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Listening to the Naysayers: Wisdom from the other side (Part 2)

4. “People are just interested in trends that are new and shiny.” Here’s an important one to take to heart. We in Ed Tech have […]

Listening to the Naysayers: Wisdom from the other side (Part 1)

Sometimes I wish to roll my eyes at the naysayers who say that we shouldn’t be using technology in classrooms, or maybe just grab their […]

À la rescousse! New French resources on

It’s sometimes forgotten that Ontario has four school systems, English Public, English Catholic, French Public and French Catholic. Now, the issue of whether or not […]

A solution to my theme-design struggles – The Moosonee Theme Pack

Over the past two and a half years in this job, I’ve been struggling with trying to help teachers as well as other eLearning Contacts […]

Do we really need to care about student “engagement”?

Do we busy teachers really need to concern ourselves with ‘student engagement’? Is entertaining our students, keeping them happy, and pandering to their elementary interests […]

OSSEMOOC Evening EdTech Discussions

I tried my first OSSEMOOC evening discussion today. If you’re not aware of what that is, it’s Ontario School and System Leaders Edtech MOOC (the […]

Make your internal mind mapping tool in the vLE

I don’t need to bother selling teachers on the benefits of mind mapping programs, but I do want to bring your attention to a pretty […]

Communicate with students and parents without personal contact info with

Here’s an interesting service that more and more teachers are finding useful, (formerly It’s a third party messaging service which makes it possible […]

Have a look at the new Socrative 2.0 may have been around for a while now, but if you haven’t had a look at it recently or tried out their Socrative 2.0, […]

Is Online Messaging at Work Wasting Time?

A couple days ago I instant-messaged a teacher while at school through his gmail account because I needed to ask him a work-related question. I […]

Teens scared to death of being embarrassed

“Oh, come on! It’s not that big of a deal.” Sometimes it seems like teens just exaggerate their social fears. Educators may want to roll […]

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