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Music to My Ears: Summary of Learning Guitar

Music to My Ears: Summary of Learning Guitar

Hi everyone! Several weeks ago I decided to learn to play guitar for EDTC 300. While it wasn’t always music to my ears, I did learn a lot and had fun along the way! As we focused on learning through online means and documenting the process with online tools, I had the opportunity to try out a wide range of new platforms. Below is a breakdown of each week. Week 1: Introduction I shared a video of the chords I knew at…

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Tweet, Post, Reply, Repeat!

Tweet, Post, Reply, Repeat!

Here is my final networked learning post discussing my contributions to the learning of others. Throughout our EDTC 300 class these past few weeks it was encouraging to learn from each other on various online spaces. Here’s a video summary of my networked learning! Twitter: As I discussed in my post regarding Twitter, I was a little hesitant and overwhelmed at the beginning. However, as I got more familiar with it I began to enjoy the sense of community it…

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EDTC 300 Summary of Learning

EDTC 300 Summary of Learning

Hi all! Hard to believe class is already done! It was a great experience, and I learned so much from each of you. Here is my video showing my summary of learning for EDTC 300. Readings/Viewings Mentioned in Video: An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube by Michael Wesch An Hour of Code Digital Citizenship in Saskatchewan Schools – Policy Planning Guide  8 reasons why every child should learn to code Helping Students Identify Fake News with the Five C’s of Critical…

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Making Music Isn’t Always Easy!

Making Music Isn’t Always Easy!

Hi everyone! After learning about guitar maintenance last week I was interested to find out more since it kind of blew my mind that people online were saying to change strings every 1-3 months. I know it depends on how often you play and on the strings you have, but I decided to take to social media (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter) to find out what others think.  Here were some of my results. The average response was either every 6 months,…

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I Built a Galaxy!

I Built a Galaxy!

This week I tried out an hour of code on Code.org –  Star Wars themed! It was at the beginner level, specifically recommended for grade two and up. Here’s a glimpse into my experience. At first I was a little confused as this was my first coding activity. However, the instructions are easy to follow. It started out nice and simple, and got a bit harder as time went on. Key take-aways from Code.org: Many of their activities are available in different…

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Fact or Fiction?

Fact or Fiction?

As we know fake news is all around us and with more technological developments it’s getting harder to pick out what’s real. Photoshop can do some pretty crazy things, and news articles can be too believable. Yet, if we know to be aware, finding what’s fake can be a lot easier. The best way to combat all this fake news and the dangers of it is to increase our digital literacy.  As this article discusses, many young people don’t have good…

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Uncovering Digital Identities

Uncovering Digital Identities

This week I had the privilege of cybersleuthing Julia. Not going to lie, it was actually quite fun as Julia and I have known each other for a while. It was easy to find out basic information about who Julia is, and what she enjoys doing from her social media and wordpress site. She has lots of education related resources on Twitter and her blog that clearly display her love for learning. This all helps create a positive, professional digital identity….

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Making Music With InShot

Making Music With InShot

Hi everyone! Originally, I was going to learn some picking patterns this week and work on playing/reading tabs. However, I decided I wanted to stay focused on chords because I enjoy that, and that’s what I can see myself using the most in the future.  With that said, I did find a helpful website for future refence for playing tabs. This website features simple picking patterns, along with videos, and some sheet music to help with playing tabs. However, I noticed…

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Stepping Out of the Silence

Stepping Out of the Silence

Over the past few days there have been many things running through my mind, as I’m sure is the case for everyone. As I stated in a previous post, I’ve never been big on social media. More specifically, I’ve never been big on posting my own content. I like using it to connect with friends, and I don’t want to offend or upset people. I like being comfortable.   Then, we had class on Tuesday and I felt convicted. With social media…

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Are Barre Chords Really Necessary?

Are Barre Chords Really Necessary?

This week I tackled my greatest guitar enemy so far … barre chords. I’ve been told they open up many possibilities and become easier with time. So, I figured I would focus on them this week. First, let me explain what a barre chord is! Guitar Lesson World defines them as “chords that have your index finger holding down more than one string and not playing with any open strings”.  Learning Guitar Now writes, “[s]imply put, barre chords will allow…

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