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 are [...]

Cube Gets Groups


Late this summer, I was invited to test out the new Group feature that Cube for Teachers was incorporating into their excellent resource for Ontario Educators.  I can't believe that it's been almost a year since I reviewed and blogged about the initial release of the online resource.  At the time, there was a concern [...]

What Does Twitter For PD Mean


  Twitter for PD?  What does this mean?  (Old radio listeners from Detroit will recognize Dick the Bruiser format) I referenced a couple of blog posts yesterday in my post about hurting yourself with social media.  There doesn’t pass a day when I see reference to using Twitter (or other social media for that matter) for professional development. Twitter [...]

Professional Development


It's been a very ambitious September. Professional Development activities all over the place. Three days of CIESCs, three days of Notebook for new teachers, four nights of SMART Board introductions, blogging/podcasting, Graphic Organizers and FirstClass filled the month. Then, an evening presentation on Internet Safety at Centennial Central and an online OSAPAC meeting fill my [...]