Day 11: EdTech Hashtags to Follow

If this question had been asked five or six years ago I might have a longer answer. But over the years I’ve moved away from following hashtags on Twitter specifically, and now use lists some times, and then mostly an RSS feed to keep up with conversations. That being said, in the year 2021 if…

Day 11: EdTech Hashtags to Follow

Day 10: My Office Buddy

A post about my office buddy? Excuse me while I scroll through like 1000 photos of my cat. This is Susu Watari, and she is super helpful and keeps me company everyday:

If you’re familiar with Hayao Miyazaki’s films you might recognize h…

Day 10: My Office Buddy

Day 9: Student EdTech Projects

This topic could be tackled a couple of different ways. For example, I was an edtech student once, so I could share a project I worked on while in school – my pick would be the SHFS website and Everett Baker Slide collection project. It could be taken as a project I’ve seen that current…

Day 9: Student EdTech Projects

Day 8: Shiny Gadgets I love

I don’t really fit into the edtech scene on this question. At least I don’t feel that way. When it comes to tech, shiny is almost never on the plate for me. I still use a 2012 Mac Mini as my primary desktop. Most other devices I run into the ground before purchasing a new to…

Day 8: Shiny Gadgets I love

Day 7: My Favourite Talk or Event

What a challenging question. There have been so many talks that I’ve attended in person and watched online over the years both about edtech and beyond. I mean, here I could list any of the keynotes that Audrey Watters has given, and graciously shared on her website. They are always so thought provoking and inspiring.…

Day 7: My Favourite Talk or Event

Day 6: My Top EdTech CPD Tips

I’m noticing that initialisms are common in this June EdTech Challenge gig. I’m familiar with Continuing Professional Learning (CPL) and Continuing Professional Education (CPE), so I’m going to assume that CPD is Continuing Professional Development. These are some of the things I do to continue my own professional learning, your mileage might vary but these…

Day 6: My Top EdTech CPD Tips

Day 5: EdTech GIF Day

This was a tough challenge. How the heck do you capture edtech in a GIF? It made me think of that meme from years ago “what I do” series, where you had different panels of people’s perceptions of what you do for work. E.g. But as I scrolled through GIPHY I saw this kitten with…

Day 5: EdTech GIF Day

Day 4: My Favourite Piece of KIT

Is KIT a UK acronym? I’ve never heard it here in Canada. If you’re from Norther America or elsewhere in Europe, do you use this acronym? I’m going out on a limb and will assume it means Key Information Technology. I think, and have seen a few responses so far that support this hunch, that many edtechs…

Day 4: My Favourite Piece of KIT

Day 2: Most Used EdTech Acronym

My reflex as someone who has one foot in the instructional design world and the other in the educational technology world I was going to say ADDIE, the ID process: analyse, design, develop, implement, and evaluate. However, I think LMS – Learning Management System – is far more reaching than ADDIE. I think you’d be…

Day 2: Most Used EdTech Acronym

Day 1: The VLE in Your Life…

What a great question, because it’s vague. If I take VLE to mean the same as LMS (Learning Management System on this side of the pond) then I would say Canvas. Over the past year we’ve moved from Blackboard to Canvas, and yes that is as much fun to do during a pandemic as you…

Day 1: The VLE in Your Life…