Below is an article written for the Legacy Magazine of the Department of Education at the University of Lethbridge during my final Internship during the Fall of 2013, you can also view the article here. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 When Justin Bechthold enrolled in his after degree B.Ed. program at the University of Lethbridge Faculty… Continue reading ALL ATWITTER in EDUCATION
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
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
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
Up until now, I had never heard of a WebQuest. After looking through the website and going over the concept of a WebQuest in class, I definitely see the learning benefits. WebQuest takes commitment from the teacher though. There is a lot of time required to set up the website, make it user friendly for your… Continue reading Digital Citizenship: Its Relevance to Teachers and Students
As I was reading this information, it struck me that I am now in my fifth year of post secondary education and still getting instruction on how to search for key words, phrases, or topics. It also dawned on me that each time I am taught about these strategies, there is slight variations. I began… Continue reading Research Techniques: When do they become relevant?