September 2015

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The Real 1:1 Is Not About Devices

The Real 1:1 Is Not About Devices

Full disclosure: Much of this post comes from conversations with my administrator Chris Moore (@icprin). I would like to acknowledge him before you continue reading.   The more and more I think about changing my classroom practices, the less and less I consider technology. Perhaps I should celebrate how embedded in practice it has become since […]

Collaboration, Camaraderie & Financial Literacy With @ClashofClans #onted

Collaboration, Camaraderie & Financial Literacy With @ClashofClans #onted

I am a big fan and advocate for games based learning. In the most trivial form, good games offer complex puzzles, critical thought and creative play. Many good games today require an element of collaboration, creativity, problem solving and communication. Let’s not forget about financial literacy. Let me reiterate – good games. There are some not-so-good-games […]

Interpreting Curriculum

Interpreting Curriculum

(http://www.chroniclebooks.com/landing-pages/duckrabbit/downloads.html) In this post I would like to share some personal experiences regarding our preconceived notion of what curriculum is. While documents are in place with specific expectations for each grade level, we often omit the mathematical process found at the beginning of every grade here in Ontario. What I mean to say is the math […]

Is Homework Equitable?

Is Homework Equitable?

I’ve read a lot lately about equitable access to technology. Not equality – equity – with regards to availability at home. Some families have no internet, some have slow internet and some have top notch service. Some families have no computers, some have a family computer, some have own devices. You get the point. (Apologies […]