Adobe Spark

I first heard of Adobe Spark last semester, in ECI 833. It was the very end of the semester and I was trying to determine what type of video tool that I would use for my “Summary of Learning” project. I consider myself slightly tech-challenged so feeling overwhelmed, I asked my super helpful classmate for… Read More »

Workshop Profile – Online Counselling for Adolescent Parents

This online workshop is comprised of 9 sessions where a combination of both synchronous and asynchronous conferencing is used to counsel adolescent parents.  The workshop leader and participants will use Google Classroom to access materials used for this counselling workshop as well as Zoom.Us for weekly, face-to-face meeting times that are a requirement for the… Read More »

Tech Integration & Blended Learning

Chapter 9: Modes of Delivery by Tony Bates proved to be informative when learning more about technology-based learning.  As Bates outlines, modes of delivery can include fully online, blended, or face-to-face.  I feel it most important to highlight Bates’ idea that when choosing how to deliver course content, an instructor must first consider student needs.  Bates encourages… Read More »

Hello EC&I 834!

Hi!  My name is Kelsey Clauson and I am currently taking EC&I 834 for my 10th and final class towards my Masters of Educational Psychology.  My teaching experience consists of working as a learning resource teacher for 5 years in Regina’s North Central community.  However, my family life of raising two small children has led… Read More »

Summary of Learning

As EC&I 833 comes to a close, I summarize my learning through the following two videos.  Thanks to Alec for providing a great course, my classmates for their collaboration and knowledge and especially Channing D for being my personal cheerleader when I learned how to hyperlink and create these videos.  This was a great semester!  

Assistive Technology – No Tech, Low Tech, High Tech

Last week, along with my classmates Channing and Haiming, I researched the topic of assistive technology and presented our findings to the EC&I 833 class.  While gathering information, Channing came across great literature on the concept of assistive technology being no tech, low tech and high tech.  During our presentation, Channing presented the following information… Read More »

Joining the Seesaw Movement

Given the nature of sporadic substitute teaching, opportunities for me to use assessment technologies rarely present themselves, if ever.  Naturally, classroom teachers are choosing to assess students, rather than asking a guest teacher to do it for them.  Therefore, for the purpose of this blog post, I have chosen to study Seesaw, in hopes that when… Read More »

Web 2.0 –> Web 3.0

The readings assigned for this week were useful to further my understandings of Web 2.0.  When considering how the shift to Web 3.0 has on education, I consider Nicole Krueger’s article, “3 things every teacher should be doing with web 2.0 tools.  Krueger states that teachers should be:  1. Constantly evaluating what students know 2. Creating… Read More »

Online Learning

The topic of online learning is one that is fairly near and dear to my heart.  As a mother of two small kids, there is nothing I love more then organizing childcare for an hour and a half while I zip downstairs to my basement to attend class, rather then organizing childcare for 3 or… Read More »

The Highs and Lows of Technology

The video assigned for this week’s blog prompt was a humorous way to describe the distractibility that children and adults face due to the accessibility of technology.  When posed with the question, “Is the Internet really a productivity tool or merely an endless series of distractions?,” I have to argue that it is dependent on the… Read More »