Twitter as Choose your Own Professional Development

There you have it – COPD. Choose your own PD. Yesterday I received the following tweet: Dear #PLN, who might be interested in sharing their expertise on assessment with some colleagues? Would you, @mraspinall , @kmalandruccolo — Robin Dubiel (@RobinDubiel) February 10, 2014   And I quickly shared: @RobinDubiel Any particular subject area? Immediately I […]

TEDX Chatham Kent - Small Town, Big Ideas - Why This Conference is so Important For Me as a Teacher

TEDX Chatham Kent – Small Town, Big Ideas – Why This Conference is so Important For Me as a Teacher

It’s a humbling feeling to say the least. I have been chosen to speak at the first annual TEDx event here in Chatham Kent. As far as I can tell, I am the only educator. Other speakers are all successful experts in their own respective field and I hope to make some good connections. From […]

Joyful Blogging – In Response to @bgrasley and @dougpete

Brandon Grasley and Doug Peterson both challenged me and other Ontario bloggers to be joyful in our blogging and share in Lee Kolbert’s challenge. Here’s my entry in the fun. The Process Acknowledge the nominating blogger. Share 11 random facts about yourself. Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you. List 11 […]

What is Computer Science and What do People Do Once They Know It?

What is Computer Science and What do People Do Once They Know It?

What is Computer Science and What do People Do Once They Know It? Today I am encouraging every teacher to let students explore coding this week. Computer science develops students’ computational and critical thinking skills and shows them how to create, not simply use, new technologies. This fundamental knowledge is needed to prepare students for […]