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Google Contacts will be changing in the coming months as the old design is deprecated. You only have a few months that you can go back to the old look if you don't like the new. Have a look at this Google Learning Center resource for old and new functions. There are several worthwhile changes.

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The Devon Public Library is bringing in author Marty Chan Nov. 27th. If you have never seen him before it's a must! Incredibly funny, very interactive and extremely entertaining!
Marty Chan poster.pdf
Marty Chan poster.pdf
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Any Grade 2 classrooms gathering data around Halloween candy? We are trying to delve into "Big Data" in our class and thought Halloween candy would be a good place to start! If you are interested, please let me know and we can share data!

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Wondering if Google has an interactive whiteboard application? Jamboard is their equivalent to an interactive Smartboard and they have released the software as a web app this fall. Students can join and be in a collaborative interactive whiteboard space, you can save the desktops to your drive and add sticky notes, etc. The android App has even more capabilities. If you are signed into chrome you can see the web app at https://jamboard.google.com if you have an android compatible chromebook like a Lenovo 300e the Android App is in the BGRD App store.

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Read Write Chrome Premium is free for all teachers and Texthelp also has EquatIO for creating equations, graphs, formulas, etc. in Google and it's premium version is also free for teachers. Sign up and try it here. https://www.texthelp.com/en-gb/products/free-for-teachers/

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Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.

–Sidney Sheldon

Let your librarian know how important they are to you :-)
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Trying out math games and centres with our Curriculum Instructional Coach, +Tarynne Angell. The Grade 5’s at Coloniale loved it!
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CanadaLearningCode is hosting a Free photo editing session for kids (9-12years) on October 28th. Take your own kids? Tell your students' parents?
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The most recent DRAFT version of the new K-4 curriculum is publicly available on the new LearnAlberta site. We should still expect some new changes in the near future, but this will give you an idea of the framework if you haven't seen it yet.

https://new.learnalberta.ca/?sections=%5B%7B%22name%22:%22CurriculumAtAGlanceDocument2%22,%22autoHeight%22:true%7D%5D

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Common Sense Education has some excellent resources for digital literacy and digital citizenship. The latest article, good points:
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