Professional learning for teachers

Digital etiquette

Continuing my focus on digital citizenship with an emphasis on digital etiquette. Digital etiquette sets standards for online conduct and how one should behaviour in a digital environment. In particular, it is important to establish rules for proper use of… Read More

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Digital Rights & Responsibilities

With increased use of technology and high usage of the internet by young people, it is imperative that schools take some responsibility in making sure students of all ages know what are their rights and responsibilities as a digital citizen,… Read More

K-12 Horizon Report 2015

The NMC Horizon Report K-12 2015 edition is definitely a must-read for teachers. By being aware of what is literally on the education horizon, you can reflect on where you are in relation to the forecast for edtech developments, short-term… Read More

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Build a digital collection through content curation

There are a range of content curation tools that you can use to help you build your digital collection to support the curriculum development and delivery in your school. You can filter the most current, relevant & reliable, appropriate &… Read More

Professional learning for teachers

Innovative learning activities to engage students

In the 2014 K-12 Horizon Report, creating authentic learning opportunities was identified as a solvable challenge; those that we understand and know how to solve. Authentic learning allows students to focus on real-world, complex problems and solution. In this 40… Read More

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Factors to keep in mind for your next classroom design

In this webinar snippet Karen Bonanno shares background research, design elements and examples of how classrooms and libraries have been designed to improve student learning outcomes and behaviour. The key environmental factors which affect student learning are identified as furniture,… Read More

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Google Drive for Education

Google Drive is a powerful application that will help you facilitate collaboration and communication in your classroom. It has added benefits of keeping you organised, and providing a back up in the cloud. Learn how to use Google Drive effectively,… Read More

Working smarter with Google

Use Doctopus and and Goobric to distribute and assess Google docs easily. This video shows how to set up for distributing Google docs to students using the Doctopus script and then attaching a rubric with Goobric. Join us for a… Read More

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A Space for Creation

A Makerspace is a learning environment rich with possibilities. As new hardware and software tools for making, digital design, and fabrication are emerging, we’re working together — with teachers and community leaders — to place those tools into the hands… Read More

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Trends to watch in 2013

2012 was quite an interesting year – climate, Olympics, elections, “fiscal cliff”. It was a wild ride in the ebook market—lawsuits, refusals to sell to libraries, library backlash against publishers, brick-and-mortar bookstores closing, start-up companies challenging traditional publishers and distributors,… Read More