Nic on October 29, 2016

A mind map to scaffold my theory of learning – please see attached link.

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Nic on October 29, 2016

7.1 Emerging Technologies and You “What can the Web do for you and your students that would otherwise not be possible?” Ok – watch me grow (or my brain at least)!  I started this week’s activities with what seemed like the easiest entry point.  I think I was feeling the overwhelm again.  The Edutopia article, […]

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Nic on October 29, 2016

7.3 Make a Mind-Map of Your Learning Network MindMup mind map: Growing my online teaching skills:  Personal Learning Network I’ve had to remind myself, pretty much on a daily basis, that I am taking this learning process one day at a time and that I am slowly, but surely moving forward.  This week’s learning, […]

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Nic on October 21, 2016

The topics we seem to be covering in this course are always so timely for me.  Perhaps it’s because the lens I’m using to think about my world is changing, and my attention is now on, more than ever before, technology and the implications in a learning context.  The timeliness of the topic “cybersafety” presented […]

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Nic on October 21, 2016

Constructivism continues to dominate my thinking as I ponder more theories of learning, my experiences with online learning,  and the application to teaching and creating courses in the online learning environment.  Noting that John Dewey’s writings, a foundational educational philosopher, “refer to interaction as the defining component of the educational process that occurs when students […]

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Nic on October 15, 2016

  Figure 1:  Image found at Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything Part 1 The SAMR model, used to evaluate the effectiveness of how technology is being integrated into the classroom is an easy and useful tool that should help teachers be more intentional and explicit in the use of technology when designing lessons.  Most […]

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How do I  engage my students in learning activities so that they are motivated to use their  creative thinking skills – taking new ideas and concepts and developing these; moving from thought to reality in a practical way that grows their skills and mindset?  It is an inspiring time in my career because I’m in […]

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Nic on October 9, 2016


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Nic on October 8, 2016

A “Special” Needs Assessment I’m going to take a different look at “needs” in a distributed learning environment coming from the perspective of special education and exploring questions related to meeting  student “special needs” in my new work environment.  As a part-time (one-day per week) School Based Resource Teacher, I have been allocated time to […]

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Nic on October 3, 2016

MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses is a new concept to me.  The social justice aspect of providing education to the masses, for free, is appealing and inspiring albeit a little daunting if I were the professor.  The Connectivist philosophy, underpinning the design of the course – creating community with peers online (through social media, […]

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