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Summary of Learning- EC&I 831

As someone who spends lots of time finding ways to incorporate games into the classroom, I thought “What better way to summarize my own learning?” After reflecting on the course EC&I 831, I am delighted to have been able to experience and learn more about social media and open education. Why a Board Game? MyContinue reading “Summary of Learning- EC&I 831”


Khan Academy- An OER for Educators

As a middle school teacher, I am always looking for new methods that allow my students to practice concepts in various ways. We do many lessons and games on paper, but I have been trying to use technology more and more every year! My class adores using computers and I find there are many skillsContinue reading “Khan Academy- An OER for Educators”

Knowledge is Power! But Then Why is it so Out of Reach? My Thoughts on Open Education

Coincidently, the same day we first spoke about open education and open education resources (OER) in our EC&I 831 class was also the day I spoke to my students about how to correctly use photos found online for their science project. We had a discussion about crediting photos, not copying and pasting, and crediting theContinue reading “Knowledge is Power! But Then Why is it so Out of Reach? My Thoughts on Open Education”

Tik Tok: Is It Worth All The Hype?

It happened. I downloaded Tik Tok. I wouldn’t say I caved. I was definitely close to downloading this app in the past. But, I tried to keep it off my phone because I knew I would spend way too much time mindlessly watching these short videos. However, my homework for this week was to pickContinue reading “Tik Tok: Is It Worth All The Hype?”

My Relationship With Social Media

As someone who was born in the middle of the 90’s, I am able to remember a time where social media held a very minor spot in my life. My first memory of any type of technology was watching VHS tapes on a huge box television and playing Nintendo 64 . We didn’t have aContinue reading “My Relationship With Social Media”