5 Steps for Planning the Big Ideas in Education – with Pokemon Go

Always start with the Big Ideas in education when you plan your days, weeks, units, and years.  Avoid starting with Pokemon Go. When you start with the technology, you risk gaps in learning - lest your practice become about the tool and not the curriculum for student achievement. Does this mean not to use Technologies... Continue Reading →

Learning Commons Technology Mini-MOOC The purposes of a Library Learning Commons are inherent in the 5 Standards of the Canadian Library Association. They can be found in the Leading Learning Document. They are as follows: Facilitating collaborative engagement to cultivate and empower a community of learners. Advancing the learning community to achieve school goals. Cultivating... Continue Reading →

Learning Commons Technology Mini-MOOC The purposes of a Library Learning Commons are inherent in the 5 Standards of the Canadian Library Association. They can be found in the Leading Learning Document. They are as follows: Facilitating collaborative engagement to cultivate and empower a community of learners. Advancing the learning community to achieve school goals. Cultivating... Continue Reading →

  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 to... Continue Reading →

I think it behooves us to ask ourselves whether collaborative assessment practices including moderation, is different now that we are headed into 2016 - versus what it looked like in 2006? The process of grading and assessing students is very subjective, and it always has been - but with so much information, technology, globalization, opportunities... Continue Reading →

Holistically integrating ICT with the help of the Library

Originally created and shared by Deborah McCallum on https://sites.google.com/site/guidetoholisticeducation/librarianship: The purpose of this post is to provide examples of holistic instructional strategies involving information technology in any learning environment. Rather than solely focusing on objectives, assessment outcomes and a heirarchy of subject matter, which are important, the role of the Teacher-Librarian is to help learners... Continue Reading →

5 Questions for Innovation: From What to How

As educators we are very clear about WHAT we would like to do in terms of innovation. However, are we clear on HOW we are going to do it?  Very often in our PLN's, we are sharing great ideas about 'WHAT' to do. The WHAT is often shared in the form of a new technology... Continue Reading →

5 Reasons you need to be a Content Curator

No doubt about it, Content Curation is one of the most important digital skills of our time. The basic fact is that Curation is a strategy that we need just to begin to implement and sift through all of the information online.The following explains the top reasons why we need to engage in quality content curation... Continue Reading →

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