instaGrok was March’s technology of the month for Technology in Transit. Presenters Cathy, Charlie, Matt and Justine showed how they used instaGrok to make research fun, organized and visually engaging for students. instaGrok allows students and teachers to explore information in an interactive multimedia mindmap taken from all over the web, and provides a teaching opportunity about finding reliable sources.
The information sheet from this presentation can be foundhere.
Our four featured students this month are B.Ed students from the Faculty of Education’s Personalized Learning and Technology cohort.
Cathy is a Teacher Candidate in the UBC Bachelor of Education program 2015. Prior to attending UBC, she completed her undergrad with an Arts major in History at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in May 2013. She has been placed in the Surrey school district for her practicum, and hopes to try and use technology as an addition rather than a substitute in her teaching. She also tries to have fun with all her classroom lessons, as well as to create engaged and curious learners.
Charlie is a UBC BEd student with a background in psychology and French language and literature. She graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington with a Bachelor’s degree. Charlie is an elementary specialist in the Personalized Learning and Technology cohort.
Justine Johal obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and is currently in the Bachelor of Education: Elementary program at UBC. She decided to join the PL-Tech cohort to increase her knowledge on technology and education integration. She hopes to share her knowledge about technology as an educational medium with both students and teachers.