Today I learned about the tool Evernote https://evernote.com/  and how it can be used for organizing tasks and setting reminders for yourself! I set it up to allow myself to remember the things I need to complete in this class each week and when I am suppose to have them done by! What a great way to organize my courses and assignments to be completed!

Evernote allows you to add notebooks and also add notes to those notebooks as reminders of what needs to be completed! You can also set reminders with days and times that certain tasks need to be completed by. My intent is to create a notebook for each course I am currently in and include notes for the notebooks to remind me of the assignments that need my attention.

When I have my own classroom, I can use Evernote to create a notebook for each subject I teach and notes to go along with each one for things to do in each subject or assignments the students still need to complete.

On the left hand side it shows me the notes I already made about this class and if you click on each one it shows the reminders I made for myself!

My thoughts about Twitter…

Before creating my Twitter account at the beginning of this course, I was very nervous and did not know what to expect. I did not know how to use the tool and I thought Twitter was only used as a way to inform other people about what they were doing, I had no idea it was also used for sharing pictures, articles, thoughts and ideas. The reason I did not have a Twitter account prior to this class was because I always thought to myself “Why would anyone care about what I am doing or interested in following me?” After creating my account, I quickly realized it was so much more than that.

I learned that Twitter can be used as a tool for sharing ideas and communicating. I am starting to become more intrigued with it and started following numerous educators and other students who provide useful articles and quotes about teaching.

I also look forward to using my twitter account once I begin teaching students in my own classroom. I look forward to posting my own experiences and how I grow as a teacher while also continuing to learn from other educators out there in the Twitter world.


My First Painting!

Hi Everyone, I decided to paint my first painting showing everyone the skills I have PRIOR to learning how to paint using proper techniques. As you can see, I have a lot to learn!

I chose to paint one of the sights that I see everyday when I wake up at our cabin. (It’s a pine tree in case anyone was wondering and I can assure you it is more beautiful in person LOL). I also used only three colors of paint so I could experience mixing different colors. I painted this picture using one large brush, one smaller brush and also my fingers to blend.

I look forward to learning new colors and techniques and develop my skills further… I hope everyone had a great may long weekend!!

HIGHLY recommend Feedly!

How did I previously not know about Feedly to find articles and resources?!  https://feedly.com 

It is so easy to set up and find articles simply by creating my own feeds on certain categories I am interested in!

I began my search with clicking on “Add Content” in the bottom left corner which then allowed me to type in topics or websites of my choice. I chose to create a category for my EDTECH class so after typing in “edtech” to the search bar, it gave me a variety of sources based off of education and technology to follow! I also searched “Education” and it gave me options to follow sources that include free resources to use for teaching.

On the right hand side of the screen it also shows “You Might Also Like” which gave me the option to click and follow pages that relate to the categories I made and he other pages I follow.

Finding articles that revolve around different ways of teaching or using technology will become very helpful as I begin my journey teaching very soon. I hope to save my favorite articles and continue to use Feedly when I have my own classroom in the near future.

Here is a glimpse of my Feedly page!

Beginning my Learning Project!

Hey guys, I have FINALLY made up my mind and decided what it is that I want to learn for my learning project! I have decided to begin painting, and by painting I mean using a variety of colors to create different landscapes and also abstract images. My goal is to complete these paintings on canvases that I can hang up and decorate my living room and kitchen with!

I knew I wanted to choose something that I could learn how to do while makeing use of it after I completed the task, so I thought painting canvases for the interior of my house was perfect idea!

I have shown an interest in art especially pencil sketches and drawings for as long as I can remember. As a child I used to sit at home and continuously pencil sketch images from magazines or even objects around my house. As a matter of fact, I still have all of my sketching books from when I was a child and also my artwork from previous art classes I have completed. I can definitely share some photos in the future if anyone is interested!

Painting has also been an interest of mine but I have never had to opportunity to learn or practice. I am so excited to get started!

Hi! I’m new here…

Hey Everyone!

I am excited to start blogging about my experiences in EDTC300 (Eduation Technology) class and the new programs and tools I will be learning how to use! I have been attending the Parkland College in Yorkton Saskatchewan for the past four years while being enrolled in the Indigenous Education Program through the First Nations University of Canada. http://fnuniv.ca/ 

First Nations Medicine Wheel held an important significance while sharing my teachings through out my final internship. Photo Credit: Jagubal Flickr via Compfight cc

I am beyond excited to graduate very soon and begin my journey as a teacher and have my own classroom! I am new to the blogging world so please keep that in mind as I work through creating, managing and adding to my page.

As I learn how to use new tools in this class, I will be sure to post what I enjoy most about each one and how I plan to use those tools in my future classroom one day.

(I might have some ideas already so stay tuned…)

Also, I am looking forward to see what the Twitter world has in store for me… here is my new account: https://twitter.com/Jadehazelll


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