#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 ideas for engaging and empowering students to examine world events and situations in a meaningful […]

Read More »

EC&I 831 – Final Summary Reflection

Photo Credit: sdobie via Compfight cc The final summary for EC&I831 was a great way to spend some time to reflect on the learning from the past few months and then look forward just a bit. In the Rearview Mirror Part of moving forward is being able to critically reflect on what one is learning […]

Read More »

First Contact – School Contact

Youtube – First Contact  First Contact – in Star Trek, this is a crucial moment for the human race – devastated by the WWIII, earth is in a state where it’s survival is uncertain and First Contact is important. Chaos and disorder are plaguing the inhabitants left on earth. The unlikely hero wants no part […]

Read More »

#saskedchat – November 6, 2014

  It was another great chat tonight. Our topic was Student Led Conferences and there were many great ideas and suggestions for helping students and parents become greater partners in learning. The participants offered some great ideas for getting parents involved and making the transition to SLC’s. As Katie White pointed out which I believe […]

Read More »

They will grow up

First off, I’d like to thank Dr. Alec Couros for a great second session at #dcmooc and Katia Hildebrandt and Joanne Saunders for the work they have done in gathering, organizing and sharing materials. The prompts this week from the #dcmooc discussion focus on guiding students/children to develop the skills and means to become self-regulating, self-filtering, self-monitoring […]

Read More »

11 Underlying Assumptions Of Digital Literacy

A very good discussion about digital literacy. 11 Underlying Assumptions Of Digital Literacy. It’s becoming more important that we pay attention to digital literacy, digital citizenship and netiquette. I believe that it isn’t something that you teach in a “class” but should be integrated, like the technology, into the learning that is taking place. Yes, a […]

Read More »

In order to fly, you have to let them go!

Today was another monumental day at school. For the first time, students were brought together to create the policies and consequences which they will follow in the upcoming year in the areas of attendance, lates, cellphone use and leaving school during the day. Areas, which up until now, had been the sole domain of the […]

Read More »

It made me cringe but led to an “aha”

It’s Sunday afternoon and I’ve just finished putting away all the things from our second Ultimate Youth Night. This night is a opening evening for youth in our community to come together in a safe and supervised setting to enjoy movies, games, gaming and music. Our first event had about 50 youth attend from 7:00 […]

Read More »