EDCI 336 · Passion Project

Exploring Tech in the Classroom: Swift Playgrounds

I briefly mentioned Apple’s Swift Playgrounds app when I talked about Scratch Jr. a few posts. Swift Playgrounds in an iPad app designed as an introduction to learning how to code with Swift. Swift is a programming language used to design a variety of apps that are currently on the market. Their website advertises the… Continue reading Exploring Tech in the Classroom: Swift Playgrounds

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Our Trip to the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry

The Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry is an alternative school here in Victoria, BC and wow is it ever different than your traditional public school! This school is all about personalized, self-regulated learning where the students have the autonomy to delve into their own interdisciplinary inquiry projects. Their inquiry projects do cover topics from… Continue reading Our Trip to the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry

EDCI 336 · Passion Project

Halloween Math Games Freebie: Halloween Bump!

During my Wednesday observations of Mrs. Agnew’s grade 2 class, she asked if we, the student teachers, would be interested in bringing in a math game to teach to the kids and add to their math game binders. I love math and I love games, so I was quick to agree and start thinking of… Continue reading Halloween Math Games Freebie: Halloween Bump!

EDCI 336 · Passion Project

How to Build My First Episode?

I’ve been exploring quite a few means to teach coding in the classroom as a satellite interest around my passion project, however it all started with my wondering if lessons would be more engaging and fun for students if they could learn through playing games. My youngest sister is currently a middle school student in… Continue reading How to Build My First Episode?

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Creative Commons and Open Education

Copyright law surrounding media is a hardly discussed topic that we probably should be taking a more proactive stance in teaching to current students. I would argue that while children old enough to begin writing research pieces know that simply copying and pasting other peoples’ work is plagiarism, the same attention to detail is not given to… Continue reading Creative Commons and Open Education

EDCI 336 · Passion Project

Exploring Tech in the Classroom: Scratch Jr.

In our educational technology course, we were encouraged to explore a variety of different ways that technology can be integrated and used in elementary and middle classrooms. Our professor gave us a list of different programs that we could explore, as well as invited us to inquire into other areas of interest and to add… Continue reading Exploring Tech in the Classroom: Scratch Jr.

EDCI 336 · Passion Project

An Introduction to This Blog

In my Technology Innovation in Education (EDCI 336) course, we have been tasked with two major assignments this semester: Documenting teacherless learning sessions in which we are encouraged to explore educational technology and share them to our digital personal learning network (PLN), and using technology to engage in research and learning for a self-directed passion project.… Continue reading An Introduction to This Blog