Photo by Jenn and Tony Bot
I chose this picture for its literal translation. Both text (letters) and technology (robots). But the more I read in the prefatory material the more I liked the image on different levels. The letters in the game of scrabble are in fact text but also tactile in nature.
I have to admit when I briefly read over the course outline I thought I was in for something different. I am interested to explore more recent changes in how modern technologies have changed the way we communicate.
My name is Ryan Edgar and I live and teach high school in North Vancouver. I am taking 2 courses this term which will be 6 & 7 for me (the end is getting closer every term – obviously). The good news on a personal note is that successful completion of these 2 courses will mean I move to a PB+15 on the pay scale – yeah (if you are a teacher in BC then you know what I mean). I look forward to taking this journey with each of you -good luck to us all!
Great to have you in the course. Good luck on your efforts to do two courses. It is something I have not attempted in my time here. With three boys (8,6 & 3) and job obligations I have been reluctant.
I too am interested in the implications for communication with emerging text technologies.
Great picture. I like, too, how we can deconstruct the words in Scrabble, much like what we do when reading text critically.
Congratulations on your pending pb+ promo – I know what you mean, though it is slightly further off for me. I believe we need 590, no? Or is that just to get fully to level 6?
Looking forward to working with you!
I think my situation may be a bit unique… I had previously completed 9 credits in PE that I didn’t use towards my BEd. Therefore 7 courses in the MET + 3 courses in PE give me the 30 hours I need for a PB+15. When I finish the MET program I then get the next level (which isn’t a big pay difference to be honest).
Nice image. I think the value of each of the Scrabble letters is interesting. It symbolizes the value we place on communication, text and technology.