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Hundreds of great teaching tips, lessons, and inspiration from my classroom to yours. Browse the archive page to find something you can use in your teaching practice or scroll down to see all of the posts. [Keep Reading]

Feeding Your Flame (Student Writing Activity)

February 13, 2018

Last week’s Will Smith video response activity was a success. I decided to try it again with another of his Instagram videos. This one has a few harsh phrases or words that might not be appropriate for your classroom (please watch it before [Keep Reading]

Students Working Together on Tests? (Brilliant!)

January 23, 2018

I subscribe to this ten-minute podcast series specifically meant for teachers. In this episode, a teacher shared a brilliant idea. After he gives his students a test, he has them retake it in groups. This lets them discuss the questions and the [Keep Reading]

Teach Like TED

December 5, 2017

Every now and then I read a book that has nothing to do with education and I see the work in a way that the author probably never intended. Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo is an examination of what makes some of the best TED talks successful. Gallo [Keep Reading]

Posting a Music Video (TGJ3M Assignment)

November 1, 2017

I am teaching a Communications Technology class this term and I wanted to have the students create an online portfolio of their work. To that end, I had them design simple websites using the Blogger platform. This way, they can see the basic design [Keep Reading]

Website Design Assignment Part 2

October 24, 2017

This is the fourth assignment I gave my students for TGJ3M – Communications Technology. It builds off the skills we have been learning so far this term. First, we looked closely at the five different types of logos and collected examples of each. [Keep Reading]

Paperless Classroom Solutions

October 17, 2017

I am teaching a Grade 11 Communications Technology class this term. It is my first time teaching anything like this. The students are creating websites, making photo edits, producing, recording, and editing audio and video files, and other digital [Keep Reading]

Website Design Assignment

October 10, 2017

This is the third assignment I gave my students for TGJ3M – Communications Technology. It builds off the skills we have been learning so far this term. First, we looked closely at the five different types of logos and collected examples of each. [Keep Reading]

Logo Design Assignment (Teaching Tip)

October 3, 2017

This is the second assignment I gave my students for TGJ3M – Communications Technology. In it, the students create a personal media company and design a logo for their brand. This will be used in the website they will be designing in the next [Keep Reading]
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