Placing Student Work in the World – Part Three [Submitting Media Arts]

Having looked at the importance of MAKING PROJECTS MEANINGFUL by giving them life outside of the classroom, we now focus on how those projects can be given life in the world.  There are three main ways students can take their work beyond the classroom: Submitting Written Work Self Distribution and Self Publication Submitting Media Arts In … Continue reading Placing Student Work in the World – Part Three [Submitting Media Arts]

Placing Student Work in the World – Part Two [Self-Distribution and Self-Publication]

Having looked at the importance of MAKING PROJECTS MEANINGFUL by giving them life outside of the classroom, we now focus on how those projects can be given life in the world.  There are three main ways students can take their work beyond the classroom: Submitting Written Work Self Distribution and Self Publication Submitting Media Arts In … Continue reading Placing Student Work in the World – Part Two [Self-Distribution and Self-Publication]

Placing Student Work in the World – Part One [Submitting Written Work]

When student work is given life outside the classroom, there is a strong desire to create the very best piece possible, as students will have to own their creation not only in relationship to their peer group, but to the much wider audience.  At the same time, students will learn valuable skills that will prepare … Continue reading Placing Student Work in the World – Part One [Submitting Written Work]

November 22, 2018: Google Forms Training Session

Introduction If you've been putting off learning Google Forms then it's time to take the plunge.  A free training sessions will take place on NOVEMBER 22ND, 2018 for all Toronto District School Board teachers.   Registration Registration is MANDATORY but also FREE!  It can be completed through: https://keytolearn.tdsb.on.ca/keytoLearnStaff/Register/index.asp?courseid=519703   Sign up for TLT421-A to attend the session led by Michael Barltrop and Brian Harriman.   Resources You will walk away … Continue reading November 22, 2018: Google Forms Training Session

Literacy Skills: Short Stories

LITERACY SKILLS are the key, transferable skills required to process, and understand the multitude of TEXTS we encounter every day.  From VISUAL to AUDITORY, from video games to novels, we rely on our skills to make meaning and ascertain messages. Like all skills, they must be developed, honed, and practiced.  One of the best ways to INTRODUCE or REINFORCE these skills with your students in … Continue reading Literacy Skills: Short Stories

Charles: Focusing on Literacy Skills [Synthesizing]

Having read your TEXT, you will create a MIND MAP exploring different connections between the story and the world around you.  Next, they will research THREE of the connections before choosing one PROJECT-BASED FORMAT.  Finally, you will use that format to create a SYNTHESIS of both the STORY and your RESEARCH in order to fully … Continue reading Charles: Focusing on Literacy Skills [Synthesizing]