SAMR, Collaborative Inquiry & Tech enabled Learning

Earlier this year I began a collaborative teacher inquiry that would set up a technological framework for supporting literacy in the lives of our students, and increasing knowledge. My framework fit very nicely with Ruben Puentedura's SAMR model. The following is an example of one way I am incorporating the SAMR into literacy. Different Entry... Continue Reading →

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 →

Publishing Student Work: Who owns the copyright?

Who owns the copyright of student work? Should teachers be allowed to publish student work without permission or informed consent? In elementary school, we teach information literacy skills and teach students to properly cite the images and works of others. Creative Commons and the Education Fair Use act allows students to use and cite the... Continue Reading →

Merging Literacies in the 21st Century

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygPFD8gg1kw&feature=youtu.be Let's learn together about how to promote literacy in the 21st century. Merging traditional literacy with digital literacy and other literacies.

8 Ingredients for increasing Literacy and 21st Century Skills

8 Ingredients for increasing Literacy and 21st Century Skills.

8 Ingredients for increasing Literacy and 21st Century Skills

Students who access and use libraries and their contents – both librarians and books – outperform those students who rarely or never use libraries.  I am inspired from this quote from the article:  It's About Access. This is particularly because it outlines 2 very powerful words:  Access and Use. Access and use of effective and appropriate... Continue Reading →

11 Tips to Creating your Ideal Educational Blog

Blogging is an excellent way for Educators to reach out to parents and the surrounding community. It is also a great way to post information that students can access wherever they may be. However, it can also seem like a daunting task, especially since many of us grew up being taught to write with proper... Continue Reading →

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