It is not about the technology. It is about what we do with it.

This year I have been greatly inspired from a Teacher-Librarian at another school, who has been an expert at garnering support for reading amazing Canadian Literature!  More specifically - The Forest of Reading from the Ontario Library Association.  What I love most about what she does, is that she has built a strong global sense of community... Continue Reading →

Edtech: Harnessing Student Voice and Promoting Equity

    Educational Technology can be used to promote equity in our learning spaces, harness student voice, and provide new avenues for students to cultivate their passions in life. Educators can choose to use this edtech meaningfully in our learning spaces. We can use it for purposes including connecting, creating, knowledge building, publishing, giving students... Continue Reading →

The process of finding information and creating new knowledge involves key skills that are important for all learners. In the 21st century, the amount of information that our students must process has grown exponentially, and will continue to grow. This is one area where we need to build capacity with our educators. In the 21st... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Criteria for Choosing Edtech

  There are important considerations that need to be at the forefront of our decision making when it comes to choosing edtech. When we metaphorically 'grab' onto the technology and use it without thought as to how it affects our pedagogy, we may be putting our learners at a a disadvantage. Therefore, there are several... Continue Reading →

Edtech, Advertising, and Media Literacy

The rapid increase of technology in the 21st century has impacted every sector, and education is no exception. While the benefits are numerous, the drawbacks have included the advertising and commercialism tactics that have permeated the many technologies, especially free technologies that educators are using. If educators are not careful, we could be inadvertently endorsing... Continue Reading →

It is not about Technology. It is about Pedagogy.

  In this era of rapid evolution of informational technology, new pedagogies are necessary to meet the demands of our connected world. This includes providing equal access and opportunity for students to partake, share and build knowledge in virtual spaces. Educators are creators, facilitators, curators and collaborators of knowledge in the 21st century, and technology plays a... Continue Reading →

Technology in Education : BYOD & Equitable Access

  BYOD is an initiative that more and more individual schools and boards are considering to run within schools. While it promises many benefits for students, teachers and school boards, it is an initiative that is not without issues and ethical considerations that should be thoughtfully considered by teachers and boards alike. Equity and access... Continue Reading →

New Pedagogies needed for Edtech Integration

Technology has always existed, and there is nothing really new to teach our students. If we can consider this argument for a moment, and consider the implications of what it means for Education. If technology has always existed and evolved, then learning has also had to evolve across time and space. The newest and rapidly... Continue Reading →

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