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The Grade 6 students at Nesbitt School were lining up for their turn to greet Athena and Sofia. Having done this activity …

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Articles by Susan van Gelder

Susan has over 20 years experience in the classroom at the elementary level, first as a homeroom teacher and later as an ICT teacher. She has presented sessions and workshops at a number of conferences, both in Canada and the U.S. Her work with LEARN is directed towards providing materials for teachers and consultants to help with powerful ways of using technology to improve communication and learning. She wrote her first blog post in 2005.

Burgundy Jazz: Exploring Black History Within a Local Context

February 23, 2016 – 11:07 am | One Comment | 1,135 views
Burgundy Jazz

February is Black History Month, a time to learn, honour and celebrate the achievements of black Canadians. An interesting entry point for you and your students to explore black history is Burgundy Jazz: Life and …

Film and your Students: Exploring NFB Campus

January 21, 2016 – 11:21 am | Comments Off on Film and your Students: Exploring NFB Campus1,031 views

Most would agree that there are two organizations that for several decades have helped to tell and shape Canada’s story: the CBC and the NFB. In a media landscape dominated by the U.S., it is increasingly important that …

Your RÉCIT: What is it and who is it?

October 27, 2015 – 1:44 pm | 5 Comments | 1,346 views

Over the years I have had the privilege of working with the various local RÉCIT consultants and have always been impressed by their depth of knowledge and commitment.
For a bit of historical background, the RÉCIT …

Copyright and Copyleft: using media in education

May 20, 2015 – 12:09 pm | 4 Comments | 1,757 views
Copyright and Copyleft: using media in education

THOU SHALT NOT STEAL – the creative work of others. Using images, text, videos… without giving credit to the creators is a form of stealing.
Did you know… any work, be it a piece of writing, …

Make this the Year of the RAT: level up your use of technology

January 6, 2015 – 10:22 am | Comments Off on Make this the Year of the RAT: level up your use of technology2,402 views

How are you using technology with your students? Tell us below or tweet @learnquebec.
A new year – I like taking time to take stock of where I am in life. Have I accomplished previous goals? Do …

No Risk, No Reward: The role of failure in deep learning

November 18, 2014 – 9:20 am | 4 Comments | 1,998 views

Do you always stay in your safe zone? It is perhaps appropriate that I am posting this blog entry on November 18, thirty-two years to the day that my husband passed away fairly suddenly. This …

Do You Need Inspiration? Connect with Others!

October 15, 2014 – 10:44 am | Comments Off on Do You Need Inspiration? Connect with Others!1,472 views

Some time ago I wrote a blog post about the importance of being a connected educator. In the U.S., October is Connected Educator Month with many opportunities for professional development and making connections. This seemed …

It’s All About Creating

May 21, 2014 – 12:21 pm | Comments Off on It’s All About Creating1,406 views

Last year I wrote a blog post about Maker Spaces. Many involved in the maker movement encourage the use of digital technology, but that does not have to be the case.
A couple of years ago …

To Code: Forward 2014

March 13, 2014 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on To Code: Forward 20142,694 views

I bought my first computer in 1983 – a Franklin Ace 1000. It had 64K of memory. It functioned with floppy 5 1/4″ disks. I started taking classes at McGill in the EdTech diploma programme. …

Teacher Profile: Jody Meacher

February 19, 2014 – 9:15 am | Comments Off on Teacher Profile: Jody Meacher1,431 views

Name: Jody Meacher
School and Board: Parkview Elementary, Eastern Townships School Board
Subject: all – Level 1, Cycle 2 Elementary
I met Jody over the years, probably first some years ago when I was doing some training for …