Geocaching

There are 7,163 geocaches near Victoria. And that’s not all—there are millions of geocaches around the world, just waiting for you to find them. To get started, all you need is a free Geocaching account and the official Geocaching app or a GPS. Step 1: Create a free geocaching account. Explore, find and log geocaches … More Geocaching

Fresh Grade

Enabling Teachers. Engaging Parents. Empowering Students. “A window into the classroom for parents” This week in Ed Tech my friends Cayley and Dylan taught us about Freshgrade.  Freshgrade is an online portfolio and gradebook tool that allows teachers and parents to connect daily about what is going on within the child’s classroom. The teacher uploads … More Fresh Grade

Garage Band

This week in music class, we had the opportunity to use Garage Band. Garage Band is a whole music creation studio right inside your Mac — with a complete sound library that includes software instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and virtual session drummers. An intuitive interface makes it easy to learn, play, record, create and … More Garage Band

Google Cardboard

Google Cardboard is a virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) platform developed by Google for use with a head mount for a mobile phone. Named for its fold-out cardboard viewer, the platform is intended as a low-cost system to encourage interest and development in VR and AR applications.   But what is Google Cardboard? It’s simply a design – one you can either buy … More Google Cardboard

Aurasma

Today in Ed Tech Valerie showed us a super cool app called Aurasma. Basically Aurasma is a virtual reality platform in which you can turn static objects into interactive games or experiences. Aurasma works on tablet or smartphones. You can download the free app for iOS and Android. How it Works: Turn an image or … More Aurasma

Makey Makey

In EdTech last week we had different groups present their technological findings. One invention that really caught my eye was “Makey Makey”. My classmates Rowan and Miranda explained exactly what “Makey Makey” is and how it works. This is what Rowan and Miranda found: What is the”Makey Makey”? It’s an electronic invention tool and toy … More Makey Makey

Blue Jeans

Today in Ed Tech we had a video conference with a different class. Valerie taught us about how many educational institutions are now providing FREE online classrooms. Students are able to virtually attend classes and learn from teachers across the globe. It’s really interesting that you could hold a video conference for students at UVic … More Blue Jeans

Quizlet

Today in class we had to pick a form of technology that interested us and that we wanted to learn more about. My partner Gabrielle and I decided to research Quizlet. Below I’ve added information regarding what it is and what you can do with Quizlet! Take a look! 🙂 What is Quizlet? Quizlet is … More Quizlet

Robots in Education

This week in Educational Technology our instructor brought a robot into the classroom. Really it looks like a segway with a camera and screen on top. The robot is fully mobile and interactive meaning the robot can move around the room, speak with the class and see everything happening. At first this idea really freaked … More Robots in Education