Sometimes there are moments that bring you back in time to reflect on your teaching practice, and a visit to YRDSBs Quest Conference this week certainly did that for me. Brian Aspinall @mraspinall was mentioning his early efforts in coding with kids in a club that he started while he was a University student in…Read More
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#IICTI Learning @MakerEd Toronto
It was great to visit the York School this week to attend #MakerEdTo. This was a fantastic opportunity to connect the #iicti AQ course members to a network of educators interested in constructivist and constructionist uses of technology. An added bonus was that they got to hear all about Seymour Papert from the Keynote Speaker…Read More
Invent To Learn – A Must Read for Schools
Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom by Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary Stager, Ph.D One of the greatest joys of being a connected learner is the fact that I’m meeting so many friends from all over the world who are also people from whom I learn so much. Meeting them virtually sometimes leads…Read More
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 see in the photo below. After hearing this idea via @leblancpeter @tlobaker and @nhamilton647 my…Read More
Thanking our Minds on Media Presenters!
Thanks to Facilitators for Excellent Minds On Media at ECOO12 We want to thank, and to celebrate, the facilitators at Educational Computing Organization of Ontario’s Minds On Media event held on Wednesday, October 24th. This year we had a full house of 120 participants and 9 centres! It was a hive of activity and the…Read More
Pedagogy, tools and complex work
This post started out as a comment on Doug’s blog post this morning but I got a little carried away. Thanks to Doug and Royan for getting me thinking and dwelling on some good stuff today! I’ve been teaching for 24 years now so I’ve been around the block a few times. I did not…Read More
What is Deep Understanding?
“It is the peculiarity of knowledge that those who really thirst for it always get it.” Richard Jefferies Regardless of whether technology is in the picture or not, I’ve been wondering about deep understanding: what is it, and is it a goal we can actually realize in our schools these days? Sheryl Naussbaum-Beach did a…Read More
Concept for my final project
I’m jumping for joy today because I’ve finally got a solid concept for my final individual project. It is meant to be a resource for teachers to learn about constructivist uses of technology in education, and I’ve been struggling with how to use stories to tell about different kinds classroom experiences with technology in a…Read More