Category Archives: Freebie

Connecting to Make A Difference

As the 2014 year begins, tradition suggests that one should consider making a “New Year’s Resolution”. True, I have made many over the years that have unfortunately fallen by the wayside as the year progressed. However, one resolution of which … Continue reading

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Hour of Code – For those who are 6 to 106!

Computer Science Education Week is Dec 9-15, 2013. An “Hour of Code” is an amazing event in which educators are encouraged to spend one hour, during next week, introducing aspects of computer coding to their students. This learning opportunity is … Continue reading

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Tagxedo: A Time-Saving Teacher’s Tool

Teachers are always looking for resources that can aid them in the teaching process or engage students in their own leaning. Some may be familiar with a free web-based tool called Wordle which can be used to create generate “word … Continue reading

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20 Questions & Answers About DS106

I have just completed the “Audio Assignments” section of my free online Digital Storytelling DS106 course and I have learned two very important facts. Having struggled through the creation of a 14 minute radio interview, I now have the utmost … Continue reading

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Egyptian Hieroglyphics Add Interest

Teachers are always looking for ideas to stimulate student engagement. If you, or a colleague are studying ancient Egypt as part of the Grade 3 or Grade 8 Social Studies curricula, I have a sure-fire resource that will motivate your … Continue reading

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K12 Online Conference – Don’t miss it!

P.D. PROBLEMS Professional development for educators today can be a very expensive and demanding. Costs of conference registrations, hotels, meals, and travel have all dramatically increased. True, one can stay in his/her home town or city and still attend local … Continue reading

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Accents Entered the Easy Way with ‘AX’

In April 2006, I wrote an article entitled “Special Characters for Special People“. In it, I described four different ways in which a person could enter French, Spanish, Portuguese and ItalianĀ  accents, on an English-configured keyboard, when word processing. I … Continue reading

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‘Excel’lent Maths Problem Solving Puzzles

When I taught middle years Mathematics, I found myself intrigued by the different ways students solved puzzles. Classic puzzles, such as the following problem, use letters to represent numbers which can be displayed as simple calculation problems in disguise. One … Continue reading

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Reflect, Review, and Rap

At this time of year, many educators are looking for review projects or activities that will really engage their students. In addition, many teachers know that using technology can help students review concepts in all subjects as well as meet … Continue reading

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