Hello #EDTC400!

My name is Cody Biever. I’m from Regina, Saskatchewan and I’m 25 years old, as of the publishing of this blog post. I’m also a 4th year student studying Middle Years Education at the University of Regina. I’ve just finished my internship at Wascana Plains School, here in Regina, and it was a wonderful experience that was challenging, exciting, and a source of great memories! Furthermore, I’ve just become a Saskatchewan Certified Teacher and EDTC 400 is the final class that I need to take before convocation, in the spring. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Technology and the ways in which it can be used to supplement education has become a huge interest of mine. I was incredibly fortunate to be mentored by Aaron Warner during my internship, who not only embraces edtech, but thrives with it. During my time with Aaron, I’ve learned the ropes of Google Classroom and the ways it can be used seamlessly with Seesaw, among a multitude of other online tools. In my opinion, edtech has offered teachers the ability to differentiate easily and quickly, provide timely, responsive, and valuable feedback, and it allows parents be a part of their child’s learning. Fortunately for me, edtech is relatively new and will only grow throughout my career.

In terms of goals for my career and for this class, I have many, but these are my top 3:

  1. To be able to understand the ins and outs of digital literacy/citizenship and be able to effectively translate that into meaningful experiences inside the classroom.
  2. Learn further about the options and strategies I can use for both formative and summative assessment.
  3. To collaborate with others interested in this area of education to hear their opinions, ideas, beliefs, and share resources with.

Thank you for reading,

Cody

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