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The Nature of Learning – OECD

It’s always great to go back to the science of learning to underpin everything we do as educators. A fascination for how people learn led me to an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and this has served me so well as … Continue reading

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Google Forms and Siri Unite For Recording Anecdotals

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I’m a big fan of using Siri on my iphone and have been ever since I began using speech to text software with students in about 2006.  Boy, has the technology improved since then!  I now use it to create … Continue reading

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#IICTI Learning @MakerEd Toronto

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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 … Continue reading

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Making Some Bread

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About 28 years ago, I remember taking some Saturday cooking classes with my Mom.  We played around learning to make pastry with techniques and recipes that I still use today, and also played around with a little bit of bread … Continue reading

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YPALS – Youth Helping Youth at the YMCA

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Peter Skillen and I had the pleasure of attending a working group session at the YMCA of Greater Toronto led by Candy Chow (YPALS Coordinator – ‎YMCA of Greater Toronto) and Nina Arcon (YPALS Specialist at YMCA of Greater Toronto). … Continue reading

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Automated Ordering Comes to McDonalds

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We hear lots about the outsourcing of jobs to computers and last week I walked right into it at a McDonald’s restaurant. 

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Think Tank: Transforming the learning experience

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This week I had the honour to be invited to contribute to a panel of amazing people at the recent Think Tank session from CECCE, one of Ontario’s French School Boards, along with well known thinkers about transforming educational environments.  … Continue reading