Monthly Archives: December 2012

  • How to Integrate Curriculum into Daily 5

    Many teachers I have talked to LOVE The Daily Five program for many reasons; however one common complaint is that it leaves teachers feeling short on time for their mandated curriculum. Teacher Kelly Chamberlian at Rainbow Creek found a way around this. She combined her unit on First Nations’ of Alberta (Social Studies) within the “framework” of Daily 5. She was able to achieve this by: Read to Self/Someone: Having the children read aboriginal legends and other relavent resources Work on Writing: Read Paul Goble story and respond using specified activities: Predict and Check, Research, Read and visually represent using…

  • A Fly (teacher) on the Wall at the WCIT (World Congress on Information Technology)

    In mid-October, I had the opportunity to experience a conference different to me than any other. Being a teacher, I typically stick to teacher-organized professional development, although, as a teacher of the arts, I have sometimes been seen at fine arts gatherings. At the 18th World Congress on Information Technology 2012 in Montreal, I was completely out of my element, and yet, the message that was being delivered was not. The WCIT takes place every two years and, unlike the supposedly International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE, which is woefully US-centric, to the extent that their annual conferences take…

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