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Brad Slepicka

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ECMP 355

Summary of Learning

And that’s a wrap! Well actually… it is more to the tune of an old country song called Ghost Riders in the Sky! For my final project, Summary of Learning, I decided to attempt combining my music skills with what I learned in ECMP 355! Continue reading “Summary of Learning”

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Move the Conversation Forward

Throughout society, we see different aspects of technology like social media, smartphones, and selfies being used for what appears to be a steady pursuit for attention. It is like a competition has been created where users are forever trying to be on top with the most  likes, shares, followers, views, etc. Seeing this occurring on a daily basis causes some major concerns when considering whether or not we can actually use technology to positively impact the world around us. Continue reading “Move the Conversation Forward”

Contributing to the Learning of Others

Hey Everyone! Over the past few months I have had many opportunities to contribute to the learning of others. I actually found it quite surprising to see how quickly professional and personal learning networks can be established and it really is enjoyable sharing/discussing information and resources over a number of platforms. Continue reading “Contributing to the Learning of Others”

Tick Tock on the Block

Well, it is crazy to say that my fourth year is pretty much at its end with only a few more loose ends to tie up! That being said, here is another blog post about my ECMP 355 learning project…and lets just say, this one had to be done in a somewhat timely fashion. Continue reading “Tick Tock on the Block”

[Opperation.Code.Monkey]

Alright! This past week has been a busy one, and boy has it gone by fast! With that in mind, I thought that I better get busy and tell you what I have been up to in ECMP 355. Oh, and I wouldn’t say that it has caused me to go bananas..but perhaps I am now addicted to them!? Continue reading “[Opperation.Code.Monkey]”

Fly Away With Storybird

Okay! So my blog post this go around gets to be free choice, as long as it is related to technology in education in some way. After a bit of searching around on the internet, I remembered an online tool that I wanted to use during my internship, but I just did not get a chance to. Continue reading “Fly Away With Storybird”

Granny’s Rose

Hello all my blog followers! So this week I have taken my learning project for ECMP355 to the next level! I felt like after my last post, it was time to challenge myself and see what I could do with the skills I have gained related to shading with stain.  Continue reading “Granny’s Rose”

Is there an Elephant in the Room?

Holy! Some how, with all the busyness with classes, assignments, and Winter Break I totally missed writing one of my weekly blog posts about digital citizenship. With that being said, I better share with you what I have been thinking about!

Continue reading “Is there an Elephant in the Room?”

It Ain’t Gonna Grain No More!

Well isn’t this exciting?! Things have really started to take a turn for the better! After taking some time and doing a little reading, I sat down and did something that I am finally proud of in terms of my shading with stain learning project!

Continue reading “It Ain’t Gonna Grain No More!”

Shall WeVideo?

Well, here we go with another blog post for ECMP 355! This week we had the opportunity to explore some apps and other forms of technology which could be used in the classroom. Picking just one thing to look into, where I had time to invest in it and that I had never used before, was kind of a challenge. However, I did manage to find something!

Continue reading “Shall WeVideo?”

Spruced-Up Recording

Hey Everyone! So I though I would put a different spin on this week’s post and let you see my project in progress. This means that I got to test out my video editing skills as well as my shading with stain techniques! Continue reading “Spruced-Up Recording”

Mock Conversation

Hey everyone, this week’s post for ECMP355 is a mock conversation between a teacher and a parent who is concerned about Twitter being part of the classroom. Continue reading “Mock Conversation”

The Bleeding Tiger

Well, winter break has come and gone and it’s time to write about what I have been up to in terms of my learning project for ECMP355! I must say that going home to work on my project has inspired some creativeness in me…oh how I have missed being in my workshop for my woodworking projects!

Continue reading “The Bleeding Tiger”

What’s Your Story?


“No one heals himself by wounding another” ~ St. Ambrose


After watching the documentary on Amanda Todd, reading about her court case, and hearing her mom talk about the experience (video below ~14:19), I think this idea is what keeps coming to mind. You can’t treat other people poorly just because you don’t feel good about yourself and causing someone else pain is not a cure for your own problems.  Continue reading “What’s Your Story?”

The Learning Spectrum

YouTube has become a major component within the lives of those who spend time online and it is shocking to see how quickly that has happened. I feel that it is a resource, among other internet based resources, that can fit into any aspect of learning in some fashion.

Both Michael Wesch and Alec Couros provide a variety of excellent examples in their videos. This ranges from individual learning of very specific topics all the way to formal education. However, as Alec states, this integration of technology in education raises two quite serious questions:


If you can google it, why teach it?

If you can do this, why even have teachers?


Continue reading “The Learning Spectrum”

Fancy Firewood

Alrighty! It seems like it has been forever since I posted anything about my ECMP learning project. Now that things have calmed down, or maybe it just seems that way because I am finished class for the week, I can actually sit down and tell you what is going on in regards to shading wood with stain.

Continue reading “Fancy Firewood”

Double Identity

Well, it has taken me a little while to write this post about my digital identity as a teacher and I think that there is only one reason for this. I don’t really think that I have much of a digital identity in terms of who I am as a teacher at this point of my career, but it is developing!  Continue reading “Double Identity”

Conflicts of Interest

Now that I have done some thinking around the results in my last post, It’s a Setup, I feel that there is one part I need to talk more about in terms of my research and what I actually learned from experimenting.

Continue reading “Conflicts of Interest”

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