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Reflection of 540 and Making Connections

This has been my first course in the MET program and I have enjoyed it very much. At the beginning, I was a little worried about my interest in the historical perspectives in Walter Ong’s book. I often had to … Continue reading

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A look back at Vancouver We Day 2010! I decided to pick a program I had never used before and wanted to work on something I was not very confident with. I started this project using movie maker and ended … Continue reading

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** I thought I had copy and pasted my document in initially but noticed that I only had the title published. Sorry – I feel quite stupid!** Advantages and Disadvantages of the eBook It’s always difficult to shift out of … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Hypertext in the Classroom

Bolter- Chapter 3 Commentary#2 Hypertext and the Remediation of Print I like to think of myself as a strong reader with a fairly good understanding of technology. When faced with the question of having a book in my hand or … Continue reading

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The Invention of the Telegraph

Here is a link to our WordPress site. Please come and have a look to learn all about the invention of the telegraph. Alison Baillie and Leslie Dawes

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Orality and Literacy – Commentary #1

Orality and Literacy Walter Ong’s book Orality and Literacy takes an in-depth look at the differences between oral and literate cultures. As a former kindergarten teacher, I chose to compare Ong’s examples of oral cultures with the pre-literate culture of … Continue reading

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Some may question why I chose a picture of a pile of playdough when trying to define technology. My reasoning is that like playdough (I am an early primary teacher) our definition of technology is constantly changing, evolving and being … Continue reading

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Text is letters, symbols and characters recorded on any type of media that may include paper, computer screens, stones, papyrus, art canvas and much more. Further, text conveys information and is the written form of communication. It is intertwined with … Continue reading

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Exposure of new media

I picked this image because it jumped out at me right away – children are exposed to new media at such a young age. As educators, we need to teach children to use the tools they are exposed to at … Continue reading

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