TextHelp’s Read&Write for Google Chrome

Letting go of Kurzweil and Dragon Naturally Speaking and embracing web-based Read&Write...it can be done, but not without a few (minor) hiccups, as is usually the case when implementing any new technology on a large scale. My Board purchased TextHelp's Read&Write Chrome extension (Premium) as a comprehensive assistive technology solution for our students this year. … Continue reading TextHelp’s Read&Write for Google Chrome

Ctl Education Chromebook Training for Teachers

The teachers in my Board acquired Chromebooks (namely CTL Education Chromebooks) at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, as part of a plan to move towards and embrace web-based computing and Google Apps for Education. We also have Chromebooks for our students, and these will be in their hands very soon. This is a … Continue reading Ctl Education Chromebook Training for Teachers

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

Google Slides Presentation: Indigenous Math Games

My students learned how to play two different Aboriginal math games (more can be found here).  They had fun playing Throw Sticks and Stick Dice, games originating with the Apaches in the Southwest United States and the Pomo Indians of California, respectively. During large celebrations that would last about four days, nations would get together … Continue reading Google Slides Presentation: Indigenous Math Games