The Best Makerspace Is Between Your Ears!

Last week ETCATA hosted an Invent to Learn workshop with Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez. This experience provided Alberta educators with two full days of learning about making, tinkering and engineering in the classroom. Attendees were all provided with a copy of their book, Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom. It… Read More The Best Makerspace Is Between Your Ears!

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Drinking the Google Drive Kool-Aid: My Top Reasons for Switching from Office to Google

I started using Google Docs several years ago when it was just Google Docs.  Over the past two years, I really started to understand it and use it for my own work, with students and as a student myself taking courses in University.  Google Docs has now become Google Drive and there is an entire suite… Read More Drinking the Google Drive Kool-Aid: My Top Reasons for Switching from Office to Google

Teaching in a Participatory Culture

Image from: http://langwitches.org/blog/2014/11/23/blogging-for-learning-mulling-it-over/ Recently I read, “Reading in a Participatory Culture: Remixing Moby-Dick in the English Classroom“, by Henry Jenkins and Wyn Kelley.  It was an excellent read and it made me reflect on how I first started blogging with students. In the book, Jenkins talks about traditional reading and writing skills still being important, but traditional… Read More Teaching in a Participatory Culture