how children are using technology today, and how important knowing about that technology was to the classroom teacher or parent. Miller states,

  • 568 Presentation
    by dalesaki on July 25, 2019 at 5:15 am

    568 Presentation and Critical Reading of One Course Reading Reading – School Climate and Academic Achievement in Middle and High School Students Overview This study (Daily, Mann, Kristjansson, Smith, & Zullig, 2019) builds on previous studies on school climate and academic achievement that found a positive school climate may promote academic achievement and well-being. To

  • A First Look at Digital Literacy in Kindergarten
    by twestwood on July 25, 2019 at 3:18 am

    How does one weave technology into Kindergarten learning? Certainly there are ways for the teacher to use technology in preparing lessons for students, sharing media with students, and reporting student learning to parents, but how do teachers put the technology into the hands of four and five year olds for the purpose of enhancing their

  • Cross-Curricular Inquiry in Theory and Practice: Fort St. James Secondary School
    by deirdreh on July 24, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Photo by Shane Rounce on Unsplash Introduction Teacher/student motivation and engagement is at the forefront of what we are trying to ameliorate at Fort St. James Secondary School. The new curriculum, as of 2016,  gives us the freedom to fully explore cross-curricular and inquiry methodologies in our school. Beyond that, our close-knit educational environment of 280 students and … Continue reading "Cross-Curricular Inquiry in Theory and Practice: Fort St. James Secondary School"

  • Cross-Curricular Inquiry in Theory and Practice: Fort St. James Secondary School
    by andrewvogelsang on July 24, 2019 at 11:58 pm

      Photo by Shane Rounce on Unsplash Introduction Teacher/student motivation and engagement is at the forefront of what we are trying to ameliorate at Fort St. James Secondary School. The new curriculum, as of 2016, gives us the freedom to fully explore cross curricular and inquiry methodologies in our school. Beyond that, our close-knit educational environment  of 280 … Continue reading "Cross-Curricular Inquiry in Theory and Practice: Fort St. James Secondary School"

  • Cross-Curricular Inquiry in Theory and Practice: Fort St. James Secondary School
    by garysoles on July 24, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Photo by Shane Rounce on Unsplash Introduction Teacher/student motivation and engagement is at the forefront of what we are trying to ameliorate at Fort St. James Secondary School. The new curriculum, as of 2016, gives us the freedom to fully explore cross curricular... Continue Reading →

  • Protected: Reflecting before advancing
    by Joanna Lake on July 24, 2019 at 8:26 pm

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  • Where am I Now?
    by adamgwright on July 24, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    “I Found Waldo”by jndotcom is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Where am I now? Before I can talk about where I am now I need to talk about where I was before now. I started EDCI 568 with, what I... Continue Reading →

  • Reflections on Technology, Inquiry-based Learning, and First Nations
    by Trevor Hood on July 24, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Introduction Living overseas in South Korea and in Bali, it brings me back to the excitement and exhilaration of learning about new cultures, ways of doing things, and the people I met. Being in an intercultural relationship and being part of stories half way across the world fills my spirit and reminds me to be

  • EDCI 568 – Assignment #2
    by msemilymiller on July 23, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Overview In 2013, educational researchers at the University of Southern Australia – Marj Fracis, Kathy Paige, and David Lloyd were interested in learning more about middle years’ students’ experiences in nature. Therefore, they decided to engage in a small scale case study. Marj was inspired by her own nature experiences in childhood and how that

  • Zoom in…..Zoom out…..Zoom in……Zoom out
    by seansjourney on July 23, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Examining a qualitative study through a phenomenological lens   Introduction   The type of method a researcher chooses to complete their research will shape and develop the outcome of a study. In this post, I will take a research paper... Continue Reading →

  • Assignment #2: EDCI 568
    by rjsmith on July 23, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Overview of Barriers and facilitators to using digital technologies in the Cooperative Learning model in physical education by Bodsworth and Goodyear.               Bodsworth and Goodyear (2017) use the cooperative learning model to introduce technology in the physical education classroom in their article: Barriers and facilitators to using digital technologies in the Cooperative Learning model in

  • Structuration Theory
    by wanderon on July 23, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    An Exploration of the Article: People, Practice, and Technology, by Mark Thompson  I have to admit that, when I first found this article, I was simultaneously enthralled and full of trepidation. I was convinced that it could be an excellent place to start my research and literature review but also thought it might be too

  • The Journey to a Research Question
    by Nicole Crozier on July 23, 2019 at 6:32 am

    When I signed up to help plan Dalhousie’s Orientation Week the summer after my first year of university in 2009, there was no part of me that thought orientation was about to become a career. When I created a summer... The post The Journey to a Research Question appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Ed Camps- Hooray!
    by mackenzie37 on July 23, 2019 at 5:25 am

    July 22nd, 2019 Today was a great first experience to Ed Camps. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to engage in discussions around Indigenous Education. Meeting and collaborating with colleagues with similar interests or areas of expertise made for meaningful conversation and a great opportunity to think more about what our Med projects may look like,

  • Conversations with Colin Madland
    by mackenzie37 on July 23, 2019 at 4:58 am

    July 16th Guest speaker, Colin Madland brought great conversation to our class last week, when he discussed indigenous education and educational technology. Engaging in our current understandings of what constitutes indigenous education, it was easy to see, with the emphasis of place-based learning and connecting to the land that there is a disconnect with online

  • The Research. My Story. Resources.
    by lhuston on July 23, 2019 at 4:09 am

    “ex-trees” by bookgrl is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 The Research. In the study,  “Pervasive Learning and Technology Usage for Creativity Development in Education”,  Shubina and Kulakli (2019),  looked at pervasive learning, the benefits of creativity and the use of technology to foster and develop creativity in students by reviewing and analyzing relevant literature. Their Read more about The Research. My Story. Resources.

