Fact or Fake?

This week in our EDTC 300 course we have been exploring the topic of “fake news”. As we move to online learning (especially right now living and teaching during a global pandemic) and learning the new ways to introduce technology into the classroom to enhance our teaching and better engage our students, we have to be careful. When we enhance our teaching by providing technology for our students, it is important to teach them about their own personal digital citizenship (see blog […]

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Cyber Sleuthing

Well, it is safe to say I wouldn’t be a first pick to be hired as Penelope Garcia’s assistant on Criminal Minds. If you’re not sure who I am talking about, Penelope Garcia is a fictional character from the crime drama, Criminal Minds. Penelope is the technical analyst of the behavioural analysis unit. She very easily can find and investigate all data and information to provide to the FBI team for anyone they need “dirt” on.  This week in our EDTC 300 course, we were asked to do some c […]

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Digital Citizenship

Photo Retrieved from: ​https://images.app.goo.gl/s4RbVX6onKixSywx6 What is Digital Citizenship?Well, according to Ribble’s “Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship”, digital citizenship is the continuously developing norms of appropriate, responsible and empowered technology use. After our EDTC 300 class, I reflected on my own digital citizenship and how I can incorporate digital citizenship it into my own teaching practices. I have always dreamed of being a primary teac […]

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New culture of Participation

My Grandparents used to have dial-up internet and I can still hear the “dial-up internet” sound loud and clear whenever I flashback to those times. Whenever my family and I would go over to visit my Grandparents, they were always annoyed by the sound and how glitchy the internet was. It was like you had to have the perfect connection for it to 100% work properly. I don’t recall myself ever using dial-up internet (still too young to use it), but I sure do remember the noise it made. If you’r […]

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EDTC Review on Animoto

Photo retrieved from: ​https://images.app.goo.gl/TosUfoMNuaCM1gsv6 This week for my #learningproject in EDTC 300, I used Animoto. As shared previously, I am quite intimidated by technology. I think there is just SO much out there, that I didn’t even know where to start. I knew for this week’s task, I wanted to make a video, but I knew I needed to try a new “video making” platform because I tried to use iMovie before and failed miserably (several times). So, when Amanda Bra […]

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Tweet, Tweet.

Picture CreditWhen I was in high-school, it was the “in” thing to be on Twitter and tweet back and forth with others.  My friends and I would tweet song lyrics (CRINGE), or update our lives through our tweets. My time on Twitter when I was in high school wasn’t educational whatsoever, I don’t even recall myself using hashtags (#HELP) correctly. I would say I was on Twitter for 2-3 years before Instagram become the new, exciting social media app to spend our time on. I then delet […]

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Feedly

This week in EDTC 300, we were asked to get a Feedly account, at first I was a little confused as to what Feedly even was. I also felt a little overwhelmed with having to create another account to manage. As shared before, I am not someone who is “tech-savvy”, so having to learn how to use another browser and manage it kind of stressed me out. But Feedly is neat. Feedly is, ” a news aggregator application for various web browsers and mobile devices running iOS and Android. It is also a […]

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introductory blog post

Photo retrieved from: The Creative ​https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/43839796361655831/ Welcome to my journey with #EDTC 300. If I was being completely honest, I have always wanted to be a blogger. I love to write and share. But there has always been one thing holding me back… I am NOT tech-savvy. I nanny for a family, and the seven year old is always showing me how to turn on their TV so we can search GoNoodle’s. So, if that tells you anything, I am in great need to learn […]

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