During Inquiry class today, we explored some mind mapping software to support our understandings of our readings this week. We used the ‘Inspiration’ App & some iPads to map our understandings of the issues surrounding the integration of technology and the use of complex digital devices in schools. Below are samples of the maps co-created
As mentioned in my email, Don has regretfully needed to postpone his guest lecture in today’s inquiry class. We will, instead, work together to explore some critical issues with respect to technology integration. In advance of class, please read the following paper: http://itec-ubc.ca/wordpress/educ450120/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/09/EDICT-2008-571.pdf and peruse the following website: FNO.org http://fno.org/Jan2013/cov.html (including the two hyperlinked pages
I read a case study titled “Weeding the Garden” by Shelly Jackson which discussed the idea of creating student-to-student mentoring programs as a part of the schooling experience. Shelly was aware of the factors that contributed to student failure and/or underachievement, and felt frustration because she did not have enough time to connect with each individual
Today we had the opportunity to hear our Dean of Education, Blye Frank, speak about the complicated world of teaching and the importance of maintaining professionalism. He reminded us that we are teachers at all times – regardless of the context in which we find ourselves. As his ambassadors in the world, we must be
Teacher Inquiry is designed to engender: an understanding of teaching as a moral and intellectual activity requiring inquiry, judgement and engagement with multiple others—students, parents, colleagues, scholarly community an appreciation of the importance of research in understanding curriculum, teaching and learning. a desire to engage in one’s own educational inquiries—to become students of teaching. Course
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The following comments were developed by the PLTech cohort during our first cohort meeting through a think-pair-share activity. Individuals considered the question: What is your conception of personalized learning? Following this think time, partners formed and attempted to come to some form of consensus. Following this, partners grouped with another pair of colleagues as they
Welcome to the PLTech cohort class of 2014-2015. It is always such an exciting time to be on campus at UBC… so much is happening. Please ensure you carefully read schedules and information as it arrives and be sure to ask questions or raise concerns early (and professionally… you are now ‘Teacher Candidates’ rather than