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You Can Teach Old Dogs New Tricks – Blog 6

During my master’s program I have had to do a lot of reading.  One of the messages that continue to come across in all of the readings is the need for students to collaborate.   The other message that has become … Continue reading

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Letting Students be the Leaders – Blog 5

Last year our division began to allow student owned devices to be used in the schools.  The problem with bringing devices into the school setting is there are not many teachers out there that know how the technology can be … Continue reading

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Is Someone Watching You? – Blog 4

I was having a conversation with one of my colleagues the other day about privacy.  We were discussing how things have changed over the years.  The availability of technology definitely has some positives, but along with those comes what I … Continue reading

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A New Era of Etiquette – Blog 3

In the past few years I have noted a relationship between digital devices and etiquette or lack there off. I am a people watcher and when I go out for dinner I am often surprised at the number of families … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 Boundaries

Social software is one of the main components to web 2.0 technologies.  These technologies give users the ability to share, provide feedback and produce new learning together on an anytime anywhere basis (Alexander, 2006).  Using these web 2.0 tools will … Continue reading

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Wanted: Professional Development

I have now been a teacher and administrator for 23 years. Over this time I have been heavily involved with technology in the school and have observed multiple changes in the use of technology in the classroom and how students … Continue reading

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LMS: Friend or Foe

Learning management systems or “learning environments” as John Baker (2012) called them seem to be an all-encompassing way to house various technologies so that students, parents,  teachers and administrators can access them.  At the start of this presentation I did … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality ≠ Virtual Work

After listening to guest speaker Marlene Brooks I feel myself left with a lot of questions about the use of virtual reality in education.  As an administrator I see many positives when it comes to using a medium that students … Continue reading

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Technology vs. The Teacher

After completing the readings from the first two weeks I am now starting to get a better idea of what e-learning is and what it encompasses.  It is understandable that I was somewhat confused about this topic as e-learning can … Continue reading

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The Importance of Digital Citizenship with the 21st Century Learner

The term digital citizenship seems to be popping up more and more these days in education.  What is digital citizenship and what does it have to do with education?  Ribble, Bailey and Ross define digital citizenship as “the norms of … Continue reading

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