Tag Archives: Chris Harbeck

Teacher Feature #45 – Vision and Venture

I first “met” Laura Stockman on the Internet four years ago, when I serendipitously chanced upon her powerful 2007 blog post entitled “25 Days to Make a Difference”. With the help of her mother, who was a teacher, 10 year … Continue reading

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December Difference-Maker Project

I would be remiss it I did not remind teachers of an innovative and engaging classroom activity for December. Not only will your students remember this special endeavour, but also I can assure you that needy individuals in your town … Continue reading

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“Sharing Is Caring” – A story worth re-telling!

Although this tale has already been documented in my earlier posts, this powerful, inspirational story needs to be regularly shared with educators and their students. Alan Levine (aka @cogdog) has challenged DS106 and ETMOOC participants to share “True Stories of … Continue reading

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April 26, 2012 is “Pay It Forward Day”

Over the years, the last Thursday of April has been designated as a special day. This year, Thursday, April 26th is designated as the international “Pay it Forward Day” … an excellent opportunity for students to demonstrate their digital citizenship. … Continue reading

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TEDxManitoba: Feb. 9, 2012 – Get Connected

In 1984, a conference was organized to bring together experts from the three difference areas of Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Since that time, two “TED” conferences are held each year where the “world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers … are … Continue reading

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We Day: A December Charity Challenge

BACKGROUND Technology can be used to enhance the teaching of the following five important 21st century skills: Communication Collaboration Creativity Critical Thinking Citizenship True, digital citizenship, is a challenging concept but it is one that can empower and help students … Continue reading

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UnPlug’d: Why Sharing Matters! *

The 37 innovative educators, who recently attended the UnPlug’d Canadian Educational Summit, were given a task. Each participant was challenged to identify one moment or idea, from his/her educational career, which was worthy to be shared in an online publication … Continue reading

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December Charity Challenges for Students

I have always maintained that successful teachers should “adapt”, rather than “adopt” other innovative ideas, resources or lessons. Certainly, as educators, we all copy or adopt ideas and resources that we have gathered. However, when we adapt a concept and … Continue reading

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