History in Google Earth


This past week, just in time for Earth Day, Google revealed something interesting in Google Earth. It’s the option to view the earth in a time lapse format for the past 37 years. My, things have changed. When you land on the page, there are five highlighted, high profile topics to be played. And, they’reContinue reading “History in Google Earth”

This Week in Ontario Edublogs


I almost did it again.  Instead of “This Week in Ontario Edublogs”, I started to type the title as “The Week in Ontario Edublogs”.  I’ve done it before and that’s why this post’s numbering doesn’t reflect the actual number of times I’ve written this post.  Sigh.  Let’s just say I’ve written it a lot. AndContinue reading “This Week in Ontario Edublogs”

The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement


Just so that I don’t lose track of this and to share to those who are interested. “Canada’s boreal forest dominates our country’s geography. Explore the region, from the tip of Newfoundland and Labrador to the Yukon/Alaska border, and learn about Aboriginal treaty boundaries, protected areas within the forest and woodland caribou ranges. With engagingContinue reading “The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement”

Too Noisy


Under the category of “I dunno about that”, comes the “Too Noisy” app. With a slider to control the sound threshold, the concept is to set a suitable noise level for the classroom and let the app monitor what’s happening.  Once the noise level exceeds the threshold, you’re alerted. Now, how do I test this?Continue reading “Too Noisy”

ECO Schools 2009


Today was the kick off of the 2009 version of ECO Schools in the Greater Essex County District School Board. The event brings environmentally conscious students and teachers together to plan environmental issues surrounding their school community. Last year’s focus was on refreshing the environment at the school.  But, it wasn’t just about buying aContinue reading “ECO Schools 2009”