The Innovators Mindset-Blog Hop #4

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In my position as the Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching Contact for my Board, I am often tasked with generating data and completing reports that document results on the impact that innovative teaching practice is having on our teaching practice and that of students’ learning.

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Quadratic Equations and their Graphs: Matching activity.

Browsing twitter recently I came across a tweet by Mr Hogg, retweeted by David Wees, that briefly outlined a quadratic graph matching activity that Mr Hogg had found really effective. A photo was included (see below).

In this activity students were given graphs, their equations in expanded and factorised form, and information about the intercepts.…

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Donald Trump Invented the MOOC

I wrote a MOOC history in 2014.  I also wrote about Donald Trump and MOOCs in 2013.  Prior to my blog, no one had linked MOOCs and Trump, and my link was tangential.  Honestly, the only way I could further imagine a link from Trump to MOOCs is if he promoted my history.…

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Thinking Outside of the Box with BCHS Career Speed Dating

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Today was Bishop Carroll’s second annual Career Speed Dating Event. An opportunity where we invite Bishop Carroll Alumni, Parents and Students to come together and have a discussion about the many pathways and ways we earn a living in todays society.…

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A Review: The Illegal

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The Illegal, by Canadian author, Lawrence Hill is another opportunity to get to learn new Hill characters such as Keita Ali, Lulu, and Mrs. Ivernia Beech ( a tea drinking, cookie eating, fiercely independent senior citizen). Lawrence uses his writing skills to weave a robust cast of characters against the fictional lands of Freedom State and Zantoroland.

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MSLOC 430: March 3, 2016 working-out-loud class session

On March 3 from 6 – 9 p.m. Central Time the 22 M.S. in Learning and Organizational Change graduate students in MSLOC 430 will be working out loud on Twitter during class (hashtag #msloc430). This is week 9 of the 10-week quarter and teams of students are finishing up outlining and designing possible solutions to […]
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Innovator’s Mindset Blog Hop-“What if…”

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What If….?

Imagine for a moment that you could implement innovative practice in your school or classroom. Don’t think about the policies. Don’t think about past practices and the way “things have always been done.” Don’t think about finances. Don’t think about the naysayers.…

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Change and the Futuring of Education by Stephanie Dulmage

  What engages you as a learner? What motivates you, intrigues you, and “pulls you into” a project, task, or experience? What conditions or opportunities need to exist for you to be fully invested and engaged? What does authenticity truly mean in an educational context?…
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Encouraging a Growth Mindset in Maths: Highlighting Mistakes Grading

Like many teachers it’s often disappointed me the way students mostly seem to overlook the careful corrections and comments we write on tests and other assessments before we give them back. They want the mark and once they’ve got it they are pleased or disappointed and then it’s over for them.…

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