Assignment #3 Web Based Activity

Lesson #1 from a Unit on Exploring and Evaluating Unique Ideas (Creative Writing or Writing Unit in High School English) Lesson #1: Preparation — Laying the ground work for finding original ideas. Learning Outcome: Transform ideas and information to create original texts. (from BC’s New Curriculum Creative Writing) Content: Metacognitive Strategies Students will develop personal […]

Week 7 Assignment

I didn’t read the “complete either A or B” of the week 7 assignment and ended up doing both.  This is highly unusual for me to go above and beyond the call of duty so I thought I would post my plagiarism assignment (part B) since I thought it was a good one.   Plagiarism- Lesson […]

7.1 Emerging Tech in the Classroom

For a Middle School or High School English class, the obvious routes would be the content creating technologies.  Implementing Digital Story Telling or Broadcasting in either vodcasts or podcasts would have creative learning with (hopefully) meaningful outcomes since the final product can be shared online.  The projects could be tied into a novel study, or […]

6.1 Cybersafety Policing

I don’t, and I haven’t, worried about cybersafety in any of the school settings, but I am a TOC and haven’t had to design a unit of study, so I will be writing from mostly a theoretical position. In general, SD 67 has all the P.I.E.S. standards in place. P – policy + practice = […]

5.1 TEC-variety and SAMR Evaluation of two assignments

Assignment:  grade 8 Students were assigned an i-pad, and used an app (I’ve emailed the teacher to see what app it was) that displayed a musical/visual storyboard, of maybe 10 pixar quality — fairy talesque pictures in chronological order.  Students were tasked with creating a narrative story, in French, to go along with the pictures. […]

Activity 4.2

Both writers present a clear and thoughtful argument to cMOOC, but there hasn’t been anything Stephen Downes  (David Crosby look alike) argues that I don’t agree with.   Brennan’s arguments for self-efficacy and motivation (namely too high a cognitive load and students get frustrated and quit, or too low a cognitive load and students get bored […]

Activity 4.1

I’m not sure I’ve ever met an educator that self promoted a certain teaching philosophy.  I think the teaching philosophy questions are asked during course and assignment design.  How does the teacher want to deliver the course content and curriculum requirements?   The philosophy emerges in the course design: what to study, what to focus on, […]

Social Bookmarking

Looking over our Professor’s Social Bookmarking Diigo Page I am doing the same thing but a lot less efficiently using my bookmark feature on Firefox.  It’s not transferable from computer to computer and I can’t share the social bookmarking with other students or teachers unless they are borrowing my computer.   But in reality, I don’t […]

Web-Resource Criteria (used to fact check a fact-checking website)

Web-Content Criteria: The 10 second glance URL:  .gov  (government)  .edu (educational institution)   .mil (military)  .org (non profit)  .com (commercial) or .uk  .br  (country origin) Author:  Author’s name provided or anonymous?  (Search the author) Purpose: Teach/Inform/Persuade  or  Sell Product? Links:  To other relevant information   or  Click Advertisements? The 60 second scan Authority:  Biased or Fair?  […]

The Technological Help Team!!

Part of maneuvering through the  Knowledge Based Society we live in, is being able to assess, rate, and manage the knowledge we need.  We don’t need a floodlight to find what we’re looking for, when a flashlight will do.  It’s all about focus. There is a ton of free information online regarding the use of […]