  • Collaboration is Key
    by hdyck on July 23, 2019 at 1:32 am

    “learning zone” by biblioteekje is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0  I entered into my Masters program with the intent of enriching my pedagogical practices for the implementation of an Environmental Science 11 class in the spring of 2020.  This class will provide an opportunity for learners to participate in authentic inquiry based projects in collaboration with community mentors. I

  • Protected: Refining Our Focus
    by mrsrlogo on July 22, 2019 at 10:49 pm

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  • Assignment 2: Unsettled Settler
    by Joanna Lake on July 22, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Introduction This post reflects on the article The Five R’s for Indigenizing Online Learning: A Case Study of the First Nations Schools’ Principals Course and how the reading connects to our own personal and professional experiences. We then provide an overview of our proposed research question and broader topic, problems, and our purpose in choosing

  • Whole System Change and Social Networks
    by adamgwright on July 22, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Beaufort Divisional Divisional Education Council (BDDEC) is located in the Mackenzie Delta and Beaufort Sea area of the Northwest Territories. The school district is composed of nine schools servicing eight communities. Three of the communities, Ulukhaktok, Paulatuk, and Sachs Harbour,... Continue Reading →

  • 568 Week 3
    by dalesaki on July 22, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Monday July 15 Readings – Dive into Inquiry (for the 6-12 educator) & Inquiry Mindset (for the K-5 educator) Guest – Trevor MacKenzie Reflections – Trevor presented a good overview of Inquiry-Based Learning and its practical uses in the classroom. That he is both a Master’s student and a classroom teacher brings some level of

  • All Talk, All Action
    by hayleyteaches on July 22, 2019 at 4:57 am

    This blog post stemmed from a conversation with Jeff Hopkins, the founder of the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry (PSII). PSII Homepage @hopkinsjeff The Un-Learning Process Below are my thoughts on the student transition from public school to PSII.   PSII’s core values encompass a very learner centred learning area such as Open Inquiry,

  • Bonnie
    by seansjourney on July 22, 2019 at 4:42 am

    Reading the article, In Public: the Shifting Consequences of Twitter Scholarship (http://hybridpedagogy.org/in-public-the-shifting-consequences-of-twitter-scholarship/), by Bonnie Stewart, I have never thought about how scholarships were always kept inside the system. Thinking back on my time in university I applied for many scholarships... Continue Reading →

  • Inquiry and Cross Curricular Carpentry – EDU 568 Blog 3
    by garysoles on July 22, 2019 at 2:26 am

    “Learning is not something that comes from the outside, rather it is something that is already inside us; a spark” – Jeff Hopkins TEDxVictoria   The founder of the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry, Jeff Hopkins, recently spoke to... Continue Reading →

  • What Could (Not Should) This Masters Mean To Me?
    by wanderon on July 21, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    What Could (Not Should) This Masters Mean To Me? I have stopped trying to separate the learning from EDCI 515 and EDCI 568. The learning is so deep and the conversations with guests,  colleagues and new friends so engaging that my own cognitive load is overwhelmed by trying to keep it all separated.  So from

  • Protect your neck
    by chowlett on July 21, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    In the spring of 2012, I was in my first practicum. I was well liked by the staff, and would mingle with the other teachers. As the veteran teachers do, one such teacher (I will refer to him as Bob)... Continue Reading →

  • Indigenizing Online Learning
    by Nicole Crozier on July 21, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    I got incredibly excited when I picked up our class reading last Monday: The 5 R’s for Indigenizing Online Learning: A Case Study of the First Nations Schools’ Principals Course. Finally. Something that directly, 100% related to the work that... The post Indigenizing Online Learning appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Where do I go from here?
    by ctrades on July 21, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    “Doors”by susanvg is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 I have been a mathematics and computer teacher for almost as many years as I have been a music teacher. I have wanted to do a Masters for a long time, but could not find an area for a thesis or research project that was interesting yet

  • Two Worlds Meet
    by twestwood on July 21, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Back when I taught grade 4/5 in 2014, I collaborated with my colleagues to create an amazing inquiry experience we called, Two Worlds Meet. This project was centred around and assessed within the Social Studies curriculum with the initial goal of incorporating more local, authentic First Nations content. Most of the students really enjoyed it,

  • An Inquiry Based Model for Education in B.C.
    by Trevor Hood on July 21, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Pacific School of Inquiry and Innovation Jeff Hopkins opened up the Pacific School of Inquiry and Innovation in Victoria in 2013. I feel the school is an outstanding transformative model as to how education can be delivered. Jeff Hopkins has shaken my foundation of what education can look like for the 21st century in British

  • Twitter and Scholarship – for EDCI 568 Assignment 1 Week 3
    by deirdreh on July 20, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Photo by Sara Kurfeß on Unsplash   Communicating on social media sites is relatively new to me.  My lack of skills and fear of the unknown pushed me to avoid Facebook, Twitter, blogs and other social media sites altogether.  Email and texting were within my comfort level; that is until I started this course. Having the opportunity to … Continue reading "Twitter and Scholarship – for EDCI 568 Assignment 1 Week 3"

  • My New Chair 568 (1A- Week #3)
    by lhuston on July 20, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    My New Chair I bought a new chair recently, it’s a bright baby blue color and it sits in my room. On the chair sits a small plain cushion. Both look a little strange still in the corner of my room; often I wander in and am surprised to see them there. And then I Read more about My New Chair 568 (1A- Week #3)

  • Where’s the Subscribe Button?
    by jca on July 20, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Regarding Inquiry / Problem-Based Learning: Trevor Mackenzie’s (@trev_mackenzie) discussion around implementing Inquiry in the classroom was something I’ve been introduced to in my teaching PDP program. The concept was one that I had intended weave into my courses for the new school year. While that was the plan, I admit I did have concerns with

  • To Cloud or not to Cloud
    by ctrades on July 20, 2019 at 3:40 am

    “Macbook Pro 17 21”by Luiz Claudio Monteiro is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 Gif created in EZgif That IS the question! When cloud computing first came out, I was EXTREMELY skeptical. I was really going to put all my data out there? Where anyone could get it? Looking back, it is how my parents first reacted

  • Inquiry, PSII, and Environmental Science
    by hdyck on July 20, 2019 at 12:09 am

    “Trello” by Brian Dys is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0  What a week! I was able to dream and make connections to my upcoming Environmental Science class that left me inspired and invigorated. Two leaders in the field of inquiry and personalized learning visited our class this week. Trevor Mackenzie came to speak with us about Inquiry and Project

