All posts by Courtney Anderson

About Courtney Anderson

A secondary educator passionate about ELA, social justice, and anti-oppressive education. Committed to life-long learning and continuous professional development.

Learning as a Team: My Contributions

My last EDTC 300 blog post… where did the time go!? I have learnt so much from this course and a large contribution of that is because of my awesome classmates. They contributed to my learning in this course so much, but this blog post is going to show the ways that I contributed to others. Here are some of the things I have done throughout the  semester: Continue reading Learning as a Team: My Contributions


The End of a Project…

Well, my learning project has finally come to an end! When I first started this project, I was super excited because becoming a better cook has been a goal of mine for a long time. However, I was somewhat nervous to proceed with this project idea because I also hate cooking… BUT don’t worry! This project has taught me to love cooking and I don’t completely dread it now. Here were some of the highlights from the project: Continue reading The End of a Project…

The Finale: Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

For the final week of cooking for my learning project, I had one thing left to accomplish… I wanted to pool together all the skills and confidence I have gained with cooking to make my family a turkey dinner (the turkey was too frozen so I ended up making a whole chicken… basically the same thing). I decided to make roast chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, corn, and carrots. Here is how it went: Continue reading The Finale: Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

Hour of Code: The Grinch

This week, I used Hour of Code for the first time to create a game about The Grinch. The game started out with simple coding, then proceeding to get more challenging as the lessons progressed. Overall, I found the coding fairly easy to figure out. If anything, I struggled actually trying to play the game more than creating it (apparently I have slow reactions with computer games).

As fun as it was, I don’t think this is something I would use. I personally did not see a whole lot of value in something like this and would have benefitted more from coding a website or decipher the coding that exists within my blogs. However, I could see if you wanted to teach students coding, this could be a good introduction activity. As a ELA major, this is something that I don’t think I could find a place to fit into the curriculum and not sure if I would get my students to use it.

Check out the video to see how it went!