Week Four of ECI 834

For this week’s entry, I looked at the readings and prompts and was excited to delve into this week’s assignment.  After reading Bates’ Chapter 7: Pedagogical differences between media, I reflected on some of the approaches and tools I use in my own class and how I approach content, content structure, and skills.  I love Three Act Math Plays (click here for a list) and I agree with Dan Meyer’s take on why these are effective (click here to watch his TED Talk).   I apprec […]

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Adobe Spark

I first heard of Adobe Spark last semester, in ECI 833. It was the very end of the semester and I was trying to determine what type of video tool that I would use for my “Summary of Learning” project. I consider myself slightly tech-challenged so feeling overwhelmed, I asked my super helpful classmate for… Read More »

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Google Classroom as an Online Learning Platform #eci834

Overview: Google Classroom is a free online tool that provides simplicity to create, distribute, and grade assignments. This option can provide a paperless classroom and streamline the learning process to share files between teachers and students. Production value: Simple and easy to use. You are able to provide immediately feedback in real time. Some students … Continue reading Google Classroom as an Online Learning Platform #eci834

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Blended – A new adventure in Moffatt’s Pre-AP ELA 20!

On days like today when it is minus a million outside and I don’t want to leave my house, the idea of teaching an online course is very appealing. As I thought over the last few weeks about what I would like to design for my project for this class, one of my AP students… Continue reading Blended – A new adventure in Moffatt’s Pre-AP ELA 20!

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Design of online courses using UR courses (Moodle)

Nataly and I decided on a course that can be beneficial for our department and us. The main purpose of the course is to prepare Sessional and Faculty instructors to effectively plan and manage their class in UR courses (Moodle). We will create instructional documents and videos on how to use various technology tools that … Continue reading Design of online courses using UR courses (Moodle)

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