  • Education if People Mattered
    by mackenzie37 on July 19, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Jeff Hopkins did a great TEDxTalk and had a great discussion with our class this week speaking to the idea that there needs to be a major shift in education. We need to shift from knowing about to knowing. This notion that we need to think about internalizing the knowledge we acquire, think about how

  • Can School Start Already?
    by rjsmith on July 19, 2019 at 9:09 pm

                  The end of July, most people would be disappointed that there is a little over a month left of summer vacation. However, I am unusually excited for the upcoming school year. In this past week, I have looked at how inquiry and technology can revolutionize the classroom and

  • 568 Week 3 Post- Paradigm Shifts in my Classroom.
    by andrewvogelsang on July 19, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Photo by Daniel Josef on Unsplash In the Ted X talk by Jeff Hopkins, founder of the Pacific School for Innovation and Inquiry,  he discussed the paradigm shift that he felt was essential to the future of education. I would agree. I would also posit that it is already happening. The new curriculum in BC is leading to … Continue reading "568 Week 3 Post- Paradigm Shifts in my Classroom."

  • First Peoples Principles of Learning
    by mackenzie37 on July 19, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    To look at the First Peoples Principles of Learning click on the link below. http://www.fnesc.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/PUB-LFP-POSTER-Principles-of-Learning-First-Peoples-poster-11×17.pdf Some thoughts on extending the principles to make the curriculum more accessible and more meaningful for all learners means that we should also consider the following: Making explicit connections to social aspects of learning Developing relationships Look at local contexts

  • Reflections from guest speaker Shauneen Pete
    by mackenzie37 on July 19, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    July 16th– Thoughts on the discussion with guest speaker Shauneen Pete A lot of great questions arose in our discussion with guest speaker Shauneen Pete this week, many that need further thought and consideration. Think about whether we are making race-based decisions in our everyday practice? I think that we try sometimes to be so

  • Inquiry Based Learning in Practice
    by joshea on July 19, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    This last spring, I was fortunate enough to be a member of a school based ecological-literacy inquiry team. For one of our meetings we decided to visit a school on Saturna Island called the Saturna Ecological Education Centre (SEEC). There we met Martin Anevich, the programs lead teacher, and the several students under his care.

  • New spaces for growth
    by Joanna Lake on July 19, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Am I just another cog in the education machine? Am I creating, to quote Pink Floyd, “just another brick in the wall”? This week, our guests and readings challenged historical and still current views of education. It was inspiring, and disheartening. A few questions keep resurfacing for me, so I thought it best to make

  • School Structure Redesign?
    by msemilymiller on July 19, 2019 at 5:51 am

    “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a flame” (Hopkins, 2014). In our class discussion with Jeff Hopkins today, each of us were intrigued and interested about the amazing things that are going on at the Inquiry and Innovation school he has created. He has moved through multiple roles within

  • Indigenized Online Education for All of Canada…Really?
    by adamgwright on July 18, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    “internet down :(“by kirk lau is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 Danielle Tessaro, Jean-Paul Restoule (@JPRestoule), Joseph Flessa, Carlana Lindeman (from the Martin Family Initiative), and Coleen Scully-Stewart wrote The Five R’s for Indigenizing Online Learning: A Case Study of... Continue Reading →

  • Protected: Anchoring the Idea Balloons
    by mrsrlogo on July 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

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  • Inquiry Discussion with Trevor Mackenzie
    by msemilymiller on July 18, 2019 at 6:11 am

    Trevor Mackenzie and Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt (with the help and inspiration of Sylvia Duckworth) have used sketchnotes in their books as a way to capture their teaching learning in an easily understood visual. I am going to use their visuals as a jumping off point to discuss my thoughts, past experiences, and hopes for the inquiry

  • Unsettling the Settler
    by msemilymiller on July 18, 2019 at 4:47 am

    In one of our classes this week, we had the opportunity to hear Shauneen Pete speak. As my classmate Heather mentioned in her blog post, Shauneen didn’t come with any PowerPoint or slides to speak to. She shared with us a story – her story. As she mentioned at the beginning of our session, sharing

  • Presentation by Trevor MacKenzie
    by seansjourney on July 17, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    The presentation by Trevor Mackenzie was amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed his ability to interact with audience and relay his knowledge through his experiences in the classroom. I enjoyed hearing a practicing teacher explain his craft through a lens of practicality... Continue Reading →

  • The building blocks
    by seansjourney on July 17, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Reading the article, Action Research in Education Getting to Grips with Perspectives and Models, highlighted many previous questions I raised in my previous blog post. In my prior post, I was contemplating how the practical side of teaching could be... Continue Reading →

  • A Visit from Trevor Mackenzie
    by heatherc on July 17, 2019 at 4:27 am

    Trevor Mackenzie, author of Inquiry Mindset and Dive into Inquiry, came to talk to us today about inquiry in the classroom as well as his journey through his (almost completed) masters program. Right off the bat, Trevor had us looking at a slide of the 10 Characteristics of the Inquiry Classroom and identify which one

  • Action Research
    by ctrades on July 16, 2019 at 5:06 am

    “Do I Need to Cite This?”by tengrrl is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Researcher The reading for discussion was by Mary McAteer, who earned her Doctor of Philosophy in 2000 after completing her Bachelor of Education in 1979 and her Masters of Science in Educational Management in 1993. Between earning her Bachelor’s degree and her

  • Decolonization
    by hdyck on July 16, 2019 at 4:47 am

    The last few days have been quite a ride.  The three assigned readings; Idle No More by S. Pete  (2017). (Chapter 3) Meschachakanis, A Coyote Narrative: Decolonising Higher Education by S. Pete (2018) (*Chapter 10), and  The Five R’s for Indigenizing Online Learning: A Case Study of the First Nations Schools’ Principals Course by Tessaro,

  • Social Networks and Student Achievement
    by adamgwright on July 15, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    “social network hub”by Mathias.Pastwa is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 I have just finished reading Essential features of effective networks in education (2015) by Santiago Rincon-Gallardo and Michael Fullen. On the first page of the article they make a statement about... Continue Reading →

