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Join the Circle! #OAMEchat During @OAME2015


OAMEchat 2015 Twitter Chat Graphic

Join the Discussion During The OAME Annual Conference! A couple weeks ago, Jim Pai tossed out the idea of creating a Twitter Chat that will run in the style of #slowmathchat by Michael Fenton. A group of Ontario Math Educators including Jon Orr, Matthew Oldridge, Amy Lin, Mary Bourassa and myself jumped on-board. If you are unfamiliar with #slowmathchat, be sure to check out Michael Fenton's p...


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EQAO Guidelines Allow Use of @Desmos Test Mode App


Desmos Test Mode is EQAO Compliant and Approved

New iPad App Compliant With Ontario Grade 9 Math Standardized Test Rules Recently, I came across a post by Carl Hooker explaining how the Eanes Independent School District managed to get Desmos Test Mode approved for students writing the Texas State math tests (also check out Cathy Yenca's post here). I'll be honest and say I never really read too deeply into these posts until I heard from Jon ...


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Standards Based Grading GAMIFIED With Badges


Standard Based Grading - Assessment Gamified With Badges

Improving My Learning Goal Based Assessment Approach Recently, Jon Orr shared his post called We Like Those Stinkin' Badges that took Alice Keeler's idea of Levelling Up and Awarding Badges in her courses and gave it a twist to work with his math classes. We Like Those Stinkin' Badges! Gamify your Assessment Recording http://t.co/3xBXEUrULu #mtbos #mathchat #edtech @MathletePearce @Regan_B...


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Teaching Digital Responsibility While Leveraging Technology


Teaching Digital Responsibility While Leveraging Technology

How Do We Ensure Students Can "Turn-Off" As an advocate for leveraging technology in the classroom where appropriate, I am also an advocate for ensuring students know that turning the screen off is a healthy necessity. This video really goes deep to ensure children, teenagers, and adults are aware of the negative effects of "too much" screen time. http://youtu.be/dRl8EIhrQjQ What are ...


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The Best Free LMS for iPad Classrooms


Schoology Seems to Be The Best Free LMS for iPad Currently

Is there a "best" FREE learning management system for iPad classrooms? August is typically the month when I begin looking ahead to another school year that begins in September for Ontario students. Classroom procedures, assessment practices, reorganizing the order of curriculum and implementing new technology tools are common items on my brainstorming list. With Google Classroom being launche...


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Ineffective Uses of Technology: Using Tech “Just Because”


Innovation Breeds Failure... Until You Succeed

While in Austin, Texas for iPadpalooza, Tim Yenca (@mryenca) was kind enough to give me a lift to dinner with a group of presenters. After finding a spot in a parking lot, I was excited to see how forward thinking this lot owner was with their payment system. Although more and more mobile businesses such as food trucks and open-air yoga instructors are receiving payments on their smartphones...


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How to Link to Public Dropbox Files With Google Calendar


How to Share Dropbox Files in Google Calendar

How to Use Google Calendar as a Class Website (Part 6 of 6) In the sixth and final part of the Public Google Calendar series, we will explore: How to add a link to a calendar event using HTML Code (as we did here), how to copy the public/shared Dropbox file link, and how to paste the public/shared Dropbox file link into your Google Calendar HTML Anchor Code. Watch the ...


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How to Embed Links in Shared Public Google Calendar Events


How to Embed Links in Shared Public Google Calendar Events

How to Use Google Calendar as a Class Website (Part 5 of 6) In the fifth part of this six-part Google Calendar series, we will explore: How to add a link to a calendar event using HTML Code, and how to save time by copying and pasting the same code to new entries. Watch the following short video or see the screenshots below to get started: http://youtu.be/qLgcDMiKO-A ...


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Attaching Files to Your Public Google Calendar With Google Drive


Attaching Files to Your Public Google Calendar With Google Drive

How to Use Google Calendar as a Class Website (Part 4 of 6) In the fourth part of this six-part Google Calendar series, we will explore: How to Enable Event Attachments via Google Labs settings, how to upload a file to Google Drive for attaching to your public calendar, how to change the file privacy settings to public, and how to attach a file from Google Drive to a publi...


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How to Create a Bit.ly Shortlink For Sharing Your Public Google Calendar


How to Create a Bit.ly Shortlink For Sharing Your Public Google Calendar

How to Use Google Calendar as a Class Website (Part 3 of 6) In the third part of this six-part Google Calendar series, we will explore: How to create a free Bit.ly shortlink, and how to customize the bit.ly link (i.e.: bit.ly/YOURNAME). Watch the following three (3) minute video or see the screenshots below to get started: http://youtu.be/OUqSJC8jUaM Step 1 - Copy...


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