Monthly Archives: November 2012

Fairy Tales for Twentysomethings

Sleeping Beauty was lying in bed checking Facebook from her phone, just feeling so completely alone in her depression. Then she came across a post from an acquaintance about how sad he was, it was a darkness that made him … Continue reading

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Strange New World

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLZ4VuD2grY&feature=plcp[/youtube] Jasper Fforde visits the setting for The Last Dragonslayer Strange New World:Jasper Fforde and Proto-Enhanced eBooks in the Intermediate Classroom by Kyle Stooshnov Strange New World: Bonus Paragraph!

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Rainbows

http://storify.com/awhet/rainbows A Storify of some recent rainbows. Enjoy!

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Can You See what I Mean?

The Importance of Teaching Visual Literacy Skills Visual content is on the rise in print and in digital media (Bolter, 2001). This statement was true in 2001 and still is, what with the increasing use of technology around the world … Continue reading

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Reflections on ETEC540

As we close the term, ETEC540 has certainly evolved into more than the sum of it’s parts…. it’s many, many, many parts. Reading the syllabus prior to registering, and then looking through the prefatory materials during the first few days, … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 – Not Just for Higher Education

In most schools in the western world the internet, or web, has become an integral part of education.  The internet has created a global world that is interconnected in a way that we never thought possible; however, the early applications … Continue reading

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Educating the Net Generation

In educating the net generation it is vital to show awareness of their unique educational needs, without which the benefit of their education is questionable.  Both educators and the tools and techniques they use must rise to the challenge of … Continue reading

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Delicious Connections

I thought it would be great to connect all the tools and projects from our course into delicious as a resource for fellow students and for the teachers at my school to learn about some of the great Web 2.0 … Continue reading

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Technology and the Resurgence of Orality

Features of orality are resurfacing with modern technology. Writing has been the overwhelming technology for recording information for centuries. At its inception, writing was criticized for how it would affect our mind. (Postman, 1992) It removed discourse, much of the … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 – A dream in education

In the article ‘Web 2.0 and Emergent Multiliteracies’ by Bryan Alexander (2008), many issues surrounding digital literacies in our current education system are presented. While he does recognize that there are teachers embracing the need to incorporate new technologies and … Continue reading

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