WRDSB SSPD Resources

Today’s post shares the resources from the “Ready to Get Social” session I presented with  Mary Hingley  at the WRDSB SSPD session.

~Mark
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GAFE Learning in Ontario – Resources

There has been two awesome GAFE learning events in Ontario (Waterloo Region and Thunder Bay) over the last two weekends. I appreciated the opportunity to team up with Donna Fry, Provincial Capacity Building Lead to present workshops at each summit.

The presentation slides from our sessions are published below along with links to  resources developed by the OSAPAC committee.

OSAPAC Resources:

a)  Digital Citizenship Resources for Educators
b)  Digital Leadership Resources for Administrators
c)  Digital Leadership Support for Education Leaders

~Mark
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Crowd sourcing for SSPD

On Friday April 22nd I am presenting a “Let’s Get Social” workshop with  Mary Hingley  as part of our support staff professional learning day.

We will be focusing on “getting social” from a photo sharing perspective.  Our plan was to include an example of a crowd sourced photo share.

We invite you to contribute a suitable photo  that you took to this  Google Presentation.  Thank you for considering this opportunity.

~Mark
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Learning GAFE Summit Style

On behalf of the Waterloo Region District School Board, welcome to the 4th annual Ontario GAFE Summit. In reflecting back on our 1st summit, this has been an absolutely amazing journey – still going strong with sellout participation each year.

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Before we begin, I want to extend a sincere thank you to ECI Principal Jeff Klinck and his staff for their efforts and openness to support this event. I also want to thank the many people in IT Services and the EdTech team who have contributed to the preparations for the weekend.

And, thank YOU for giving your time this weekend. Not just any weekend – a historic weekend. Why?  Last night SpaceX landed a stage one Falcon rocket on a floating drone barge.  Wow!  When I watched the recording on YouTube I couldn’t help but make a couple of connections to our Summit event today.  One – this is mathematics and problem solving at its best, and two, watching the rockets trajectory reminded me of the many conversations I have had with Donna Fry about the importance of professional learning  to fuel opportunities to change the trajectory of a student.

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I have a hope for this weekend.

My hope is that as you participate, learn, network, make new connections, discuss and trade ideas that you will  TAKE ACTION  with what you learn this weekend.  I challenge you to share and make your learning visible. Please start conversations, participate in online sharing, and blog about your experiences to support the learning of others.  Become part of the Ontario Wave of Change by keeping the ripples moving in positive directions.

Enjoy your learning experience!!!

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Watch the SpaceX webcast

~Mark
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The power of one word

Through out this school year I have noted two phrases used in various ed-tech presentations and discussions: technology enriched learning and technology enabled learning.  I believe there is a significant difference between these phrases.  I know which one I would choose and why.

I am interested to know which one you think is the best phrase.  Which side of the fence are you on?

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Care to vote? 

~Mark
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