Final Thoughts: My Journey with ASL

The last two months of this ECMP 355 (learning with tech) class have flown by! I’m not sure I have ever learned so much in such a short amount of time. On top of all the new tech tools and resources I have been exposed to, I was handed the challenge of learning any task… Continue reading Final Thoughts: My Journey with ASL

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Practice makes perfect

Learning ASL has been a great journey that has only just begun. As our class comes to a close I know that I will continue to commit to the goal of becoming fluent in ASL. Lately, I have been very busy as summer moves in; family time gets busier, work gets busier, and internship is fast… Continue reading Practice makes perfect

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When in silence.. you join the oppressor

The topic for today: Slacktivism vs. Activism. ; Slacktivism ; Activism WOW, am I glad we are talking about this. A few days before last class I was contemplating my digital presence on Facebook. I have many family and friends who have very different views on the world than I do. And so it goes.. the… Continue reading When in silence.. you join the oppressor

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I can “speak!”

While I am still learning many different words in sign language, I am beginning to put words together in sentences which are really cool. When I watch Switched at Birth, I can pick up a few signs but I cannot always follow exactly what they say because they often sign fast. Here is a video… Continue reading I can “speak!”

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Digital Citizenship in my Classroom

As technology grows to be the leading topic in society today, I believe it is important to teach students how to use it not only for social reasons but as a tool that impacts the environment they are in and society as a whole. When I think about teaching digital citizenship, I immediately think of safety… Continue reading Digital Citizenship in my Classroom

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Digging Deeper..

When I began my journey, the first resource I found and continue to use the most is Rochelle Barlow’s ASL in 31 days. Through her program, I joined a facebook challenge group and.. as promised, I completed my first challenge: Introducing myself to the challenge group! In this video, I introduce myself by finger spelling… Continue reading Digging Deeper..

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Engaging with Ed. Tech.

I won’t lie when I say this post was challenging for me to complete. I had a hard time figuring out how to use some of the tech tools like Educreations and Flipgrid. I initially tried these two and found them too difficult to visualize or practice using without having an actual class or lesson… Continue reading Engaging with Ed. Tech.

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Over the Moon with ASL

I am on week 2 of learning ASL and I am so excited! Rochelle Barlow has been an incredible online resource for learning ASL. Right now, I am learning signs for requests and questions, time, and places. As I move forward in my journey with ASL I am becoming more motivated and excited each day! I cannot… Continue reading Over the Moon with ASL

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Social Media PD via Twitter

This week I got to fully participate in #saskedchat on Twitter with my fellow collegues and tech teachers from around the world! Now, if you haven’t participated in saskedchat I highly recommend it, here’s why: Saskedchat is a professional development network via Twitter that takes place every Thursday at 8 p.m. Sask. time.  I found… Continue reading Social Media PD via Twitter

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