Interaction Peer Feedback

Hi there! Thank you for your interaction post about ways to improve critical thinking skills. I personally think that critical thinking skills need to be a massive part of current education models and classroom environments. It is a skill that everyone must have to overcome challenges, progress through life, and navigate unforeseen problems. Adding on, I like the different interaction activities...
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Feedback – Drawing Interactive Learning Resource

Thank you, Sullo, Zhenyu, and Junfeng (can not find blog link) for your interesting interactive learning resource about drawing. Personally, I am not a proficient drawer, but I have always been fascinated and amazed by the ways in which drawing can express peoples’ thoughts, feelings, and events.  EDCI335-A01-Interactive-LearningDownload Interactive Learning Resource PowerpointDownload...
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Inclusive Design Peer Comment

Hi Sabrina! I really like your idea about incorporating different fonts and shapes on websites as an example of universal design. It has the potential to become a regular aspect of everyday websites that as you stated, can benefit all users by making it easier to find important information and knowing exactly where to help. This is a great example of universal design that although initially...
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Brain Breaks Discussion Post

The video that I chose for my learners is Brain Breaks for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade // Mindfulness, social emotional learning, & more!  As part of our interactive learning resource, the learners would be required to watch this video on brain breaks. While watching the video, the learners would need to pay attention and take key notes of what are brain breaks, what is...
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Universal Design for Learning + Interactive Learning Resource

As our interactive learning resource is about brain breaks, through learning about, implementing, and varying the ways in which teachers implement brain breaks in the classroom environment can ensure that all student learning needs are met. The goal of creating this interactive learning resource is to provide teachers with the knowledge and skill base to effectively implement different types of...
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Instructional Methods Peer Comment

Hi there! Direct instruction is an instruction method where it works for some people/places (i.e., your interactive learning resource) but can also inhibit learning in other people/places. As stated in your blog, I was appreciative for your mention about how for direction instruction to be effective, there must be a substantial amount of planning to be done. To add onto your point, I believe...
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Direct Instruction

In direct instruction, the teacher delivers information to students with an “I talk, you listen” approach. This means that “the teacher stands in front of a classroom and presents the information. The teacher gives explicit, guided instructions to the students” (Renard, 2019). Although direct instruction is a teacher-centred pedagogy and modern learning should be more a student-centred...
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Learning, Motivation, and Theory Peer Comment

Hi Derek,  The structuring of a K-12 learning program can be subjective and controversial depending on the educators that you are discussing it with. I’m going to disagree and argue on the other side of their notion of educators in structuring a K-12 program. Ultimately, all students in K-12 are minors, but that does not mean that they do not aspire, form goals, and want to achieve aspects of...
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Behaviorism, Cognitivism, Constructivism Discussion

What is one idea from your reading or video that you disagree with and why?  A particular aspect of Chapter 11, Behaviorism, Cognitivism, Constructivism, that I disagree with is their definition of what learning is. As stated at the beginning of the chapter, “learning is an enduring change in behavior, or in the capacity to behave in a given fashion, which results from practice or other...
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EDCI 335 Introduction

Hello, everyone! My name is Joshua Hotchin and I am currently taking this EDCI 335 course to get an information, technology, and communication certificate. Most recently, I finished my Bachelor of Elementary Education degree at UVic and I am teaching locally on the Island. Although I have my degree in Elementary Education, I truly am a middle school teacher. In the future, I plan on taking my...
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