EDTC 300

Challenge Accepted: Learning How To Code

via GIF Tenor So...this week for our class blog posts we were tasked with the challenge of doing a bit of coding. The above GIF pretty much sums up my initial reaction. A few of the statements that were running through my mind: Coding? What is that!? I am not ready for this! This is… Continue reading Challenge Accepted: Learning How To Code

EDTC 300

Get Your Grammar on with Grammarly

I will shamefully admit that, even as an English Language Arts teacher, I dislike grammar. So many rules, so little time! I would spend tons of time on essays combing through sentences and looking for those comma splices, misspelled words, use of passive voice, etcetera etcetera. It was tedious work. Thankfully, one fine day a… Continue reading Get Your Grammar on with Grammarly

EDTC 300

The Effectiveness of Games in the Classroom: A Conversation on Kahoot

Retrieved from: https://sites.google.com/site/technicallymiddle/kahoot This week we were asked to conduct a theoretical conversation between two parties regarding technology use in the classroom. My partner Katelyn and I created a  (completely fictional and intentionally humorous) conversation around the use of Kahoot as a learning tool in the classroom. The conversation was instigated by a seasoned, old fashion… Continue reading The Effectiveness of Games in the Classroom: A Conversation on Kahoot

EDTC 300

The Power of the Internet: The Importance of Responsibility and Compassion in the Online World

The internet is a beautiful place, but it is also a very, very dark place. At the tips of our fingers, we hold so much power to put something out into the world forever, whether it be for good or for bad. I was very honored and grateful for Carol Todd (@c_todd) coming to our EDTC… Continue reading The Power of the Internet: The Importance of Responsibility and Compassion in the Online World

EDTC 300, My Learning Project

More than Simply Gestures and Signs: A Look into Deaf Culture

Photo Credit: romanboed Flickr via Compfight cc For this week’s #LearningProject post, I decided to dig a little deeper into the Deaf culture rather than just learning the signs and forgetting about the history that goes with it. With the SignLanguage101 resource, each lesson gives you a brief look into the Deaf culture which I… Continue reading More than Simply Gestures and Signs: A Look into Deaf Culture

EDTC 300

Teacher, Detective, Cyber-sleuth Extraordinaire: Investigation into Online Presence

              Photo Credit: Flооd Flickr via Compfight cc Challenge: Cyber Sleuth a partner of your choice (with permission, of course) and find out everything you can about them. Status: Accepted. Before being a part of my EDTC 300 class, I never really thought about digital identity in any length.… Continue reading Teacher, Detective, Cyber-sleuth Extraordinaire: Investigation into Online Presence