Category: Teacher Stories

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Educator Expedition: The Education Exchange Experience

Let us tell you about E2: Education Exchange. Every year, innovative teachers and school leaders from around the world gather in a different city to share ideas and inspiration about teaching with technology. Past locations include Toronto and Singapore, and this year's event was held in Paris! The days are full of collaborative sessions, keynotes from education thought... Read more

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TransformEd Change Agents: Lynn Thomas

Lynn Thomas is a teacher, digital lead learner, and prolific blogger from Grand Erie District School Board in Ontario. She has a passion for global digital learning and empowering student voice. For TransformEd, we asked her how she puts that passion to work in her classroom. Read the thoughts she shared with us! ••• The biggest challenge students in kindergarten will... Read more

Three students work at a laptop, with the headline TransformEd: Class of 2030"

TransformEd Change Agents: Heather Chalmers and Raffaella Coletta

Heather Chalmers and Raffaella Coletta are two teachers from York Catholic District School Board with a passion for empowering student voice and personalized learning through edtech. Learn about the benefits they've seen from orienting their classroom toward student-directing inquiry. ••• What are some small changes you've seen that can drive big outcomes for... Read more

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TransformEd Change Agents: Colleen Horzelenberg

Colleen Horzelenberg is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and a teacher at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Elementary School in Ontario. She's passionate about the ways that educational technology like Skype in the Classroom empowers students with creative avenues for learning, and engenders a greater sense of community and inquiry beyond the conventional classroom. For... Read more

A choice, a voice, and a place to make learning come to life

When we first tell people that we're using Minecraft: Education Edition in our grade 9 Science and Geography classrooms, we often get the same reactions. Do you really let them play Minecraft in the classroom? What are they actually learning playing video games? Do you worry that students won’t speak to each other if they're playing Minecraft? It doesn’t take long to... Read more

Adding a new dimension to history

When you think of areas of study that benefit from 21st-century technologies, what comes to mind? Math? Science? Coding? Given education's renewed focus on STEM, these disciplines are obvious choices. However, the impact of current technologies isn’t limited to STEM. In the field of history, cutting edge technologies not only help us evaluate sources, but also provide new... Read more