Thinking about digital citizenship, the first thing that comes to mind is the identity that one has online, and how it compares to the identity of that person in reality. I all to often see pictures and stories online that clearly don't match up with what is actually happening in that person's life in real … Continue reading Living two lives.
Last week, I had a great learning session with Jacquie Walbaum over video conference through Zoom. I was a great experience to have some one on one time with someone who knows so much about music and made learning so much more enjoyable. It was more personal and I think it helped out a tonne to … Continue reading Three Little… oh my, that’s rough.
So I did some creeping cybersleuthing tonight, looking for as much information on my classmate and friend Jacquie Walbaum. The first thing I did was go to her blog because I've been there before and knew it existed. I thought it would be a great place to start. On Jacquie's blog I learned that she is … Continue reading Cybersleuthing Jacquie
So, I've been continuing to work away at learning the ukulele. I'm not going to say it's going great, but it's not to bad in reality. I won't be playing at the Grand Ole Opry House any time soon, or for that matter in front of other people at a campfire, but maybe in another … Continue reading A Little More Personal
The first thing that came to my mind when thinking about the new culture of participation was when Alec Couros spoke about MOOC's (Massive Open Online Courses). Alex mentioned how over 12,000 people were in one of his classes in 2013. That's WILD! The idea that so many people from around the world can be in … Continue reading Culture of Participation
My ukulele is now in tune (or at least pretty close to being in tune) and I'm starting to learn a couple simple chords. The first chords that I'm putting together are C, G, A minor, and F. Progressing through chords is tough. Strumming is tough. That's alright though. On YouTube I again tuned into … Continue reading Starting Simple
Sitting down to take a deeper look into available apps and extensions that can help right now as a student, and in the future as a teacher is pretty over whelming. Like everything involving technology, there is just so much to go through. At first, I try to separate what could be helpful and what … Continue reading What’s Appening?
Not the start I was hoping for when it came to learning the Ukulele. The time hasn't been there, but with seeding wrapping up -- hopefully today -- the Uke will go ignored no longer. I had an opportunity to get the ball rolling a bit. It's not pretty, but it's a start. Check … Continue reading Rough Start
I first got Twitter in 2010. I had just moved to Saskatoon and started as the weekend sports anchor/reporter at Global Television. At first I was opposed getting on social media, as I had managed to stay off Facebook until then (and still have no Facebook account), and assumed Twitter was the same thing as … Continue reading A New Direction with Twitter
The first place I went in my search for finding blogs to subscribe to was feedly.com. Katia introduced us to that platform and it seemed like an easy website to navigate through. Right off the get go, it seemed easy to access. In the search engine, I typed in "education", something simple, and it brought … Continue reading Burrowing for Blogs