  • 568 Week 2
    by dalesaki on July 15, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Monday July 8 Reading – Twitter Use and its Effects on Student Perception of Instructor Credibility by DeGroot, Young, & VanSlette (2015) Guest – Alec Couros Reading – I have pulled the first paragraph from the blog post I made on that day: This article brings up many questions, and foremost has to do with

  • The Common Problem in Networks
    by chowlett on July 15, 2019 at 2:39 am

    I am skeptical about the prospect of maintaining a new Personal/Professional Learning Network (PLN). While I understand and have experienced the long list of benefits, as well as the benefits of similar networks, I cannot help but think my PLN... Continue Reading →

  • Knowledge is Power: “Scientia Est Potentia (1A:Week 2)
    by lhuston on July 14, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Reflection on the use of social media, video, animation, research methods and literature reviews through a discussion and analysis of, “Public comment sentiment on educational videos: Understanding the effects of presenter gender, video format, threading, and moderation on YouTube TED talk comments”. Veletsianos, G., Kimmons, R., Larsen, R., Dousay, T. A., & Lowenthal, P. R. Read more about Knowledge is Power: “Scientia Est Potentia (1A:Week 2)

  • Twitterpated: Further Reflections
    by garysoles on July 14, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    “twitter”by [e-aprendizaje] is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 A newly appointed administrator recently entered my shop space as he enjoys seeing students engaged in project based learning, and has a fondness for speaking to the students about their creations. After... Continue Reading →

  • 568 Assignment #1a Week 2- Both Sides of the Tracks: social media has many sides.
    by andrewvogelsang on July 14, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Photo by Apollo Reyes on Unsplash 6.5 hours! That is the time I spent on my phone yesterday. I am not sure how I feel about this. Is online time preventing me from bonding with the actual humans, and pets, in my life that are physically in the room with me? I have had Twitter for years now. … Continue reading "568 Assignment #1a Week 2- Both Sides of the Tracks: social media has many sides."

  • We Set the Twitter Bar Too High
    by Nicole Crozier on July 14, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Twitter has been a hot topic on the blogs of many of my classmates this week, with a few different camps of opinion: those who are looking forward to or intrigued by Twitter as a tool for learning, and those... The post We Set the Twitter Bar Too High appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • Cellphones: Here to Stay. 
    by hayleyteaches on July 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    This blog post stems from our discussion of Digital Literacy in the 21st Century with Jessie Miller of Mediated Reality. (Twitter: @MediatedReality) (Website: https://www.mediatedreality.com/) All or Nothing In September 2018, Central Middle School banned the use of cellphones on school property. Students were asked to leave their devices at home, and if they brought their

  • Community
    by ctrades on July 14, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Gif created by ctrades. Person image free at Clipart Library I had always thought tweeting was weird. And blogging, well, I’ve read a few blogs written by travelling friends but most of the blogs I go to are recipe blogs and I just want the good stuff – the recipe. It never occurred to me

  • Unpacking the Backpack: Privilege in Online Spaces
    by Nicole Crozier on July 13, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    I’ve been aware of Peggy McIntosh’s writing on white privilege and the invisible backpack for several years now, and as someone who benefits daily from white privilege, I found it to be an eye-opening to gain an understanding of how... The post Unpacking the Backpack: Privilege in Online Spaces appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • A Quote For The Day – Message to Myself!
    by deirdreh on July 13, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    I came upon the quote (below) the other day, and it made me stop and think about this Masters Program. It helped me to recognize that although I may not have a large or even medium sized toolbox full of technology knowledge and skills, that is OK.  This program is going to be a huge … Continue reading "A Quote For The Day – Message to Myself!"

  • Social Media Communication – An Combination Blog for EDCI 515 & EDCI 568 ASSIGNMENT 1 Week 2
    by deirdreh on July 13, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Social Media Communication Between Instructors and Students     Combination Blog For Assignment 1 Week 2:   Dr. J. Thom (EDCI 515) and Dr. V. Irvine (EDCI 568) -To Be Marked By:  Deirdre Houghton https://unsplash.com/photos/CNbRsQj8mHQ Communication is the exchange of information, beliefs, understanding and thoughts between one or more individuals; and it can be delivered in a … Continue reading "Social Media Communication – An Combination Blog for EDCI 515 & EDCI 568 ASSIGNMENT 1 Week 2"

  • Informal Blog Post: Take One
    by hdyck on July 13, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    I woke up this morning really excited to dive into my goal of interacting on social media and building my PLN. In particular, I wanted to follow some blogs that have been introduced to us in class, and take some time wandering around Twitter to find people that will inspire me professionally.  This is my

  • Looking at BC’s Digital Literacy Framework for Kindergarten
    by twestwood on July 13, 2019 at 7:28 pm

      BC’s Digital Literacy Framework has some good points for building kids’ digital skills. Importantly, for Kindergarten and elementary school in general, it specifies, right at the top, that teacher modelling will be necessary before a gradual release of responsibility.  Most kids are capable of exploring an iPad by themselves and this can be relatively

  • Protected: Real-life Personal Learning Network Expanding to Online PLN
    by mrsrlogo on July 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

  • Where are my Tweets?
    by jca on July 13, 2019 at 4:51 am

    #notallteachers It’s 2019 and although I do not live in/under a rock, I still have no idea what this means. Throughout the week, our class has been discussing the use of social media for professional reasons such as: promoting an individual’s digital presence/citizenship, creating a professional (learning) network, or connecting with fellow colleagues/like-minded individuals. We

  • A talk with Alec Couros
    by heatherc on July 13, 2019 at 4:17 am

    Alec Couros (https://couros.ca/) (@courosa) (https://educationaltechnology.ca/)is an Information and Communication Technologies professor in the Education department at the University of Regina. Couros looks at social media in professional life, the effects of technology on kids, and the social media ecosystem. Searching for other information about Couros, I found his brother’s blog, (https://georgecouros.ca/blog/) and on it was

  • Learning Goal: Use Twitter Effectively
    by Trevor Hood on July 13, 2019 at 1:38 am

