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February 13, 2018 – 8:05 pm | Comments Off on STEAMing up Learning: Robotics heats up at Laval Senior229 views

This is a guest post by SWLSB Science and Technology consultant Samuel Altarac.
How many times do we hear that math and science are boring and not creative? After witnessing the energy and imagination present at …

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Living in a World of “Not-Yetness”

November 24, 2015 – 2:27 pm | One Comment | 1,544 views

Last week, Amy Collier and Jen Ross talked about the idea of “not-yetness” at the #OpenEd15 Conference in Vancouver, BC. They connected the idea of not-yetness in terms of the messy, risky and frustratingly hard …

To Tweet or not To Tweet? Twitter in My Classroom

December 3, 2013 – 4:43 pm | Comments Off on To Tweet or not To Tweet? Twitter in My Classroom2,939 views

Twitter for me? Twitter for my classroom? Is it really possible? I mean Twitter is for finding out what Justin Bieber eats for breakfast or which NHL hockey players are injured for the next game. …

Always Learning – possibilities and practicalities

September 16, 2013 – 3:51 pm | Comments Off on Always Learning – possibilities and practicalities1,570 views

The beginning of the school year always has me energized. I’m ready to learn new things and switch around the way I do things. I’m no longer in the classroom, but I love to share …

Online PD: Tasters and Takeaways

May 23, 2013 – 10:22 am | Comments Off on Online PD: Tasters and Takeaways1,280 views

In early October, I blogged wistfully about my experiences as an online grad student and highlighted a spanking new teacher PD project that we were initiating at LEARN: Web Events.  Each month, an educational topic, …

Videoconferencing: Pitfalls, Pedagogy and Possibilities

February 20, 2013 – 3:42 pm | 5 Comments | 3,712 views

I have a love/hate relationship with videoconferencing (VC). Ok, hate might be a tad strong. Love/irritation? Love/frustration? You see, living in a rural community here in Quebec, I get to use VC a lot. Granted, …

Thank you!

February 5, 2013 – 2:16 pm | 5 Comments | 51,532 views

When I speak with LEARN’s teachers about what is different for them about teaching online compared to their face-to-face experience with students in schools, one of the things that comes up frequently is the gratitude …

Online PD or What I’ve Learned In My PJ’s

October 2, 2012 – 3:30 pm | 5 Comments | 3,843 views
On the laptop in pyjamas

It was our last class together as senior seminar students with Dr. Anderson. For most of us, the moment represented the penultimate step in completing a rather lengthy graduate degree and…we were elated. Together, we …

New (School) Year Resolutions

September 4, 2012 – 3:29 pm | 2 Comments | 1,893 views

Confession:  I have never liked New Year’s Eve.  Too much pressure is associated with that one night: going to a huge party, dressing in fancy duds, and staying up late.  Then, we have the angst …

SOS LEARN: The Tutors’ Perspective

April 17, 2012 – 10:47 am | 5 Comments | 3,809 views

SOS LEARN is a free online tutoring and homework help service that has operated through LEARN for the last five years.  The strength of SOS LEARN comes from its tutors, Quebec classroom teachers by day …

Reflective practice as professional development

March 13, 2012 – 9:44 am | 4 Comments | 2,882 views

A few weeks ago, I had lunch with a group of educators, among them a pair of Cycle One teachers from the francophone sector. We got to talking about a series of learning and evaluation …