This post is the first 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. These ideas originate from a project I completed, Multimedia Literacy in the Elementary Language Arts Classroom: A RESOURCE FOR EDUCATORS. So often I hear people talking about… Read More Why Multimedia Literacy? Pt. 1
If you haven’t started using Chrome as your default browser you need to consider it. There are so many benefits to using Chrome over the other options out there, especially if you are using Google Apps for Education. To use Chrome to its full potential you need to sign into the browser when you are… Read More Chrome: The Bees Knees
Last week I participated in Google Education on Air. It was a free PD event which happened to fall on our PD day and then the next day which was Saturday. This was a perfect opportunity for me to hear from several educators who I follow on Twitter or read their blogs. Not only was this… Read More PD on Your Own Time
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
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?
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
Having dedicated time to plan with another teacher or several teachers has been one of the best parts of my job this year. As a Lead Collaboration Teacher, I get to work with teachers who request to work with our team. Using Jennifer Katz’s 3 Block Model our team has recently been focused on Block… Read More Teacher Collaboration: How Can We Get More of This?