You ask students to research a topic, the googling seems to being going well and the students seem to be finding a bunch of information. You receive their handwritten reports and discover that the students still hold lots of misconceptions about the topic. What happened? Odds are, they don't know how to effectively evaluate websites … Continue reading Googling Our Way to the Truth?
I'm not sure one post or one video can explain all that I've learned this semester, but I worked with Brooke Stewart on creating a video or two where we tried to fully summarize what we have learned on this journey that is ECMP 355! Rural internet limitations means that we had to break up … Continue reading Adventures of ECMP 355 (Summary of Learning)
Our world is imperfect. Privilege is afforded to a select few and exclusion happens all around us. Although it is imperfect, it can be changed. We can change our world. Change can happen in a variety of ways, not just by marches, protests and voting booths, but by opening dialogues, teaching others and accepting a … Continue reading Online Activism and Social Justice
When this semester began and I learned that I had to work on a "learning project," I was doubtful. I figured it would be a drain on my time and that I would hate it. I was wrong. I enjoyed learning about engraving and I'd love to learn more about it. There are three day … Continue reading Learning Project Summary
"How have you contributed to the learning of others?" That is a very good question. It has been a long semester filled with ups and downs, indecision and a rather hectic schedule for me. I will say that this is my weakest link. When my life got busy, my responses and comments got pushed to … Continue reading My Contributions
So I decided to play around with wriggle engraving the other week. I'm so sorry that I'm a few weeks behind, between calving season and subbing I've had a pretty full schedule! I saw this engraved trumpet while on a google search adventure and I absolutely loved this design! I had to try something like … Continue reading Wiggle Engraving
//scratch.mit.edu/projects/embed/154089304/?autostart=false I decided to play around with Scratch today! I had fun making the unicorn jump around using the arrow keys. It took some getting used to, knowing what I wanted the unicorn to do but not knowing the exact terminology. It definitely took some tweaking! I think coding is an important 21st Century skill … Continue reading Playing with Scratch