My Philosophy of teaching with technology… a descriptive collection of my expertise with learning technology tools..

My philosophy of teaching with technology comes from the many web tools we learned in class. Based on The Manitoba Education Guide to ICT, the use of varied technologies will be used daily in the classroom, such as computers, laptops, digital cameras, video cameras, digital microscopes, scanners, cell phones, electronic games, digital audio devices, global positioning systems, electronic whiteboards, the Internet, which will continue to evolve as new technologies emerge over time.

A Pinterest account created at www.Pinterest.com. It is a social network that allows users to visually share and discover new interests by posting (pinning) images or videos to their own or others’ boards while browsing what other users have pinned.

A Canva account created, makes design simple for everyone, designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters and invitations et cetera.

A Twitter account created at http://twitter.com/ and a hashtag (#EDU4030_17) for the class to use on social media sites such as twitter, which is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short messages called tweets.

A Blog account created at WordPress.org. There are many other hosts specific to teachers, students, parents and other educators. Questions to consider when we create the blog such as: Name of the Blog? Purpose of the Blog? Audience? The schools Divisions policies on blogs? Privacy issues? Students, parents, institutions and our own. Many other web tools were explored.

Podcasting, a digital media file stream form of hosting which is usually an audio file but can be a video file. Provided with instructions on how to create one through 4 easy steps.

QR Codes, used for webpages, video, posters, links for parents to student’s digital work. Presentation software, PowerPoint, keynote, google docs and Prezi. Online/Cloud Storage, storage on the internet. Word Processing Software, word, docs and PageMaker. Spreadsheet software, excel, numbers and google sheets.

Video, the use of video in classrooms, why it’s ideal, which is a form of storytelling, images and audio used. Its purpose in class, tips, the different areas of study, types of video files, other types of video technology like real time streaming, virtual reality and other video editing software, like movie maker.

Smart Whiteboard, the use of it and how it can be used in classroom.

Conferencing software, live connection between people in separate locations for the purpose of communication, involving audio, text and video, like Skype and google hangouts. It’s also backup planning for technology-based courses.

Online quiz tools, software that creates and manages online quizzes. Quiz tools provided on join.quiziss.com

Gamification, learning and educational approach to motivate students to learn by using video game design, used in classroom to capture interest of learners and inspire students to continue learning. Badges http://classbadges.com

Wikis Software, a website that allows users to create and collaborate and edit web pages. Its where students can do group projects, individual projects, collect thoughts, and teacher staff that can develop and share curriculum to be updated on news and training.

Electronic grade books, software application with records of student’s progress.

We learned about Internet safety in the classroom, keeping students safe online, cyber bullying through the use of mind maps, to surf the Internet and how webpages are built from codes stored inside a file called HTML and what an URL is, which is the page address you see in the long bar at the top of your web browser.

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Philosophy of Teaching… My perspective on the Kenanow Model in relation to my perspective as a teacher..

The Kenanow Model Bachelor of Education program at UCN is a unique program specific to Aboriginal students that really caught my attention because I believe in implementing Aboriginal perspectives in all that is developed from the teacher I will become.

The Kenanow Model is a Bachelor of Education program that is northern-based and Aboriginal focused teacher education program, which is encompassed by the wisdom provided by Elders in Northern Manitoba.  The Kenanow program philosophy reflects the mission statement of UCN with the incorporation of the Seven Sacred Teachings:  wisdom, respect, truth, humility, honesty, bravery and love, which are all embedded in the design and delivery of the program.

Kenanow stems from the Aboriginal traditional Cree. The word Kenanow means “all of us” or “all of us who are here” and it emphasizes the relationship between and among people.  The Kenanow learning model was adopted by the elders as the Framework for the UCN teacher education program. As a learning model, Kenanow has served Aboriginal people for generations. Kenanow connects identity, place, community history, roles and responsibilities and the process of handing down knowledge. The Elders believe that the Kenanow model provides a foundation that encompasses the past, the present and the future in education for northern and Aboriginal students. The model and the program seek to reclaim and rekindle the connectedness for students to the community and to enhance the students’ sense of identity as learners, family and community members.

The Kenanow Program Goals are to:

  1. Enable prospective teachers to become caring and effective teachers for our children and youth.
  2. Increase emphasis on Aboriginal education and inclusion of Aboriginal knowledge in the curriculum.
  3. Expand access to appropriate educational support services.
  4. Establish a collaborative approach among educators and educational partners.
  5. Provide leadership in teacher education and teacher research.
  6. Increase the graduation rate of Aboriginal and northern students in northern Manitoba.