Tag: classroom technology

Week #1 Reflection

Gah! I did it. It happened. I was finally in a classroom! Of course I’ve been in many classrooms before, both as a teacher and as a student, but never as a UBC B.Ed teacher candidate. This has been YEARS in the making. My day started off lumpy with a trip to the hospital. No…
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Week #2 Reflection

On my second visit to the class I felt much more comfortable and the kids seemed a little more comfortable around me as well. I got their early and no one had arrived yet, so I hung out in the teacher lounge. Pat arrived 15 minutes later with news she’d won a free office makeover…
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Technology that aids inclusion and community

One of the advantages of having worked in communications for ten years is that I have a wealth of experience and knowledge of online technologies. I’ve been experimenting using some of them to build community and aid inclusion in the classroom. Some of my favourite classroom technologies I discovered during the teacher program: Menti, Padlet,…
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Where to next? Reflections on my future and lessons from the past

Reflections One of the first things I read in the Teacher Education Program that spoke to me was a quote by Milton McClaren: “When we transform experiences and rework our records of events, we develop intellectual ownership of them.” This quote¬†speaks to me because it puts in words something I have long known intuitively as…
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