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My Summer Trip from 2007

March 31, 2008

My best friend and I took a trip out to BC last year and drove. It was quite the experience. Having not been in cramped quarters with one person exclusively certainly was something new for me. Along the way, I learned about western Canadian wildlife, fed deer, swam in the lake, walked on beaches and […]

selling myself

March 30, 2008

still getting caught up here…I put together a pictoral summary of myself via powerpoint, then downloaded it to slideshare. Here it is:

Podcasts and Readers and Mp3s OH MY!

March 26, 2008

One aspect of being a student is always having to contend with the fact that you are broke. Which means you usually have to contend with a part time job. I work with cell phones.¬†And even though I do not get nearly enough time to explain how much I enjoy technological aesthetics, I decided one […]

Priceless….

March 24, 2008

Here is the link to my priceless video, as it does not want to embed. I am working on getting this resolved…in the meantime enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC0CbOoXm-E

A positive site for self esteem and our students

March 23, 2008

As an educator, I am always looking for new sites to add to my arsenal and teaching. One site that I came across is campaignforrealbeauty.ca, which is actually Dove soap! They have many tools and resources on this site, for building self esteem in young women, and girls. There are quizzes, opportunities for discussion and […]

Computers, art, and overcoming creative blocks in the classroom.

March 20, 2008

For those of us in the arts who have a bit of a phobia about technology, I will share with you my experiences over the past month while working with troubled youth in the alternative education system. I have been helping out over at CAS (Cornwall Alternative School) as part of a community project, between […]

Spring deadlines, and powerpoint presentations.

March 20, 2008

Even though I have not been on here to update in quite sometime, I figured now that things have slowed significantly, with a bit of breathing room, I am going to transpose my observations from the last few weeks of teaching and discuss them on here. The reason why is because I have used technology […]

Response to Online Conference

February 13, 2008

I listened as closely as I possibly could to three of the presentations regarding the online conference that we had to look into last week. Mostly I found these presentations thought provoking and creative when it came to initiating technology into the classroom environment. I listened with genuine intent to the Why’s and Wherefores by […]

allergies to art and technology?

February 7, 2008

I was going to write about the arts and technology in classrooms last week, but have been extremely busy. Nevertheless, the topic was discussed extensively yesterday in class, and I will add to the thoughts I was already going to discuss… A lot of artists who have been schooled traditionally are afraid of what technology […]

Technology and Ethnocentric Assumptions

January 28, 2008

Today we had a guest speaker in my EPS 225 class. This teacher was from Balfour, and was discussing the notion of ESL in the classroom. The children she works with are from war torn countries, and have had to get by with very little, other than the most basic of needs, as well as […]