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Digital Citizenship is Just Citizenship

Digital Citizenship Is Just Citizenship

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Added by Emile Ferlisi on February 21, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Journey Thus Far

Added by Grant Lilley on February 19, 2016 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Let Your Voice Be Heard

January 2016

 

The breakthrough in student voice, while incorporating technology to solve authentic math problems has been very energizing. Students have been engaging in questions that are multifaceted and have been able to articulate their reasoning through: pictures, voice and words to create mini-movies through the Explain Everything app. This app allows the students to ‘smash’ together multiple media types in order to have their personal thoughts heard.

Here is an…

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Added by Grant Lilley on February 19, 2016 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Introduction of Technology

December 2015,

 

This month we have seen the introduction of technology (iPads) and certain apps in order to allow students to develop their math voice. Early insertion has permitted us as teachers to see that, although students can enter a problem and obtain some computational success, they struggle to articulate how and why they are making certain choices throughout a problem.

 

Here is an example of the question given this week, as well as an atypical student…

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Added by Grant Lilley on February 18, 2016 at 10:33am — No Comments

You Can't be Great if you Refuse to Create

You Can't be Great if you Refuse to Create

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Added by Emile Ferlisi on February 16, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

SPARK by Dr. John Ratey

Just started reading this book by John Ratey, MD.  He explores the relationship between aerobic activity and the brain and I'm excited to learn more.  This seems to add even more importance to the need to get our Special Education students moving!…

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Added by Derek Morgan on February 16, 2016 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Beyond Digital Citizenship

Beyond Digital Citizenship

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Added by Emile Ferlisi on February 12, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Educating our Students and Each Other

'Educating our Students and Each Other' - Originally posted in: 'Effective Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age' on Monday, September 28th, 2015

 

On Friday our TLLP, Effective Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age, was officially launched. The project hopes to build teacher efficacy through collaboration and is divided into two phases: Phase 1 includes team members selecting digital technologies and learning tools that fit with the diverse…

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Added by Emile Ferlisi on February 10, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Learn, Share, Change: How we Think Just Like Raj Dhingra (on a smaller scale)

'Learn, Share, Change-How we Think Just Like Raj Dhingra (on a smaller scale)' - Originally posted in Effective Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age on October 14th, 2015

 

After watching Raj Dhingra I was a little disappointed: He totally beat me to the punch and did it in a powerful way - a Tedtalk no less! - well before our project for learning, sharing and changing the way we use technology in our school (and hopefully far beyond) had been hatched, he…

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Added by Emile Ferlisi on February 9, 2016 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Ten Week TLLP Check-In

Ten Week Check-in

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Added by Emile Ferlisi on February 9, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Shifting

Nov.2015

 

After a month’s worth of student work, it was time to take a hard look and reflect. In both of our classes, (Grades 6 and 3) we have seen our students’ struggle trying to fit their thinking into a formulated learning strategy. We started this journey trying to develop a toolkit for teachers, searching for that ‘magic bullet’ in which students can rely on to answer problem-based math. This has been a huge learning curve for us as professionals. Creating an…

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Added by Grant Lilley on February 6, 2016 at 3:43pm — No Comments

January Update of the D2L TLLP Group

It looks like it’s been 2 months since we shared, but part of that time was Christmas vacation, and pre-Christmas vacation, so it doesn’t really count as time! Also, we recently experienced the death of one of our recently retired colleagues and it kind of knocked us for a loop!

We are back on track and looking forward to a new semester, new classes and a couple of new D2L courses.

A confession: we’re kind of scared in the sense that we feel it might all be a bit daunting. On…

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Added by Janet Broder on January 27, 2016 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Seeing what the students are coming to the table with......

Oct. 2015

 

Today our class started the discussion of how to solve math problems. The students were asked what they think about in order to start a complex question.

Here is what they came up with.

 

As we can see, a lot of past teaching has revolved around reflecting within…

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Added by Grant Lilley on January 19, 2016 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Start of the Journey

 

Sept. 2015

Or TLLP goal is to explore creating sustainable change in math problem problem solving using technology.

To begin our TLLP journey, we surveyed the grade 3 and 6 students and all staff regarding their attitudes and perceptions of math problem solving, and the use of technology to solve math problems.

Student results…

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Added by Grant Lilley on January 18, 2016 at 2:37pm — No Comments

New year going forward

As the new year began, the students have been looking forward to our learning routines involving repeated reading, new reading materials, sock and chalk, writers workshop, elkonin boxes. We are enjoying the progress in oral language development, writing and reading. Go team!

Added by Betty Germanili on January 13, 2016 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Project Update - A reflection on 2015

Took the time to reflect on 2015 and the awesome learning/work my students and did over the last 4 months:

http://newfluencies.blogspot.ca/2016/01/bringing-ideas-to-life-using-3d.html

Looking forward to keeping things going as strong or stronger from now until June 2016!

Would love to hear your thoughts/feedback.

Rolland

Added by Rolland Chidiac on January 7, 2016 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Collecting Final Thoughts

The new year is bringing a close to a major part of my life: my TLLP Project Building Bridges.  The project itself has been a blessing, although it has hit many bumps, curves and let's face it, loop-de-loops!

I have been priviledged to have worked with wonderful educators, whose sound knowledge, passion and commitment to student learning has helped inspire me to explore the many different avenues this true inquiry has led me.  

As I…

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Added by Lindsay Hodgson on January 1, 2016 at 10:33pm — No Comments

In the end...

Last year my colleague Michael Frey and I began a project called 21st-century Learners in a Global Classroom. Our goal was to connect our two local classrooms at different schools to other classrooms around the world. What we hoped was to move beyond having one-off connections, and have a longer commitment to work together on projects started with these classes over the entire year. It was a big…

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Added by Scott McKenzie on January 1, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Inquiry Live Binders

As part of our TLLP, we wanted to share all of the resources we amalgamated for our project on Technology and the Inquiry Process.  We have put together Live Binders with websites, classroom anchor charts and resource books to help you get started or continue your learning with the inquiry process:

Inquiry Resources: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1816718

Science and Social Studies Inquiry Resources:…

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Added by Maria Tersigni Wishart on December 27, 2015 at 8:32am — No Comments

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