Yearly Archives: 2012

Connecting students and online tools – JH Learning Commons

This post is awesome! If you are a JH teacher and you are wondering how to engage with the new Learning Commons, take a look at this! If you want to help your students integrate their learning with online tools,

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Evernote and iBooks Seminar

This post is based on a seminar presented to Surrey School District administrators on the use of the Evernote and iBooks apps. You may find it useful if you are a regular user of the iPad.   Please make sure

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Posted in Education, Technology

A Framework for Student Motivation?

Ms. Hammond’s post “Igniting the Fire of Learning” powerfully illustrates the connection between motivation and success, based on Matthew Kelly’s explanation of “the differences between highly engaged versus disengaged people”. But that begs the question, if the connection is so clear,

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Twitter Hygiene

I’ve been made aware of some concerns among our Johnston Heights twitter users (many of you signed on during our JH Twitter Workshop).  If you are following some of our JH staff, you may have been getting some unexpected messages. 

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Learning From Our Students

Over the past two years at Johnston Heights we have seen a lot of conversations take place between staff, students and parents about the kind of learning community that we are and the kind of learning community that we want

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JH Twitter Workshop

At JHSS this year we have begun a commitment to adult learning among teaching and support staff. Following a session on the influence of technology on how our students learn led by George Couros, our staff asked to get hands

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My Learning

 When I heard Elliot Eisner speak about 10 years ago  he said that schools should be centres for teacher learning as well as student learning.  This stuck with me and has constantly challenged me. I’m the kind of guys who loves

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