Mr. Jon's ISPP EAL Blog

Reflecting on my PLN

In many ways, contribution to, cultivation and use of a Personal Learning Network (PLN)  has become so ingrained in my ongoing reading habits and professional...
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COETAIL Cohort 6, the Final Project…

Well here we are. The Course 5 journey has been long, exhausting and informative. It started out with me designing this unit plan that...
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Insights on Mathematical Writing at EARCOS Teacher’s Conference 2017

  Writing and Common Core: a Math Made in Heaven? There are some people who might still argue that mathematics has little to do with...
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Google Virtual Reality Academy at EARCOS 2017 (Part 2 – Google Expeditions)

This is part 2 of a two part blog entry about my foray into the Google Virtual Reality Academy with Jay Atwood of the EdTechTeam at the EARCOS...
Ms. Kim Phuc and her refashioned image to express what her life has become, a beacon of love and peace.

Blown Away by EARCOS 2017 Teacher’s Conference Keynote Speakers

EARCOS Executive Director Dick Krajczar and his team pulled together an incredible group of keynote speakers this year at the Teachers Conference in Kota...
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Google Virtual Reality Academy at EARCOS 2017 (Part 1)

What began as a relatively subdued morning of training that included interesting but expected icebreakers soon turned into a day in which our eyes were...
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EARCOS (East Asian Regional Conference of Schools) 2017 Conference Blog Updates Coming

Just a note to all my readers. I will be attending this year’s EARCOS Conference, “Connecting Global Minds”, in Kota Kinabulu, Malaysia from March...
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COETAIL Final Project – Simple Machines Introduction

Well it has been awhile. The blog machine takes a few weeks to come back online but I’m there now. The next two months...
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Encouraging Technology and Science Connections in Grade 2

Photo from Vanier College via Flickr As I redesigned a Grade 2 unit on simple machines in the past few weeks I tried to...
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How I Use Devices in Language Acquisition Classes with Young Students

  How do I use devices when working with Grade 1 and 2 students who are acquiring English? Beyond using my iPhone and iPad...