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I recently came across a rather fanciful marketing video about Smart Boards that kind of blew my mind and also challenged me to consider the potential and possibilities of this technology. There are many Smartboards sitting idly in classrooms or … Continue reading
Inspired by the place based, time based environmental art of Andrew Goldsworthy and others, Alison Diesvelt’s section of EDST301 experimented with digital photography and created a virtual Mandala on a Padlet page. The whole thing began with a walk to … Continue reading
Looking for a digital media library? Wishing to Connect with educators who are passionate about using digital media? Want to share with and learn from others? Visit: http://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/about.cfm Become a STAR Discovery Educator. It’s easy. Just remember STAR: S – … Continue reading
Like all good lesson planning, planning with a mind to technology integration should begin with your learning outcomes – not necessarily just the Ministry Prescribed “PLO’s”, but also your ‘big picture’ goals and learning targets. Consider HOW your students will … Continue reading
A hook or activating strategy is intended to engage students and help them access and apply prior knowledge to the current concept, lesson or unit of study. Auseubel (1978), recognizes that the activation of prior knowledge helps to deepen learning … Continue reading
Interactive WhiteBoards, like the SmartBoard, have become commonplace in many schools over the past decade. IWB’s afford access to a variety of learning styles and can support inclusion according to Universal Design for Learning theory (Pellerin, 2013). They promise the … Continue reading