    As the title implies, I am new at Twitter, and am currently working on developing a Personalized Learning Network (PLN) to find like-minded individuals. As part of my learning path I want to become more proficient with Twitter, how I can use it to interact with specialists and educators in their field, and also disseminate

  • Instructors using Twitter
    by twestwood on July 13, 2019 at 12:13 am

    The authors of the study, Twitter Use and its Effects on Student Perception of Instructor Credibility were looking to see if college students’ regard for their instructors would be influenced by an instructors’ social media feeds.  I think it’s interesting that they used manipulated Twitter feeds from an imaginary instructor.  The concept of an instructor

  • July 9th, G.V. Reflection
    by mackenzie37 on July 12, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    https://www.veletsianos.com/ Looking at ways to engage with and use data to steer educational technology can allow us to make a great deal of inferences about our students as well as ask meaningful questions to drive our practices. We ask these questions to inform and make teaching and learning better. The talk from George Veletsianos this

  • Posting with Intention
    by hdyck on July 12, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    I’m very nervous about this post. I am a pretty private person when it comes to my personal life and growth, especially online, but this week I have been faced with some challenging questions. Why am I so quiet on social media?  Why do I resist putting myself out there? In order to reflect on

  • Joining and Participating in Supportive Professional Online Communities
    by joshea on July 12, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Blog Post: Evolution of my PLN https://christineyounghusband.com/evolution-of-my-pln/ In her online blog, Christine Younghusband, shares her experiences in using a professional learning network (PLN) aka #bcedchat (Twitter) initially to find people wanting to develop professionally in her areas of her interest.  Those connections lead to the building of a support structure for her where she could

  • Digital Security and Accountability…..but
    by adamgwright on July 12, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    “Someone really wanted the bike”by Moff is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0   FIPPA, digital literacy, security, privacy……and build a social network and digital presence online. Was it a coincidence that I had two classes talk about digital security within... Continue Reading →

  • Possible PD about PLN with my PLC on an upcoming PD Day. Perfect!
    by wanderon on July 12, 2019 at 9:08 am

    I enjoyed meeting all of our guests this week and appreciated the perspectives that they brought to our class. First, we met Dr. Alec Couros who started us off with an interesting discussion of engaging in social spaces online. I enjoyed hearing his perspective on a social media landscape that is engaging learners in the

  • Beginning at the End
    by wanderon on July 12, 2019 at 6:04 am

    Twitter Use and its Effects on Student Perception of Instructor Credibility, Jocelyn M. DeGroot , Valerie J. Young & Sarah H. VanSlette (2015). The Effect of Twitter Posts on Students’ Perceptions of Instructor Credibility, Kirsten A. Johnson (2010).   I now understand why Jennifer suggested that reading articles in reverse (not actually reading the words

  • Twitter: Help Wanted
    by rjsmith on July 12, 2019 at 4:33 am

                  I am not good at social media. I have it in my personal life but rarely post. I created a twitter account as part of an assignment in PDP but only used it when it was absolutely required. I admittedly do not use social media as a professional

  • TIE Grad 1.0
    by Trevor Hood on July 12, 2019 at 3:53 am

    Planning to use the wisdom of those past, and check out UVicSpace to search projects of the past and find literature reviews of interest.  

  • Protected: Learning to Learn
    by mrsrlogo on July 12, 2019 at 3:40 am

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

  • The Culture of our Classrooms
    by Joanna Lake on July 12, 2019 at 2:06 am

    This week, my thoughts feel scattered, and so I looked at my list of questions and attempted to incorporate them into this blog post. I start by speaking to “the distractable nature of cell phones,” and end by speaking to, and asking more questions about, sports and physical activity in the classroom. During our engaging

  • 5 Useful Blogs, #s, and @s
    by hayleyteaches on July 11, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Twitter – It’s a big expansive place, with lots of resources, but who has the time to sort through it all? Here are a few useful #s, @s, and blogs to help you get started. 5 #s: #blendedlearning #mathchat #scichat #whatitaughttoday #asechat What’s missing? I am still on the hunt for a First Nations Education

  • Discovery of Hashtags and Handles
    by adamgwright on July 11, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Today we had to do a search for hashtags, handles, and blogs in class. Making us aware of how Twitter has impacted their social lives were Dr. Christine Younghusband @christineyh and Ian Landy @technolandy. After they talked to us about... Continue Reading →

  • Building a Professional PLN
    by heatherc on July 11, 2019 at 4:04 am

    It was great to connect with Christine Younghusband and Ian Landy today. I had a peek at Christine’s blog last night, and I enjoyed her account of her Personal Learning Network. I’m interested in knowing more about Ian’s journey, especially because I have a connection to Powell River. Listening to both talk about the connections

  • Twitter’s not the only way, either…
    by chowlett on July 11, 2019 at 3:03 am

    As on of my colleagues put it, I was a ‘grump’ in class today. I was not acting unprofessional or pouting, but gleefully open about how much I loathe Twitter’s status as the platform for professional networking + discussion in... Continue Reading →

  • Creating a Learning Network
    by Trevor Hood on July 11, 2019 at 2:33 am

    Great insight from both Christine Younghusband @ChristineYH https://christineyounghusband.com/ and Ian Landy @technolandy Lots of good ideas on how to blog, how to use your learning network, online chat forums, and how the professional education community has morphed into meeting in digital forums for personal growth and development. It is a flood of information, so looking

  • Mixed Bag
    by ctrades on July 11, 2019 at 1:09 am

    While not exactly Mixed Methods, my thoughts today are like a shopping cart full of interesting things that need to get sorted out into the appropriate spaces in my head, my computer, and my to-do list!. Glad we got the Zotero up and running because I now need to use it to start on that

  • Twitter Train
    by seansjourney on July 11, 2019 at 12:33 am

    This week we have had great discussions and activities associated with Twitter and the different uses it can be put to. I have not used Twitter in my personal life and I have generally associated it with the popularization of... Continue Reading →

