My ECI journey has come to a successful completion. I’m excited for what’s next and what that is I’m not 100% sure, but I love teaching and I love learning. This class (and program) was such a great experience and I’m full of a lot of emotions right now. Mostly, gratitude! I just finished view […]
Co-Written By Dean Vendramin and Melinda Demeter There are couple of movements, which although not entirely new, deserve a push, poke, and a plug. These movements are coding, and makerspaces being infused in the classroom. Recently, in an Education Master’s class, we examined the learning theories, tools, and complexities of these movements. We were listening to a podcast recently about making and […]
Our final ECI 833 topic was Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality in the classroom. Alec brought I an amazing guest presenter, Brett Salakas from the ‘land down under’. I appreciated Brett’s message about VR/AR/MR tools not needing to be ‘over the top’ and inaccessible to most. His presentation focused on his top five […]
Following a great presentation by the Assistive Technology (AT) group, this week’s blog post focus on the importance of understanding and providing students AT opportunities. To examine this topic, I took to my school/classroom to see where AT are at in my ‘own’ backyard. I was fortunate to connect with our school’s Learning Resource Teacher […]
I love using and exploring formative assessment tools. I am a huge proponent of formative assessment. I believe that formative assessment can take on many looks, but in the end it is a chance for students and teachers to create a dialogue that focuses on the learning process not just summative assessment, that tends to […]
Social media is woven into the fabric of our society, whether we like it or not. The documentary-drama hybrid, ‘The Social Dilemma,’ on Netflix looks at social media’s impacts on the world today. The summary for the show is as follows: Dilemma is defined as, “a situation in which a difficult choice has to be […]
I have been extremely fortunate to have embrace learning how to use technology tools and how to effectively teach with them throughout my career. The ‘crisis learning’ that happened in the spring was not ideal but I was not scrambling as I was ready to go virtually and remotely. I only had two math classes […]
Hello, my name is Dean Vendramin and I’m looking forward to another great class with another amazing group of people. Stay tuned for my reflections and thoughts.