ED4764:The Internet and Education · KSA #06 Planning · KSA #07 Student Needs · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #10 Technology · KSA #11 Assessment · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

Learning: We Can Carry it in the Palm of our Hands

Acceptance. That’s step one to increase student’s engagement in his or her own learning through the use of mobile devices. There are many brilliant applications of mobile devices in the classroom, but yet there are still those who are resistant to this addition. I wonder why? Likely, those who struggle with the advent of the… Continue reading Learning: We Can Carry it in the Palm of our Hands

ED4764:The Internet and Education · KSA #07 Student Needs · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #10 Technology · KSA #13 Community Involvement · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

Digital Citizenship: A Crucial Component of the 21st Century Learner’s Hidden Curriculum

I searched the SCI 10 and CHEM 20 curriculum, as this is what I will be teaching in PSIII, for the term “digital citizenship” and found nothing. Digital citizenship is no longer something that can be ignored by educators, it is a part of the hidden curriculum that we must teach. With the rise in… Continue reading Digital Citizenship: A Crucial Component of the 21st Century Learner’s Hidden Curriculum

ED4764:The Internet and Education · KSA #08 Relationships · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #10 Technology

Web Awareness & Digital Citizenship

The Internet is abstract and abstract entities are difficult for adults to comprehend let alone children. Our students, in other words children, have a hard time understanding the complexities of the Internet and how it works; even I don’t fully understand it! As teachers, we need to be cognizant of this when we are educating… Continue reading Web Awareness & Digital Citizenship

ED4764:The Internet and Education · KSA #07 Student Needs · KSA #10 Technology

Collaboration Outside of the Classroom

We all know that collaboration is key to student learning, this is why the standard classroom with desks in rows facing the front of the room is becoming extremely outdated and tiresome. However, we need to look past the classroom and consider how our students can collaborate when they are not in the same room… Continue reading Collaboration Outside of the Classroom

ED4764:The Internet and Education · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #10 Technology · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

Pencil, Paper and a Whiteboard is No Longer the Status Quo

In this module we discussed the different ways that students can publish work and that we can engage students in their learning online. Digital storytelling is defined in its most basic form as using technology to tell a story (University of Houston Education, 2013). On their homepage, they circulate a number of quotes; the following… Continue reading Pencil, Paper and a Whiteboard is No Longer the Status Quo

ED4764:The Internet and Education · KSA #07 Student Needs · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #10 Technology

Social Networking: It Belongs in the Classroom

Perhaps the title of this post is bold, but I strongly believe in the use of social media and social networking (including, but not limited to, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, Scoop.it etc.) in the classroom to promote learning. I recognize that social media and social networking are nothing more than another tool in a pool of… Continue reading Social Networking: It Belongs in the Classroom

ED4764:The Internet and Education · KSA #01 Contextual Variables · KSA #02 Alberta Structure · KSA #04 Subject Knowledge · KSA #05 Differentiation · KSA #06 Planning · KSA #07 Student Needs · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #10 Technology · KSA #15 Professional Learning · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

The Art of Communication

How we communicate with anyone is extremely important. The way we communicate with students, parents, administrators and colleagues directly impacts the learning that occurs in our classroom. This module on communication demonstrated various ways to use the Internet to interact with students, parents and administrators. I think back to my PSII experience in a large… Continue reading The Art of Communication

ED4764:The Internet and Education · KSA #01 Contextual Variables · KSA #03 Program of Studies · KSA #04 Subject Knowledge · KSA #05 Differentiation · KSA #07 Student Needs · KSA #10 Technology · KSA #11 Assessment · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

Research: It Has It’s Place In K-12 Education

In this module we discussed the different facets of research and it’s importance in education. Many students leave High School with a primitive understanding of the logistics of research. We need to make it a focus as educators to model more effective research practices for our students, so that they leave our classrooms prepared for… Continue reading Research: It Has It’s Place In K-12 Education