What a fantastic semester. Thanks to a great group of classmates and awesome prof & learning experience. This was a fun video to create! It was my first time using green screen and the second time using WeVideo. Hope you enjoy! Until next time, cheers!
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According to understood.org, Assistive technology is any device, software, or equipment that helps people work around their challenges. Some examples of assistive technology are text-to-speech and word prediction. Assistive technology includes low-tech tools, too, like pencil grips. And the World Health Organization identifies it as: Assistive technology enables and promotes inclusion and participation, especially of persons with disability, aging populations, andContinue reading “Assistive Tech”
Thanks to all my fellow EC&I 833 classmates who have given such positive feedback to Matt Trevor and I after our Assessment Tools presentation. We are very happy that so many people were able to use one or multiple tools we demonstrated over the last week! There are so many possibilities for these tools, andContinue reading “Tool Time”
The Public Predicament
Nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse – Sophocles I had to go back and re-watch the Social Dilemma on Netflix as it has been a few weeks since originally viewing it, and I was being a passive viewer my first go around. For those of you who have not watched, IContinue reading “The Public Predicament”
Near, Far, Wherever You Are
According to The Canadian Encyclopedia, “Distance education or distance learning commonly refers to formal education offerings where instructor and learner are physically separated and where learners can study appropriately designed materials at a place, time and pace of their own choosing.” Thus far in this semester, I have been excited but a little overwhelmed withContinue reading “Near, Far, Wherever You Are”
But First… Squirrel!
I am generally a very tidy person; I do not like clutter at home or at school, however I am awful for having a million tabs open at once over multiple windows. It is a little stressful, but I find myself revisiting most of those tabs on the daily, so might as well leave themContinue reading “But First… Squirrel!”
“AV materials are both visual and verbal, and are available in various forms and sizes. They include film and video, which were produced by machines like film projectors, lantern slide projectors, tape recorders, television, and camcorders. This list continues to expand as people seek to communicate through multimedia” Source AV materials have drastically changed overContinue reading “AV EdTech”
I took a slightly different approach with Logo this week. I have played around with Logo a little bit, but honestly have a fairly substantial mind-block when it comes to coding – I get frustrated because I want to draw it and have difficulty telling the computer how to do it (I am stubborn, yes).Continue reading “Logo Lingo”
Theory and Practice
My career largely started with a behavioralist theory-based pedagogical approach, especially when we mention tech-based motivational apps where students are encouraged to do something based on the app and positive reinforcement, rather than what they feel they should truly do. My first few years I tried to do reward systems with my students (without tech)Continue reading “Theory and Practice”
What is Ed Tech??
A few thoughts as we ramp up another semester: what is educational technology? This past week has been a wild ride as my classroom fills with students again, with masks, worries, and questions. We often forget the vast mixed feelings students and staff may have of our new normal as we delve into the curriculum.Continue reading “What is Ed Tech??”