Teaching is Not an Independent Career

One of the main takeaways of EDTC 300 is the need for community building and professional support amongst fellow educators. Through this course, our class community and PLN was crafted through the use of a Twitter account, this blog, Twitter chats, Zoom, and Slack. These resources allowed us to create meaningful relationships with our peers …

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BONUS POST: Trying My Hand at Adobe Spark

For my final Summary of Learning project, I used the free Adobe Spark video editor. In order to explain its positives and negatives, I will be explaining how the service can be used through a simple video about an attempted skill with my left hand - drawing a little cartoon. Because I can, I drew …

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When One Hand Washes the Other

"One Hand Washes the Other" and other variations of the phrase all carry the same meaning: one cannot accomplish something alone. This simple idiom is reflective of many relationships that have taken place through this learning project. There was the support of digital resources in helping me best achieve my goals. There was the support …

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How Soon Should Students and Teachers be Focused on Digital Literacy?

With an increasingly digital world comes an increasing need to become knowledgeable about said world. However, that task is easier said than done especially with the rise of fake news. How can teachers combat the spread of misinformation amongst students? Better yet, is it possible to reach curricular outcomes while doing so? The answer is …

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Need a Hand? Here’s How NOT to Become Ambidextrous

This week I decided to use the amazing Piktochart to create an infographic on the basic Do's and Dont's of Ambidexterity. The service is fairly easy to use and provides relevant templates based on the kind of user you are (teacher, business, student, and plenty of other options) so you don't have to spend hours …

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The Digital Footprint is Cancelled; Let’s Consider the Impact of a Rampant Digital Sharpie

I am no stranger to a little bit of digital investigation. I find it important to know if someone is holding up the same image of themselves online and in-person. Are they a person I want to be associated with? What kind of messages do they spread to the world? (ie. are they racist or …

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Hands Down a Calligraphy Career is Not in my Near Future

I've been thinking about my last blog post a lot and wondering how I could pull a performance aspect into my learning project that goes beyond 'performing' when I brush my teeth or open a door. I reflected on how I could make these events more high-stakes and lengthy so that I'm not just doing …

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