Category Archives: Technology

Transformation is Not About Technology but About Being Able to Tell A Story

This post started out as a Facebook post and morphed into something a little bigger as I was pecking away in my car before heading to a workshop this morning. I got home last night from our Ignite Dinner Series … Continue reading

Posted in Differentiated Instruction, Education, Personal Growth, Student Work, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Learning to Code Using Hopscotch – Engaging, Purposeful, & Challenging Learning

What is coding? I didn’t know much about it either prior to December of 2014.  I learned that it is another language and knowing how it works will open up a lot of possibilities for my students and our classroom. … Continue reading

Posted in Differentiated Instruction, Genius Hour, Personal Growth, Student Work, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Save Our Rhino’s Global Classroom Project: Using Our Voices to Raise Awareness

On Wednesday, December 10th our class skyped with Karen Stadler who lives in South Africa. Karen started a project called the Traveling Rhinos Project. The Traveling Rhinos Project is a project that is helping raise awareness around the world to … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Student Work, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sharing Genius Hour – “Simple to You and Amazing to Others”

Genius Hour and other models of student inquiry are necessary if we are going to spark the thinkers of the next generation to great heights of innovation, self actualization, and self-regulation of their learning. The next step we as educators, … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Education, Genius Hour, Personal Growth, PLN, Student Work, Technology, Twitter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Making the Most out of Every Second

Below is a video shot in a relatively short time span this morning while my wife was running errands and I was hanging out with my 3 year old and my 21 month old.  It is a video inspired by … Continue reading

Posted in Differentiated Instruction, Education, Family, Genius Hour, Personal Growth, PLN, Student Work, Technology, Twitter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Share it Maybe? – Share it and Choose2Matter!

It is has been a while since my family and I first watched the video below. With a 3 year-old and a 19 month old at home you can imagine how much of a hit seeing Cookie monster singing would … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Education, Family, Genius Hour, Personal Growth, PLN, Technology, Twitter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Working on Presentation about “The iPad as an Assessment and Learning Tool”

This is a repost of a blog entry by my colleague and teaching partner Gallit Zvi. We are working on a couple pro-d presentation and would really appreciate the help of our awesome PLN. Any help you can give by … Continue reading

Posted in Differentiated Instruction, Education, PLN, Technology, Twitter | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

8 Videos that Promoted Thoughtful Discussions in our Class This Year

Below are some of the most memorable videos we watched in our classroom this year. Each of these videos sparked spontaneous, thoughtful, and important discussions on a variety of topics. Some videos were discovered by students, some by Ms. Nordio … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

1 Genius Thing We Did in Our Class This Year

This is a post long in the works and one that has seen many different versions prior to me pressing the publish button.  I hope you enjoy. This past year I shared with my grade 7 students an exciting and … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Differentiated Instruction, Education, Genius Hour, Personal Growth, PLN, Technology, Twitter | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Engaged Learners Share Learning about Artists Using Technology

The Artist Biography Projects the AWESOME students in Division 3 undertook gave them freedom to choose any artist they wished to research and learn about. The project was split into two parts. The first section included learning and documenting specific information about … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in Differentiated Instruction, Education, Student Work, Technology, Weebly | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment