• #EDTC300,  Learning Project,  Weekly Blog Posts

    Keeping it Reel

    This week was all about trying new things. From learning to use a (very simple) pattern, sewing more than just straight seems, to using a brand new program to put together a video, I had a lot of learning to do! Jumping Right In This week I attempted to make a face mask. Very topical, very useful, but not simple. I followed the steps that were laid out in this post by Crazy Little Projects but I made my own pattern by tracing a mask with a shape that I like and have found fits me the best. The first thing that I needed to do was trace the mask…

  • #EDTC300,  Weekly Blog Posts

    Talking about Twitter

    In my very first blog post, I mention being a little bit social media averse. I have a lot of social media accounts and I check them regularly, but I almost never post things myself. Before this class the last and only time I had tweeted was in 2018, I haven’t posted on Instagram since 2017, and my Facebook has been all but abandoned since 2016. So I knew how to use twitter but making tweets was very much brand new. Over this process, I have found that I quite like twitter and the quick, simple, uncomplicated format that it allows for sharing thoughts and ideas. I have so far,…

  • #EDTC300,  Weekly Blog Posts

    Learning to Search: Using an RSS Reader

    Getting Started This week I started using the RSS feed Feedly. If you’re like me, you had absolutely no clue what an RSS feed or reader was, and if I’m honest it sounded very complicated and a little scary. Luckily, I could not have been more wrong! A RSS reader’s main purpose is to help organize and compile websites and blogs that you might be interested in. I used Feedly to do this and finding websites to follow was as simple as typing in a topic I was looking for. I started off with three pretty broad categories to organize the content that I was looking for: Classroom Ideas, Education,…

  • #EDTC300,  Weekly Blog Posts

    Beginning my Blog

    Learning to Blog: Trial and Error Welcome to my first true blog post! I’ve posted a few things here and there on this site throughout my last four years of education, but this is the first time I’m really getting in to the spirit of blogging. Even with the (very minimal) experience I have with blogging, I am still a bit intimidated by the whole format, so I’m trying my very best to keep an open mind. Despite that, I am diving in head first and going to give this my best shot! I am a little bit social media adverse so even though blogging has always been intriguing to…