EC&I 830 is round 3 for me with Alec and Katia. I took EC&I 832 in the fall and EC&I 831 in the winter semesters. Use the categories on my blog to check back at some of the previous work I have done in these classes. I learned a lot from both classes and I know I will learn just as much from this class. I’m really looking forward to the different structure of the classes with the “great tech debates” and discussions that will follow.
As for myself, I am a high school teacher with Regina Public Schools at Regina Huda School. If you are unfamiliar with the Huda school I encourage you to check out our website and find out a little more about our school. I am currently on maternity leave with baby number two who is not so much a baby anymore. She will be 1 in June and our son will be 3 in June – that’s right, two June babies – as if June isn’t crazy enough for teachers I had to add two birthdays in there haha. I love sports and being active. I have played soccer and hockey my whole life and was a member of the University of Regina Cougars hockey team from 2004-2008. I think that everyone should be a part of a team or club at some point in their life. There are so many skills that you learn from playing sports and being part of a team and it opens up a lot of different opportunities and experiences for you as well.
I teach high school Math and Business classes (Accounting, Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship). I use technology in all my classes in some form. In my Math classes I use Edmodo to help me run a “flipped” classroom in which students watch lessons at home and we do the homework in class so I can be there to help with any problems. My last year at school was the first year I ran my classroom this way and it was a really great experience. I will be working on improving the system moving forward. In my Personal Finance class I have students blog about what they are learning and have them relate it to their lives. I want to change the way I use blogs in this class when I get back to work in the fall. I will be using Twitter in more of my classes too. If you want to follow me on twitter you can find me at @MrsMurray15.
I am looking forward to connecting with you and learning with you this semester. If you would like to know more about the flipped classroom model that I have been working on, please comment below or contact me on Twitter. I’d love to tell you more!