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  • Keisha Edwards-Hamilton 7:15 am on October 7, 2011
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      When I was on teaching practice in my final year at teacher training college I used a Jeopardy” style game as an education tool. I used it to deliver the lesson’s content in a way that all the students can absorb.  I did not use the television style where the student or team with […]

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    • Julie S 9:06 am on October 7, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Nice modifications Keisha. I was in a team in ETEC 510 where we used the Jeopardy game as part of a course that we developed on IP Rights. I really enjoyed it. It took a relatively boring topic like IP rights and made it fun and seemingly more interesting.

    • Karen Jones 10:09 am on October 7, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      You bring up a good point, Keisha. Often I only consider digital formats when reflecting on MET applications. However, face-to-face experiences count as well! I used “Bingo For Suckers” to review with 2 classes yesterday, and it reaffirms how affective games are in engaging even the most reluctant learners, especially in a team format. Of course, the double ententre works for me, as well ;-D

    • Everton Walker 10:31 am on October 7, 2011 | Log in to Reply


      I still have a teacher-made one on my pc. I did for an assignment so I never got the chance to use it with students. I endorse your sentiment. The game really takes their mind off the classroom rigors and place them in a situation where sometimes they are learning unconsciously.

    • hall 2:41 pm on October 7, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Hi Keisha,

      That must have been a very exciting class. I have used Jeopardy game as a formative assessment tool in a PowerPoint presentation with a Physics class. They students were very excited and participated well. I have presented the use of Jeopardy with a group of educators who found it interesting. Jeopardy is a wonderful educational tool. Great choice, Keisha.

    • Tamara Wong 5:37 pm on October 7, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      I love playing jeopardy with my class although mine was particularly low tech (paper and tape on the white board). I too, found that it was often the incentive my students needed. The only problem I encountered is some of my older students from countries where education must be serious didn’t like the games and treated it like a waste of time. I was never really sure how to deal with these students but with jeopardy often, everyone was excited to be involved and even the most stoic student got involved.

      • kstooshnov 10:06 pm on October 7, 2011 | Log in to Reply

        Hi Tamara,

        Very interesting comment about the stoic students who don’t really go for games in the classroom, no matter how serious the play. When I was tutoring at a cram school, these overworked students treated games like jeopardy or pictionary as if they were the only way they could effectively memorize vocabulary words. I suspect, however, that the simple games were the small relief from the parent-enforced studying, as test scores remained the same, no matter how many times we played these pretest games.

        On a few rare occasions, we could step outside the building for an actual break, a chance for the young students to run around, yet the office staff saw this type of energy-boosting activity as a waste of valuable testing time. It also didn’t help that parents seemed to want their children fail (less than 80% btw) vocab tests, no doubt so they could cudgel them into studying more and having less free time at home.

        So glad the cram school days are behind me!

  • Keisha Edwards-Hamilton 2:13 pm on September 29, 2011
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    BrainPOPis a group of educational websites with hundreds of short animated movies for students in grades K-12 (ages 6 to 17) covering the subjects of science social studies, english, math arts, music, health and technology. Dr. Avraham Kadar Founder & Chief Executive Officer BrainPOP was founded in 1999 when Dr. Kadar decided to find a […]

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    • Deb Kim 5:27 pm on September 29, 2011 | Log in to Reply


      Thank you for this amazing site. BrainPOP also has an iPhone app available. It’s called BrainPOP Featured Movie. I haven’t downloaded it yet but I’m very excited to take a look at these movies. As a math teacher who hasn’t seen a lot of educational movies related to math, this is such an interesting app to check out.
      Once again, thank you!


    • Keisha Edwards-Hamilton 6:34 pm on September 29, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      You are welcome Deb. I just learnt about this because of this assiginment. It is a dynamic tool …..quite useful for today’s digital learners.


    • Kristopher 7:04 pm on September 29, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Hi Keisha!

      This seems to be an example where the founder decided it was something that he wanted to use and that subsequently caught on and the grew its own niche. There is something to say about that type of educator that decides it is important (even if only for his use with his students) and still commits the time and energy to make the venture work.

      Thanks for sharing. On another note, I think we may have taken one of the first courses I did in this program together. Glad to be in another course with you!


    • bcourey 11:45 am on September 30, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      It amazes me how entrepreneurs like Dr. Kadar can take a very niche need – education about asthma and allergies and envision something much broader in scope – a K-12 education site for all students – and then make it happen.

