Category Archives: collaboration

Making Thinking Visible – Getting started with routines

Making Thinking Visible is based on the work being done at Harvard’s Project Zero and is part of a larger study of Cultures of Thinking about which you can read more here.  The book provides a background about why a … Continue reading

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NEW! Mindomo Mind Mapping for Ontario Learners

OSAPAC has announced the release of a new Mind Mapping tool, called Mindomo, that affords some exciting new possibilities for demonstrations of learning and collaboration. This is a web application that students will access through a code that a teacher … Continue reading

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School Improvement Plans Are Everyone’s Business

Making our SIP (School Improvement Plan) come alive! This year I heard about someone on Twitter who decided to post their Board Improvement Plan in a visible space at school to share with students, parents and the community as you … Continue reading

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Inviting Family Voice: Crowdsourcing For Remembrance Day

I remember hearing Annie Kidder from People for Education talking about parent engagement a couple of years ago. She was cautioning the educators in the room to look beyond the obvious in terms of parent engagement.  We often think parent … Continue reading

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Getting Started with PLCs – A Protocol for Group Collaboration

Our first staff meeting at Edward Johnson was partly about getting to know each other. We have many new staff members (including both administrators), several LTOs (Long Term Occasionals) and a growing FDK (Full Day Kindergarten) team of 14 educators. … Continue reading

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Thank You Annie Fetter: How strangers can get us started and friends can cement the change

This post was first published on August 11, 2014 for voicEd.ca As teachers, we don’t always know our impact unless our students come back and share with us.  Similarly, as global teacher learners, we don’t always know the people that … Continue reading

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Copyright Matters – Canada!

Many of you will have already seen this, but you can now download the newly updated version of Copyright Matters. Students and teachers now more freedom with images, music and other web-based works so it’s good news! Check out page … Continue reading

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