Introduction to Coding

In today's class, we had guest speaker Rich McCue come in and introduce us to coding! I really found it interesting how he gave us links to come coding websites that are great for grades anywhere from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Here is a link to Rich McCue's website.  The list of programs that Rich introduced us to are: scratch grasshopper hour of code designing with algorithms using TinkerCad...
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Multi-Access Instruction

I found today's class very interesting. The first half of the class was devoted to video conferencing with a guest speaker while the second half of the class were peer presentations on their EdTech inquiry projects. It was too bad but we were not able to connect to our guest speaker in the B-Wing of the Clearihue Building for a video conference. I was looking forward to seeing what it is like to...
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Minecraft EDU

Today we had a group of students come in and teach about the educational ways that you can use Minecraft in a school. It was a great learning experience for us UVic students but also the students who came into our class to teach us about Minecraft. We used a server that was created by the students and was on Minecraft EDU (which is an educational place with students and a teacher in control)....
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Class Response – Peer Assessment, debrief, and more

This week in class, our class was associated to debriefing the Jesse Miller visit, PSII visit, and recieving feedback on your own personal blog and how you can improve it. We were also given the chance to go into our EDTech groups and work on our projects - as our presentation is coming up. I found this time in class to debrief the presentations and work on our assignments very useful as it is a...
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Jesse Miller Visit

I found the visit from Jesse Miller very interesting, engaging, and informative. I really enjoyed how he informed us about how depending on the profession that you are entering is how you need to act on social media. Since we are becoming teachers in the future, our internet presence is very important as what you post is always and will be foever on the internet. Jesse also informed us about how...
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Introductory Workshops for Video Editing, Audio Editing, & Screen Capture

  I found this week's class very interesting as we had a guest speaker - Rich McCue - come in and give a workshop on video editing, audio editing, and screen capture. The link to Rich McCue's Website and the workshop that I participated in is here. I've never used iMovie or any video editing service before and I thought this workshop very informing. The first thing that I completed in class...
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Setting up PLN and Technology Inquiry Question

In class this week we began to create our blogs. For myself, this was quite the experience because I am not techonologically advanced so I found it quite difficult and had to ask lots of questions. I really like the way that I was able to set up my blog and after going through the process, I would recommend it to anyone who is becoming a teacher as it is a great way to document your learning and...
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