Last week was Computer Science Education Week. Many people were involved with the Hour of Code. If you read the blogs and stories that permeated the media, you'll know kids had a whale of a time; teachers hopefully made the connections between coding and their regular curriculum; For me, I enjoyed the Angry Birds activity … Continue reading What Will You Do Now?
During October and now December, I've had the privilege of co-chairing two conferences with two amazing folks - Cyndie Jacobs and Doug Sadler. Both events were instrumental in bringing together Ontario Educators for an event of learning, sharing, and reflection on practice. The most recent event was the Western Regional Computer Advisory Committee's Symposium 2013. … Continue reading Documenting the #RCAC13
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 student … Continue reading Playing with nkwiry
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 ... From … Continue reading A First Look at Scrawlar
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 to … Continue reading Classroom Management Challenge
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 number … Continue reading A Great Symbaloo Mix
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 … Continue reading This Week in Ontario Edublogs