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Making Connections and Reflections This course has been one of the most difficult and busiest for me thus far in my MET experience, and yet one of the most enjoyable as well. The birth of my son (almost a month … Continue reading

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Commentary 3: Why Professor Johnny Can’t Read

Why Professor Johnny Can’t Read Engaging today’s learner has become a difficult task for many of today’s educators. Teachers, administrators and schools are, in many cases, frantically trying to decipher what is needed in order to teach the learners of … Continue reading

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Commentary #2 Digital Literacies

There has been much debate of late with regards to digital literacy and how it is, or is not, going to ‘replace’ more traditional forms of literacy and print, i.e. traditional books. The obvious two camps are there, those traditionalists … Continue reading

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In western educational systems of today, children are taught to read much the same as they have been taught to read for decades. Generally speaking, children are taught to read phonetically, breaking words down into their sounds (individual letter sounds … Continue reading

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Postman Technopoly Commentary 1

I cannot help but keep coming back to Postman’s Technopoly. I started to write this first commentary centered on Ong’s third chapter but Postman keeps bringing me back. I think what resonates with me the most about Postman’s chapter, The … Continue reading

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Text and Independence

“You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.” — Dr. Seuss I love Dr. Seuss and I love Dr. Seuss quotes. 🙂 One of the … Continue reading

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It Gets Better

OK, so I’m no Rembrandt. I sketched this turtle with my iPad using Sketchbook Pro by Autodesk. It’s my second sketch with my first being a dog that was much better. I’m not very good at drawing turtles. While I … Continue reading

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This picture is of a woman and a man sharing a moment in time on a bench while the woman is reading braille. I chose this photo for a number of reasons, but mainly because text in this form has … Continue reading

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