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    My EDTC300 Learning Project

    Learning Project X International Woman’s Day

    Hey everyone! This week for my learning project, I wanted to do something incorporating International Women’s Day. Every year I use this day to think about all of the amazing women in my life and in Canadian history. For this week’s drawing, I got all of my inspiration from Pinterest. I spent more time than I would like to admit looking at different drawings and getting inspired! After I had a good idea of what I wanted to do, I uploaded an image onto procreate and traced out the general face shape. This is one of the many benefits of digital drawing! The photo I used is a really good…

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    WeVideo…We Aren’t Sold On It

    Hello everyone! Thanks for checking out this week’s post. My learning project update this week looks a little bit different than usual. I used a platform called WeVideo to compile a video to show you exactly how I have been drawing on Procreate. First Impression: This was my first time using WeVideo, and it was definitely a learning curve! I found it to be similar to iMovie in terms of putting pre-recorded videos together. The biggest perk of WeVideo is that your account can be reached from anywhere as it is just a website login. Whereas iMovie is restricted to the device that you started the video on. I have…

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    Rooting for Procreate

    This week I decided to tackle some simple-looking plants and leaves. I am a plant mom at heart so I was really excited to try drawing these babies! The video I used to help me this week took a watercolour approach to fill in the leaves. The video also included a free watercolour paper background that I was able to download. I have never used anything other than just the default background that Procreate uses, so it was exciting seeing how the brushes hit the paper differently! I started with a video that took me through drawing different leaves, and this was super helpful for when I was drawing without…

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    EDTC 300

    Twitter Isn’t Just For Celebrities?

    Hello everyone! This past week my EDTC 300 class took part in the #saskedchat. Have you ever heard of it? I hadn’t until I was in it! The #saskedchat is hosted on Twitter, and it is for the teacher community to come together to chat! The host tweets out a series of questions, and then everyone participating tweets back and interacts with each other. Cool right?! I think that this is such a neat idea that brings teachers together! It really did feel like a big community while we were tweeting away. Also not a big deal, but my newest fan, @googledrive, really liked what I had to say about…

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    Feeling the Pressure…Literally

    OK… this was so fun. I do have to say, though, those fancy looking posters with quotes on them are severely underrated… I really didn’t realize how challenging it can be! The biggest challenge I found was effortlessly keeping my letters all the same size. When you are writing out a letter, you use different pressures at different points of the letter. A general rule for this is when you stroke down, you put more pressure- making the stroke larger, and when you pull up, you release the pressure- making the stroke thinner. I started with a practice sheet to try and get the hang of it, I seriously underestimated…

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    EDTC 300

    The Fascinating Feedly

    Hi everyone! I hope that this post finds you in good health and spirits! Here is a look at my new Feedly page. I am still trying to get the hang of how it all works, but so far, it seems like a handy resource! It is super helpful having one space that organizes all of the new info posted that I am interested in. As I was going through trying to find pages and topics to follow, I had a lot of luck finding general educational platforms and many Inclusive Ed websites. However, I had no luck finding a page specifically for my major, Social Studies- So if you…

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    EDTC 300

    Tech Newbie to Tech Savvy

    Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a great week! I hope that my title wasn’t misleading #clickbate? If you are looking for enlightenment on all things technology I am sorry, this is not the post for you. BUT check back in a couple of months and hopefully I will have more too offer! In all honesty, I have very little experience with educational technology- but to my ego’s saving grace, in my grandparent’s opinion, I am a genius no big deal.  If you ask any of my friends they would tell you 1) that I am seriously a disorganized organized person… I know it doesn’t make sense but…

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    A Little About Me

    Hi everyone and welcome to my blog! I am guessing you are on here to learn a little bit about me! So to start off with some of the basics, I am a preservice secondary teacher majoring in Social Studies and minoring in Inclusive Education. I am a cup half full, passionate individual, who seeks to make all things as inclusive as possible. My love for Social Studies roots in my passion for politics, history and justice. I cannot wait to get into a classroom of my own and do amazing things. I believe in our youth and wish to help them grow into their best self. Aside from all…

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    My EDTC300 Learning Project

    Upgrades! Tossing Away My Pen And Paper

    Graphic Design Okay, people. I know that we have all be pulled into a rabbit hole of watching people drawing things on their iPads. There is something about it that is so satisfying. I have had an iPad for about a year now and have messed around with the app Procreate. In doing so, I have been able to make simple drawings of friends and family but have plateaued at that. After deciding that I wanted to dive further into graphic design for this project I stumbled across a website called SkillShare. This website is jam-packed with tons of information on graphic design- specifically the Procreate app. I am most…

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    Week 12

    I would like to think that I live a fairly unbiased life, however, this class has definitely brought forth my naiveness to that understanding. As a student, I always had good relationships with my teachers and found it easy to make friends. The school was always comfortable for me, a safe place, somewhere I enjoyed being. I always knew that some people didn’t like school or some of the teachers, but I didn’t really think beyond that. I did not question the deeper meaning as to why they had those negative feelings about school. After taking this class, I now realize that oftentimes, those students did not enjoy school because…