EDTC 300

Learning Contribution

Well, this is our final week of blog posting in this course.  It is hard to believe that it is still November and our class is over this week. For our last post, we were asked to describe ways that we contributed to the learning of others.  Now, Katia warned us at the start of the semester that we would be needing to write a post like this, and that it would be a very good idea to keep tabs on instances where we helped others, so that when needing to write this blog post at the end, it would be easier for us.  I am very thankful that I listened to her, and kept documentation of times that I (hopefully) helped out my peers.

Let’s start with Twitter.  I feel as though I shared many valuable resources on Twitter that I hope others found valuable as well.  My classmates were also very good at sharing valuable information on their Twitter handles, and I am very thankful for that!  I think I did a good job of commenting on my peer’s tweets and contributing to the conversation as well.  Some examples of where I helped others or contributed to conversation were:

Here, I shared a resource that Monica Burns shared, where she provides tips and tricks for screencasting.  I hope my peers found it useful.  I still find screencasting difficult, so I need to do more research on that.


Here I provided information from the South East Cornerstone Public School Division where they provided myths about mental health.  I also tried to engage my peers by asking a question, which was “what are some myths about mental health that you have heard”?

This is an instance where I shared information about helping the elders and older adults in our lives to get cyber-safe.  As we learned in class, having good digital literacy is very important, and so I hope this resource is helpful to others to help them to get cyber safe themselves, as well as be able to help the elders in their life get cyber safe as well.

Here, I shared a resource that helps to explain Universal Design for Learning, because let’s face it, as future educators it’s very important for us to understand all educational frameworks.

Not only did I try to tweet the recommended two tweets a day, I also tried to make sure that I was contributing to my classmates tweets as well.  Here are a few examples of where I commented on my classmates tweets:

Providing positive feedback and thanking a classmate for sharing a resourceful tweet.
Engaging in conversation with a classmate
Engaging in critical thinking with a classmate
Participating in conversation with someone outside of our class community, but related to the education community

Next, we will look at our blogs.  I believe I was an active participant in commenting on my peers blogs and providing them with positive feedback.  Here are some instances where I did that:


Although this is only a glimpse of how I tried to contribute to conversations with my peers on their blogs, I did make a point of trying to comment 3 or more times each week on different classmates’ blog posts.

Lastly, we had a class Discord, which I found super helpful.  On here, lots of members of our class were active in not only asking questions, but also in helping others.  There were a few instances where I helped (or at least tried to help) my peers, as well as asked for helped.  These instances are:

Asking for help on how to upload my YouTube video onto my blog.
Helping my classmate find an original tweet.
Letting my peers know that my blog was working when theirs was indeed not.
Helping my peers with questions.
Helping a classmate with what was required for that week.


Overall, I feel as though I was an active participant in commenting and trying to help my peers on Twitter, Discord, and our blogs.  I hope that some of my blog posts and some of my tweets provided information to my peers that helped them to gain knowledge and also spark critical thinking for them!

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