Cold calls to collaborations, and other tales of connected learning

I'm a big fan of the cold call. More often than not, in my experience, the people I have reached out to in the world of education have reciprocated to the point where some pretty great things have happened. Transformative, even. There was that time I cold-tweeted Dr. Leigh Zeitz of the University of Northern Iowa … Continue reading Cold calls to collaborations, and other tales of connected learning

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

Virtual Researcher On Call (VROC)

VROC is an organization that connects knowledge partners - college and university professors and professionals in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math - with Canadian students in elementary and secondary schools, for real-time, interactive learning opportunities. I have used this service to connect Grade 7 Science students with a University of Ottawa organic … Continue reading Virtual Researcher On Call (VROC)