The UGDSB hosts its educators and leadership team at a 30 hour conference filled with keynotes, colleague workshops and of course, networking! This year the theme is to ignite our innovation in education. Here is the full story told in the tweets of the conference. https://storify.com/banana29/ugignite15-starting-the-school-year-with-a-blast Here is my presentation in full: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1H8h6NAig92OrXF8qXG2ADG74vVAh8aFVvXZ2Q3RShHU/edit?usp=sharing …and here […]

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This week I’ve been attending the Connect conference in Niagara Falls for the first time and as a representative of the Ontario School Library Association Council.  It also gives me a chance to speak about my M.Ed. capping paper on how teacher-librarians are in the ideal position to facilitate transliteracy. I mean, we really do […]

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A colleague of mine asked me this question today.  Here’s my reply: I think it is possible to be proactive with technology and social media, because I think the growth of social networking is plateauing.  In preparation for our group assignment on games, I have come across this business researcher, Seth Priebatsch, who says: For those of […]

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When Nicholas Carr wrote the infamous article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” (2008), he made waves in the education community who had bought into the Marc Prensky vision of today’s students as “digital natives” (2005).  While making impetuous decisions about technology integration in schools, Carr halted everyone into thinking maybe we should be a bit […]

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