Author Archives: Dennis Pratt

Connecting Past and Present

As I reflect on the many things I learned throughout this course remediation comes to mind over and over. Oral literacy played a prominent role in society for generations, even though it had its downfalls. The development of the written … Continue reading

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Commentary #3 – Alexander’s Web 2.0: A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning? and Web 2.0: Storytelling, Emergence of a New Genre

Alexander (2008) defines the Web 2.0 as a way of creating Web pages focusing on microcontent and social connections between people, which exemplify that digital content can be copied, moved, altered, remixed, and linked, based on the needs, interests and … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 Tools – Voki

I have really enjoyed working with Web 2.0 tools throughout my MET experience. I have decided to make an avatar through Voki to express what Web 2.0 tools have done for me. They seem daunting at first, but you will … Continue reading

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Dennis Pratt- Commentary #2

Gains and Losses: New Forms of Texts, Knowledge, and Learning by Gunther Kress Kress (2005) discusses the “gains and losses” of the communication movement from the traditional linear text to imagery, which he calls the contemporary canvas. As Kress explores … Continue reading

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The Printing Press and the Bible

I chose to create a website to display my findings on the effects the printing press and the printed Bible had on society. Please view my site here or copy and paste the following link into your web browser.

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Commentary 1: Technopoly Today

In Postman’s (1992) Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology, the argument of whether technology makes people “cease to exercise their memory and become forgetful” is addressed. The need for educators to scrutinize their technology use is very important as … Continue reading

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Technology Conflict

  As I was scrolling through Flickr this image caught my eye so I clicked on it. The quote then really caught my attention, especially coming from Sir Ken Robinson. I have tried to do a little research to see the … Continue reading

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Text Moves Nations

After attending Paul Brandt’s benefit concert for Slave Lake last night last night, knowing I had this assignment to do, I could not help but think about the power of music. The mix of lyrics and music has great power … Continue reading

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Dennis Pratt

I was hoping I could find this picture on Flickr creative commons because I have had it posted on my classroom wall numerous times over the years. Unfortunately, it has the large red “You Fail” text to go with it. … Continue reading

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