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Making Connections in Delicious

After the journey through this course, I have decided to add a Delicious account to store my websites and resources related to Educational Technology, Literacy, and other neat things that I have come across in ETEC 540. The discussion thread … Continue reading

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Breaking out the Visual

There is no question that our culture today is a highly visual one. Images and graphics that accompany text, videos, artwork, and other visual modes of representation are used to communicate information. With the accessibility of visual hypermedia made possible … Continue reading

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Lino for Bookmarks and Resources

Among all of the new Web 2.0 tools that I have browsed this past week, the one that I wanted to experiment with the most was Lino.  (linoit.com). I have created a few “canvases” with different purposes. My main canvas … Continue reading

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Hypertext: A Natural Shift

The online world is structured in a much different way than how a traditional printed book is structured. This results in a changed perception and interpretation of information. In “Chapter 3: Hypertext and the Remediation of Print” from Bolter’s Writing … Continue reading

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The Invention of the Science Textbook

The Invention of the Science Textbook What is a Textbook? Textbooks are an educational tool that became popular after the printing press was invented in the 15th century. A textbook is an organization of knowledge used to study a particular … Continue reading

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Wait a Minute, Mr. Postman

In “The Judgement of Thamus”, Postman discusses the impact that new technologies have on society’s way of thinking (Postman, 1992). He claims that there are always costs and benefits to every new technology. Postman also believes that there must always … Continue reading

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Running an Empire

“When my son, James, was doing homework for school, he would have five or six windows open on his computer, Instant Messenger was flashing continuously, his cell phone was constantly ringing, and he was downloading music and watching the TV … Continue reading

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Evolution of “Text”

I chose this image of the evolution of text because at the beginning of this module, all I could think about when I heard or read the word, “text” was the image of texting on a phone. I am a … Continue reading

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Alicia – What did we do before iPhones?

Hello all! My name is Alicia and I am a middle school teacher from Chilliwack, which is about 90 minutes outside of Vancouver. I am in my fourth year of teaching and teach Math, Science and PE. I am currently … Continue reading

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