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Summary of Learning!

Woohoo! The end of a semester always feels so good, espcially when Christmas is right around the corner. This is the last EdTech class that was availible for me to take so I am very sad to likely be going back to writing boring papers instead of blogging and doing fun projects like this. ForContinue reading “Summary of Learning!”

VR in the Classroom: Reality or Fantasy?

The first experience I ever had with virtual reality was when I was newly dating my boyfriend (now husband). He and his father are both VERY into technology and gaming. One day, he showed me his dad’s Oculus VR . The first simulation I tried was very simple. There was a big acorn tree andContinue reading “VR in the Classroom: Reality or Fantasy?”

Assistive Technology: More Than Meets the Eye

Going into tonight’s presentation I thought that I had a good idea what assistive technology was, but boy was I wrong! Originally my thoughts of what classified of assistive technology was very realted to my own personal experiences and what I have witnessed directly around me. Some examples of assistive technology that came to myContinue reading “Assistive Technology: More Than Meets the Eye”

Are Online Tools Only for Distance Learning?

Ahh online learning. A term that has become quite popular over these last few years… Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic shuttering schools, I had little experience with online/distance learning. All of my high school classes were in person at my high school. My undergraduate university experience was similar, with 98% of my classes being inContinue reading “Are Online Tools Only for Distance Learning?”

1,2,3 Sesame

Postman wrote: “…We now know that “Sesame Street” encourages children to love school only if school is like “Sesame Street.” Which is to say, we now know that “Sesame Street” undermines what the traditional idea of what schooling represents.” Sesame Street + Education Sesame street is one of the longest running children’s educational shows. ItContinue reading “1,2,3 Sesame”

Theories of Learning & Me

Before beginning my teaching education, I had no idea what theories of knowledge or learning were. Sure, growing up I could tell which teachers did a better job at engaging students in multiple ways, and which teachers used punitive tools in their classroom when we were “bad” (hello grade 6 with the green, yellow, andContinue reading “Theories of Learning & Me”