“That’s why we hired you”

A few years back, my daughters were given the responsibility of running the local swimming pool for the summer. They were hired by the local pool board and given the responsibility of getting the pool ready for the upcoming year.… Continue Reading

Learning to Leap

Almost Taking a Leap Some leaps, like across a puddle or over an object on the floor, aren’t that big. We do them without even thinking. They don’t scare us and we don’t really think about them. Unless we’re 6.… Continue Reading

The Human Side of School

In a recent Switch and Shift article How Technology is Challenging the Human Side of Business, Pam Ross discusses her role in helping leaders bridge the technology/human  relationship gap. The thing is, technology impacts our workplaces and our culture like… Continue Reading

Don’t Imitate – Innovate

It might be flattering to have someone imitate you. You might feel it’s necessary to imitate a mentor. But creativity and innovation rarely happen through imitation. It might start with what someone else is doing but creativity and innovation use… Continue Reading

Classroom Design – #saskedchat August 13th, 2015

Our chat this week was focused on Classroom Design. Participants shared their ideas and insights about creating a learning environment which includes students’ input and adapts to students’ needs. Participants shared great resources and their experiences of making changes to… Continue Reading

How do you connect to the world?

Current World Events That was a title on a board that has been in a few rooms when I’ve taught Social Studies. The idea is that students need to connect with what is happening in the world. Sounds simple. Not really.… Continue Reading

#saskedchat July 16th

Our topic for the July 16th #saskedchat was Connecting students with the world. Participants shared strategies, ideas and resource links as they discussed the importance of connecting events in the world with students in the classroom. There were some great… Continue Reading

.#CanWestchat – June 20th, 2015

#CanWestchat Trends It was another great #CanWestchat. Today we were discussing Ways to Engage all Learners. The chat brings together participants and moderators from #mbedchat, #saskedchat & #abedchat. This morning we were reminded how even when we think we have… Continue Reading

Living in the midst of tomorrow – today

photo credit – malaysianminilover It’s Already Happened In a post on edtechdigest, Cat McManus states in the column Living in a Digital World We Don’t Understand The digital revolution has already happened, and at every level, students demand—and their future success requires—that… Continue Reading

And this is why…..

I’ve seen this a few time over the past week or so. I realize that we’re two decades or more into the technology integration phase in education. I know that we need to integrate technology and that, by now, this… Continue Reading