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    Final Project: Quadratics Unit

    As I near the end of course 1, I'm considering how I can get my students to collaborate more, to draw on each others' strengths, to mess around with technology, and to figure things out for themselves. My Grade 9 extended math class is currently le
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    The time I tried to put myself in a teenager's shoes...

      [caption id="attachment_101" align="aligncenter" width="619"] Infographic made by S.Vermeuin with easel.ly (inspired by Mimi ito's video[/caption]   While I was watching Mimi Ito's video on new media practices, I started to take
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    What really matters

    The Digital Youth Project defines Messing Around as "the beginning of a more intense, media-centric form of engagement," a time when kids "begin to take an interest in and focus on the workings and content of the technology and media themselves, tin
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    From clerks to Messing Around

      In the 19th and 20th Centuries education was geared around the needs of the future workforce. Number crunchers were needed and so it was essential that students were competent at the 3 R’s - Reading, “Riting and ‘Rithmatic. It was nec
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    We Need More Messing Around

    “Messing Around” is my new favorite buzzword and I’ll make sure I use it with my students and my colleagues. I like how it has an educational and positive connotation to it.  The philosophy behind messing around is certainly familiar,  remind
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    The time I realised I was actually creating my own network...

      At first you meet. Then you start working together...even eventually sometimes you even become friends. Soon everybody leaves to another country... and you start keeping touch. This is our story, right? I'm sure I'm not the only teacher