Author Archives: Sylvia Johnston

Course 5 Reflection

So the final video has been made and uploaded.  It’s time to look back on it and reflect. I set out to examine current Visual Arts unit of inquiry and redesign it, ensuring when rebuilding it I utilise my new … Continue reading

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Community Engagement (PLC/PLN)

A culminating blog post describing your Community Engagement experience with documented evidence of ongoing, back-and-forth communication. This reflection should include your participation in your personal learning network over the course of this program as well as your continued plans for future growth. In … Continue reading

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To like or not to like? Do you care?

Throughout the course my reading has been wide and varied.  I have attended several workshops on technology and I have made a lot of connections in my own school communities.  When we looked at digital citizenship and its impact in … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Final Project

In this final unit I will be looking at Digital Storytelling in Grade 1.  Over this year I have read a vast number of interesting articles encouraging me to re-examine my practice.  In addition to this, I have a wealth … Continue reading

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Final thoughts on Course 4

Thought this course I have constantly been evaluating my stance on Technology integration and what that really means and looks like, particularly with in this school.  I have wondered just how far we have come integrating technology within out lessons and I … Continue reading

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Technology: Where are we now? Where should we be?

Tech breaks? I immediately thought that a tech break was time away from technology! What does that say about the media influences that are around us.  It got me thinking that there is so much information telling use that screen … Continue reading

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Is the classroom a place of the past?

Is the classroom outdated, a thing of the past? What a contentious question! And asking teachers too!  Perhaps the word classroom is, but as a collaborative space a place where students are brought together to learn (in what ever shape … Continue reading

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Motivation to learn

I have to admit that I struggle with the idea of the flipped classroom applying to all areas of education, especially the elementary classroom.  I worked through it as a middle and high school teacher and it work beautifully.  I … Continue reading

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Project, Problem and Challenge-based Learning

Socio-constructivism play a large part in PBL and CBL.  Looking at the theories of teaching and learning this goes back to our educational theory roots.  It is taking the idea that learning is an ‘outside – in’ activity.  Meaning is … Continue reading

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Tech: tool or environment?

Technology integration, we’ve been going on about it for a while now, but what does it really mean? Are we there yet? Can we move on? How can we define tech integration?  The definition used by wikipedia and definitions.com boil … Continue reading

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