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When the time finally rolls round to assemble this final LEARN blog post of the year, most educators we encounter tend to be dazed, confused – often struggling to understand what the heck just happened …

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Interaction or Interactivity? How we use IWBs and electronic tablets

October 4, 2011 – 9:06 am | 2 Comments | 2,058 views

L’original de ce texte à été publié en français le lundi, 3 octobre, 2011.
This is the English version. 
The current adoption of IWBs (Interactive White Boards)by educators, coupled with the growing popularity of tablet computers in schools …

Interaction ou Interactivité: notre utilisation des TBI et des tablettes électroniques

October 3, 2011 – 12:27 pm | One Comment | 3,244 views

L’avènement des TBI (tableaux blancs interactifs) et l’apparition des tablettes électroniques dans le monde de l’éducation a mis en relief une notion à laquelle nous faisons de plus en plus référence: l’interactivité. En effet, lorsqu’on …

Learner Motivation: A Wannabe Runner’s Musings

September 28, 2011 – 9:30 am | 8 Comments | 4,006 views
woman running

I started running again at the end of August. Now, for those of you who don’t know me well (or at all), this may not sound like a big deal. I mean, I’m not a …

Beginner’s Mind: A first-time online teacher’s experience, so far.

September 23, 2011 – 9:49 am | 2 Comments | 2,343 views

The year has just started, so realistically all I ever expected to report on were first impressions anyway, of what it means to teach online at the secondary level, of how this great adventure begins.  …

Technologie 101

September 20, 2011 – 8:00 am | One Comment | 1,861 views

Voici ma classe en 2011. Regardez attentivement ces 2 images et trouvez l’intrus.

Vous avez trouvé? Non, ce n’est pas le tableau vert. Encore moins les dictionnaires et les Bescherelles version papier. Regardez de plus près …

Terry Fox Run: interview with Debbie Laurie

September 13, 2011 – 9:16 am | 3 Comments | 2,377 views

I just read a blog post which talked about 21st century skills for teachers and students. One of the aspects mentioned was the importance of community involvement. I had the opportunity to interview Debbie Laurie, …

Back to School…online

September 6, 2011 – 8:30 am | 4 Comments | 2,458 views

Last week all across Quebec, students went back to school.  When we think of “back to school”, some of us (even teachers!) picture the advertisement where the happy parents sing, “It’s the most wonderful time …