Ok- so maybe the analogy doesn’t quite work but you get what I am saying right? You are what you post; is who I am online a snapshot, a mirror, or a portrait of who I am in real life? I think before I can think about how I approach digital citizenship in my classroom … More You are what you eat… not anymore… you are what you post!
This week we looked at some of the options that are available in the new world of AI tools and to say I was blown away would be an understatement… I used to share this video in my ELA class about the power of poetry… near the end it talks about a 2016 Dartmouth research … More Generate a Title for a Blog About AI for a Master’s Level Education Course…
Okay- time to brush the dust off the old blog! It’s been a minute since I’ve been on this site… Let’s see what do I need to do… oh yeah I need to update the old about me page… new photo (little more grey in the beard now)… hmmm… no longer a pre-service teacher… how … More Hello Darkness… I Mean… Technology My Old Friend!
A Balfour Arts Collective Workshop Afternoon with Jim Demeray Click here to see the lesson plan! On October 24th, 2018 student in the Balfour Arts Collective spent an afternoon learning about positive mental health. Together with Jim Demeray we spent half of the afternoon learning about strategies for improving your mental health. As we spoke … More Mental Health and The Arts (A BAC and Understand Us Workshop)
In this English Language Arts AP30 unit the students have been invited to participate in their own Tedx inspired talk. The theme of the event and the topics of their inquiry based research project is passion. Each student has been challenged to write a paper that speaks to something they are passionate about. As part … More Tedx Balfour ELA AP30
As we start to read through the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime students are going to be focusing on the theme of Identity. Not only will we be learning about Christopher’s identity but we will be exploring our own identity as well. In this exercise we will start to explore … More This Is Me: Symbolic Self-Portrait
Download PDF click here: ELA 20 Moving Forward Unit Plan Unit Rationale: ELA 20 is divided into two units the first is Starting Out- Beginning and Becoming. The Second is Moving Forward- Establishing and Realizing. We have chosen to address the second unit in this plan. We have chosen to focus on this unit because we … More ELA 20- Moving Forward Sample Unit
Click to download PDF: ELA B30- Social Criticism (Satire & Parody) Unit Rationale: ELA B30 is divided into two units the first is The Search for Self the second is The Social Experience. I have chosen to address the second unit in this plan. I have chosen to focus on this unit because I believe this … More ELA B30- Satire & Parody (3 Week Inquiry Unit)
The video below is a summary of the experience Robyn and I had for our ECS 200 CBSL experience: