This Week in Ontario Edublogs


The frustrating thing about my Friday post  is boiling down the great writing that’s happening with Ontario Edubloggers into three or four of the best articles!  I did and these really caught my interest. Sign Up For The January Blogging Community Session Now! Blogging is good; building a community based on that blogging is evenContinue reading “This Week in Ontario Edublogs”

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”

A First Look at Scrawlar


Microsoft Office 365 and Google Docs are very powerful web-based products. They work so nicely in the classroom – provided the students have email addresses, are able to work with the powerful products and find the menu items that do what they need to do.  Then, there’s the sharing and the hand-ins and … FromContinue reading “A First Look at Scrawlar”

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”

Quick and Easy Polling


There are a number of options, software, and even hardware options available for polling.  My focus would be for polling in the classroom and I think it’s crucial that a poll is easily created, deployed, used, and results displayed. A couple of years ago, three of my student teachers had a placement where the teacherContinue reading “Quick and Easy Polling”