Special thanks to Ravinder Sahota for sharing.
As presented by Karm Connolly, FlipQuiz - Bring a game show right into your classroom!
FlipQuiz™ was created to provide educators with a quick way to create gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom. Traditionally, these are created (tediously) using posterboard, chalkboards, or dry-erase markers on an overhead slide. The review questions are usually even written on a separate sheet of paper.
With FlipQuiz™, questions are displayed on-screen and boards are saved for later use. Combined with a well-designed board, students are more likely to be interested and stay engaged with an otherwise disjunct test review process.
Powtoon, a fun and engaging presentation style as presented by Karm Connolly.
Powtoon for Education
Create animated videos and presentations - as easy as Powerpoint!
Teachers: Flip your classroom, inspire, engage and delight your students!
Students: Have fun presenting your assignments with a Wow!
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
Enables teachers to quickly gain insight into whether students are grasping the concepts being taught/discussed in class or if they need to readdress certain areas perhaps from a different perspective. A wonderful self-reflection tool for teachers!
Reference Collection Forms
Teacher Librarians and Secondary teachers are very welcome to edit the Reference Collection Form used at WGSS Library.
Use the form to encourage students to easily keep track of their references and be digitally responsible for the sources that they use. Teachers may choose to have students simply hand this form in with their assignment of to use it for input data for an online citation maker to create a Works Cited or Reference page.
Tip: Print back to back with print resources one one side and digital resources on the other.
Developing Responsible F2F & Virtual Citizens Keynote: Sandra Averill
The Digital Citizenship competency states students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behaviour. These issues cannot solely be framed for the virtual world (as only the older people separate these worlds!) Finding starting points is the key!
Bonny Kelly & Nadine Keyworth - Inquiry Buddies at Willoughby
Many wonderful teacher and student resources can be found on Nadine & Bonny's website. It also details their journey and insights into incorporating inquiry into the daily teaching practices at Willoughby Elementary.
Deb Cowland, Marilyn Richardson, Alison Hewitt - SD 35 Resources / Online Databases
Multiple databases are available for use by all school district students and staff. Databases can be accessed automatically through any school laptop or computer. For home use, a user name and password are required and can be obtained from your library or office staff. Please note that the password and username are not to be published online.
World Book Database
World Book Databases consists of:
Ebsco Host databases consist of 3 levels of searching:
You can access the following EBSCO databases by simply clicking on the image below.
Campus - National Film Board (NFB) & Office National du Film (ONF)
National Film Board
Educational playlists with collections of films and clips curated specifically for educators according to important theme and topics for discussion. Many playlists contain useful study guides and/or discussion questions.
1.) Where do you see yourself and your staff fitting into the inquiry model? (ie. structured, guided and free)
2.) What elements of Inquiry Buddies would be beneficial for you? How do you see or not see this model working at your school?
After you have discussed the above items, please record your group's sharing for the question below in the comment section (for name, put the school(s) name(s))
What training, resources and structures do you feel are necessary for successful teacher and/or student inquiry? Consider students, parents, and staff.
With your school group, share ways have you used the online resources in the past.
After you have discussed the above items, please record your group's sharing for the following In the comment area below (for name, put the school(s) name(s)):
1.How are mobile devices used with your students to provide meaningful learning opportunities?
After you have discussed the above item, please record your group's sharing for the following In the comment area below (for name, put the school(s) name(s)):
Engaging the Digital Learner
Here you will find information about the speakers & resources used or referred to during each evening.