Category Archives: student voice

un musée virtuel

In this post, I am pleased to share the work of Mme Rosemary Berndt and her grade nine French classes.  This year they pushed their approach to un musée virtuel” to a  new multi media and collaborative approach in making their learning visible.  It was a pleasure to work with Mme Berndt and her students in providing support to the project.

This audio clip by Mmd Berndt provides a project overview and professional reflection.  (Note: this is also included in the video introduction).

Video (overview and student work)

~Mark

Student Voice: WRDSB TED-ED Clubs Online

The  WRDSB Ted-Ed clubs presentation archive from  June 7, 2017 at Vista Hills Public School in Waterloo, Ontario is now online.

Enjoy these “ideas worth spreading” !!!  #studentvoice 

A special thanks to organizers Megan Lowe,  Tania Bumstead and Elke Baumgartner, Andrew Bieronski and also Stephen Hurley for his support to broadcast the live event on  on  VoicEd Radio .

~Mark

Student Voice: WRDSB TED-Ed Club Live

WRDSB Ted-Ed clubs is excited to host the very first live TED-Ed clubs event, featuring great talks by students in grades 3-8 on June 7, 2017 from 12:30 – 2 pm at Vista Hills Public School in Waterloo, Ontario. Learn more about the  event.

The event will be live streamed on YouTube

and broadcast on  VoicEd Radio 

~Mark

Synergy for Change

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the  ConnectEd 2017  conference this week, and certainly enjoyable to see so many wonderful people in my PLN face to face for conversations.

A personal highlight included the opportunity to present two different sessions with  Jamie Reaburn Weir.  In this post, I am sharing the resources we prepared for this Dell sponsored session which focused on setting a context  for tackling barriers for change.

Note:  This video was prepared from the  Livestream  archive.

~Mark

Going 1 to 1 Panel Discussion

Last week I had the privilege of attending the 2017 Educational Technology Strategy Summit to share the WRDSB “going 1:1” journey in a panel discussion presentation.

The discussion was moderated by teacher  Andrew Bieronski.  I was joined on the panel by  Ed Doadt (Principal),  Jamie Reaburn (teacher), students Tara and Brooke.

The discussion was well received, noting that there were many positive comments about the journey, the sharing of research and observations and including student voices in the session.

Have a listen: 

Session sketchnote: 

Resources:

Conference Twitter Stream:  #edutech17

~Mark

Saving Paw Prints

I enjoyed a wonderful opportunity to participate in and present at the inaugural  Learn By Design  conference hosted at the International School of Brussels. This was a wonderful experience and I enjoyed meeting so many fantastic educators and students.

I want to take a moment to introduce two new friends, Peter (centre) and Fred (left), who are undertaking an interesting project to provide real help to dogs with disabilities.

In this video, recorded at the conference,  Peter and Fred share their vision,  research and action plan to date.  I am sure you will be impressed with their vision.

Peter and Fred pitch their idea to the Learn By Design attendees.

You can connect with Peter and Fred via their twitter account or website.

Twitter:  @savingpawprints
Website: https://1geep8.wixsite.com/savingpawprints

I look forward to our continued dialog as they move their plan into action.

~Mark

The Connected Classroom with Tania Bumstead

As part of the recent WRDSB Digital Learning Symposium,  teachers presented 20 minute sessions as part of  the breakout offerings.

I was fortunate to attend Tania Bumstead’s presentation  where she shared her experiences and insights on the  journey of  turning her classroom into a connected learning space.   In the presentation Tania highlights the value of an online personal learning network (PLN) through twitter,  collaborative work for students, taking risks and valuing new approaches.

Enjoy the presentation.

Connect with Tania on Twitter.

Many thanks to Tania and her students for sharing their experiences.

~Mark
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