Am I a professional coder?

For this weeks blog post I chose to create a short video by coding on Scratch, which initially I felt confident about. When I first opened Scratch I looked around on the site to find tutorials or inspiration for my creation. I knew I knew I wanted to create some type of story with different […]

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Learning the basics of HTML…

To be honest, this semester, EDTC300 introduced me to lots of great technological tools and importantly coding was part of this exciting journey! This week I tried to code HTML language which always seemed difficult to me! I decided to practice with Code Academy which I think is approachable for younger students who are not much experienced in coding! HTML : Hyper Text Markup Language and is used to create the structure and content of a webpage! Step 1: Learn how to code! Are…

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I Can Code!

What fun….in the end! I started out trying to code a basketball game and well….that did not go well. I found it difficult and hard to understand the directions. At this point I tried coding dance moves and loved every second of it. I loved the video before each module explaining what and how I… Continue Reading I Can Code!

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Breathing with Bubbles – YouTube movie project using iMovie, Canva and Epidemic Sound

My learning project work continues this week! Here is the finished product: A few weeks ago, my dear friend Emily came by. I had asked her to help me explore some kids yoga practices with me and my two kids. In my learning project (kids yoga) one of the big insights I have had is this: Practicing yoga with kids is so much better with friends! In fact, having a high adult to child ratio when exploring yoga with kids…

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Teaching Digital Literacy with Elementary Students

As internet develops and becomes more and more prevalent to the human race, digital literacy is very important for everyone to understand. Digital literacy is described as one’s ability to find, evaluate, and communicate information on the internet. When doing this, it is important to understand that not all information found on the internet is […]

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Monica L.’s Story, Digital Identity and Mental Health

I was touched and moved by this video. I appreciated the candidness of Monica’s sharing.  It takes incredible courage and strength to come to a place of readiness to be able to openly share one’s journey in the ways she has with others.  She said It had taken her many years to become ready to share her story. She said that she shares it in the hopes that it will help others. And she does it so she can be…

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In each other’s spaces: Digital Sleuthing exercise

For the class exercise, I snooped on my friend Rosalie. After this was complete, I gave her some feedback about her digital identity.  One of things that stood out to me was Rosalie was surprised  about some of the information that was available about her online. She simply was not aware that certain information was out there.   It’s just nice to know what is publicly available or not. But all too often, we do not take the time to figure…

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