First off I would like to thank Jen Deyenberg for taking the time to provide such great insight on the topic of Communication and the Internet. Jen discussed her own personal blog and how it served as an introduction to her students (Deyenberg, 2013). She made a great point in that our students will Google… Continue reading Technology: A Communication Tool in the 21st Century Classroom
My Teaching Philosophy has always been a working document, and it certainly still is. This morning, I sat down and really reflected on what teaching and learning meant to me and gave my Philosophy a complete facelift. Before the words were there but did not accurately depict my beliefs because it felt so rigid. My… Continue reading My Teaching Philosophy: A True Reflection
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending the first ever EdCamp in Central Alberta. It was a fantastic day of collaboration among professionals at Glendale School in Red Deer, AB. The energy that passionate teachers bring to a room, never ceases to amaze me. There was a buzz in the gymnasium as teachers eagerly awaited… Continue reading #redcamp13
Today I was fortunate in getting the opportunity to experience three way (or at often times, two way) conferences. I really wasn’t sure what I would get out of this experience, but it turned out to be a lot. I learned me how important it is to build authentic relationships with my students. I was able to… Continue reading Three-Way Conferencing: My First Experience
Technology integration certainly presents some advantages and disadvantages to both teachers and students. As educators it is important that we are conscious of the benefits and detriments that technology poses to our students learning. Advantages Students and teachers need not worry about losing handouts or misplacing notes everything is conveniently located online for parents and… Continue reading Are we Going too Far with Technology Integration?