  • Developing a PLN
    by msemilymiller on July 10, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    As Diana Forbes mentions in her research article, “Professional Online Presence and Learning Networks: Educating for Ethical Use of Social Media”, “In teacher education, uses of social media include the production and sharing of content, discussion, and interaction with content, and collaborative connection with other social media users” (Forbes, 2017). Twitter is becoming an avenue

  • Twitterpated?
    by garysoles on July 10, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    To be clear, I am anything but twitterpated about using twitter. I generally choose to work in isolation when given the option. Working alone yields time for me to contemplate and reflect on what I am doing, making, and/or teaching.... Continue Reading →

  • Digital Sleuthing
    by mackenzie37 on July 10, 2019 at 4:59 am

    https://www.wired.com/story/shadow-politics-meet-the-digital-sleuth-exposing-fake-news/ This article by Jonathan Albright’s research I found interesting on the concept of digital sleuthing to expose fake news. It also made me reflect on the efforts being made in my district to bring about more awareness on navigating the digital world. We recently brought a presenter the White Hatter, to Prince Rupert to

  • Digital Identity
    by Trevor Hood on July 10, 2019 at 4:41 am

    Thank you Jessie Miller @mediatedreality for speaking to us today. Appreciated the information on DIGITAL IDENTITY, and educating students about how bad choices using digital tools can come back to haunt you as an adult. Feel that I am also guilty with getting familiar with ON DEMMAND culture that Jessie highlighted when it comes to

  • Reflections from July 8th
    by mackenzie37 on July 10, 2019 at 4:32 am

    The concept of digital citizenship and the effects of technology and social media with students made me reflect a lot on my own practice. How do we prepare our students to use the internet and social media sources safely? What does that preparation look like? Will that learning transfer from home to school? I feel

  • History of Harassment
    by Trevor Hood on July 10, 2019 at 4:11 am

    Read Women Scholars’ Experiences with Online Harassment and Abuse: Self-Protection, Resistance, Acceptance, and Self-Blame and had the opportunity to listen in to George Veletsianos who was one of the contributors of the article. It reminded me of an episode titled, “Sisters of the Sun,” from the new Cosmos series hosted by Neil degrasse Tyson. It

  • A Conversation with Jesse Miller
    by msemilymiller on July 10, 2019 at 12:11 am

    In todays EDCI 568 class, we had the opportunity to have a conversation with nationally renowned lead educator on the topics of internet safety, privacy, and professionalism, Jesse Miller. He is the founder of Mediated Reality, which is an education company focusing on new media education for the different stakeholders in education. One of the

  • Online Etiquette – A Constant Reminder and Teachable Moment – Extra Blog
    by deirdreh on July 9, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    As a Career Coordinator, I am frequently reminding my students (especially those in grades 10-12), that it is essential they have an appropriate email address, and that they are mindful about the content they post online, including what they allow their friends to post on line that directly affects them. In terms of an email … Continue reading "Online Etiquette – A Constant Reminder and Teachable Moment – Extra Blog"

  • Digital Media – the Fears of Parenthood and Teaching.
    by adamgwright on July 9, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    I am a hypocrite. I love technology, I get excited about it, and I like to embrace it. I am also a private person and do not like sharing things on Social Media and I do not really understand that... Continue Reading →

  • Learn how to……
    by seansjourney on July 9, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    I really enjoyed the talk we had today with Alec Couros. His discussion was very informative and touched on many points that I would like see happen in my own practice. I really connected with a couple pieces he talked... Continue Reading →

  • Does Twitter Just Give Relationships a Path…based on DeGroot…and then I read Johnson
    by adamgwright on July 9, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Twitter Use and its Effects on Student Perception of Instructor Credibility by DeGroot, Young and VanSlette (2015) explores a quantitative and qualitative approach to how Twitter can support the credibility of an instructor for a student. This paper is a... Continue Reading →

  • Time Management
    by ctrades on July 9, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    “Double Decker”by alexabboud is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Waiting for the bus and then the short ride is good thinking time. You might even meet another classmate on the bus! And that chat might get a stranger to comment on your conversation of not getting all your readings/prep done! And that stranger might even

  • To Tweet, or not to Tweet
    by Joanna Lake on July 9, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    I have a love/hate relationship with Twitter.  When we are at our best, I am able to use this platform to make connections and network with some incredible educators locally, as well as globally. When we are in a rut, I go months without checking in on Twitter, and lose the connections, motivation, etc. Today’s

  • I’ll Defend Twitter to the End
    by Nicole Crozier on July 9, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Anyone who knows me even a little bit knows how much I love Twitter. I will forever defend the platform from naysayers, although I will also admit that it’s not perfect. But my love for Twitter meant I was looking... The post I’ll Defend Twitter to the End appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • experimental and control group
    by dalesaki on July 9, 2019 at 4:47 am

    As Joanna and I chatted before class began today, we joked about how these classes would be great subject groups to study technology in the classroom, at least at the post-secondary level.  The struggles and trials and tribulations of getting a master’s cohort on educational technology to work through assignments using educational technology is a

  • Technology Integration in the Elementary Classroom
    by msemilymiller on July 9, 2019 at 4:23 am

    Alec Couros – Dropping knowledge on the #tiegrad’s Ideas to ponder: SAMR Model of Technology Integration (see above) teacher has to be proficient in the tool and the ecosystem in which it exists before asking students to use it it’s okay to be hesitant – start small (not every integration needs to be at the

  • Quantitative Data and Social Media
    by msemilymiller on July 9, 2019 at 3:59 am

    This week in EDCI 515 we are exploring the concept of quantitative data collection for research purposes. Some examples of quantitative data collection that could be used for research are: statistics, sampling strategies, questionnaires, and surveys. The importance of quantitative data collection allows for development of a solid conclusion to a question based on numerical

  • Bringing Digital Resources into the Classroom
    by Trevor Hood on July 9, 2019 at 12:45 am

    Enjoyed the presentation by Dr. Alec Couros. Opened up some ideas on how digital media tools can be used in the classroom, and yet provide students flexibility with options to present information: Students makes GIFS Youtube –I am wary of having students create their own videos and post them online for course work due to

  • Zotero….
    by Trevor Hood on July 9, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Don’t have a grasp of Zotero YET, but was glad support can be found from Matt https://www.zotero.org/    

  • Life with Social Media: Lucky I Didn’t Have It.
    by andrewvogelsang on July 8, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    In the presentation by Dr. Alec Couros in class today, he was mentioning a very important point that my colleagues and I have discussed at our school. There is a prevalence of questionable online behavior in youth today. The immediate forms of attack and ambush that are provided by the social media sites are a … Continue reading "Life with Social Media: Lucky I Didn’t Have It."

