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!
I heard of the Global Read Aloud a few years ago and thought that would be a great way to connect my class with others around the world. The idea was simple, choose one of the books to read aloud to your class, and connect with others around the world, who chose to read the… Read More Global Read Aloud: Connect Your Students With the World
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
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
Recently, I had the chance to visit Michael Strembitsky School. Something that stood out for me was their celebration of their “Epic Fails”. For the past 2 years and a bit, their school has been on a journey to make Inspiring Education come to life. There is a focus on cross curricular planning and inquiry… Read More Epic Fails: A lesson from Michael Strembinsky School