Everyday Life with Erin

Exploring the Beauty of YYC

Each school year, as I begin planning my days and units I am amazed at the changes and progression of technology. Last year, I was excited to use iPads, really focus on blogging with my students, and begin our Twitter classroom account. The connections made and sharing abilities proved to be successful, and provided ample …

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Sometimes I forget what the first week of school is like; the endless questions, the establishing of routines, trying to make connections with every student, and the feeling of exhaustion when I leave the building. This week has been all of that and more! Yesterday I set up my classroom blogs with my students. The …

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Within the last year, social media has consumed many parts of my life. I always used it as an outlet to connect with family and friends around the world, mainly for personal purposes. However, this year I have found my use increasing because of professional reasons. Twitter has been an incredible source for growth, knowledge, …

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Tonight, I participated in my first #edtechchat. These twitter chats have always frightened me as they are fast-paced, a continuous stream of messages to read and catch up on, and the whole idea of not knowing what is going on and feeling overwhelmed has consistently turned me away from trying them out. I guess you …

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2014 has started off with a bang! Our first day back at school consisted of a full PD Day dedicated to technology. Our keynote speaker, George Couros, provided us with ample information on how to be active digital citizens and educators in our classrooms. Staff were motivated, excited, and ready to take on the new …

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