What does it mean to be normal? How can we tell if new and innovative tasks and pedagogies are truly authentic – or just considered authentic because it fits into our privileged views of what normal is? Innovation. New Pedagogies. Digital literacies. 21st Century Learning Skills. How do we make sure we are not justContinue reading “Socially Transforming the Classroom”
We spend so much time talking about the technology, and all of the great new apps, programs, tips and tricks. Undoubtedly it is a literacy unto itself. But do we really teach our kids how to ‘read’ the internet? How do we harness literacy skills as they specifically relate to the technologies available toContinue reading “Reading the Internet”
I find that supporting struggling readers in Intermediate is very difficult. It is difficult to support with a classroom library or school library collection, difficult to run guided reading, and difficult to preserve self-esteem because using websites and books that may be at appropriate reading levels are also often for ‘little kids’. It is important toContinue reading “Supporting Intermediate Struggling Readers”
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 communityContinue reading “It is not about the technology. It is about what we do with it.”
Let’s learn together about how to promote literacy in the 21st century. Merging traditional literacy with digital literacy and other literacies.
Since the dawn of internet being available in our schools, there have always been students accessing inappropriate sites at school. Up until recently, many school boards have imposed internet ‘filters’ to block inappropriate sites, and to prevent students from engaging in Social Media while at school. However, in this day in age, filters haveContinue reading “Students Accessing Inappropriate Sites at School ?!?”
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 studentsContinue reading “Edtech: Harnessing Student Voice and Promoting Equity”