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Technology Inquiry Project Post 7: “Questagame” and Geocaching Education

Dear followers, Micro - OFFICIAL GEOCACHE by viZZZual.com/ CC BY 2.0, cropped This week Shaylin wrote a great blog post describing what and how the "Questagame" app and Geocaching can be used educationally. Check it out here for more information, and for an exclusive sneak peek into what we will be doing next week! ~Bethany

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Technology Inquiry Project Post 6: Wearable Cameras

This week I read a fantastic article entitled "Sensory Tours as a Method for Engaging Children as Active Researchers: Exploring the Use of Wearable Cameras in Early Childhood Research” by Carie Green. Her research, conducted on thirty-one students between the ages of three- to six years old, was to observe these students exploring in a …

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Reflection on Talk Given by Jesse Miller

In this week's "Technology Innovation in Education" class, my peers and I had the privilege of hearing founder of the "Mediated Reality" organization and "Erase Bullying" movement Jesse Miller speak to us about what we should be aware of in the classroom as future teachers. It was very powerful and thought-provoking. There is definitely much …

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Reflection on Visit to George Jay Elementary School

The title of this blog post may be a bit misleading; a more accurate title would be "Reflection on the Presentation on Inquiry Mindset by Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt". Let me explain: Yesterday my classmates and I had the privilege of visiting George Jay Elementary School after class hours and hearing kindergarten teacher and co-author of the …

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Technology Inquiry Project Post 4: Why Outdoor Education?

Dear followers, So both Shaylin and I have talked at length about different ways teachers have and can continue to take their students outside and the lessons be enhanced by students using networked technologies, but I realize we haven't yet formally presented why outdoor education is beneficial (or even necessary) in a formalized school setting. …

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Technology Inquiry Project Post 3: Tree Mapping

Hello followers, My project partner Shaylin just wrote a great blog post that connects an article about tree mapping to technology education and the current B.C. curriculum. I would highly recommend checking it out, whether you know exactly what tree mapping is, or (like me) this is the first time you have heard of it. Stay …

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Diving into Your Family History: Tips and Tricks

Dear followers and fellow family history researchers, I'm pleased to offer you a second blog post in my series of posts that provide a few tips, tricks, and other information that I hope will be helpful for those who are interested in discovering their family histories. Today I went to the Mennonite Heritage Museum because …

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Technology Inquiry Project Post 2: Gathering Research

Here it is! The long-awaited-for second technology inquiry project post. For this blog post, I chose to look into a master's thesis paper a UVic Masters of Education alumna wrote that Dr Valerie Irvine directed me to entitled "Learning in the Outdoor Classroom: Integrating Nature, Mobile Technology, and Constructivist Learning to Support Young Children". To …

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Technology Inquiry Project Week 2: Update

Hello everyone, Sorry to those who have been waiting for this week's post from Shaylin or I about how the worlds of networked technology and outdoor education can be blended for elementary or middle school students. I had written up an over 900-word blog post for it on Tuesday, which got deleted somehow just before …

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Technology Inquiry Project Post 5: Using Technology For Meaningful Learning

Hello dear followers, My partner for this project Shaylin just wrote a great blog post on how to use technology for meaningful learning in the classroom. You can find it here. I'd highly recommend checking it out! Stay tuned for a blog post that I will be writing possibly reviewing another piece of research about …

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