Why Multimedia Literacy Pt. 2

This post is the second in two-part series of posts on some ideas I have been exploring over the past year in a half through in my Graduate Program. If you missed part 1, you can find it here. These ideas originate from a project I completed, Multimedia Literacy in the Elementary Language Arts Classroom: A RESOURCE… Read More Why Multimedia Literacy Pt. 2

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Alberta’s Curriculum Redesign: Impact On My Practice

Over the last year I have been involved in several conversations and meetings about Alberta’s curriculum redesign as my school district has been involved as a curriculum prototyping partner with the Calgary Board of Education (CBE).  CBE’s Curriculum Synthesis team has planned and lead local district conversations, webinars, Twitter chats and several regional meetings over the… Read More Alberta’s Curriculum Redesign: Impact On My Practice

Teaching Digital Citizenship: Digital Law

Thinking about teaching your students digital citizenship can be overwhelming as it is such a broad topic.  Where do you even start?  Mike Ribble’s 9 elements of digital citizenship provides educators with a framework that organizes the themes of digital citizenship. Ribble’s 9 elements are digital etiquette, digital access, digital law, digital communication, digital literacy,… Read More Teaching Digital Citizenship: Digital Law

Digital Citizenship: Are You Having These Conversations With Your Students?

Over the past 2 years, I have had the chance to visit many other classrooms and during these visits I have also had many conversations about digital citizenship with various students throughout grades K-12.  Whenever I go into a classroom and I need to introduce a new digital tool to students it is important that… Read More Digital Citizenship: Are You Having These Conversations With Your Students?

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