Aren’t They Just Skills?

Ask yourself how often do you hear the phrase “21st century skills” when it comes to some new part of the curriculum or the use of some specific technology or app. It is nearly...

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Primary Teacher for Hire

I am excited that I was able to create an infographic resume to use during the recruitment process. It is important that I make myself stand out above the thousands of candidates for each...

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That’s Not Fair!

As a grade 3 teacher, “That’s not fair!” is something I hear all the time, especially at the beginning of the school year. I have this infographic on the wall as a reminder that...

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Tell Me a Story

I am one of those teachers who always has students create videos to show their learning. Read about one lesson here. I just love the way these videos showcase their creativity. However, digital storytelling...

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Dude, Where’s My Table?

People think it is funny when I tell them I get nervous speaking to groups of people.  “Aren’t you a teacher?” they ask. “Isn’t your job to speak to groups of people every day?”...

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1000 Words

The stark reality of this photo and what it shows about the extreme inequalities in our society. The “haves” and “have nots” are brutally clear.  I chose this photo because it can be used...

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Look, Ma, a Real Blog!

I share my classroom with another teacher. We co-teach our lessons together all day.  This is the second year we have been together, so I felt comfortable asking for her opinion of my current...

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Choice is Not Just for Kids

I was excited to work with other teachers directly on a collaborative project. I used this project as an opportunity to get to know Jen and Lina and to connect with them on a...

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6 Degrees of Me

Six degrees of seperation is an interesting concept. I am sure you all know the game 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon, where actor Kevin Bacon is connected to any other actor/producer/director through less than...

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Citizenship Test

What kind of digital citizen are you? Do you simply pass on something you saw online or do you try to verify if it is true or not? I have had debates with my...

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