If you want your kids to learn how to type, I recommend Dance Mat Typing!
This is a useful tool when you have a large group of people, the whole class perhaps. Review all the ideas generated, possibly on the whiteboard or numerous pieces of chart paper.
A matrix creates a systematic way to evaluate many solutions against selected
criteria. Use a simple rating system to show how well each idea satisfies each criterion
( scale of 1 – 3, or what about emojis!!) Once the matrix is completed and each idea
rated, you get a sense of how the ideas stack up against each other.
Adapted by Melissa Reist
Does your school save the planet with its environmental programs? Here’s your chance to superpower your school with the latest technology!
The 2018 Staples Superpower your School Contest, brought to you in collaboration with Earth Day Canada, will run December 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018 and will recognize schools that are doing their part to protect the planet. Get ready, because your environmental initiatives could help you win 1 of 10 prizes of $20,000 worth of technology for your school. Please note – entrants must be an elementary or secondary school located in Canada that is either publicly funded or independent.
Want to get a head start on your entry? Download the Pre-Entry Guide for a sneak peek at the entry questions and helpful tips!
Through these networks and organizations, refugees can get information, find housing and jobs, improve their language skills, become civically involved, gain critical cultural knowledge and receive emotional and other support.
We encourage individuals, communities and businesses to welcome refugees and help them integrate into the communities.
Consider volunteering with an organization that works with newcomers in your area.
New refugees have immediate needs, including furniture, clothing, food, dishes and much more as they resettle in Canada. Canadians can help by donating money to local organizations such as Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) that help support newcomers in Canada.
If you want to find out if an organization is a registered Canadian charity that can issue tax receipts, check the charities listings.
In British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Nunavut, you can visit 211.ca or call 211 toll-free to find out how you can offer support for refugees. 211 is Canada’s primary source of information on government and community-based health and social services.
A bowling metaphor for the classroom.
We often bowl down the middle leaving the pins standing at either side of the lane (leaving students needing the most support & most challenge standing).
We need to change our aim.
Find out how here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=RYtUlU8MjlY …
2017-18 SpeakUp Project Grant applications are open!
Students in grades 7-12!
Apply by Thursday, December 7, 2017 – before midnight, EST.
Student Voice aims to promote student engagement and success in Ontario’s schools by listening to and learning from students. Student Voice provides you, the students, with a variety of ways to share your ideas with your school, the education community and the ministry about what would help support your engagement in your learning. Student Voice can help you take action to shape your learning environment while you build your skills.
We want all students to be successful, and we need your ideas and actions to make this happen.
Check out this video to get an idea of what’s changing for Ontario students!
Speak up! You have a voice, and we want to hear what you have to say about your education. Your ideas and actions are key in helping Ontario’s publicly funded education system reach the goals set out in its Achieving Excellencevision for education. We want to help you make your school a place where everyone feels welcome and where you are empowered to speak your mind, get involved and become active citizens and leaders.
There are four main ways for you to get involved:
Talk to your school principal if you are interested in participating.
Check out what we’re doing to give students a voice.
This is your education. Speak up and get involved! Let’s all work together to ensure Ontario’s publicly funded education system remains among the best in the world.
Send your comments and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See what students like you are saying and doing on Facebook to raise the student voice. Share your student engagement thoughts and activities by liking SpeakUp Ontario on Facebook and posting there.
A fractal is a never-ending pattern. Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. They are created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop. Driven by recursion, fractals are images of dynamic systems – the pictures of Chaos. Geometrically, they exist in between our familiar dimensions. Fractal patterns are extremely familiar, since nature is full of fractals. For instance: trees, rivers, coastlines, mountains, clouds, seashells, hurricanes, etc. Abstract fractals – such as the Mandelbrot Set – can be generated by a computer calculating a simple equation over and over.
For a simple description of fractals, please download our “One Pager” (380Kb).
For more detailed info, please download our 20 page “Educators’ Guide” (7.5Mb).