Distractions are the epitome of my life. I have always been a proud multitasker, but I’m starting to realize that this isn’t always a good thing. Many of the environments that we work and live in each day don’t provide the structure to be a single-tasker. We utilize computers and networks that have instant messaging, … Continue reading Juggling is not recommended?
If a child can read, write, and count, but cannot converse, question and socialize, then he or she is not properly educated. - Neil Postman Neil Postman’s disputed quotes are something I find interesting to dissect as it brings to light some persuasive arguments regarding the ‘edutainment’ industry that is prevalent in our society and … Continue reading How can I thank you, Sesame Street?
I was first introduced to a plethora of Google Chrome extensions when I took my first graduate EdTech class, ECI831. There was an extensive list that Alec provided and he quickly reviewed some of his favourites, for which I promptly added to my extension list, although not really knowing what they were all about. … Continue reading Let’s add some extensions to your look!
I have always been interested in the psychology of learning, which entails biological influences, social pressures, and environmental factors that affect how people think, act, and feel. As teachers, we have a huge impact on how students gain knowledge, which is largely dependent on their learning style. Believe it or not, it is likely that … Continue reading What’s the theory behind all of this?
We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us. - Marshall McLuhan The word technology always seems to relate to electronics as this is how our world tends to understand it. We rely on its functioning to allow us to organize, perform, problem solve, compile, create, and present information to those that request or … Continue reading EdTech! EdTech! What the Heck is EdTech?