Author Archives: kelasher

Transformations & Intellectual Empowerment

Well, it has been an interesting ride since my first blog last summer when I began the graduate certificate program Teaching & Learning in a Knowledge Society.  As the final course in my first year of graduate work comes to … Continue reading

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Teaching literacy through Literacies…

As I continue to try and build a personal understanding of literacy in the 21st Century, I find myself on a pendulum, looking on one end of the trajectory for a simple and concise understanding before swinging far to the … Continue reading

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Literacy in the 21st Century

What does it mean to be literate in today’s digital society? I have recently had the opportunity to spend a week with my seventy-seven year old father, whose primary use of his laptop is to check the forecast and play … Continue reading

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The moral of the story…

Reflecting on my learning over the past twelve weeks, I asked myself what is the moral to this story? How will I move forward in my teaching practice to integrate technology in an effective manner that encompasses all that digital … Continue reading

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Time Travel

At the beginning of his 2010 TedTalk, The danger of science denial, Michael Specter asks if given the chance to travel through time, whether you would choose to go into the future or return to the past. My response would … Continue reading

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Educating Global Thinkers

What does it mean to be a citizen in the global context? How can we effectively educate our students to be global citizens? Economic, political and cultural realities from around the world are merging together in the process of globalization. … Continue reading

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Engaging relationships

What is student engagement? Why is it important? What role does technology play in engaging students in learning? The Canadian Education Association describes student engagement as participation in the social, academic, and intellectual dimensions of school life. (Dunleavy & Milton, … Continue reading

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