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Social Media, Students, and Digital Citizenship: #ONedSs is born

As I sort through the many amazing hashtags that appear on Twitter and various other social media sites, I always smile at the potential learning opportunities that they yield for students and myself. Then I begin to reflect upon the … Continue reading

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Why I Communicate with Parents/Guardians of Intermediate Kiddos – and like it!

I have taught at the intermediate level for a few years now, well, 6 to be exact. Throughout this time, I have communicated with parents on a near weekly basis.  Now I know, communicating with parents is nothing new to … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the Twitter Posts

Sure, I am playing with the title of a show that I am pleased to state that few of my students know but alas, it is true. I decided to take a true Twitter break during my March Break. I … Continue reading

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Learning to talk/share – ending the stigma

The anxiety that I have built up for myself in sharing my voice with the world via social media hit an all time high throughout the month of December. It did not matter that those that I have met online … Continue reading

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Hour of Code – Meaningful Learning & 6Cs

Alas, the day came when I had to bite into a chunk of learning that certainly made me shiver at the word; coding.  Yes, coding. The amazing @mraspinall has been an advocate of students coding for quite sometime.  Through viewing … Continue reading

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#PoppyTalk – Making Sure We ALL Remember

Now that students across our country are potentially filled with seasonal sugar highs thanks to Halloween, it is time for us to shift our ‘seasonal’ tune to something we, at times, forget to support. November 11 is a day that … Continue reading

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Starting big, then going small

I never would have thought that a Federal Election would take over the first month or so of school, but it did.  My grade 7 homeroom worked tirelessly on creating campaigns to engage their peers to vote for their party/local … Continue reading

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