Category Archives: internet

Edmodo for Authentic Writing

I’m sold on social networking as a vehicle for students to publish the best of their writing. It is one of my principal sources assessment data now. I catch them at their most eloquent, when they are engaged, and independent. … Continue reading

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An invitation to Grow

Creating positive learning environments has so many nuances that we could explore and discuss… Questions to start us thinking: What do we mean by “learning environment”? Who is responsible for the ‘positive culture’ of the learning environment? How does school … Continue reading

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Virtual Field Trips for Canadian Studies

I had a great line up of field trips for my fourth graders. They study Saskatchewan, and we are well located here in Moose Jaw. Next year I am teaching fifth grade. I need to think nationally now. Visit RCMP … Continue reading

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Should we choke off the bandwidth for personal devices?

I thought I was making progress with integrating iPods into my fourth grade room (few have phones at ten yet, but the difference is negligible), but our division guest network was overwhelmed by new users. Their solution was to switch … Continue reading

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Putting my money where my mouth is…

Should teachers and students be ‘friends’ on social networking sites? Classroom 2.0 Discussion I notice this morning another class member has tried to ‘friend’ me on Facebook. I’ll probably add her to my limited list. She is nine so I … Continue reading

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When do we act on what we know?

In a rather pedestrian move I decided to delve into food chains a little deeper in my fifth grade science class. Sharks are interesting, so after a cursory survey of the ocean food chain we paused to focus. I pulled … Continue reading

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