Digital Divide

The digital divide occurs on a small scale (within cities) to a global scale (first world counties compared to third world countries). I am currently situated in Northern Ontario and we do have high-speed internet but located another 30 minutes North, there is only dial-up connections available. This is on a much smaller scale than ...

Where Is Your Data?

Have you ever had a computer crash on you? Lose student marks or import spreadsheets because ‘something went wrong’? It happens to all of us, myself included. I have lost 2 theses because of a hard drive failure but luckily the second time, I had most of what I have done backed up.  There has ...

The Advantage of Education Today

Here is a great article I found on edtechdigest.wordpress.com by Michael Spencer. SMARTER SCHOOLS | by Michael Spencer There’s a very good reason that our schools have never been in a better position to capitalize on the current state of affairs. Technology is opening the door to great opportunities for education. This is happening with ...

Guest Lectures Through Social Media

Have you ever wished that as a teacher, you could bring in someone who is influential in a certain subject area? Maybe Steven Spielberg for movie directing, Dan Brown for writing, Peter Molyneux for game design or maybe Richard Dawkins for biology. There are many influential people out there and not all are well known like ...

The Social Media Classroom Project

The curriculum in a specific class in Canada, might be different than the same class in America or overseas somewhere. However, the core of the class is still there. For example, world history in a grade 7 or 8 class cover a lot of the same material across the world, with some minor changes. So for a ...