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The word on the street these days is Design. It comes up in terms like ‘design thinking’ and ‘design process’. Educators are increasingly being urged to use design in their professional practice and to teach …

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Connecting the Virtual Dots: An interview with Dr. Terry Anderson

February 28, 2012 – 11:11 am | 3 Comments | 3,709 views
Connecting the Virtual Dots: An interview with Dr. Terry Anderson

I have an admission to make. (Wait for it.) I am a proud alumna of Canada’s Open University, Athabasca U. Back in early 2001, on maternity leave from a high school in Western Quebec, I started …

Learning to Blog – Blogging to Learn

February 21, 2012 – 10:58 am | 2 Comments | 2,961 views

A number of teachers have been blogging, sharing their best practices and examining their teaching. I know I have learned from many and continue to do so. Students, too have been blogging, some on their …

A Critical Conversation About Literacy Part III: A Place to Start in Today’s Classroom

February 14, 2012 – 10:26 am | 10 Comments | 11,590 views

by Melanie Stonebanks

You don’t have to have all the answers. You only need to know the questions to ask.

As has been discussed in the previous two postings on this topic, critical literacy is a way …

Top 10 Reasons I Love Working with LEARN’s Online Teachers

February 7, 2012 – 9:56 pm | 11 Comments | 9,226 views

by Dianne Conrod
I wish to take the opportunity provided by Quebec’s Teacher Appreciation Week (February 5 – 11, 2012), to salute the online teachers with whom I have the pleasure of working.  This year, LEARN …

Memory Almost Full: Digital artifacts in a culture of impermanence

January 31, 2012 – 4:59 pm | 7 Comments | 3,350 views

Most of what I have created over the last 25 years is on magnetic media, or in the form of digital computer files. While working as a graphic designer in the early 1990s, I kept …

Benefit over Buying-spree: Making Decisions about Assistive Technology

January 24, 2012 – 1:04 pm | Comments Off on Benefit over Buying-spree: Making Decisions about Assistive Technology1,853 views

Students with special needs benefit greatly from assistive technologies that help make their learning – and their lives – easier. With the new rules from the MELS with regard to use of assistive technology there …

Making meaning, making media

January 19, 2012 – 11:34 am | 2 Comments | 2,874 views

Schools and many homes today are equipped with at the very least some rudimentary form of media-making device. My own two-year old loves grabbing the iPad and going for the camera icon, clumsily taking pictures …

How are you Reading?

January 10, 2012 – 9:03 am | 2 Comments | 3,186 views

I bought an iPad in May and it has definitely changed my reading habits. While I am an avid reader and my house is filled with books, I have started to read books on my …

Forever Learning: Beyond Classroom Walls

December 20, 2011 – 9:50 am | Comments Off on Forever Learning: Beyond Classroom Walls1,513 views

This is a guest post by Mario Pasteris, executive director of the Quebec Association for Lifelong Learning
Mark Twain once said, “ I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
 
In today’s world, lifelong learning …

A Critical Conversation About Literacy, Part II: Critical Literacy Defined

December 14, 2011 – 1:40 pm | 10 Comments | 5,497 views

by Melanie Stonebanks
My husband and I have spent years discussing and debating our perspectives and understanding of every aspect of the field of education.  We met when we were in high school, and went our …