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Copyright for Teachers

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Just reading over the Copyright Matters document in it’s 4th edition to make sure I understand its’ contents. There is so much to consider when examining this issue. Copyright in the context of the public school system is new me, although I have been affected by and working with copyright law in the music industry […]

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Review of Online Math Resources

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There are a wide variety of Digital Tools that can be used in the classroom to compliment provincial math curriculum that should not be ignored. They can help build engagement, and offer an alternative way of framing problems outside of visual representations and manipulatives. A panoply of websites are mentioned in┬áChapter 7 of our textbook […]

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Review of Online Evaluation Resources

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Hi friends! Just finished a week of observation in a Grade 2 French Immersion classroom. My mentor teacher was very patient and her lessons were participatory and creative. Very inspiring! This week I also worked on our Genius Hour project. There are so many helpful resources to discover.  I wanted to share a few useful […]

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Cyberbullying

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I found a useful blog post for teachers called How to Prevent Cyberbullying in the Classroom. It offers nine recommendations for teachers to help stop cyberbullying before it starts. Here is a quick summary of each point: Create digital citizens – Teach that in the cyber world, just as in real life, nice is nice […]

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Digital Citizenship in the Classroom

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The ISTE article Building and Keeping a Positive Digital Identity, published in June 2015, lists some important points that teachers should discuss surrounding digital citizenship: Think about what you are posting before you post it. How are people going to react? How might the post be misinterpreted? Is the information you are sharing accurate? Discuss […]

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Canadian Educators on Twitter

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My last blog pointed to a few Education twitter-stars from the United States. Now let’s find some Canadian educators out there in the twitterverse. Some tweeting teachers who post frequently and share interesting, relevant, focused tweets are: Dana Bergven : FI teacher in London, Ontario Mark Chubb : All things math : this guy has […]

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Finding inspiration on Twitter

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Hi! Here I am doing a one year intensive Bachelor of Education program at Saint Thomas University in Fredericton, enrolled in 8 courses (what is this thing you call a social life!?), and getting excited about a two month practicum in Grade 2 French Immersion. This Blog is an assignment for EDUC 5973, Integrating Tech […]