Category: Educational Technology

  • The Canadian Institue for Digital Literacies Learning

    The Canadian Institue for Digital Literacies Learning

    The Canadian Institute for Digital Literacies Learning | L’Institut canadien pour l’apprentissage des littératies numériques is an exciting blended learning experience for Canadian K-12 teachers focused on exploration, collaboration and innovation. For me, this Institute represents years of thinking, of working, of building understandings and developing relationships with scholars whose work has inspired me to…

  • Why social-justice oriented digital citizenship matters: Viola Desmond, my tweet and its use by an alt-righter

    Things got real for me on Twitter today. The Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, announced that Viola Desmond would be the first Canadian woman to appear on a banknote. After a lengthy process of consultation and consideration of contenders for this honour, Desmond’s selection lifted my heart. This choice calls on all Canadians to consider…

  • Ontario Makers, Mentors and Innovators Conference

    I’m thrilled to be presenting today at the Ontario Makers, Mentors and Innovators conference (ommic.ca). The focus of my talk is on Maker Mindset and how, in schools and in teacher education programs, we might provide professional learning experiences for teachers that will enable them to develop a sense of Maker Empowerment so that they…

  • Créer une présence professionnelle numérique | Creating a digital professional presence

    [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1679″ img_size=”large” style=”vc_box_outline” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1S_4Jrp_4E2YuCfTFvXJQDXIYYHL7JIdUcYv0-rY6dK4/edit?usp=sharing”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Atelier interactif portant sur la création d’une présence professionnelle numérique” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” link=”|title:Link%20to%20Presentation%20Slides||”][vc_column_text]Tomorrow, I’m leading an interactive workshop for graduate students in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa on the creation of a digital professional presence. Cet atelier interactif et bilingue donnera aux participants…

  • DigitallyLiterate.net

    As part of an open research project on teachers’ uses of technologies to teach literacies in their classrooms around the world, Heather Woods, Ian O’Byrne and I created the Teaching Literacies with Technology Survey. We posted it on our website, DigitallyLiterate.net last spring and have shared it out, inviting responses for about 5 months. Based…

  • How to embed a Twitter Timeline on a Google Site

    I had a tweet from a student last night asking for “quick tips” on how to embed a Twitter feed on a Google site. As a teacher candidate in a school using Google apps for education, I am sure her choice to use Google sites to “integrate more tech” was, at least in part, driven…

  • Launching a new Digital Hub Strategy

    This week, I’ll be introducing a new Digital Hub strategy to B.Ed. candidates at the University of Ottawa. The strategy, which I co-authored with my colleagues Linda Radford and Maria Robinson-Cseke, is designed to support our B.Ed. candidates as they develop a positive digital presence for themselves as professionals. There will surely be MANY insights…

  • An easy way to curate a gallery of student-generated photos on a Weebly site

    I discovered the Gosh Social Gallery app for Weebly tonight and wanted to document how we’ll be using it with the Imagination, Innovation & Creativity Cohort (ICI) in the Teacher Education Program at the University of Ottawa this week. During orientation, ICI students will be working in groups with found objects and a few art materials to…

  • Negotiating and advocating for more access to technologies at UO

    I feel like I just had a terrific success that I need to document here. Maybe these reflections will encourage others, especially those new to the Academy who are finding their way in their new institutions. A little context. I arrived as a new Assistant Professor in Educational Technology at the University of Ottawa last…

  • Teachers Teaching Teachers @UOttawaEdu

    The final week of the teacher education program is upon us at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Education — and it is punctuated by a two-day series of professional learning seminars for teacher education candidates. I’ll be presenting to a group of students today on online inquiry. My presentation brings together some of my…