I’ve been looking forward to this class all semester. Our professor Valerie had students from a minecraft club at a local middle school come in and show us how to use it in an educational setting, and it was so impressive! Their teacher had been trying to get minecraft into their school for 4 years, and… Continue reading MinecraftEdu
Since my last post, my goal was to ‘enjoy the process’ of my workouts as well as my school process in general. While this past week may have been intensely stressful due to two large end of term projects, and a gallery walk for our semester long inquiry projects, I was able to relax a little more… Continue reading Passion Project: Mindfulness
Today in class was an analysis of sorts of a few different tech tools that were presented by classmates. We had a student conferencing in on the robot and a classmate had her kids here who were both very interested in the concept. We learned about the novelty effect and how students are really excited… Continue reading Tech Class: November 18 , 2016
Coding is a topic that I approached with apprehension at the beginning of EDCI 336. I’ve never been particularly interested in it because it intimidates me. Let me rephrase that – I’ve been curious about it, but too afraid that my lack of computer science background would make it challenging or impossible for me to learn.… Continue reading Hour of Code–What is it?
I’ve been working out and working towards my physical goal for about a week and a half now, and I noticed that I haven’t been building muscle and noticing any increase in strength at the rate I’m used to. I’ve been running every other day when it’s not pouring rain (which it has been a lot lately),… Continue reading Passion Project: Modification
Today our edci 336 Technology Innovation in Education class was lucky enough to be given a tour around the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry, guided by the founder and principal educator Jeff Hopkins. His experience as the previous superintendent of School District No.64 has given him a wealth of experience to create and operate an impressive school that focuses… Continue reading Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry
Today’s Tech class was hosted by guest Keith Rispin, an educator who specializes in technology. Our instructor was absent today so we used Google Meetings for Keith to provide the lecture and share his power point on Goole Apps For Education (GAFE). It was a great example as to how the classroom can function without… Continue reading Google Apps For Education