Category Archives: learning

Knowledge WITH technology: A case for intelligent learning

I came across this post today where Donna Fry mentions thinking about twitter as a library. This reminded me of some related thinking I had been doing back in 2005 when I was considering the role of technology with the … Continue reading

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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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NEW! From OSAPAC/CCPALO: Digital Resources

OSAPAC/CCPALO is the Ontario Software Acquisition Program Advisory Committee that has been working hard over the last year and a half, in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Education, to bring some new educational resources to Ontario students and teachers.  … 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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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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