Every new education graduate comes to terms with the stark realities of the classroom in one way or another. What we all notice is that the theories of teaching and learning that we studied do not always translate to the classroom. I recently read What Does This Look Like In The Classroom?: Bridging the Gap Between Research […]
It is with great pleasure that I share this site with you; Way of the Master. It is the final project that I completed for my Master of Education Technology from the University of British Columbia. The progress through the program is documented in this site which constitutes an ePortfolio of my learning and philosophy. … Continue reading Way of the Master
Infographics can be incredibly informative and illuminating in a way that words cannot. I like to introduce my students to various ways of representing, particularly in the context of math and science graphing. The way that we present to information will change the affect that it has upon the reader. Below is a brief post … Continue reading So Graphic!
It has been a busy month for me and I regret that I haven't posted more. I hope to have more time over the Christmas season to tweak the site a bit and add a little content. In the meantime, let me post about what I have been up to. An assignment for a theory … Continue reading Neuroscience and Education
Formative assessment can be a quick and easy way to increase the effectiveness of a teacher.
I came across a cool visual representation of Bloom's Taxonomy created by Rex Heer. It is a 3D stair-like structure that really drives home the way in which tasks and cognitive functions relate. I have written about alternative ways to view the ol' Taxonomy elsewhere, and I still believe in its utility. But I came across … Continue reading Is Magic More Than A Theory?
Over the summer I did a course called Design of Technology Supported Learning Environments. I posted my group's final project out of a sense of duty and shameless self promotion. I post this link from another group in my class out of interest and respect for a job well done. If you are even the … Continue reading AI and Language Learning
I am working on my Master's of Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia. I am about to wrap up a course that deals with the design of learning spaces. As a final project, my group designed a unit for Social Studies that deals with propaganda and the use of digital tools. You can … Continue reading Multimedia Lesson Plan
I recently became very excited about a discussion of educational gaming. Imagine, playing games for fun, but learning at the same time. Sounds crazy, right. Well, believe it or not, there are well respected intellectuals working on it as we speak. Check out this video where James Paul Gee distils the salient points in the … Continue reading Game on
Most teachers will remember Bloom's Taxonomy from their days in teacher's college. Our ideal as pedagogues is to bring students from the lower levels of knowledge acquisition and understanding to the higher levels of synthesis and evaluation. Moving through these levels is necessary for critical thinkers. The original was proposed in 1956 by Benjamin Bloom … Continue reading The New Taxonomy