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Learning Through Hyper-Docs

In this video, recorded at the fall 2016 Digital Learning Symposium, features WRDSB teacher Andrew Hann sharing his experiences with making learning visible through hyper-docs in a blended learning setting. Andrew reflects on this approach to make learning more open and student reactions. Video: Suggested Reflections: 1. What strategies are you using to allow for […]

Improving Collaboration for Learning

This video, recorded at the WRDSB 2016 Digital Learning Symposium, features Jamie Reaburn and Andrew Bieronski presenting about their research project (TLLP) where they share their journey of exploring and improving the effectiveness of teacher to teacher, teacher-student and student-student collaboration to support improved learning. Video: Reflection: As part of your professional reflective practice, consider […]

Tangling with Triangulation

This video from the fall 2016 WRDSB Digital Learning Symposium,  is titled  Tangling with Triangulation.  WRDSB staff members Emily Schmuck,  Lindsay Moffatt, Ben Boucher and Emily Dixon take an in depth look at bridging the gap between best practices and mark reporting. Triangulation is of crucial importance to assessing student learning; however, teachers often struggle with […]

Helping Little Brown Bats

This video, recorded at the WRDSB Digital Learning Symposium, features grade three teacher Scott McKenzie and secondary construction and green industries teacher Mike Jones sharing their experiences with a cross curricular, cross panel project. This particular project brings together an interesting interplay of nature, science, preserving bats, construction, collaboration and self directed learning. Enjoy learning […]

Student Writing with Storybird

This video from the WRDSB Digital Learning Symposium, features secondary teacher librarian Jen Taylor and teacher Abbey Gingerich sharing their experiences using  Storybird, a web based application, to motivate and encourage students to create and share original, thoughtful and artful pieces of writing. This particular session reflects experiences with: a) grade nine students in the […]

Digital Work Flow

This video, recorded at the WRDSB Digital Learning Symposium,  features WRDSB secondary teacher librarian Carlo Fusco shares his enthusiasm and experiences exploring the digital work flow space.  Settle in and enjoy learning more about Google Drive, equation editors, creating online mastery style quizzes, Google Classroom, optical character recognition (OCR) and creating interactive YouTube videos. Are […]

STEM in a Globally Connected Classroom

This blog post features the STEM in a Globally Connected Classroom delivered at the Digital Learning Symposium by elementary teacher Tania Bumstead.  In this session, Tania shares her experiences in leveraging her personal learning network (PLN) through Twitter to create an international and collaborative learning opportunity for her students.  This particular example centres around STEM, […]

Deepening Mathematics Understanding with Coding

In this session, recorded at the WRDSB Digital Learning Symposium, elementary school teachers Megan Lowe (grade 3) and Katherine Sestan Jones (grade 1) share their experiences with coding sphero balls to deepen understanding in mathematics. The coding approach covered in this session uses the Tickle program via iPads.  Megan and Katherine examine the roles of […]

Leveraging Technology for Inquiry Based Learning

This blog post features the presentation at the Digital Learning Symposium by elementary school teachers Brittany DuQuesnay and Leah Carter. Brittany and Leah share their evolving collaborative journey to leverage technology to support inquiry based learning. In the video, they openly share their experiences of collaborating to improve student learning, risk taking, analysis of their […]

Project Greenlight

Project Greenlight, presented by Angela Kiff and Chris Bignell (PHS), explores increasing engagement through student created videos to showcase their learning using Google Photo tools available through the Google Apps environment. The presentation covers specific examples related to the English media studies as well as ideas about adapting Project Greenlight to other learning contexts. The […]

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