Monday, 27 February 2017

3D Printers

9 Amazing Ways Teachers Can Use 3D Printing 

to Teach Math and Science

There are many learning tasks that can be given to challenge and engage students that include
3D printers.

Check out these ideas posted by "We Are Teachers".

Click here for the article > 3D Printing

Also posted to the technology tab of this blog.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

THE LEARNING EXCHANGE RESOURCE BANK

This is an amazing collection of videos, articles and more.
  
It is alphabetized so that information can be quickly located.

Check it out !

Click here:  Learning Exchange Resource Bank 

Posted to the Webcasts and PD Tab 
EduGAINS VIDEOS and RESOURCES

This is an  incredibly rich site that covers everything you want to know about education 
in Ontario today.

It is updated constantly with the latest videos, resources and curriculum documents.

This an Incredible resource for any teacher to learn how to do what they need to do in the classroom and shows you how to do it!  

Enjoy!!!

Click Here for:  EduGAINS HOME PAGE.

 Posted to Webcasts and PD Tab
MYSTERY SKYPE

Watch this video and learn how to use Skype between classrooms in different ways.

Mystery Skype motivates students to try and learn about students and different parts of the world.
Students formulate questions to unlock their mystery classroom.

Watch this video to find out all about this strategy.

Click here for: Mystery Skype

Also posted to the Technology Tab

 

Saturday, 18 February 2017

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TWITTER IN THE CLASSROOM

This is a Hamilton teacher  using Twitter to consolidate a learning task.

An authentic audience is engaging.
Sharing your learning is exciting.

Click Here For:  Twitter Online

Posted to the Web/Blog Feb. 18. 2017.

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FACEBOOK LIVE or POSTED VIDEO

A 21st Century Strategy to share learning and to engage students.

Check out this video by one of our Brock Staff, Joanne Walsh, who is in Marie Guests classroom.

Note the Strategies being used:
 - Inquiry Based Learning

- KWLD Chart to use for Investigations
  What Do You Know?
  What Do You Want to Know
  What Have You Learned?
  What Will You Do With What You Have Learned?

- Gallery Walk

 Click here for Facebook Live:  Video

Posted to the Web/Blog Feb. 18. 2017.

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Online International Class Discussion Tool

How Cross-Cultural Dialogue
 Builds Critical Thinking and Empathy

Have a look at this online tool that connects classrooms safely around the world.

Use questions to guide the conversation to enhance critical thinking, and global learning.

Foster productive dialogue skills in today’s globally aware students.
Develop relationships and build international understanding and friendships. 
Breakdown stereotypes. Build Empathy.

The program is called Generation Global.

Click here and check it out. Cross Cultural Dialogue


Posted to webpage / blog February, 8th, 2017.

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BLOOMS DIGITAL TAXONOMY 

High Yield Strategies for Assessment

Check out this great article I received from Chuck Philips
Chuck has been an Apple Education Professional Development Specialist for years.

Take a look how you can use digital tools to help with assessment.

Click Here for: Blooms Digital Taxonomy Assessment Tools


Posted to this Blog January 3rd, 2017
 
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TECHNIQUES TO GET YOUR CLASSES ATTENTION 

This article is full of ideas to get your classes attention in a fun way.

Check out the right hand sidebar for more interesting articles from TeachThought!

20 Ways to Get Your Classes Attention with Tech Too!

5o Best Smart Phone Apps

55 iPad Apps

and more....

Click Here:  Strategies That Work

Also posted to this web/blogs High Strategies Yield Tab.
Posted to the Blog Nov. 23, 2016.

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GLOBAL AUDIENCE PROJECT

CONNECT YOUR CLASS TO THE WORLD

Have a look at this new site to engage your students in International Education opportunities.

Share a project!

Be an audience!

Browse a database of work!

Thanks to Sylvia Duckworth for sharing!


Click Here to go to the site!!!! Global Education project


Also posted to blog October, 17th, 2016.

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 Smart Phones in the Classroom

How can Smart Phones be implemented 

effectively into your classroom?