    • hall 6:47 pm on October 3, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Keisha & Deb

      Thank you for the information on BrainPOP, I going to check it out. I wish to use the movies with my students.

  • Keisha Edwards-Hamilton 4:04 pm on September 19, 2011
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    Edufire promotes online interactive video learning. Problems many students experience with traditional teaching methods and some online solutions were identified from the onset of this pitch. The solution is very clear. The presenter offered edufire, an interactive live video learning technology that is clear, convenient and high service quality which is what the market really […]

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    • Karen Jones 6:19 pm on September 19, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      I agree that this pitch is clearly presented, and I had a good idea of what Edufire was about after the first viewing. However, the presenter’s resemblance to the character of Ryan (B. J. Novak) on the U. S. version of the t.v. show, “The Office”, distracted me somewhat, along with feeling that he was going to start guffawing at certain points during the presentation. The concept of “renting”teaching space online is interesting, along with the creation of online learner communities, but I wonder who is responsible for bringing the students together with the teacher, and how well that works.

    • kstooshnov 11:26 am on September 20, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Wow, Karen,

      I’ve watched this pitch a couple time, but now that you mention the Ryan Howard connection, I can’t take it seriously anymore. Guess he can’t help bearing a slight resemblance to the mischievous Office temp, but on the other hand, why not play up on this questionable advantage if he does?

      I’d also like to question him, were I the EVA, on why he feels he has the first-mover advantage, keeping in mind David Shore’s advice on “no competition” being a potential deal-breaker. Why would students want to go one-on-one on-line when they stand a better chance of learning a language from other classmates who don’t seem to be present in eduFire?


    • David William Price 12:26 pm on September 20, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      He makes a lot of vague claims but doesn’t back it up with details on costs, profits etc. How does his solution work better than existing solutions?

      What would attract “world class experts”? What do I get out of teaching? THis sounds similar to a website for renting gurus that was out awhile back… and it died out when LinkedIn came in. Why not just use LinkedIn to connect with experts then hire them directly? Why should anyone take a cut?

  • Keisha Edwards-Hamilton 6:44 pm on September 14, 2011
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    I chose to look at the learning coach “Learning Technology Trends To Watch In 2011” since we are in the midst of a technological revolution.  The world of education is being revolutionised as a result of the influx of digital technologies.  This article introduces readers to new digital technologies for teaching and learning such as […]

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    • Everton Walker 2:21 pm on September 15, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Very much so. Technology has unleashed the tightened grip on learning and is now providing learners with many choices. I can use this experience with UBC as the perfect example. Through technology, I am not confined to any classroom or any set environment; but can now learn at my convenience.

    • Keisha Edwards-Hamilton 7:42 pm on September 15, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Quite so Everton!

    • mcquaid 3:48 pm on September 17, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Hi, Keisha.
      You are right about how these new technologies can move technology to places where people want them (and sometimes when they want them, too). I was less impressed with the article than you, though, I think. I wanted more from the author in terms of information, suggestions, and sources.

  • Keisha Edwards-Hamilton 11:35 am on September 7, 2011
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    I am Keisha Edwards-Hamilton. I am a Computer Studies Lecturer at Moneague College, a multi-disciplinary tertiary institution in St. Ann, Jamaica. I am presently taking my 9th and 10th (2 last) MET courses and the journey has been quite fulfilling so far. The programme has helped me as an educator to prepare for a technology-rich […]

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    • David Berljawsky 2:50 pm on September 7, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Hi Keisha,

      it’s nice to virtually meet you. It sounds like you have an extremely enriching job. I agree that this program prepares you for a technology rich future, you said it perfectly. I look forward to collaborating with you.


    • Jim 2:58 pm on September 7, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Hi Keisha!
      Congratulations on taking your final two MET courses… that will be me next semester… Any plans for continuing academic pursuits after the MET?

    • Everton Walker 8:41 pm on September 7, 2011 | Log in to Reply


      Two more hurdles to go. We are sprinting down the homestretch. We are all winners. All the best.

    • hall 7:20 pm on September 8, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Hi Keisha

      You are gradually approaching the finishing line and as you wink your eyes you are there ( December 2011). I am glad to be in same class group with you once more. I have learnt a lot from you from previous courses and I hope do so in this course.

    • Keisha Edwards-Hamilton 8:25 pm on September 8, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Thanks Conroy. All the best for this term.

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