Category Archives: Info

Educating With Technology: Changes for the Better

After 60 years in the classroom as a student, teacher, and K-12 Educational Technology Consultant, I have seen many changes. I maintain that the changes, particularly as they relate to the infusion of technology into K-12 classrooms, have improved the … 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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ManACE Seed Grant Program – 2014

As a Manitoba K-12 educator, could you use an extra $900.00? Is there an initiative, supported by technology, that you would like to explore or enhance? If so, you would be wise to investigate the Manitoba Association for Computing Educators … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #28 – Pay It Forward Day

I must admit that I look forward to reading the regular Saturday’s “Random Acts of Kindness” page in our local Winnipeg Free Press newspaper. With all the drama and sensationalism, that is often dispensed through our news media, it is … Continue reading

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Pay It Forward Day – April 25, 2013

As a classroom teacher, are you looking for an activity which will engage your students? If so, I recommend that you and your students investigate the “Pay It Forward Day” resource. Although the official day is tomorrow, the last Thursday … Continue reading

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ManACE Seed Grants Deadline – March 15th

Eight $900.00 educational grants are available to help fund innovative students and teachers in Manitoba’s K-12 schools. The Manitoba Association for Computing Educators (ManACE) has allocated $7200.00 to be awarded to Manitoba K-12 teachers and school-based projects during 2013. However, … Continue reading

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Brian Metcalfe: A Life-Long-Learner

The Educational Technology and Media #ETMOOC, that I recently joined, suggested that participants introduce themselves in a unique manner. Following in the creative steps of Jess McCulloch, I decided to try my hand at writing and narrating a poem to … Continue reading

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Free Motivational Educational Posters

An old adage states that “a picture is worth 1000 words”. Based on this premise, what teacher would not want access to an innovative resource of educational posters worth 207,000 words? Recently, I serendipitously chanced upon Krissy Venosdale’s amazing resource … Continue reading

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Pizza, Pedagogy & P.D. – ManACE TIN – Nov. 8

Want to be inspired by practical classroom pedagogy over a supper of pizza this Thursday? If so, make certain to register below for the Technology Information Night (TIN) hosted by the Manitoba Association for Computing Educators (ManACE). This opportunity is … Continue reading

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Car Stereos, Connectivity and Teaching

My son sent me this thought-provoking illustration: It seems like only yesterday that I envied friends who had new car stereos similar to the top image. True, they could now play their favourite CD album while cruising in the car. … Continue reading

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