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Mathletics - Making Math Fun

Ever since I was a child, I loved math. I loved how straightforward simple math equations were, the ways we could manipulate them in algebra and how useful they were in geometry. I loved math so much that I would often skip ahead to the next chapter...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Aug 9, 2016

I'm a Google Certified Educator: Level 2!

Last fall, the Toronto Catholic District School Board jumped on board the GAFE train and launched their Google domain for elementary schools. In anticipation of this exciting change, I decided to do some online training and obtain a Google Educator c...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jul 4, 2016

What is a HyperDoc?

Over the next few weeks, I will be participating in a HyperDocs Bootcamp online course delivered by the EdTechTeam and learning all about a transformative digital tool that will take student learning to a whole new level. The HyperDoc Handbook: Digit...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jun 28, 2016

Useful Sites for Practicing Basic French - A Symbaloo EDU Webmix

For the longest time, I have been thinking about how I can share useful websites with my students and their parents to help them practice their French at home. This is guaranteed to be on every parent's mind when they come in for curriculum night and...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jun 5, 2016

I'm a SymbalooEDU Certified Educator

Sometimes I think I make a better student than a teacher. And I am pretty much convinced that, if I were a student in this day in age, I would be thriving and having the time of my life. It's the geek in me that finds herself drawn to all things tech...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jun 4, 2016

Our STEAM Project: Recreating the Eiffel Tower With the 3D Magic ImagiPen

Over the last few years, classrooms have evolved to accommodate project based learning opportunities in the area of STEAM - science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. As a result, there is a growing trend of toys and gadgets that aim to engage...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jun 3, 2016

Faisons du shopping - A French Webquest

Youppi! Madame Mancuso a gagné à la loterie!Ok. Poisson d'avril!While I didn't really win the lottery, it does provide a fun premise upon which I based a WebQuest I created as part of the IICT that comes to an end today. This was my first attempt a...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Apr 1, 2016

A Digital Portfolio - IICT Part 1

And now,.. the end is near... and so I face my digital portfolio. I had no idea I would struggle with this as much as I did. It's the problem I face when given too many options to choose from. Sure, I could post the digital artifacts below via Prezi...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Apr 1, 2016

Les Voyageurs - A Short Google Slide Show

As part of a final assignment in the IICT additional qualification course I have been working on for the past few months, we have been asked to create a digital portfolio highlighting a selection of our coursework submissions. One task involved creat...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Mar 31, 2016

iDoceo 4 iPad App for Teachers

A few months ago, while attending a TCDSB 21C Innovators workshop, I bumped into a former teacher candidate who is now teaching her own class and uses iDoceo 4 for record keeping and planning. It was the first time I had heard of iDoceo and, based on...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Mar 28, 2016

Internet Safety Guidelines in Schools

This winter, I am taking an online additional qualification course on Integration of Information and Computer Technology in the Classroom. I am really enjoying it thus far and find it much more practical that the FSL Specialist course that I decided...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jan 19, 2016

Laptop Power and Tablet Fun on the Go #IntelTablets

Given the myriad of roles and projects I have undertaken over the years, some might call me a Jill of all trades and a master of none. And I have to admit, I do tend to go off in many different directions, testing out new possibilities and exploring...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Dec 21, 2015

ASUS Transformer Book T100 #IntelTablets

Long gone are the days of oversized desktop computers and floppy drives. We are now living in a digital age where mobile personal computers and cloud computing have become essential tools both in the workplace and in school. Tablets and netbooks are...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Dec 14, 2015

Tutorial: Outlook Web App Inbox Rules #GAFE

Now that the Toronto Catholic District School Board has introduced GAFE to elementary schools, I have finally taken the leap and started using Google Apps For Education in some of my French classes. Right now, I am focusing on Google Classroom and ge...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Nov 27, 2015

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge

If I had my druthers, I would much rather be a student in this day in age. Growing up in the 80's was still fun but when we compare the types of technological and scientific advancements that have been made in the past three decades, it is truly...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Nov 17, 2015

Join Microsoft Canada in the #ThankYouTeachers Initiative

With 21st Century learning as the main focus of many school systems across Canada, it comes as no surprise that education technology conferences are popping up more frequently than ever before. Recently, I attended one such conference and what a...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Oct 28, 2015

How to Assemble a Classic Google Cardboard Viewer

Over the summer, I attended a Hangout entitled Cardboard on Air hosted by members of the EdTech Team. This was the first time I had heard about the possibility of using a smartphone to experience virtual reality with a viewer. By simply downloading t...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Oct 19, 2015

[Repost] Les Bahasa Inggris Online Gratis!

Itu merupakan tagline dari Bahaso, startup baru yang mefokuskan pada pelayanan Les Bahasa Inggris Online dan gratis. Hal ini bisa jadi tantangan atau peluang bagi semua pelaku industri les privat di Indonesia. Baru-baru ini tepatnya pada tanggal 10 A...

It Doesn’t Appear That Chrome Will Ever Tarnish

Chromebook shipments worldwide will touch 7.29 million this year ln.is/computerworld.… Chromebook craze won’t abate this year | Computerworld – Linkis.com Google’s effort to add features and push Chromebooks into more hands i...

Pay No Attention To That Man Behind The Wheel

Personally delivered HP All-In-One computers to 5 schools today. #edtech ln.is/ow.ly/i/hDQIa We found ourselves a man short the day before a scheduled desktop delivery.  While others may have freaked out, I saw this as an opportunity to see my custo...


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