Best Practices for BYOD Implementation

Best Practices for BYOD Implementation

The following is an introductory guide to implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) project in K-12 schools. The information in the table serves as a guideline to aid administrators and teachers in planning for their BYOD initiative. The contributors have a minimum of three years…

Working Towards Becoming Future Ready

In order to meet the needs of our students, teachers and administrators are constantly reflecting on their practices and how they can provide…

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Using Digital Tools to Explore Conics in Math

Recently our school district, LBPSB hosted our second annual EdTechTeam GAFE Summit.  During the Summit I was fortunate to hear Tim Lee Amplified IT (@AmplifiedIT) | Twitter talk about the graphing calculator Desmos.  I was enthralled and a little later looked into it further.

Before I continue with the story of our  Desmos…

Interested in contributing to DCPinAction?

Interested in contributing to DCPinAction?

We are looking for teachers who are doing amazing things with Digital Citizenship in their schools and classrooms. If you are a teacher and you would like to contribute your achievements, then please complete this form:

 
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Pause and Think Online

Pause and Think Online

Teacher Daphne Amster at Edgewater Elementary school and her Grade 4 class created a video based on Common Sense Media’s Pause and Think Online. This project idea encourages students to create a video showcasing the elements of the song, and to think about how they can become good Digital Citizens.

Digital Citizenship in the Math Classroom

Digital Citizenship in the Math Classroom

A lot of Math teachers are not interested in Digital Citizenship; their subject is very paper based, they don’t see how Digital Citizenship could possibly fit into their subject area, or they simply don’t think that it is their job. I think that they are wrong.

Why? Well it’s fairly simple,…

GAFE and Creating Reflective Learners (Part 2)

GAFE and Creating Reflective Learners (Part 2)

Following on from Part 1 of our series of blog posts on using GAFE and Creating Reflective Learners, Kim Meldrum, Educational Consultant at LBPSB, talks about using ScreenCastify in Part 2.

ScreenCastify is another Chrome app that can be used with students of all ages.  It is a powerful tool that…

GAFE and Creating Reflective Learners

GAFE and Creating Reflective Learners

“The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think — rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men” – John Dewey*

Imagine!!! John Dewey wrote about the critical role of…

Two Factor Authentication (Making Things more Secure)

Two Factor Authentication (Making Things more Secure)

So you have a Google Account, a WordPress Account, a Facebook Account, a Twitter account… and you more than likely have used the same password or a password which is not all that secure. How can you prevent someone other than yourself from accessing your account? Its actually pretty easy…

Two factor authentication allows you…

The Year in Review (2013-2014)

The Year in Review (2013-2014)

Helping Our Students Achieve Their Dreams!
(Photo Taken: Kim Meldrum, Walking the Road http://www.walkingtheroad.com/?m=1)

Well, what a year this has been!  Upon reflecting back from now to September I am proud of what we have accomplished.  I am proud of our Digital Citizenship…

Professional Development at its Best – ESD, Dean Shareski and LCEEQ

Professional Development at its Best – ESD, Dean Shareski and LCEEQ

 

Dean Shareski and Micheal Chechile

We have been very fortunate over the past week at the Lester B. Pearson School Board.  On Friday our Educational Services Department provided professional development to our board’s teachers.  Our…

It’s Time to Embrace Your Child’s Digital Life – Nov. 6 Webinar

It’s Time to Embrace Your Child’s Digital Life – Nov. 6 Webinar

The Lester B. Pearson School Board in conjunction with the Board’s Digital Citizenship Program held a live streamed parent webinar November 6, 2013. Dr. Alissa Sklar Ph.D.

Google Apps For Education Summit at LBPSB – Dec. 2013

Google Apps For Education Summit at LBPSB – Dec. 2013

Our brains hurt!!!  We had four outstanding days of innovative learning with the Ed Tech Team who put on Quebec’s first Google Summit hosted by the Lester B. Pearson School Board at Lakeside High School in Lachine. The four days began with a

Digital Citizenship Program Blog (DCPinAction)

Digital Citizenship Program Blog (DCPinAction)

Fill in the following form to submit a post for the DCPinAction Blog. We are excited to introduce you to the new DCPinAction blog. This blog is a vehicle designed to share and promote examples of innovative teaching happening in…

How to Tackle Digital Citizenship the First 5 Days of School

How to Tackle Digital Citizenship the First 5 Days of School

Digital citizenship is not a one time discussion. It is an ongoing process that needs to be taught to all grade levels and to all stakeholders. The problem is that things are changing so rapidly that it is difficult for everyone to keep up to…

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