We have discussed the issue of copyright several times over the past year. For ETEC 531 we read the article “Is copyright unconstitutional?, ” This Magazine, by Potter, A. (2003). 37(2), 22-25.

Our group produced a mini video to summarize what we learned from reading the article.

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10 Commandments of Cyberethics

This video was created by the DLC3 Cohort. We identified several concerns regarding cyberethics (or technoethics) and  created this short video.

The Ten Commandments of Cyberethics


Added on 26/02/2016

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Digital Citizenship

As an educator and an administrator responsible for Safe Schools,  I was happy to learn about the website Digizen. I am looking forwarding to exploring the website to see how useful a tool it could be for helping to teach digital citizenship.

“The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying and how these relate to and affect their own and other people’s online experiences and behaviours.”

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Digitally Empowered Students

Simon, Cherie, Amy and I created a video talking about the pros and cons of the use of technology while trying to answer the following questions:

How do we (educators, parents, policy makers, and the legal community) develop create ways to facilitate the growth of digitally empowered children and young adults?

What are your recommendations for the development of safe school environments and anti-oppression education (e.g. teacher education in legal, digital, and media literacy; engage youth in policy development; educate the news media; sensitivity training for law enforcement personnel; updates to existing legislation in the Youth Criminal Justice Act)?

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Chatter Kid for Preschool Children

Rachel Ralph and Paula MacDowell are going to be our professors leading us on a course focusing on ethical practice in educational technology, ICT, media studies, new media, and
education in general in K-12 contexts.For fun we created a short ChatterKid video to try out a strategy proposed for 4-5 year olds for Rachel’s research. It was a great way to start our course.

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Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom

I was recently attending an Early Learning Network meeting and was given a copy of Amplify:Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom.  We were given a challenge to make a VLOG about the book. I created a VLOG using Plotagon to demonstrate how students who may be too shy to video themselves can have another choice. The video is posted on our Early Learning Network Blog at


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We are back! We are embarking on a journey of discovery of curriculum studies with Dr. Wayne Ross. Our first classroom assignment was to come up with our own definition of curriculum and create an image. The use of compass helps define curriculum for me. A compass is a guide in which direction one needs to go but the exact path each teacher takes may be different.


Curriculum definition

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July 17th has arrived!

We are exhausted yet invigorated by the past two weeks. Our journey towards the completion of our Masters has begun and we have all been tasked with submitting our graduation proposal. My graduation proposal! Wow! Already! However, with guidance from our professors, Rachel Ralph and Dr. Stephen Petrina, I have outlined my graduating project. I am confident and excited about the challenge the next two years will bring.

A huge thank you to the support provided by the DLC3 cohort. Have an absolutely fantastic summer

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IBL Toothpick problem

Peter, Davinder and Simon challenged us to create an extension activity as part of their IBL pattern lesson. Look at the the series of 4 photos and create an equation. toothpick1toothpick2toothpick3toothpick4

This activity was engaging as we were able to manipulate the toothpicks to create the diagrams. The opportunity to collaborate and problem solve were essential features of this lesson.

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Seven myths about young children and technology: Myth #1

Childhood and Technology Don’t Mix or do they? Is the introduction of technology to young children responsible for children’s lack of social skills and emotional development? It is important to find a balance between technology based activities and traditional play. games and books. Joti, Davinder and I created a movie using Plotagon to help explain this myth. Plotagon was extremely fun. It was easy to use and offered many options when animating the characters. Download it and try it out.

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