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Today, students, teachers and administrators across the province joined together at approximately 11:55am in a grand statement of: ARE YOU KIDDING ME, when EQAO abruptly decided to pull the plug on the maiden voyage of the online OSSLT, three-quarters of the way through the administration. 756 more words

Technology In Education

Theseus & The Minotaur

In literacy this week we have been writing descriptions of the Minotaur after learning about the Greek Myth Theseus and the Minotaur. Have a read of some of their work, more to follow when they are finished. 32 more words


Read, read, read

I believe we all know that reading is an important skill and many of us read to the child even before he/she was born. As a (ex) language teacher, I know it is vital that the child knows how to decode a word and therefore read before he/she enters formal school (Primary School). 568 more words


Makey Makey GIF Stations aka Personal Photo Booth

“You’re on Candid Camera!”

One of the first lessons I brainstormed for Makey Makey was the ELA Candid Camera Lesson. In the beginning, I only had a loose idea of creating a candid camera that students would activate via a switch. 799 more words


Is Our Instruction Respectful? - #BLOG365 #IMMOOC Day 48

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a respectful educator. I don’t mean respectful with our colleagues. I mean with our students. 175 more words


Digraph practice

Hi First Grade Families,

The students have been learning about consonant digraphs. The first graders must be able to read and spell consonant digraphs.

Below is a link to a consonant digraph game.  32 more words


Educational "F"ail

In the immortal words of Kanye West, “The system broken, the school’s closed, the prison’s open.” It seems that as more and more public schools continue to under perform, and prisons continue to over populate, one would call into to question the current education system that is failing so many of today’s youth. 310 more words