Desk-less Classrooms is a Bad idea #ditchthefrontoftheroom – Instead #GiveStudentsChoiceAndVoice

This post is just another one of my opinions. Please comment with yours as I would love to learn from you. I feel inspired to blog because of the following tweets: I challenge you to have NO DESKS facing the front of the room this year. #ditchthefrontoftheroom — Alice Keeler (@alicekeeler) August 2, 2015 @alicekeeler […]

How to Fix a Broken School? Lead Fearlessly, Love Hard

Culture, culture, culture! On Linda Cliatt-Wayman’s first day as principal at a failing high school in North Philadelphia, she was determined to lay down the law. But she soon realized the job was more complex than she thought. With palpable passion, she shares the three principles that helped her turn around three schools labeled “low-performing […]

10 Reasons to Teach Coding - #Sketchnote by @sylviaduckworth

10 Reasons to Teach Coding – #Sketchnote by @sylviaduckworth

  Coding allows students to create content, not just consume it. Coding empowers students and give them tools to express themselves in really cool ways. Coding teaches storytelling with games and animations. Coding is a place for students to take risks and fail safely. Coding is inclusive and builds self-confidence Coding supports many principles of […]

Connectedness – Highlights from #CanConnectEd15

  CanConnectEd was not your typical edtech conference. Of course there were sessions on tools, apps and such. But the big idea around the “connected” conference was, well, the idea of being connected. Thank you @mraspinall because I learned something for the 1st time today. #CanConnect15 very validating. — Alanna King (@banana29) May 7, 2015 […]

Exploring Geometry by Coding With @gosphero & @tickleapp

Exploring Geometry by Coding With @gosphero & @tickleapp

  In this article I would like to dissect the Math curriculum here in Ontario and focus on the process of mathematics. From the Ontario curriculum document: Problem Solving Problem solving is central to learning mathematics. By learning to solve problems and by learning through problem solving, students are given numerous opportunities to connect mathematical […]

We Are at the End of Forgetting - Highlights From #etfot4t

We Are at the End of Forgetting – Highlights From #etfot4t

This weekend I had the fortunate opportunity to attend and present at the ETFO ICT Conference in Toronto. The #etfot4t conference doesn’t start until 10:30 and the room is getting full already! #ETFO members eager to learn! — Jerry DeQuetteville (@jdeq) April 17, 2015 Learning with 180+ colleagues! Excited! #etfot4t — Mrs. Mott’s […]

Coding Fractal Art Using Mathematics #csk8

Coding Fractal Art Using Mathematics #csk8

Although this was an Art task, our Art teacher (@MrsPDU) allowed my students to code their fractal piece. Check out the Geometry expectations this also covered, besides the Art component. Grade 8 – Students Will: demonstrate an understanding of the geometric properties of quadrilaterals and circles and the applications of geometric properties in the real […]