My name is Tanya Tazzioli and I am currently in my fourth and final year of my Bachelor of Music Education through the University of Regina. As well I am currently pursuing my Elementary ARCT in Piano Pedagogy through the Royal Conservatory of Music. I was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan and for me, this is home.
This introduction is to serve purpose for my Education Technology class (ECMP 355). My background in technology has been quite extensive and well rounded. I can function on both Mac computers and PCs and I excel at blogs (as I do have 3 main ones that I use regularly).
Technology in the classroom most certainly has a place, but I would argue that there is an extent to which you can use it too much. If a classroom has a Smart board then you can bet there will be much shared with the students via technology. The problem arises when students rely on the technology so much that they can not complete simple tasks without technology. I fear that one day students will not know how to respond to simple social situations and only interact with their ipads or smart phones. I will choose to incorporate technology as much as I can without pushing this boundary so the students can relate to a world they now live in.
Check out the newspaper article featuring my latest job in Binscarth, Manitoba at the Vegabond Theatre Camp. This was a one week, all intensive camp featuring drama, dance, and music.
See link here.
Today I got my certificate for the online course I was working on. It was called, Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms, a course offered through CourseRA from RELAY/ GSE Graduate School of Education. I am very pleased because this means that I am one step closer to getting my Masters of Education! Woot!!
Today I learned the real purpose for treaty education. I learned that treaty education is a way of life and to try fitting it into a lesson would be arbitrary and inaccurate, not to mention highly inauthentic. To teach treaty education means to teach in the style of there tradition. By affirming strict rules with love and affection, and to respect others ad the environment. If we simply encourage are this way of living I can be genuine and pass along a way of life so enriching that children beg for more.
Words thought after hearing Elder Mike Pinay speak in EPSY 400
This is a video we watched in my EPSY 400 class tonight and I think it speaks for itself. Take a watch!
This is a great site to help you decode what your strengths are without proding all your friends. I found this helpful for me with my online class so give it a try!
Check out my results here