In September 4th, 2014, LizSandals, The Minister of Education for Ontario, visited Dr. J. Edgar Davey Elementary School to announce the creation of a $150-million technology and learning fund. The money will be spent over 3 years and will be used to purchase tablets, software, cameras and other IT resources, to help schools share innovative teaching approaches and provide professional development […]
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“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” John Dewey Schools are supposed to be about learning. They are supposed to be about inspiring students and supporting them so they can develop the skills and knowledge they need to live their best life. But the world has changed, quickly, and schools and teachers are […]
Lists of ‘rules’ for online behaviour reinforce the misconception that online and real life is different. We must help students understand that social media, texting, etc. are public spaces and the same rules that apply in other public spaces also apply there.
Social media gives us a window into students’ thoughts, attitudes and emotions about teachers and schools. What do we do with that? Do we ‘shoot the messenger’ and try to suppress those views? Or do we take advantage of it and ask the harder questions?