Gender Representation Lessons: Downloadable Resources

This page contains all the downloadable resources for the Teaching Gender Representation in the Media lessons.  While each lesson is a classroom-ready three part lesson, the various resources have all been collected in this location for teaching convenience.   Gender Lesson Resources All resources and lessons can be used for non-commercial classroom use.   THE TOY BOX … Continue reading Gender Representation Lessons: Downloadable Resources

Gender Representation in the Classroom: Final Thoughts

Gender representation is a serious issue that is constantly changing.  Each month brings new issues to the forefront; strong teachers will use current events to help shape their dynamic lessons. This lesson is part of a large mini-unit on Teaching Gender Representation in the Media.  It can be used as a stand-alone piece or part of … Continue reading Gender Representation in the Classroom: Final Thoughts

Video Tutorial Series: ThingLink, the Digital Annotation Tool

ThingLink is a free online tool to digitally annotate images. There area wide variety of reasons for using ThingLink in your classroom, ranging from visualizing complex ideas, to streamlining presentations. Here you will find a number of tutorials that walk you, step-by-step, through the tool. You will move from complete beginner to expert in less … Continue reading Video Tutorial Series: ThingLink, the Digital Annotation Tool

Pixabay: Royalty Free Stock Photos for Teachers and Professionals

One thing that few people realize is that not every picture on the internet is fair game for teacher use.  At the end of the day, will you face legal reprimands for using a picture you downloaded from someone's website?  Probably not.  But that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to stick to using legal images.  … Continue reading Pixabay: Royalty Free Stock Photos for Teachers and Professionals

Student Vote in Canadian Classrooms

Student Vote allows students to learn about Canadian democracy by taking part in a mock election.  Through this initiative, students learn about the different parties in their local riding, while also walking through a realistic election process that will prepare them to cast their first official ballot when they read the age of maturity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZlp7VUG5Eo   … Continue reading Student Vote in Canadian Classrooms

John Malloy’s Keynote Speech at TDSB Unleashing Learning 2018 (Summarized)

Unleashing Learning - April 3rd, 2018 John Malloy, Keynote Speaker “We serve and support students.” -John Malloy https://youtu.be/V7U4q7SRNeA On April 3rd, 2018, I was lucky enough to be present at the Toronto District School Board's Unleashing Learning conference.  I manned a small booth in the Marketplace talking about how to enhance your classroom through the … Continue reading John Malloy’s Keynote Speech at TDSB Unleashing Learning 2018 (Summarized)

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