Posted in December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone.  I hope that your time with your family leaves you rejuvenated, relaxed, and inspired.  I have had a glorious time chasing these two little guys around and doing fun “kid related” activities. May the new year bring you joy, health and happiness.  Enjoy your time to slow down and recharge. Lots of … Continue reading

Digital learning = deeper learning?

Technology integration in the classroom is, truly, an area of passion for me.  And I do believe that it is a continuous quest to seek to improve our skills in this area.  Much of the negative feedback about technology integration speaks to its superficiality; that we are substituting the traditional and making no true pedagogical changes. I don’t … Continue reading

Why critical reading is important

I found this great blog post this morning (indeed, many of my posts start out that way!) about the importance of critical reading.  Because I just spent a number of days at Campbell Collegiate discussing Why Reading is Important, the previous post appeared at just the right time.  I thought it was very insightful and … Continue reading

Why are we afraid of technology in the classroom?

I was reading this post by Stacy Anderson on the implications of social media as a teaching tool.  This article really got me thinking.  I’ve seem some really amazing teaching that has succesfully integrated social media and all of those tools that students are typically using.  On the other hand, I’ve been focusing on finishing my … Continue reading

Les blogs & les outils de technologie

Ce vendredi passé, j’ai présenté avec des autres professeurs à notre journée de développement professionnelle pour les professeurs en immersion.  La journée était remplie avec des ateliers engageants par les conseillères pédagogiques ainsi que d’autres professeurs du système public de Regina. Nos présentations mettaient l’emphase sur le blog et son rôle comme outil de communication … Continue reading

The Flipped Classroom

One of the members of our Campbell Tech team is trying out some new things with the flipped classroom model.  He was very interested in the online resources offered to teachers in our system through the Ministry of Education (ROVER, online databases, Adobe Connect & Blackboard systems). I came across this infographic on the flipped … Continue reading