Addressing Elephants in the Classroom

 PhotoCC- By Guian Bolisay How many of us agree with how the public school system is educating students these days? Are you for or against standardized testing? Parents, are you accepting of the fact that your child is most likely bored or disengaged at school? And finally, what is with the stigma that good grades determine…

Maintaining an Innovator’s Mindset

 PhotoCC- By Robert Occhialini When thinking about what characteristics determine my innovation mindset, I registered with the ideas of “thinking about what is best for learners”, “I question thinking, challenge ideas, and do not accept “this is the way we have always done it””, and “I recognize that there are obstacles in education, but as…

Teaching is like Gardening

 PhotoCC- By Susy Morris After looking through multiple metaphors and trying to connect them to my future life as a teacher, I came across two metaphors that I really liked: coaching and gardening. The coaching metaphor that I found states, “To be a great teacher is to be a great coach— to provide structured discipline…

ILP Wrap-up

        PhotoCC- By Allison Crow Over the semester I have learned so much about Speech-Language Pathology through my Independent Learning Project. At first, I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do for my ILP, but after some thought, I decided to look into something that I thought I was interested in as a…

Creating a Graphic

 PhotoCC- By Ned Potter Creating a graphic is not something I am very familiar with, but I quickly learned that it really wasn’t that difficult. After reading through the articles, I wasn’t sure what type of graphic I would create; a comic strip or something from Canva. I decided to go with Canva, for the…

Podcasts and Digital Stories

   PhotoCC- By Casey Fiesler Podcasts and digital stories, have you had any experience with these? Personally, I never have until this week and wow, I feel like I have been missing out! I was a little unsure about what to think when I was reading through the assignment this week, I just wasn’t sure…

Attention Log

 PhotoCC- By Japanexperterna. After completing the activity log this week, it brought some attention to how I am using my time. It confirmed what I already knew, but that confirmation made me feel like I should maybe make better decisions about time management when it comes to working on my homework. For the activity log…

Using Technology Mindfully

                                         PhotoCC- By Marcelo Graciolli The definition of mindful is to be conscious or aware of something. Are you mindful about your technology use? I can honestly say that if I am using technology for a stated purpose, such as homework, or researching something, I am mindful because I have a set task to accomplish. However,…

ILP- The Impact of Technology on Children’s Speech

ILP check in. After a few weeks off of blogging about my independent learning project, researching about Speech-Language Pathology, it is good to get back to my research. I will say I have had troubles deciding what to focus on this week. I saw a video on Twitter, that talked about technology and the negative impact…

Digital Activism

 PhotoCC- By AK Rockefeller Digital Activism is when technology and social media are used to bring about social and/or political change. Though activism can be a touchy subject, it really can be used to make a positive impact throughout our personal lives, community, nation, and our world, if we know how to use it wisely and…

The Importance of Digital Citizenship

 PhotoCC- By Stephen Ransom Digital Citizenship. The importance of how to be a decent citizen on the internet needs to be stressed in homes and in schools. I thought the article, Who Are You Online? Considering Issues of Web Identity was really insightful when it talked about being the real you online, how you feel on…

8 Weeks of Digital Lit

PhotoCC- By Kevin Dooley What an information packed class! I had no idea what to expect, but I would say that I thought it would be more focused on literature in a digital form (e-books) and more like previous English classes I have taken. I was definitely wrong in my assumption and though I was…