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02/09/17

Hour of code

The Hour of Code is an initiative that has been promoted around the world to get more people to experience, understand and play with code. In 2016, Hour of Code events took place around the world the week of December… +Read More
12/06/16

Wynne aims to remove barriers for students with disabilities

The province will develop an education accessibility standard to remove barriers that students with disabilities face in classrooms, curriculum and on school premises, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Monday. She made the commitment hours after receiving an open letter from 22 community groups who called for its creation, arguing that too many special needs students aren’t getting the education they’re entitled to because of obstacles, both in physical environments and teaching. “We recognize that there’s more to be done, and there... +Read More
11/03/16

Coding in the classroom

Coding has been an important part of the technology revolution since its inception, but now, more than ever, it is becoming an important skill for all students to be familiar with. Most of our students are becoming consumers and not producers, which leaves them at a disadvantage. They will need to rely totally on others even when it comes to a basic understanding of how something is made, as coding and its effects are embedded in our everyday lives. I... +Read More
09/12/16

Working together can help build more responsible digital citizens

Listening to the panelists at the IT Summit 2016, it was readily evident that there are numerous different ways in which Saskatchewan schools are dealing with the many facets of helping support students in becoming responsible digital citizens. There is… +Read More
The Distance Learning Centre in Kenaston is hardly your traditional school.
03/17/16

Distance Learning Centre sign of the future for Sun West School Division

KENASTON – As the assembled dignitaries basked in the celebration of the official opening of the brand new Distance Learning Centre in the rather unlikely locale of Kenaston, it was a chance for Sun West School Division Director of Education… +Read More
11/17/15

Sask. professor hosts class of thousands to talk about being a good digital citizen

A U of R professor will deliver an online lecture to thousands of students Our world is increasingly connected and children are at the forefront of the digital and cultural change. Each day, in classrooms across the province, kids use screens to learn and work. While the learning spaces have changed, the challenges of adolescence have not. This is why University of Regina professor Alec Couros is taking time to teach a class of at least 8,800 elementary and high school students on Tuesday. The lesson’s focus? How... +Read More
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