Category Archives: technology

Unexpected Inquiry Lessons

I didn’t plan for the conversations that happened in my classroom today. I’ve never had them with a class because I hadn’t thought this way before. Let me explain. My grade 10 art class is a unique bunch that thrives … Continue reading

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What do Educators Fear About Using Technology?

What holds us back from embracing technology in our daily practice? I’ll be talking about these fears with some colleagues in a few months.  I’d love to hear your perspectives.  Please share your ideas in the comments below.  Thanks    

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Dylan’s Story

Dylan’s story is just beginning, and I’m happy to share some details with you (thank you to Dylan — and Dylan’s Mom — for allowing me to post this). Dylan and I have had several conversations since he took my … Continue reading

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Just a Project. Just a Mark.

Yesterday, something happened that hadn’t happened before.  A student was concerned that he wouldn’t finish his project by the due date (I have mixed feelings on due dates, but I won’t discuss this in today’s post).  He said “I can … Continue reading

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Art + Innovation

Every now and then, a student will surprise me.  My grade 9 art class is studying the Group of Seven, Tom Thomson and Emily Carr as part of their final task.  They have some written work as well as a … Continue reading

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Green Eggs & Ham: How #SGDSBTC has me thinking “Seuss-style”

Earlier this year, I applied to be a one of our school board’s Tech Champions, and I am so glad to be a part of this dynamic group. Kudos to Stacey Wallwin, who facilitates the learning activities, organizes our meetings … Continue reading

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Permission to Play

While browsing through Twitter today, I stumbled upon a post shared by John Spencer… Great thoughts here. “#rawthought: And Our Tools Shape Us” by @amyburvall https://t.co/pjFz7cpKG9 — John Spencer (@spencerideas) April 8, 2016 I would have continued to scroll, but … Continue reading

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