Saskatchewan Bulletin Columns
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Welcome to another instalment of Tech Talk. In a class I recently took as part of the master’s in Education Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Regina (great program, especially the classes with Alec Couros), we had a debate on “techquity,” which I think is always an issue, but maybe a little more during this time when technology is being leaned on to make sure our students have access to classes.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
My relationship with social media has focused mostly on my professional life and has been a positive experience. I have had an interest in using technology to improve my understanding of all facets of education. For a long time I felt a little bit of an island unto myself. But as time moved on, so did access to improved technology and more teachers were ready and willing to “dip their foot in the ocean.” I was fortunate to serve as a technology coach and consultant in my division in the mid-2000s.
During my time in this position, I was able to initiate and engage in many technology-based educational lessons. This was a great experience, but it was still mostly in isolation and my ability to share and learn from others in a larger scale was limited.
Friday, December 27, 2019
Sometimes in our busy lives, we just don’t have the time to read, go to conferences, reach out on social media and perform other acts that provide professional development.
But, we do have to do things like drive to work, clean the house and other tasks that require an investment of time. Many of these are very important to our day-to-day lives, but do not always require extreme periods of concentration or precise thinking. Other times we just want to sit back and relax. These can be times where you can fit in professional development.