EDDL 5101

Nic on December 5, 2016

The topic of “technological determinism” came up for me during an interesting week in this course.  I was in the middle of creating my first online course on the LMS Moodle platform because my school subscribes to this format, and I needed to get familiar with it.  The exercise was incredibly useful and educational for […]

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Nic on November 1, 2016

Plagiarism Lesson Objectives:   Students will understand the definition of plagiarism with a focus on the use of online resources Students will understand and be able to share how and when they can use the works of others Students will practice summarizing main idea and details Students will practice referencing online works Grade level: 5-7 […]

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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 https://atlas.mindmup.com/2016/10/2c2d75509e1411e6a8d5835510a6f955/growing_my_online_teaching_skills_pers/index.html 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 15, 2016

  Figure 1:  Image found at Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything http://www.schrockguide.net/samr.html 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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Nic on October 9, 2016


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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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Nic on October 2, 2016

Whew!  Content overload!  Thank-goodness for the tools we are learning! I have signed up and begun exploring Diigo – as a personal organizational tool and a way to collaborate and learn with others.  I have been pondering the term “tag” – never having truly looked into the definition and now have a much better understanding […]

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Nic on October 2, 2016

This particular activity was timely for me as this past weekend my children (both boys, aged 11 and 12) wanted to watch the Marvel Comic movie – “Dead Pool”.  Having previously begun watching it with them, and within 15 seconds shutting it off because the content was too violent and inappropriate, I was sure that […]

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