Establishing an Effective Chromebook Classroom

Technology is evolving and has become an important part of our classrooms. Managing a technology-infused classroom can sometimes be a challenging task. We are constantly changing our lesson ideas, instructional approaches and classroom management strategies. Here are some things to consider when setting up your Chromebook classroom for the 2019/20 school year. Space When you […]

(Some) Strategies to get Students Truly Collaborating

One of my favourite ‘tech’ strategies is not that exciting.  Or, ‘techy’, really. Pretty simple, actually. But I find it is one of the most powerful. Creating a slide deck, putting it in your Google Classroom, and assigning it as “students can edit”. This leads to students sharing resources, giving feedback, and, selfishly, me being […]

PD that works

What are you looking for from professional development? Most often we hear feedback that professional development needs to be engaging, practical, and actionable. One of the best ways we’ve found to make this happen is by putting classroom teachers in the driver’s’ seat. Who best to share their pedagogical practices with technology than the teachers […]

Coaches Corner: Creating Impact and Extending Digital Knowledge

The first elementary Coaches Corner of the new year was hosted at Williamsburg Public School in Whitby on February 1. It was a hum of active learning, discussion, collaboration and problem-solving. Elementary Coaches worked with students, teachers and administrators to continue leveraging digital on a larger scale, with the hope of bringing educational technology to the forefront of curriculum planning and execution.