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2017 Day of Discovery: BC Edition

2017 Day of Discovery: BC Edition

On Friday, October 20, over 225 educators from British Columbia and beyond participated in the first Canadian stop on the 2017 Day of Discovery tour. The day was filled with learning, sharing and connecting among educators at the Resource and Education Centre. We want to extend a special thank you to our exceptional hosts, Surrey Schools.

Apps Smackdown

At the recent Halifax, Nova Scotia 21st Century Learners conference, a number of iPad apps were presented.  The genre of these apps ranged from photos, creativity, organizational and learning. All the apps mentioned were free.  Some do have an upgrade if you choose to buy it. The photo and movie apps include:  iMotion, Haiku Deck, 

Students as Teachers

I recently presented at a conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia where two 6th grade students were attending as IT helpers.  It soon was apparent that they were much more than that. These students loaded the iPads with apps that were needed for the presentations.  They also were trouble shooters. When a teacher could not get

Administration Support

Submitted by Rita Mortenson Every teacher knows that the support of the administration (in terms of time, money, attention and recognition) can make or break any innovative idea or initiative that anyone tries to initiate in a school setting. Today, I was fortunate to witness two amazing administrators at Bedford South School, part of the Halifax

The Importance and Seriousness of Silly: Dean Shareski at 2012 Social Learning Summit

Presenting from Fredriction, New Brunswick, Canada, Dean Shareski, featured presenter and Discovery Educator Network Community Manager explores the importance and necessity of being social and the increasing blurring of professional and personal. An important question with a divided answer, Dean asks how the use of Twitter, Facebook, and blogs impact professional learning in a social

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