Producing Digital Content: A Story told in Emaze

During my Learning Technologies: Selection, Design, and Application course, we were asked to produce a digital story about the types of digital content we have worked on thus far, as a type of reflection of our journey with various online media technologies. Since embedding an Emaze presentation doesn't work on WordPress.com (I was only able … Continue reading Producing Digital Content: A Story told in Emaze

NECDSB Google Collaborative Inquiry Project

As part of my school board's Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) funding, I was tasked with developing and executing a research project. Based on this article on the ISTE website, and the work of Leigh Zeitz, an associate professor of instructional technology at the University of Northern Iowa, I worked to modify the concept presented … Continue reading NECDSB Google Collaborative Inquiry Project

One Tab: Bringing your tabs together

If you're like me, I push my Chrome browser to its limits with the amount of tabs I have open when I embark on my daily information highway roadies. I use a free Chrome extension called One Tab. If you're a Firefox user, here's the Mozilla Add-On One Tab as well.  One Tab looks like … Continue reading One Tab: Bringing your tabs together

Taking the Google Certified Educator exams: Gmail

As part of my board's plan to actively prepare students to succeed in 21st century learning environments, I had suggested that our Ed Tech Champs, as well as a few other key players in NeCDSB's migration to Google Apps for Education, become Google Certified Educators. In the end, we decided that this would be a … Continue reading Taking the Google Certified Educator exams: Gmail

Grade 5 Science: Human Organ Systems and Dissecting Frogs

I cut the top of my thumb yesterday slicing up a lime for shrimp skewers on the BBQ. This morning, I went to open a new band-aid and, for some reason, the band-aid had frogs on it. This reminded me of an event Science Timmins facilitated as a culminating activity for my Grade 5 science … Continue reading Grade 5 Science: Human Organ Systems and Dissecting Frogs

digital Human Library and professional artist Omari Newton

Omari Newton is in the digital Human Library! Montreal-born artist Omari Newton is a professional actor, writer, Slam poet and MC whose work can be found on television, film, stage or radio. Omari's work in television and film includes playing Lucas Ingram in the Showcase series Continuum, Larry Summers in the Spike series Blue Mountain State … Continue reading digital Human Library and professional artist Omari Newton

Kayaking the Amazon River with Tarran and Olie! A Google Hangout on Air Adventure

A Grade 5/6 class at St. Patrick's School in Cobalt, Ontario participated in a Live on Air Google Hangout with two explorers on Thursday, June 11th. Tarran and Olie were in Lima, Peru, and have since embarked on an epic journey that will have them kayaking the Amazon River! The students had the chance to … Continue reading Kayaking the Amazon River with Tarran and Olie! A Google Hangout on Air Adventure

Making Thinking Visible with the Shadow Puppet App in K-2

A couple of months ago, I was asked to present to Kindergarten teachers about how to use the Shadow Puppet EDU app for iPad and iPhone, and how students can use this tool to make their thinking visible in an interactive, engaging and intuitive way. The Shadow Puppet app allows students to create videos, presentations … Continue reading Making Thinking Visible with the Shadow Puppet App in K-2

Building Bridges with Virtual Researcher on Call

When I taught Grade 7 Science, I used Virtual Researcher on Call in my classroom to help with my Structures unit. Professor Francesco Tangorra from Algonquin College was the resident expert on call, and if you ever have the chance to work with him, you won't be disappointed! The following is an excerpt from an … Continue reading Building Bridges with Virtual Researcher on Call

Science Timmins

Antoine Garwah is the founder of Science Timmins, and he and his wife Lorraine have brought forth exciting learning opportunities for students in Timmins and the surrounding areas for many years. They bring science to life and provide hands-on activities for students to "play, discover and learn." Stay tuned for more news about their most … Continue reading Science Timmins