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The Finale of My Embroidery Journey

The Finale of My Embroidery Journey

It feels like just yesterday I was scrolling through Tik Tok looking for inspiration for my learning project, and now I’m finally on the other side of it! I spent this semester working on learning embroidery and taking you all along on the journey. While my progress felt slow at times, I look back on everything I accomplished with a sense of pride. Not only did I learn about embroidery, I also learned about so many different communities that can…

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My Summary of Learning

My Summary of Learning

Well, after what feels like such a short amount of time, it’s the end of the semester. For my summary of learning project, I worked with Melanie Darlington to make a whiteboard drawing video, which is something I’ve always wanted to try. If you’ve read any of my previous blogs you’d know I’m not very concise, so if you’d like to hear even more about my thoughts you can check out my additional thoughts down below. However, the wonderful video…

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Putting on the Detective Cap

Putting on the Detective Cap

This week I put on my detective cap as I attempted to cybersleuth two of my fellow classmates, Deanna Gallipeau and Melanie Darlington. This was a very interesting project to me, and I quickly realized how different digital identities are for younger people. I am able to find articles about myself from 1st and 2nd grade, and I realized this wasn’t going to be possible for everyone. It’s really interesting to see how media has changed what information is available about…

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Re-igniting My Embroidery Passions

Re-igniting My Embroidery Passions

It’s time to be brutally honest with you all. These past few weeks of attempting embroidery have been very difficult for me, and I’ve really lost a lot of my drive to finish my projects. One issue I was having was that following the patterns was getting very boring for me, and I felt like I wasn’t able to be creative. I’ve always had a hard time staying focused on projects for a long time, and this was becoming a…

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Integrating Digital Literacy

Integrating Digital Literacy

Literacy is a crucial skill for learners and allows us to interact effectively with our world. As the world around us changes, so does literacy, and a part of that is developing our digital literacy skills. The NCTE has several goals for effective digital literacy, which include:  Participate effectively and critically in a networked world; Explore and engage critically, thoughtfully, and across a wide variety of inclusive texts and tools/modalities; Consume, curate, and create actively across contexts; Advocate for equitable…

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The Long Haul

The Long Haul

After a bit of a break, I finally began work on my DMC piece! If you want to see that pattern you can check out my first blog post on it here! It’s a free, galaxy-themed, completely written pattern, which is completely new to me. At first, I was really nervous about venturing into the world of written patterns, as I’m very much a visual learner. However, after downloading the pattern I realized it’s actually really not that hard to follow….

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Becoming a Coding Master

Becoming a Coding Master

This week, I tried my hand at coding for this first time! I’ll be honest, at first I was super nervous. Starring at a screen full of code feels like I’m trying to read a different language (which I guess I am haha). Next semester I have to take my first ever computer science class, so I figured I better embrace the challenge and overcome my fear of coding, and boy was I pleasently surprised! I decided to try out…

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Snowed In

Snowed In

Another week has gone by and it’s another week of not being able to do embroidery. It seems like everything worked against me this week haha. This week I planned to work on my piece all weekend, as I usually do, but since I don’t have a printer I asked my mom to print off the pattern for me at her work. She accidentally left it there, which was no big deal since I could go grab it on Sunday,…

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Digital Citizenship in Saskatchewan Schools

Digital Citizenship in Saskatchewan Schools

Digital citizenship is defined as “the continuously developing norms of appropriate, responsible, and empowered technology use.” There are 9 elements that we must focus on in order to comprehensively understand digital citizenship. These include: Digital Access Digital Commerce Digital Communication and Collaboration Digital Etiquette Digital Fluency Digital Health and Welfare Digital Law Digital Rights and Responsibility Digital Security and Privacy These aspects of digital citizenship can and should be addressed in every subject and area, and there are multiple ways…

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Hitting the Brakes

Hitting the Brakes

This week came and went a lot faster than I had intended, which meant I didn’t have as much time to work on my embroidery as I had wanted. This week my goal was to use DMC, a website that has various free craft patterns, to try following a completely written embroidery pattern. I spent a long time on the website checking out the various patterns and eventually I settled on a beautiful space/desert-themed piece. The patterns I was looking…

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