Adobe Spark and The Boot Scootin’ Boogie!

Thanks to my awesome EDTC300 classmate Kayla, and her inspiring blog post, I have learned how to make a pretty cool video on Adobe Spark! This website is really easy to use and I would definitely recommend it to others!

With the guidance of another EDTC300 classmate, Mackenzie, and her challenging blog post, I have decided to make a video of my experience learning a new dance (from the video that Mackenzie shared in her post). I am not nearly as good at following the directions as she is, but I was able to learn from Mackenzie’s experience nonetheless!

Here it is:




Tonight, I have decided to go back to an older post on my classmate’s blog, where she teaches her audience how to introduce ourselves in Cree.

Cree is one of the languages that I really want to learn because it is a widely present language in the area I live in and knowing it would benefit my students. According to my classmate’s video, there are 87,555 Cree Language speakers in Canada! It is definitely a language that I should learn at least the basics of!

I really appreciated this lesson and will show you what I have learned…

Basic Cree Introduction:

tansi _Danica_ nitisiyihkâson

(Hello my name is __Danica__)

êkwa __Love___ ohci niya

(and I am from __Love__)

This is another example of how we can use online tools, such as blogging, to learn from one another!

Exploring Recommended Resources

Part of my EDTC300 experience was gaining insight and inspiration from classmates’ blog posts. Learning from others is made easy with online tools. Blogging is one effective way to share knowledge, and that was no exception in our class:

Andrea’s blog post inspired me to try Inoreader. Inoreader is an RSS reader, that allows users to access specific content quickly, according to their interests. They even have a video that explains its benefits. I created an account, and began adding content to my menu.


Since I already have a Feedly account, I decided to add different categories to my Inoreader account, in order to view content that I may not currently be seeing. I only have a few right now, but will keep adding content as time goes on. I found the website very easy to use, and signing up for an account only takes a couple of minutes.

Courtney’s post challenged me to try Weebly, Flipgrid, and Mentimeter. I do plan on creating a website, eventually, for my catering business. When the time comes to get started, I think that I will try using Weebly to accomplish this.

Flipgrid is a great resource for learning, and will definitely be used in my future classroom. I love the features that it includes and have favourited it for future use!

Mentimeter is another really cool resource, that I have bookmarked for future use. If you follow this link, you can watch their promotional video and see why.

Kennedy’s post made me want to explore Google Keep. This is a note taking tool, that is linked to your google account. I like the simplicity of this resource and will use it quite a bit.

By reading three blog posts from my classmates, I was able to gain five new online resources to enhance my learning, as well as my future students’ learning. Blogging is a great way to learn from one another and share our individual knowledge.


PiktoChart as a Result of Inspiration

Last month, I read a blog post published by my classmate Kayla, and was inspired to explore PiktoChart.

Here is my first PiktoChart creation:

It is really short, but I enjoyed exploring the website. They have so many background, font, graphic, and colour options! There are also many templates to choose from. I can see myself using this tool in the future.

My Name in Japanese

After reading my classmate Garrett’s blog post a couple of weeks ago, I decided to try and pronounce my name in Japanese. I also used his video as a learning resource for writing my name in Japanese.

I thought that his project was really cool, because he took the time to teach each of us how to say our names in Japanese. He also showed us the spelling of our names, and explained how the syllables are broken down.

Here is his video (which I highly recommend watching):

My name is taught at 1:39 in the video. Here is a recording of me pronouncing my name:

Thanks for reading!