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Taking Flight: Connecting London and Hamilton

Taking Flight: Connecting London and Hamilton

As we prepare for perhaps our largest ever virtual field trip next week, today students from Hamilton Wentworth District School Board engaged in a transatlantic conversation around the topic of Remembrance Day with students from Pakeman Primary School in Islington, UK. Both Canada and the United Kingdom celebrate Remembrance Day on November 11th.  Students from

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Tundra Connections Math Challenge

If you haven’t heard, the DEN is once again partnering with Polar Bears International for their 2014 Tundra Connections program.  Learn more and register from my previous blog post here: http://links.discoveryeducation.com/polarbears2014 To prepare for the Thursday, October 30 webcast at 1pm ET, we invite you and your students to participate in our Math Challenge.  Our goal is to

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Bringing Polar Bears to your Classroom!

The DEN team is again partnering with Polar Bears International for their Tundra Connections program; bringing live, free webcasts from the tundra to your classroom during the annual polar bear migration in Churchill, Manitoba.  Soon, I’ll be packing my bags and headed to the Polar Bear Capital of the World.  I hope you and your students

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Ignite Your Passion for Discovery: The Edmonton Edition

After last week, I was a little scared. Trying to replicate the energy and quality of the presentations was a bit daunting. Turns out, I had nothing to worry about. I forget what happens when you bring together passionate educators, put them in a great space, offer food and drink and let them share. Magic.

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5 Quick Take-Aways for Principals

This may or may not be the view out the window from our meeting today with principals and vice principals in West Van. 1. 99% of the time we do a keyword search and get enamored by those great video segments.  Challenge your staff to expand by media type and use an audio file, interactive,

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

The last 24 hours haven’t been particularly unusual but more representative of what being networked and connected means. Sunday 9:19pm I posted this: Seeking feedback. What are the worst apps and ideas in #edtech ? Please post here https://t.co/XdHeo0VCiM and RT. THanks. — Dean Shareski (@shareski) June 9, 2014 Within a few minutes dozen of

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Don’t Be Sorry

“I’m sorry”. That’s what more than one teacher said today as I did a walk through at Caulfeild Elementary School in West Vancouver. Caulfeild is a wonderful school where principal Brad Lund and team have been working to transform this school into an inquiry focused environment built around strong digital access. What’s interesting is that

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