In Ontario, Junior educators (Grades 4-6) can belong to their own professional organization, the Ontario Association of Junior Educators. And why wouldn’t you? Membership is free.
The organization boasts an annual conference and this year’s theme is “Creating the Caring Classroom” at the March 3 event.
I hadn’t visited the website for a while but was recently directed to it by my former superintendent, Rod Peturson, who is the author of the monthly newsletter. So, I had to check it out. When Rod was my boss, he was a supporter of my own monthly newsletter and so I owed it to him to check out his.
I was very pleasantly pleased to see the newsletters. In the most recent one, there promises of resources to support a new science resource (which comes as no surprise given Rod’s involvement) and current activities for language, mathematics, professional reading, and event a connection to a SMART Board activity.
If you’re a Junior educator and looking for ideas particularly tied to the Ontario Curriculum, you’ve got to check it out. Many pages are a few years old but the newsletter is updated monthly.
pearltrees • cloudexplorer • A tribute To Whitney Houston
A Tribute to Whitney Houston – Collection of her content from YouTube and other sources.
Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum: My Interview with Phil Wagner
This interview is part of my ongoing research/writing project for Mozilla. That research involves my asking the question “Do we need Scratch for HTML5?” to a bunch of folks who are thinking about teaching, learning, writing, coding, building, computing, creating and other associated verbs.
Ripoff apps plague some iOS developers | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Near-clone apps in the iOS App Store? It’s not a new phenomenon, by any means; last week, developer Anton Sinelnikov had the bulk of his app library yanked from the store for plagiarism. In fact, high-profile app launches like RealMac Software’s Clear can find themselves with unwanted “tribute” apps even before they arrive in the store.
How to Get Free (or Nearly Free) Development Software from Microsoft | the pluralsight blog
So you’ve got a great idea for a fantastic new application or product but you don’t have a budget for software. Sure, you can go the open source route and there are many fine tools available for developers without license fees. But if you happen to be targeting Windows or you are new to development and need that entry bar lowered right to the floor, then here’s how to get free or nearly free developer software directly from Microsoft.
Mountain Lion vs. Windows 8: Oh, So Very Different | Techland | TIME.com
Microsoft’s Windows is a shameless imitation of Apple’s Macintosh.
You can debate whether that’s true. You can’t, however, argue that it’s not conventional wisdom: Apple has even joked about it in product launches.
3 Features New to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion That Ubuntu Already Has
Exciting news in itself for Mac fans, but the reveal introduces a number of new features to the OS X desktop that Ubuntu users have enjoyed for a little while
for the love of learning: Why test scores should never drive professional development
Why test scores should never drive professional development
Atomic Learning now Offers Certificates of Completion | SchoolTechnology.org
In our world of education, most teachers continue to educate themselves so that they can keep up on the ever-changing life as educators. Some things we get a little credit for and others we just do quietly behind the scenes. So it is nice when a company comes along and gives us a little credit where credit is done. Atomic Learning now offers Certificates of Completion for some of their courses.
Visualising the Twitter firehose with DataSift @ NetworksAreMadeOfString
Visualising the Twitter firehose with DataSift
Pinterest 101 for Teachers: 5 Power Pinners You Should Follow | Education World Community
Pinterest 101 for Teachers: 5 Power Pinners You Should Follow
10 Great Tools for Language Teachers
tools for language teachers
How Companies Learn Your Secrets – NYTimes.com
Andrew Pole had just started working as a statistician for Target in 2002, when two colleagues from the marketing department stopped by his desk to ask an odd question: “If we wanted to figure out if a customer is pregnant, even if she didn’t want us to know, can you do that? ”
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