What Will You Do Now?


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 [...]

Documenting the #RCAC13


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. [...]

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 ... From [...]

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 to [...]

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 [...]