That’s been around for years


How many times have you heard that? And then maybe you went and Googled it to see if it was true or not? I like stuff like that. Often, it’s a never ending reminder that there were some very clever people inventing things a loooooong time ago. So, that’s why I found this story intriguingContinue reading “That’s been around for years”

This Week in Ontario Edublogs


Happy First Friday of 2019. Please read and enjoy this selection from Ontario Edubloggers. Chocolate by Trial and Error Sheila Stewart writes a post that will bring out your inner Julia Child. It’s a real departure from her regular posts – the previous one was about Effective School Councils – but still an interesting read.Continue reading “This Week in Ontario Edublogs”

About Negative Behaviour


I got a little pushback today when I shared this article via Twitter.  “How To Address Negative Student Behavior in 1:1 Classrooms“. In the article, the author Keith Sorensen did a nice job of identifying and describing potential areas for behaviour issues. Technology becomes the distraction; Distracting other students; Difficulty evaluating information; Less interest in theContinue reading “About Negative Behaviour”

Technology Integration Matrix


The Technology Integration Matrix is an interesting resource.  For the experienced teacher who is using technology well, it offers a confirmation that things are done well.  For the teacher struggling to engage students through the use of technology in lessons, it offers a world of ideas from the simple to the rather complex.  For theContinue reading “Technology Integration Matrix”

About Useless Gadgets


This article appeared in my Zite news feed this morning.  “Schools ‘wasting £450m a year’ on useless gadgets“. Those of us whose job it was involved acquiring technology and helping classroom teachers use technology effectively live in dread of titles like that.  The really offensive term to me was “useless gadgets”.  For as long asContinue reading “About Useless Gadgets”