DB’s self intro

Hey all. Good to see a few familiar faces here from other courses I’ve taken in the past two semesters. This will be either number 5 or 6. I’ve learned a tremendous amount within the confines of WebCT and though I’ve been on the ‘net in its various forms since Bitnet and just after the TLD “.com” was introduced, I’ve never explored the blog authoring environment. To use it as a course medium will be an intriguing experience when compared to the strict confines of WebCT.

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September 5, 2008   1 Comment

Amber Van Der Mark

Hello Everyone,

My Name is Amber, I am currently working as a TOC in Comox, BC. I am working on another course (511) at the same tyme as this one. I am a shop/PE teacher. I am looking forward to the outcome of this course and to see just what it is all about.

September 5, 2008   No Comments

Amber Van Der Mark

Hello Everyone,

My Name is Amber, I am currently working as a TOC in Comox, BC. I am working on another course (511) at the same tyme as this one. I am a shop/PE teacher. I am looking forward to the outcome of this course and to see just what it is all about.

September 5, 2008   3 Comments

Ready as can be…

Hello all.

My name is Nancy Castonguay and thus far I have completed only 2 courses as part of the MET program. I am buckled up and looking forward to completing the rest of it during the upcoming year… My cupboards are stocked with prime quality java and there is no looking back now!

I have been teaching a variety of courses for the Abbotsford School district, including face to face, via tele-conferencing, and online. My specialties are language learning and social studies.

In my spare time I love to travel and attend live jazz events… this year’s highlights for me have to be the Dave Brubeck concert and visiting Beijing.

I look forward to reading all of your comments and working with you all.

Best of luck to all.

nancy_castonguay@sd34.bc.ca

September 5, 2008   1 Comment

A question for David or David or anyone else

Hi everyone,

As the number of posts increase, so will the numbers of tags and replies. I see literally hundreds of bits of information that may not be relevant. Will this blog keep every ounce of information posted since day 1 or will you guys (David & David) attempt to purge the material you deem unnecessary ?

I realize this may be impossible and that some people may be offended… but really, do I need to know about the neighbour’s dog doing # 2 on your lawn? (an example, well… not really)

Tell me what you think.

Dave

September 5, 2008   3 Comments

Dwayne Ali – Jumping In

Hey all!

My name is Dwayne Ali and I’m still early on in my MET career.

I’ve been involved in various aspects of media, technology, and education for a while now. I graduated from McMaster University with a combined honours BA in Multimedia and History. Originally from Southern Ontario, I’m been on the other side of the world since May.

I’m currently teaching at the Princeton Review in Seoul, Korea. The summer was pretty intensive, with hundreds of students coming back to Korea during their summer vacation from the US. I had some good, some bad, but overall they were likable kids. I’ve really been missing incorporating aspects of multimedia in my teaching. I miss having really visual items on a projector, and the ability to explain every detail with additional information and images that we can look up online together as a class. But, the actual task of writing on a board has been a good experience as well!

I’m really looking forward to this course! The usage of WordPress has really excited me. I’ve done work with it in the past, and I think it has a lot of potential as a ‘discussion’ tool. Blackboard never seemed to get that part right. I also look forward to ‘meeting’ you all, and getting to know all of you.

Here I am, standing on a rock, next to a giant mountain in Jeju island, South Korea.  The pic doesnt do it justice.

Here I am, standing on a rock, next to a giant mountain in Jeju island, South Korea. The pic doesnt do it justice.

September 5, 2008   3 Comments