Author Archives: mmwong

About mmwong

I am PhD student in the department of Language and Literacy Education. My research interests are how technology can be used to teach English as a Second Language students.

Making Connections: Final thoughts

Hi all, In this final reflection on the course material, I return to the beginning of the course.  I started thinking about Postman’s (1992) discussion on technology. He mentioned how “once a technology is admitted, it plays out its hand; … Continue reading

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Literacy: Exploring Communities of Practice and Identity

Please click on the link below to view my major project: Literacy: Exploring Communities of Practice and Identity Thank you! Melanie  

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Rip.Mix.Feed (Digital Story Telling)

Hi! I was curious about all the movie making options online so I did a bit of a search. I tried using the first website I found via Google (Movie Maker Online) and I did not have much luck.  In … Continue reading

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The Invention of the Telephone

Please click on the link below to view my research paper: The Invention of the Telephone Melanie

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Technology and Power

Commentary 1 By Melanie Wong Technology has had a significant impact on individuals in the 21st Century.  In Postman’s (1992) work he states that “once a technology is admitted, it plays out its hand; it does what it is designed … Continue reading

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Multiple Meanings of Text

Originally I created a Wordle for this assignment (which I have still posted). However, when I came to the Weblog I notice that another classmate had already done something similar.  Instead I have created a Webspiration mind map. All of … Continue reading

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Technology from a Kid’s Point of View!

As a K-6 educator, I am curious about the meaning of technology to children.  Many teachers are the aware the significance of pre-assessment.  When I learn about where my students are at with regards to technology, I gain a better … Continue reading

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Circular relationships: Avoidance is not an option

It was difficult to find a picture that truly represented the complexity of the issues raised in this course. I kept going back to this image because to me it visually represents the circular relationship we have with technology. We … Continue reading

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