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Tech-KNIT-cle

Tech-KNIT-cle

The task for this week was to get over the metaphorical hill of the absolute struggle that was last week. My knitting project this week did see some successes, however, looking at it currently, I would describe it as being mangled a bit by a raccoon. During the first week of my journey, I did state that I understood that 1. this was going to take time to master, 2. my knitting was not going to look pretty and perfect…

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Participation and the New Age of Technology

Participation and the New Age of Technology

On the rise is a new age of technology which is rethinking and reimagining how we participate with and utilize technology as a whole. Today, we are seeing this integrate itself into our classrooms as well as education in general. In relation to Michael Wesch’s An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube and future classrooms, I can see this new age of technology having a significant impact on access to information, collaborative learning with others, and interactive learning opportunities. As our society…

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“Knot” So Easy

“Knot” So Easy

Knitting this past week has turned into a true test of my patience. When I first picked up the needles and yarn from the store, I sat on the couch, extremely eager to get knitting away. I had little to no problems regarding the skills I was attempting to learn: the slip knot, casting on, and the knit stitch. Within a day of learning, I had a small patch that I had knitted just as practice. I set the knitting…

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Drowning in Digital Dimensions

Drowning in Digital Dimensions

The digital and technological aspect of our lives has us in a tightly wound grip. Just about every individual I know is glued to a screen or let’s face it, relies on a screen throughout most of their day. To be honest, I’m also that person. In my personal life, I have my iPhone, Apple Watch, and Air Pods no more than 5 feet away at all times. It’s interesting to me when I get perspective and think about my…

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Back to the Basics

Back to the Basics

The plan throughout last week was to learn how to “cast on” and learn the basic knit stitch to develop my knitting skills further. This called for a trip to the store to gather all of the supplies I would need. As I am just starting, I kept the shopping to a minimum as I only needed to figure out how to get the yarn on my knitting needles and learn a basic stitch this week. My purchases included a…

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“Knitting” the Ground Running

“Knitting” the Ground Running

Knitting is a skill that I have always wanted to learn. I’ve just never had the drive, confidence or frankly the time to begin. However, I figured this would be as good of a time as any to start. I grew up watching my grandmother knit, and now that she has passed our family cherishes the intricately handwoven blankets that she created for us all. To be completely honest, I had no idea where I was going to start so…

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Dipping My Toe Into the “Blogosphere”

Dipping My Toe Into the “Blogosphere”

Hello reader, My name is Lauren Buist and I am from Waldeck Saskatchewan. I recently graduated from the University of Regina with my degree and took a job teaching grade 1 at Waldeck School. This job is proving to be the most exhausting but rewarding thing I have ever done. Technology in education has come leaps and bounds since I attended elementary school. Chrome books at the fingertips of every kid, smart boards/panels, ipads, document cameras, etc. What happened to…

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