While writing my "This Week in Ontario Edublogs" post, I did a bit of thinking back in time, inspired by the posts that were featured there. It was my first year of teaching. I was breezing through the Computer Science end of things. I really did have a good background. We had a certain setup … Continue reading You need to learn more
Welcome to the first day of a well-deserved rest. Enjoy a summer morning beverage and dig into some of the great things that have appeared recently on the blogs of Ontario Edubloggers. How Do You Capture The Essence Of Each Child? By the time that you read this post from Aviva Dunsiger, you've probably already … Continue reading This Week in Ontario Edublogs
It's another Friday and certainly a special one in Ontario. To celebrate, please take some time to read some great blog posts from around the province. Ontario Edubloggers are always addressing big ideas. I Genuinely Want to Know What’s Next for You, Teachers! With a title like that, you certainly can't help but wonder and … Continue reading This Week in Ontario Edublogs
If you haven't already, you should take a read of this article from the Globe and Mail. Coding for kids: another silly fad While at it, it's worth following a couple of the links that link to supporting documents from consultants. Then, you should stop and ask yourself "How could they get it so wrong?" … Continue reading The message we send
Yesterday, in my #TWIOE post, I took a look at a single page on Grant Hutchison's website. There were no thoughts from Grant posted there; just the images and the interpretation is left to the reader. So, here goes. Here's the important image that really got me thinking. From the Ontario Curriculum document, 2008, there … Continue reading Where is Computer Studies headed?
One of the very best courses for secondary school students in Ontario is Guidance and Career Education. School districts have accumulated many resources to help teachers and students in this discipline. To that list, and an idea, I would add "Skills Listed by Job". I know that, in my education, the skills needed to … Continue reading Job skills