02 April: A Jam-Packed Final Class of EDCI 336!

In our final class this week, we had the opportunity to learn about a few more technologies that could be used to the benefit of us and our future students. Coding This is a topic that is still relatively new to me, although I have been hearing it mentioned within the educational world more and …

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Blogging, Twitter, Trello, Oh My!

Photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash. This semester, I have had many opportunities to re-evaluate my thinking regarding various platforms. I chose to write this post near the end of the semester rather than at the beginning so that I could give myself time to better understand each of these websites and the tools that …

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26 March 2019: Distributed Learning

Photo by Ben Mullins on Unsplash. My Experiences I have had a few experiences with distributed learning (DL). When I was in grade 10, I finished the entire Planning 10 course through my school district's DL program in about 3 weeks. After finishing that course, I started Chemistry 11 with another district's DL program, but …

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26 February 2019: A Visit with Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt

This afternoon, we had the opportunity to visit Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt's inquiry-based kindergarten classroom at George Jay Elementary. I was very excited for this experience as I have been following Rebecca on Instagram and Twitter for the past few months and I have been amazed with what she does with inquiry-based learning with learners of such …

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26 February 2019: Creative Commons and Privacy

Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash I can remember endless projects throughout my middle school and high school years that were composed mainly of images taken directly from Google Images. I used other peoples' photos for everything without even thinking about it, and I didn't have a teacher who said a word about it until …

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05 February 2019: PSII Visit

This week, we had the opportunity to visit the Pacific School for Innovation and Inquiry (PSII), which is located in downtown Victoria. PSII was founded in 2013 by Jeff Hopkins, a former Superintendent for School District no. 64 (Gulf Islands). I had listened to Jeff speak about PSII and their alternative approach to education during …

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29 January 2019: Video Conferencing with Ian Landy

©FreshGrade We started our class today with a video-conferencing session with Ian Landy, the principal at Edgehill Elementary School in Powell River. The experience of a class-wide video conferencing session was a new one for me, and I was completely unaware that entire rooms for these sessions even existed at UVIC. The session with Ian was …

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22 January 2019: EdCamp & Professional Learning

Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash We began our Technology Innovation class today by looking at EdCamp and the benefits that this format has, both as a method of professional learning for teachers and as a form of learning within the classroom. This format allows educators to create personalized discussion sessions that are engaging and learner-driven, …

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