Last week ETCATA hosted an Invent to Learn workshop with Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez. This experience provided Alberta educators with two full days of learning about making, tinkering and engineering in the classroom. Attendees were all provided with a copy of their book, Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom. It… Read More The Best Makerspace Is Between Your Ears!
This post is the second in two-part series of posts on some ideas I have been exploring over the past year in a half through in my Graduate Program. If you missed part 1, you can find it here. These ideas originate from a project I completed, Multimedia Literacy in the Elementary Language Arts Classroom: A RESOURCE… Read More Why Multimedia Literacy Pt. 2
This post is the first in two part series of posts on some ideas I have been exploring over the past year in a half through in my Graduate Program. These ideas originate from a project I completed, Multimedia Literacy in the Elementary Language Arts Classroom: A RESOURCE FOR EDUCATORS. So often I hear people talking about… Read More Why Multimedia Literacy? Pt. 1
As a final capping presentation, I was required to reflect on any past project from any of the courses throughout my Masters of Education in Educational Technology program. I have been thinking about which project I would reflect on for a while. I knew right away it would be the Vision of my Future Classroom… Read More Reflecting on the Vision of my Future Classroom
I heard of the Global Read Aloud a few years ago and thought that would be a great way to connect my class with others around the world. The idea was simple, choose one of the books to read aloud to your class, and connect with others around the world, who chose to read the… Read More Global Read Aloud: Connect Your Students With the World
Thinking about teaching your students digital citizenship can be overwhelming as it is such a broad topic. Where do you even start? Mike Ribble’s 9 elements of digital citizenship provides educators with a framework that organizes the themes of digital citizenship. Ribble’s 9 elements are digital etiquette, digital access, digital law, digital communication, digital literacy,… Read More Teaching Digital Citizenship: Digital Law
Over the past 2 years, I have had the chance to visit many other classrooms and during these visits I have also had many conversations about digital citizenship with various students throughout grades K-12. Whenever I go into a classroom and I need to introduce a new digital tool to students it is important that… Read More Digital Citizenship: Are You Having These Conversations With Your Students?
I started using Google Docs several years ago when it was just Google Docs. Over the past two years, I really started to understand it and use it for my own work, with students and as a student myself taking courses in University. Google Docs has now become Google Drive and there is an entire suite… Read More Drinking the Google Drive Kool-Aid: My Top Reasons for Switching from Office to Google