the return of flappy bird – my coding adventure

When asked in class this week to reflect on what I know about coding I realized how little I know, yet I rely on coding in my everyday life when I am online. Coding sounds like a very complicated task and it has never been something I have dove into because of the complexity of it. Our task this week was to go on a coding website to try out some easy coding tasks. This sounded very intimidating until I got on the website. I chose to try out coding on Hour of Code, when I entered the website ther […]

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educating students on digital literacy

The topic of digital literacy is an important one as society is deeply embedded in technology. While I was growing up, technology was rapidly evolving, but teaching about digital literacy was never incorporated into any lessons we were taught. We were always told to “use reliable sources” but were never educated on how to detect when something online is a reliable sources. As a future educator, I know that digital literacy needs to be taught within the classroom. These lessons need to begin as e […]

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June 10th, 2021

It is no surprise that people now a days like to do some sleuthing on the internet prior to meeting new people and even after meeting them. I have to admit that I do partake in this, but I don’t normally sleuth too deep. The usual spaces I check are Facebook and Instagram, but today I decided to take a deeper dive into online sleuthing. I chose to do some investigating on my sister, Carlee Fero, as I am always lecturing her on what she posts online. I googled Carlee’s name and here is what […]

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digital citizenship in the classroom

After reading Riddle’s Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship as well as the Saskatchewan K-12 curriculum, one thing became very clear to me, as educators, we are responsible for educating the students on how to use technology properly. As discussed in class, many parents of young children are unaware of the full extent of the internet and technology because it has evolved so rapidly in the past 15 years, it’s a whole new world. It’s important for us to educate not only the children, but the paren […]

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technology and the evolution of teaching

Our topic for class this week revolves around the idea of technology and education. In the past fifteen years, technology has evolved rapidly and in turn, this has changed the world of teaching. In Michael Wesch’s video “An Anthropological Introduction to Youtube”, he states that 9232 hours of content are uploaded everyday. I can’t even wrap my head around that number! I knew Youtube was popular, but was not aware about the amount of content people actually upload. I personally have not uploaded […]

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May 24th, 2021

This week we were assigned to use a new technology tool to help us document our progress in our learning project. Since my project is learning a new language, I knew a video would be the best option for me to show my Italian skills. I had never edited a video before this week, so I was a little nervous to try it out for the first time. I knew I needed to find an app that would be easy to navigate in order for me to be successful. After searching through the list of technology tools that are avai […]

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My thoughts on twitter

Back in high school, Twitter was THE social media app to be on. It was where everyone was posting the latest news and it was a place to follow celebrities and act like we knew them personally (lol). Eventually, the app started to die out for that use, but over the past few weeks I have re-discovered Twitter for a new purpose – professional development in my career. I never knew this side of Twitter, but it has become a helpful tool in my learning and in growing my network in the field of ed […]

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have you heard of freedly?

During class yesterday, I was introduced to a new website called Freedly. It has been revolutionary in my search for teaching tips and tricks. It was overwhelming the amount of information I could access off of this one site instead of spending hours on end scrolling through the internet trying to find the best websites for the information I was trying to gather. The process for finding the information I was after was easy, after signing up for my account, I simply had to type in a key word […]

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May 10th, 2021

​Hello! My name is Taylor Blake and I am currently a student in the Education program at the University of Regina. I am very passionate about education and believe teachers play a key role in childrens lives. I worked at a Boys and Girls Club location for four years, as well as completed a small practicum while at the University of Lethbridge. Within these positions, I was able to use technology to my full advantage by planning activities around ideas that were found on the internet. In a […]

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