Playing with nkwiry


Brian Aspinall has done it again! Brian is rapidly gaining fame as creating free, incredibly student friendly web resources.  The hallmark of his products are ease of signup for teachers who just create a class and the students just use the class.  No collection of student information of any kind is done and no studentContinue reading “Playing with nkwiry”

Classroom Management Challenge


Yesterday, I read and shared this article.  “15 creative & respectful ways to quiet a class.”  It’s packed with great ideas and is a good read.  The best advice appears at the bottom. Remember there is no “magic bullet” what will get all students’ attention all of the time. Don’t get frustrated! Constantly having toContinue reading “Classroom Management Challenge”

A Great Symbaloo Mix


It’s not secret that I’m a real fan of Symbaloo.  I’ve talked about it before and have a number of webmixes tied to my account.  My only challenge is writing about it and making sure that I spell it correctly.  Two Ls or Two Os? At times, I’ll explore the public webmixes for a numberContinue reading “A Great Symbaloo Mix”

Programming with Bee-Bot


Computer Studies teachers have known for a long time that there’s something very unique and engaging about assembling instructions to make a computing device do something.  As simple a statement as that is, I think that sums up my entire philosophy of Computer Studies.  The art and craft of the Computer Studies teacher is knowingContinue reading “Programming with Bee-Bot”

This Week in Ontario Edublogs


As the school year winds down, it’s a time of reflection for educators.  How did my class do?  Why didn’t this student do better?  This student really caught fire.  I was most effective when I …  I was least effective when I …  I need to grow professionally in this area.  My biggest strengths areContinue reading “This Week in Ontario Edublogs”