Category Archives: learning resources

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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5 Stages of Twitter User

  Teachers that don’t share what they do Teachers who work silently, don’t tweet, blog and discuss ideas with people around the world are obsolete. Teachers are no longer working locally but globally and it’s our job to share what … Continue reading

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Honourable Brad Wall, Ken Krawetz, and Don Morgan, give it a try

  As a rural teacher, I generally had 16 students in a double/triple grade room. I thought it a good size. Over the last few years my classes (single and multigrade) fluctuate between 22-25. 25 exceeds my comfort level for … Continue reading

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BYOD in My Classroom

I’ve introduced BYOD into my elementary classroom. This September I will be starting my third serious integration. Sure there have been some issues, but I think the advantages out way the snags. I don’t have a “program”, simply some common … Continue reading

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Schooling vs Making

Constructing Modern Knowledge The term making has just burst into my awareness in the last year. It doesn’t seem to be a remarkably new concept, but it is one I think that is been largely overlooked in my classroom over … Continue reading

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Fourth Grade Rocks and Minerals

I set up three stations this morning. In the first one, students attempted to match rock and mineral samples to a key of the three types of rock. In the second station they had to unscramble the landform pieces and … Continue reading

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Where we are today

I saw this Australian video on Google+ and decided to share it. We wanted to talk about 21st Century Education

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It was a busy year

This school year I underused wikispaces. Wikispaces have been a central component of my tech integration. I’ve used it as a sandbox and peer collaboration space in the past. It is the platform for my students digital portfolios. All that … Continue reading

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Conserving Resources

I’m sure my Saskatchewan fourth graders do not need this level of detail in their Rocks, Minerals, and Erosion science unit. It just bugs me that I don’t remember what all these rocks are. I have three boxes of cool … Continue reading

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