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Jennifer Casa-Todd
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It's time we try something different in English class
On Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, I had the privilege of listening to Will Richardson   speak about bold classrooms and what they could look like.  He told over 500 teachers at YCDSB that we need to suspend our nostalgia for what school looked like in ...
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Let's get our kids talking!!
Reading and Writing float on a sea of talk. --James Britton More and more research is suggesting that academic conversations are foundational for other literacy skills.  Here's a great excerpt from a book called Content Area Conversations . This is a poster...
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Chrome Extensions that are necessary for some and good for all
I attended a Google Bootcamp with Learnstyle this summer.  There I met  +D.J. Cunningham , a successful and dynamic entreprenuer who founded the company despite his dyslexia.  During our summer BootCamp, he showed us some valuable Google Chrome extensions t...
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Using Garage Band in Language Arts/English
We recently showcased Garage Band to our 21C teams and it is incredible.  Our friendly neighbourhood  Computers in the Classroom Consultant (who taught everyone how to use it wonderfully), cited the fact that at the height of their career, The Beatles had e...
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The Real Power of Technology: Authentic learning experiences
Today, teachers have opportunities to connect with experts in a way that we have never been able to do before. I had the pleasure of participating in a NFB virtual conversation between a Mr. Rob Cannone's grade 6 class, David Suzuki--Canadian Environmentali...
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PD Gets A Bad Wrap: 8 characteristics of Effective PD
I had a great conversation with a group of educators a few weeks ago about education technology and something a young teacher said struck me.  It is the same feeling I get sometimes when I read twitter posts about how people feel that they are not really be...
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Misunderstandings between a 1999 and 2020 Teacher
1999 Teacher vs 2020 Teacher So I get that this video is about showing how learning English has been made simpler by the use of technology, and before people send me nasty notes about how I need to lighten up, consider the context, etc ...I just think this ...
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Why we can't stop talking about Digital Citizenship
Just the other day, I heard about two Toronto Firefighters who were  suspended for making inappropriate comments on Twitter.  As I embark...
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