After listening to Dr Alec Couros lecture on "Educating the Selfie Generation" and watching Michael Wesch's "An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube", I could not help but try and think of a time before we had a computer in our house. This task was nearly impossible for me as we had two box-style televisions and a … Continue reading What is the Place of Technology in the Classroom?
I recently finished my lessons for G major and D major chords. I think I am finally getting the hang of this! With that being said, I still have a long way to go! This time around, I tried using videos from other YouTubers to try and find the best ways for me to learn. … Continue reading Strumming to the Tune of G and D
For my app review, I choose to use Grammarly. So basically, Grammarly is a tool that checks your spelling, grammar, and punctuation as you type. This app offers a free installation for laptops (mine's a MacBook Pro, so I'm not too sure how it may work on PCs) and cell phones (I have an iPhone, so … Continue reading Reviewing My Grammar with Grammarly
While I did have a personal Twitter account that I created in grade eight then immediately quit using, I really had no clue what to do or tweet on Twitter. Getting into the habit of tweeting regularly has been a bit of a struggle for me, especially as I have never been the type of … Continue reading Tweeting Away . . . Slowly
After completing my first two lessons, I can say it is more difficult to play the guitar than I expected! I think the hardest thing for me so far is remembering the placement of my fingers and the names for those corresponding fingerings, as well as strumming. Strumming is a lot more difficult than I … Continue reading My First Acoustic Guitar Lesson with Three Chords!
Before beginning EDTC 300, I honestly had never heard of Feedly before but now I'm hooked! This seems like a great source to explore and learn new things about the field of education and teaching, as I am still quite new to being the student in classrooms where I am learning to be the teacher! On … Continue reading My Intro to Feedly!
So for my learning project, I have decided to learn to play acoustic guitar. While I did bass guitar lessons in elementary school and learned some acoustic cords in grade nine music class, but I do not remember any of it! I know how to read the treble clef from my six years of elementary and … Continue reading #LearningProject: What Am I Going to Do?
Hey guys! My name is Brianna Gelowitz. I just finished my first year of Secondary education with a major in Social Studies and a minor in English. When I am not at school, typically, I am working at my part-time job at a daycare in Regina or my private tutoring contract. During the summers, I … Continue reading Just a Little About Me
Parker J. Palmer’s “The Heart of a Teacher” examines the concepts of identity and integrity, as well as the central role they play in our jobs as teachers. He explains that “we teach who we are … and knowing [oneself] is as crucial to good teaching as knowing [your] students and [your] subject” and that … Continue reading “The Heart of a Teacher” Reading Reflection
Nadia McLaren begins her documentary with a memory of her childhood, in which barely being able to see over the edge of the kitchen table she listened to her Granny recount the events of her childhood in a residential school. Similarly, I have a memory like this, except instead of talking about residential schools, my … Continue reading Muffins for Granny Documentary Response