  • Thoughts on FOIPOP and Youth
    by garysoles on July 8, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Listening to Alec Couros during EDU 568 today helped me realize that life for youth today drastically differs from my own experiences as a teenager. Everything that a child does or says online today creates a permanent record of their... Continue Reading →

  • Reflections of Online Class Attendance vs Being In Class
    by ctrades on July 8, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    I wanted to try this and I’m glad I did it early on in the course. It helps give perspective on how the online students are experiencing class. And now I can take the positives and apply them to when I am in class (as well as taking the negatives and sharing them so hopefully

  • Twitter use and Instructor Credibility
    by dalesaki on July 8, 2019 at 8:06 am

    This article brings up many questions, and foremost has to do with the constantly changing face of social media.  Any studies that reference social media platforms risk that information to be seen as either invalid or unreliable, since the shelf-life of a particular platform is quite short, supplanted relatively quickly by something else.  Given that

  • Supports for Success
    by msemilymiller on July 7, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    The two readings that were provided for EDCI 568 this Wednesday seemed to be in direct contrast with each other. See my notes below for more information from each article. Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching by Paul A. Kirschner,

  • Research Diaries Resources
    by mackenzie37 on July 7, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    http://www.nngroup.com/articles/diary-st https://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780190256692.001.0001/oso-9780190256692

  • Research Diaries
    by mackenzie37 on July 7, 2019 at 9:12 pm
  • MLTS Reflections
    by mackenzie37 on July 7, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    MLTS- Reflections on this documentary This documentary, Most Likely To Succeed, found at http://teddintersmith.com/mltsfilm/ made me think critically about our current state of education in my local school district. We have a strong focus on using ADST and STEM to support more project based learning opportunities for our students, which shows a positive shift in

  • Considering Privacy Online
    by msemilymiller on July 6, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Do you even know what the privacy guidelines are for teachers? I can tell you I didn’t! I didn’t even know there were documents for us to reference in order to be safe and respectful representatives for our profession as educators. The era of social media seems to be inescapable. We now have profiles on

  • Where did the Classroom go?
    by jca on July 6, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Sharing a Pragmatic Model for Open Pedagogy Well, I see where they got the idea to build this course. This article provides benefits of Open Learning plus a concrete and applicable approach on how to do so. Our current pedagogical paradigm has shifted away from the Sage-on-Stage idea of traditional teaching, but current teachers still

  • Developing a vision for Educational Technology
    by msemilymiller on July 6, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    In my school context, I have taken on the role of technology support person for the staff and students in the building. My primary role is to ensure that all the technology is up to date, apps that teachers want are input onto devices, and providing classrooms and students with equitable access to technology. In

  • A Rising Tide In the Garden
    by wanderon on July 6, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Day One There is always a part of me that needs to pause and process (like an old Windows computer on dial-up) when I take on a new learning challenge and the flood of new learning that goes with the experience. Day One of being in a new context – in a Master’s program, back

  • Protected: Inquiry: the Key to Demonstrate Content Understanding
    by mrsrlogo on July 6, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

  • The Danger of Best Practice
    by Nicole Crozier on July 6, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Implementation matters. Just because you’re implementing something (an instructional strategy, perhaps?) that is known to be a best practice, doesn’t automatically mean it’s going to have a positive impact. How you implement the practice matters. In other words, there’s a... The post The Danger of Best Practice appeared first on EdTech and Student Affairs.

  • What do you want from your students: Information Retention vs. Skills Acquisition?
    by rjsmith on July 6, 2019 at 6:11 am

    As an educator, it is important that I ask myself what I want students to ‘take away’ from any lesson or assignment. Once I decide what I want them to accomplish it is far easier to design a lesson, activity, or project for them to complete. In addition, how to mark becomes clearer, as I

  • Student Scaffolding…
    by Trevor Hood on July 6, 2019 at 5:08 am

    Idea: students create their own website, blog on a course, and add content, reflect, share with others. Research Diary: A Tool for Scaffolding, also connects to Sharing A Pragmatic Networked Model For Open Pedagogy: The Open Hub Model Of Knowledge Generation In Higher Education Environments I thought this is great for teachers who are learning,

  • Reflections on PBL and High Tech High
    by Trevor Hood on July 6, 2019 at 4:07 am

    July 3rd-July 5th 2019 First Reflections It has been quite interesting working from a distance, and the last few days have been overwhelming with new learning. Taking a deep breath, giving myself time to absorb a little more each day, and not being hard on myself for having not figured it all out yet is

  • The New Value of Education
    by hayleyteaches on July 6, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Admittance: At What Cost? When it comes to student access, High Tech High took a stand and opened their doors to those students who are classified as being the lowest on the education and economic scale. A school that looks like a top of the line, “Google-esq” establishment, is actually a free public school. The

  • Copyright and Copyleft
    by msemilymiller on July 6, 2019 at 12:24 am

    During our EDCI 568 class conversation on Thursday, the topic of copyright came up. During my formal post secondary schooling as well as classroom teaching and professional development, I thought I knew about copyright. I thought I understood the concept and how to effectively teach my students and things to be aware of. Boy was

  • Twitter’s not the only stage
    by chowlett on July 6, 2019 at 12:05 am

    After reading the research article Twitter Use and its Effects on Student Perception of Instructor Credibility, I found myself pondering why technology allows us members of society to observe different social practices and expectations depending on the medium of social interaction.... Continue Reading →

  • Thoughts on Project-Based Learning in Kindergarten
    by twestwood on July 5, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    In the film, Most Likely to Succeed, we are presented with an idealized high school class where everyone appears to be engaged and thriving. Well, I teach Kindergarten. My students are on the ground floor in preparing for this possible future. Since we all know the expression, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned

