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November 14, 2018 – 11:51 am | 4 Comments | 152 views

Be sure to scroll down in this post to see the many photos of children’s work, and their descriptions of what it made them think of.
These days, many educators are preoccupied with helping their students …

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Shoreline Project connects the local and global

October 10, 2018 – 3:06 pm | One Comment | 416 views

I grew up in Alberta and part of my story of becoming Québécois includes the year I spent on the Îles de la Madeleine working as a Language Monitor at the Polyvalente des Îles. In …

Leveraging Fortnite in Education: What can educators learn from games?

October 3, 2018 – 11:45 am | 2 Comments | 385 views

Fortnite has quickly become all consuming for many of our youngsters in 2018. They play for hours on end, discuss complex strategies at lunch tables, worship the ritualized character “dances”, will do whatever chores you ask …

Supporting the (Online) Student as Individual

June 5, 2018 – 9:03 pm | One Comment | 846 views

This year, I had the opportunity to work directly and almost daily with the online teaching team at LEARN. My job: to facilitate and guide (heaven help them!) the design, development and delivery of our …

Teacher Reflections on LEARN’s Self-Paced Blended Learning Year 1

June 1, 2018 – 12:52 pm | Comments Off on Teacher Reflections on LEARN’s Self-Paced Blended Learning Year 1263 views

This is Part 2 of a two-part post. You can read the first part here.

My last post described the creation stages and final product of our first year in what we called the Self-Paced Blended …

Avoir le courage d’être vulnérable

March 19, 2018 – 10:07 am | 2 Comments | 975 views

Alors qu’un jour, des collègues et moi, tous conseillers pédagogiques en intégration des TIC (technologies de l’information et de la communication), étions animés d’un grand enthousiasme lors d’une rencontre, j’ai lancé une question dont les …

Preparing Students for an Ever-Changing Workforce

October 25, 2017 – 10:46 am | Comments Off on Preparing Students for an Ever-Changing Workforce519 views

Our students are living in a period of rapid global, cultural and technological change, all of which impact not only their daily lives, but also their futures. In fact, students today live in a time during which simply being “good” at school …

She Said, He Said: On Makerspaces

April 28, 2016 – 12:20 pm | 2 Comments | 1,711 views

Last year, LEARN started exploring the idea of Makerspaces as a way to increase students’ engagement in school. The idea itself is not new. Originally incubated by hackers and computer tinkerers, Makerspaces have taken hold …

Film and your Students: Exploring NFB Campus

January 21, 2016 – 11:21 am | Comments Off on Film and your Students: Exploring NFB Campus1,305 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 …

The Students Have Spoken: Virtual Communities & Changing Learning Styles

January 12, 2016 – 12:01 pm | 2 Comments | 1,436 views

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Editor’s note: Happy New Year 2016!
In our second edition of The Students Have Spoken, LEARN turned once again to its online students to get their authentic voice on a few pertinent questions. This time, we asked two questions to …

Learning to Code is Learning to Learn

December 15, 2015 – 2:39 pm | Comments Off on Learning to Code is Learning to Learn2,466 views

Are we preventing students from accessing a basic education by denying them the opportunity to learn to code and program in school? Is “Learning to Code” as important as learning to read, write and understand …