Like many educators, I have spent the majority of my professional life feeling like I am stuck in a perpetual state of being overwhelmed and exhausted. Early in my career, I often thought “Next year will be different. I will know more and be more prepared. It will be easy.” In 15 years, I have […]
Look for Connections. When students use technology, it should be within the context of larger learning goals rather than in isolation. “Technology used in isolation is less effective than when it’s integrated into a curricular set of activities,” says Pasnik. Quoted from Education.Com (http://www.education.com/magazine/article/effective-technology-teaching-child/?page=2)
I have posted elsewhere in this blog about the tools I use during the day, here for instance, or here. My career stretches back to the beginning of the 1980’s, so there are moments when a pair of scissors and … Continue reading →
In classrooms everywhere, many have reached the middle of their school year for 2014/15. That is the case for us in @RSSGrade6 but we are also looking at a milestone in our school career lives. This is the halfway point between the first day students entered Kindergarten and until they will earn a diploma by […]
The topic of #saskedchat blogging challenge has come: Share how you stay organized and the tools you use to manage your time and focus on being productive. When it comes to organizing my schedule, actual calendar that I can write on and schedule/planner book work the best for me. I tried using iPad’s calendar to […]
I was late to join that night’s chat (#saskedchat – Jan 29, 2015) and missed out how it happened, but I scored new website that might be interesting to use in future. Scramblr – you can post notes on this virtual whiteboard.
As I reflect on the lecture on Jan. 27, I thought about technology we had as a student in 1980s – 1990s. As well, how much technology used in school has changed in past decade, what I have seen since 2000. We did not have computer in school, I used Word-processor to type and print […]
(In response to the #saskedchat Blogging Challenge, Week One: Organization) Not long after I started teaching, I was chatting with my mother (an educator herself) and sharing all of the exciting things about my new classroom. The kids are great,…