Posted in ECI 834, Summary of Learning

Summary of Learning

Completing a summary of learning is never a simple task. I suppose that is why it’s called a s-u-m-m-a-r-y. Having to summarize a semester of learning is never easy.

One comment that stands out in my mind is Andres saying, “Make sure you start planning WEEKS ahead!” Does it count if I have been thinking about it for weeks?

I have used VideoScribe and Adobe Sparke for previous Summary of Learning’s. I found that Adobe Sparke was more user friendly than VideoScribe.

This semester I enjoyed developing my skills with iMovie. My brother creates great iMovies through the app and I have always loved them. One of my previous blog posts, Finally Tried iMovie outlines my experience.

To create this video, I used the iMovie app on my iPad. If you haven’t used iMovie before, you are given options to create a trailer (basically it is exactly like an Movie Trailer) or a Movie. I created an iMovie trailer and then used the trailer in the Movie. I included photos, short video clips, word clouds and screen-casts using Screencast-O-Matic. I downloaded all videos to YouTube and added a sound affect or two. It was a lot of fun and I’m glad it is done!

Thank you to Alec and Katia for planning and creating an online space conducive to learning, communicating with our peers, and providing us with, what seems like every single educational tool available to consider when planning our Online/blended Course Prototype. I think the results of our prototypes speak to the amount of work you both put into this course.

Thank you to everyone in EC&I 834! I am always inspired and motivated to try just a little bit harder because of all of you!

I hope you enjoy my Summary of Learning video!

Posted in ECI 833, Summary of Learning

Summary of Learning 2016

Another semester has quickly gone by. This fall and past semester started out a bit slow at first. I was feeling overwhelmed with the start of school and this class. I was counting down the weeks but in the back of my mind remembering what my grandmother used to say, “Never wish for time to pass quickly! Enjoy every day because you never know how much time you have.”

This is very true!

For other Summary of Learning vidoes, I used Videoscribe and Animoto to post videos on my blogs. After watching Tyson’s summary of learning video, I decided to try SparkAdobe. It turned out to be very user friendly and I only had a few glitches to deal with. Much better than the amount of time I initially spent on Videoscribe!

Thank you to Alec and everyone in EC&I 833! Once again, I learned a ton!

I love the learning but I don’t always love the amount of time it takes me to write/create/edit/formulate thoughts/research my blog! At least, once it is said and done, I am happy with the end result.

See you on Tuesday for pizza night and sharing of our learning!

Here is the link to my Summary of Learning Video!


Posted in ECI 830, Summary of Learning

Summary of Learning!

Here is my summary of learning for EC&I 830!

It was great starting this class and feeling somewhat confident in knowing that I had taken EC&I 832 in the Fall of 2014. Thankfully, I remembered what I was doing and was able to focus on writing and creating a blogpost with a little more flash to show the progress of my learning. Looking back on my very first post, reminds me how far I have come.

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I really enjoy the online format and learning from the class as a whole! The debate format was a hit and I am looking forward to taking my next technology course from Alec and Katia!

Have a great summer!

Posted in Summary of Learning, Weekly Reflections

Last Blog Post for ECI 831

After completing my summary of learning, I realized I wanted to explain my learning more in depth. The 3 main areas of focus for ECI 831 were twitter, google community, and blogging.

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I now have a classroom blog with a link to the student blog and to my class twitter page. I have a blog for ECI 831 and am part of google community. WOW! Times have really changed for me over the past 3 1/2 months.

When I first started twitter, I really wasn’t sure how to go about starting a new twitter for the class. I already had one that I rarely used, so I just wanted to stick with what I knew. I was quite hesitant to be starting a blog let alone twitter and understand the concept of google community. Once twitter and blogging started to sink in, I was excited to create a new twitter page for my class as well as  my classroom blog. I finally experienced the “Ah ha,” moment when (almost) everything clicked!


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I enjoy twitter so much more now because it is a quick and simple way to show what we are doing in class. With blogging, it allows me to tell a story of special events or lessons to share with students, staff and parents. I look forward to writing a blog about genious hour and mystery skype! Stay tuned…..

Then, as I was going over my blog posts on google community from the beginning and seeing my progression, I noticed that a few of the posts didn’t even link to my blog. Clearly, I did not know what I was doing! That might be why I received no comments for those particular posts. Anyway, I think I have achieved that skill.

A good month into the class, I remember Alec and Katia telling us that we should have categories and to add a pingback. Again, I was very worried because I didn’t know what she meant at all. I just kept hearing these unknown vocabulary words (widgets, tags, networking, digital citizens, edcamp, MOOCS, etc.) and it kind of stressed me out.

Once I had figured out what these terms meant, I was using many of these terms in my daily vocabularly. Just this past weekend, I was talking to my brothers, stepmom and dad. We were discussing how to build their networks. Both my brothers Michael Huber and Paul Huber are on linkedin. My brother Mike is a mortgage broker and he writes blogs about the best mortgage rates, buying and selling homes, investments, etc. They do not use twitter to network so I have been telling them about how twitter helps me build a network in education. My stepmom Linda Huber (formerly a kindergarten teacher) is starting a feng shui business, so she will be sharing her web page soon. Paul works as an Associate Publisher at Business & Industry Magazine.  My dad, Larry Huber has been working in education for years. Currently, he is the Executive Director of the Public Section. He has worked hard in education for years and continues to do so. He is building his skills in technology all the time and contributed to the development of the website for Saskatchewan Public Schools.

Hopefully, I will be able to help my family learn how to network more on Twitter.

0748bbf322ccad     Just a short plug for Paul (on the left) and Mike (on the right).

Please continue to follow my personal and professional blogs!

Thank you for reading my blog and a big thank you to Alec, Katia, and everyone in ECI 831! I hope everyone has a great holiday.

Posted in Summary of Learning

Summary of Learning

I am very happy to say that my Summary of Learning is complete! It was quite the journey this past week. As I have learned this semester and through the process of completing my summary, trouble shooting and asking for help is important in learning to use technology.

I also learned that creating a video doesn’t always go as planned. A meltdown or 2 was part of the process. By the end of my journey, I uploaded 13 videos to youtube to complete my summary. The good news is that I now know how to link shorter videos to a longer video on youtube (Thank you Alec and Katia).

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I have learned to really enjoy blogging now! It took me almost 2 months to get to that point. Once my final project started to come together and my confidence started to build, I took off with this learning process. My class blog came together in much less time and I have many plans for my next blog posts. I have recently posted a blog about our trip to Agribition and some videos to help my students with Math at home. My plan is to create a video to help students with multiplying; “All You Need to Know is 36 Multiplication Facts.” I have only been back teaching (my intern finished her 3 week block) for a week and I made a number of posts and am really noticing that I am always thinking of new ways to support students, teachers, and parents through my class blog.

Thank you so much to Alec Couros, Katia Hildebrandt and ECI 831 classmates! It was a great experience, I learned so much, and I hope to continue learning from all of you!