March 2011

Archive for March, 2011

Salman Khan: Let Us Use Video to Reinvent Education

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

This TED Video is worth watching for any educator, parent or student. This is what technology can do to change our world!

Overcoming a Science Language Barrier: Are you a native speaker?

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Yesterday I had an opportunity to observe a secondary school science lesson in an ESL (English as a Second Language) classroom. Most of the students in that class speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean or Japanese as their first language. The majority arrived to Canada last year. A student-teacher I was observing was working with them to […]

Iona Beach Park Environmental Field Trip

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Tomorrow my students and I will be discussing science field trips for elementary school students. I have been thinking of a field trip I would like to share with my students that would be something they might have not thought of. I think I found it – a Field Trip to Iona Island in Richmond. […]

Practicum Reflections

Friday, March 4th, 2011

For the past few month I have been a Faculty Adviser to Teacher-Candidates (pre-service secondary science teachers). As part of my responsibility I had to observe their teaching and provide them with useful feedback. It was my first time to do practicum supervision and being a new person to the system, I noticed a few […]

Khan Academy: A Technological Revolution of 21st century

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

I have been thinking where technology has made the biggest difference in education. I do not need to think long to answer this question. In my view, one of the best examples is the Khan Academy. You have to check it out – it is an amazing collection of short mini-lessons on various topics – […]

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