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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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