  • Teaching for Meaningful Learning: A Review of Basic Research on Inquiry-Based and Cooperative Learning – Assignment 1 EDCI 568 Week 1
    by deirdreh on July 5, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    The article Teaching for Meaningful Learning: A Review of Basic Research on Inquiry-Based and Cooperative Learning, by Dr. Barron and Dr. Darling-Hammond quickly captured my attention as I connected it to BC’s new curriculum changes. Many of the curriculum changes involve moving away from the traditional Provincial Exam as a source of final assessment, in … Continue reading "Teaching for Meaningful Learning: A Review of Basic Research on Inquiry-Based and Cooperative Learning – Assignment 1 EDCI 568 Week 1"

  • Reflections on 21st Century Learning in a Technology Based Classroom
    by garysoles on July 5, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” – John Dewey –      This starting quote in the documentary ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ showcases the predominant rationale for my enrollment in the Educational Technology Master’s... Continue Reading →

  • Methodological Dichotomy: Past Practice vs. Future Outcomes
    by andrewvogelsang on July 5, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Teaching is a funny thing. Right when you think you have it figured out you decide to try something new. Why? Because you realize what you’ve done can be better. I worked in the restaurant industry for 17 years; I adapted to new restaurants, new positions, and new leadership roles. One thing that is true … Continue reading "Methodological Dichotomy: Past Practice vs. Future Outcomes"

  • Most Likely to Succeed (2015) Film
    by joshea on July 5, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    https://uvic.tugg.com/full-movies/most-likely-to-succeed The film Most Likely to Succeed (2015), directed by Greg Whiteley, documents High Tech High, a school with an alternative approach to education.  High Tech High operates under the belief that not all students learn the same way and that what students need to know is not the same as it was in previous

  • All Learners Need Champions
    by Joanna Lake on July 5, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    I was first shown this video by a principal who modeled this “championing” every single day. I would watch as she spent recess, lunch, and after school building relationships with her students. She gave space, and time to allow those relationships to develop. She never gave up on her challenging school community- even when it

  • A Smart Guide to Teaching
    by adamgwright on July 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Yesterday I was introduced into a brilliant pedagogical strategy. Dr. Valerie Irvine had us read Sharing a Pragmatic Networked Model For Open Pedagogy: The Open Hub Model of Knowledge Generation In Higher Education Environments by Graham and Roberts (2018). We... Continue Reading →

  • Resisting the Path of Least Resistance
    by hdyck on July 5, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    My “fight or flight” response was alive and well when I read both articles: Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not  Work and Teaching for Meaningful Learning: A Review of Research on Inquiry-Based and Cooperative Learning.  I struggled with the black and white nature of both pieces and the perceived predetermined pathway for my thinking.

  • Continued Conflict Between Data and Learning
    by adamgwright on July 5, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    “Bears 32 and 856 face off on the Brooks River, July 6, 2018”by KatmaiNPS is licensed under CC PDM 1.0 In Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and... Continue Reading →

  • Personalization of Learning as a Means of Representation
    by Joanna Lake on July 5, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Personalized Learning (PL) is a term that requires unpacking. The exact definition varies across contexts, but I found that this definition from John F. Pane  to be helpful. Pane  states that the goal of personalized learning is to “make each student’s educational experience responsive to his or her talents, interests, and needs.” He goes on

  • Becoming an “Imperfect Accomplice”
    by Joanna Lake on July 4, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    I have been hesitant to post on the blog, mostly because I wasn’t sure how I was going to use it as a tool for my program. After connecting to our reading Research Diary: A Tool for Scaffolding by M. Engin (2001), I have decided that this site will be used as a research diary.

  • The Classic Pendulum Problem
    by seansjourney on July 4, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    An individual’s beliefs and values are the main foundations that guide a person to form their own personal interests and knowledge. Depending on the individual, these can vary greatly. Whether you grow up in the inner city, a middle class... Continue Reading →

  • Without a Brand
    by chowlett on July 4, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    I never know where to start with blogs. However, that shortcoming is pretty apt for the articles I will be addressing today. When someone outside of the education field asks me: “What kind of teacher are you? The new-age love-dovey... Continue Reading →

  • Where did Guidance go?
    by jca on July 4, 2019 at 5:46 am

    As a surviving Online / Distance Learning (DL) teacher of the 2018/2019 school year, I am ready and eager to burn through the collective garbage from the past year and hopefully plant some meaningful scaffolds to build my future courses upon it’s charred ashes. Gone will be 30-page “learning guides” that students must complete (I’m

  • Underestimating Big Time!
    by ctrades on July 3, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    “Mantelpiece Clock”by Ian Fuller is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 The amount of time to get through the assigned readings was more than what I expected, having forgotten the idea that each hour of class probably requires two hours of preparation. Plus, my ability to analyze and evaluate needs a substantial amount of actual ruminating

  • In the beginning…
    by heatherc on July 3, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Wow! Feeling so overwhelmed with all the information given at us today, but knowing that I’m not the only one feeling this way makes me feel a little better.  However, even after saying that… I’m excited about the courses, excited to make a blog, and excited to get started! Autoethnography is a word I had

  • Musings on Social Media and Personalized Learning
    by edtech on July 2, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    First, a response to the readings; then a reflection on the applications to my experience. July 3 Response to the readings Re: Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching by Paul A. Kirschner, John Sweller & Richard E. Clark (2010) The

  • Putting an End to the Never-Ending Debate
    by edtech on July 2, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Two articles read this week in class appear to show opposing points of view; two different styles of teaching.  Both are correct and both are incorrect as neither article gives the reader a clear understanding of the whole.  The meaning I pulled from the articles was that both styles of teaching are valid and necessary. Read more about Putting an End to the Never-Ending Debate

  • Writing to Extend Thinking
    by edtech on July 2, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    My past experiences with research methods focused primarily on one of two types: qualitative and quantitative. Curious to explore new ideas, it was with much interest that I read through two research articles that introduced me to a specific type of qualitative research (autoethnography) and to a research tool (the research diary). Both articles presented Read more about Writing to Extend Thinking