EC&I 833 Week 4 – Assistive Technologies

The blog topic for our final week of class is on Assistive Technology. As stated by Young & MacCormick, “assistive technology refers to the devices and services that are used to increase, maintain, or improve the capabilities of a student with a disability” (2021, page 1). Many of the devices that we learned about inContinue reading “EC&I 833 Week 4 – Assistive Technologies”

EC&I 833 – Week 3 Assessment Technologies

“Assessment is a broad term that encompasses all actions that teachers and students engage in to retrieve information that can be used to evaluate and change teaching and learning at the end of a given time period” (Timmis et al, 2016)” This portion of our EC&I 833 learning has been an eye opener for me!Continue reading “EC&I 833 – Week 3 Assessment Technologies”

EC&I 833 Week 3 – Web 1.0 and Web 2.0

In the early 1990’s, my career began a journey with technology and the influence of the internet. “The system has affected most aspects of our lives” (Moreau, 2021). The evolution of the internet since 1990 has had a huge impact in education. When I first stepped into the classroom in 1992, my exposure to technologyContinue reading “EC&I 833 Week 3 – Web 1.0 and Web 2.0”

EC&I 833 Week 2 – Tools for distant and online education

Teaching during the global pandemic presented challenges for both the teacher (me) and students (my Grade 5 class). The concept of distant learning/online classes was met with apprehension and reluctance to move from face-to-face instruction to remote delivery. I asked myself, “how can I remotely teach a student that is my neighbor living 5 minutesContinue reading “EC&I 833 Week 2 – Tools for distant and online education”

EC&I 833: Week 2 – Productivity Suites and Presentation Tools.

Writing a blog this week required some thoughtful reflection. James Hamblin’s video, “Single-tasking is the new multi-tasking”, made me realize that screen time becomes an issue when we are tasked with work that requires computer/internet. In my career, about fifty percent of my teacher workload requires the use of productivity suites and presentation tools. TheContinue reading “EC&I 833: Week 2 – Productivity Suites and Presentation Tools.”

EC&I 833 Week #1 What is Educational Technology?

In the EC&I 833 class we have been asked a series of questions to help us explore the topic Educational Technology. Personally, I think of educational technology as a system that incorporates an integration of technology with the delivery of curriculum. The support of my viewpoint comes from various educators and philosophers, such as G.Continue reading “EC&I 833 Week #1 What is Educational Technology?”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”