Technology in the Classroom

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Reflection #2

      So after the first reflection, I had an extremely busy week and am just getting to my second reflection now. I am not even sure what to reflect on to be honest. One thing that I am finding quite challenging in my teaching, is getting students to read the required readings. I feel like every time I get to class, only a handful (if that) of students had done the reading. This can be very frustrating. Especially […]

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First Reflection in the 9x9x25 Challlenge!!

Okay, well here goes! I am going to do what I can to try to see this challenge all of the way through. I have decided that I need to do some more reflecting regarding myself as a teacher. I will start with answering some questions that have been recommended as a guide to reflective practice in the area of “teaching philosophy.” Thank you to my colleagues Silvanna and Marcia for bringing this resource to Sault College faculty! So, let […]

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Technology Tools: From Web 2.0 to 3.0 and Beyond

Hi everyone! I am taking a course through EdX as part of a Micro Masters program on line. The course I am in currently is called “Instructional Design : Digital Media, New Tools and Technology! So far, I am loving it! This week’s assignment was to develop my own blog, podcast or develop a personal strategic plan using web tools for future learning and development projects. I have decided to share my blog with the group in hopes that I […]

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New Year, New Semester, New Start

Well I have definitely taken a break from my domain lately. With the aftermath of the five week strike and two shortened semesters, I have finally come up for air and am ready to move forward! I am finding the use of Quizlet live for review of material from previous courses and for test review to be very useful! The students seem to enjoy using it in class, but as well are using it out of class to help them […]

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Quizlet results

And the verdict is…..LOVE IT!! But I learned a few things from this experience. Be very clear for students about the fact that not everything on the test will be covered on quizlet (they need to review the rest of the course content). Also, to make sure that students understand how to use quizlet. The students loved using quizlet as a tool to prepare for their test, in fact, 70% of my students used it! My plan is to continue […]

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Update

So I haven’t written in a while as it has been extremely hectic. I have been using Quizlet, AnswerGarden, Google Docs and Nearpod quite a bit in my classes. It has been an interesting process, trying to learn the ins and outs of each of these but am really starting to feel more comfortable as I use them! Some of the struggles are ones that are beyond my control (getting kicked out of the presentation, connection issues, etc.) but ones […]

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Desire 2 Learn

I have been tinkering with D2L and some of the things that it can do and started using the surveys tool. I surveyed my students about how they wanted to see the class time structured and love that I can make it anonymous so that students don’t feel they need to censor their responses. It is giving me the stats in a nice clear format and showing me the results I want! Another tool I have used in the past […]

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Google Docs and more…

Well, I have used several different on line tools in my classes this past week. I reminded students that I will not be using ALL of these tools, EVERY week but was just introducing them to some of the tools in order for all of us to  get comfortable with them! One barrier I found was the wireless connection didn’t always work for everyone so became a glitch that took time to resolve or wait for and others began to […]

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Back with a Vengeance!

Well, just finished my first class of the semester and used three new technologies in the class! I didn’t intend to use so many but they all seemed to work for what I was trying. The first thing I used was my course trailer that I posted about last week.  Students liked it (or so it appeared!). I definitely need to make the text stay on the screen longer though for ease of reading! The second tool I used was […]

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Short break!

You may notice that I haven’t posted in a few days because I have been focused on getting my courses ready for the first week of class next week! I have still been using some of the technologies (nearpod, answer garden, quizlet) but have not had the time to post any details about my experiences in them! I will post next week after my first class using a technology

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