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If I had a magic wand

The Rant My grandfather got his first teaching job in 1935 in your stereotypical one room school house in southern Alberta, Canada.  He retired in 1975 as Assistant Superintendent of Special Services in Edmonton, Alberta. He had a long successful career in education from classroom teacher to principal to senior administrator.  He saw a lot of transformation…

Introducing Minecraft and Design MYP!

I have decided not to with my original unit plan. In the last school year I was able to get dollars to buy licenses for MinecraftEdu and then subsequently run an after school Minecraft club.  I blogged about it here. It can be difficult in our building to get “outside the box” so to speak…

G5 w Chromebooks

A Connected Classroom: Course Five Proposed Project

Some Context for the Fall of 2015 In the fall, on top of Course 5, I will also have a new job as the MYP Design teacher in our first year as an MYP school.  I will also continue to support our teachers with integrating technology into their practice, albeit with less of a load…

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All About the Devices

In September I was so excited about devices. I was excited about all the devices we have in our building.   I was excited about all the new devices we were going to get.  And I was excited about all the cool stuff I was going o help teachers do with all these devices. Now…

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Classroom: Relic

Technology will not change education. Strong leaders, good teachers, and involved parents will. These educational leaders, teachers and parents will need to be brave enough to buck the powerful, well funded movement to standardize education, and be willing push forward to embrace a learner profile that reflects the kind of skills and attributes a twenty…

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The Shoulder Shrug

The Shoulder Shrug I love the Shoulder Shrug. I came across it on Saturday night during #satchatme and immediately I knew I had to include it this week’s post about Project Based Learning. If you do the shoulder shrug, you can teach PBL. Check it out: Project Based Learning (The Shoulder Shrug) in my Classroom…