Click Here to examine the issue: Smart Phones
 
Click Here for: 50 Reasons to Use Smart Phones in Class 


Blog: Sept. 2016, January 2015 and under Philosophical Strategy Articles 

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 Great Technology Ideas to Teach Writing 


Click Here: Great Apps to Teach Writing
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How to Use Technology in The Classroom

Click Here: How to make a difference with technology


See the chart on how to use technology! 

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Mobil Learning 

Click Here: for Link by Mind Shift

5 Essential Insights About Mobil Learning 

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Social Media

 CLICK HERE: Professional Advisory


PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY – USE OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA 






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 Google Drive in the Classroom

A student sent me these 2 amazing articles today.

They are too good not to share!!

Check the related posts at the bottom of the articles.  

Thanks Alexis!

CLICK HERE FOR: 12 ROLES For GOOGLE DRIVE IN THE CLASSROOM


TEN WAYS TEACHER PLANNING NEEDS TO ADJUST TO THE GOOGLE GENERATION


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iPads In Education 
uses, benefits, and challenges

An outstanding study! 
Easy to read,
Great graphic organizers to show data
Clear data lists
Excellent Summaries and Conclusion
A 2013 survey of 6,057 students and 302 teachers in Quebec (Canada)
Preliminary Report of Key Findings 

By:  Thierry KARSENTI
        AurĂ©lien FIEVEZA


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START UP CANADA

2016 National Startup Canada Award Winners

Lots of Great Technology Research! 

I posted this because every teacher is entrepreneur in the classroom.

Have a look at the the Entrepreneurship 3 Part AQ .

Brock has an Entrepreneurial Centre.
A concentration in entrepreneurship provides you with the knowledge and skills required to start your own business or work in the small business sector. Areas related to entrepreneurship include family business, social entrepreneurship (i.e. non‐profit firms), independent entrepreneurship (i.e. starting a for‐profit firm), and corporate entrepreneurship. Career opportunities can include starting your own company or working in the development of new business opportunities within existing companies.


Today we must foster learning tasks that foster creative thinking and Entrepreneurial spirit.  

Congratulations to the 2016 Startup Canada Awards winners, each of whom have been recognized by their peers as strong role models for Canadians of all ages and entrepreneurs across all sectors for championing a culture of entrepreneurship,” said Brenda Halloran, Chair of the Startup Canada Board of Directors.

 “Each recipient is driving impact in Canada and globally, and represent the greatness and diversity of Canada’s entrepreneur community.”

Category 1 – Advancing The Environment and Culture for Entrepreneurship in Canada

Category 2 – Entrepreneur-led Businesses Demonstrating Excellence

Category 3 – Exemplifying the Spirit of Canadian Entrepreneurship

Category 4 – Outstanding Impact and Enduring Legacy in Canadian Entrepreneurship


CLICK HERE FOR:   THE 2016 WINNERS

On a Personal Note, Congratulations to my niece  Meredith J. Powell

She won the Category 1 - 2016 Startup Canada Entrepreneur Promotion Award

She Co-Founded, The Next Big Thing in Vancouver. 

Click here for: "THE NEXT BEST THING"

This entry is also posted to this Blog on Nov. 30th, 2016.


FACEBOOK LIVE 

A 21st Century Strategy to share learning and to engage students.

Check out this video by one of our Brock Staff, Joanne Walsh, who is in Marie Guests classroom.

Note the Strategies being used:
 - Inquiry Based Learning

- KWLD Chart to use for Investigations
  What Do You Know?
  What Do You Want to Know?
  What Have You Learned?
  What Will You Do With What You Have Learned?

- Gallery Walk

 Click here for Facebook Live:  Video

Also posted to technology Tab
THE 7 ESSENTIAL PRINCIPALS of INNOVATIVE LEARNING


7 PRINCIPALS:
1. Learners have to be at the center of what happens in the classroom.
2. Learning is a social practice and can’t happen alone
3. Emotions are an integral part of learning.  
4. Learners are different.
5. Students need to be stretched, but not too much.
6. Assessment should be for learning, not of learning
7. Learning needs to be connected across disciplines and reach out into the real world.
 
 Check out this informative article.  
 It has excellent ideas to reflect on and to make part of your professional practice. 

Click Here:  >>> 7 Principals of Innovative Learning

Also posted to the Strategies for the New Or Seasoned Teacher Tab