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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

Media Literacy Week launch empowers youth to be upstanding digital citizens

Winnipeg, MB (Nov. 2, 2015) – Winnipeg youth, teachers and community leaders gathered today for an engaging morning exploring what it means to be a good digital citizen and how to promote respect online. The event, held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, marked the start of the tenth annual Media Literacy Week which runs Nov. 2-6. Hosted by MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), the theme of the week – Respect in a Digital World – encourages... +Read More

STEMfest seen as catalyst to engage students in preparation for future

Given the number of school buses in the parking lot it was a pretty good indicator that there were going to be plenty of students milling around at the 2nd International Festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics being held… +Read More

Smartphones in the classroom: a teacher’s dream or nightmare?

Research suggests mobile devices can be a boon to educators if managed properly When students return to class this fall, a majority of them will be toting something that teachers themselves are still learning to deal with: a mobile device. Whether it’s a smartphone, tablet or laptop, survey after survey shows more and more — and younger and younger — schoolchildren have their own computing devices and are taking them to class. A report last year found that just among Grade... +Read More

Regina teacher Kyle Webb experiments with flipped classroom

Students view video lesson at home Kyle Webb says it’s an experiment that’s adding up. Webb teaches at St. Josaphat Elementary School in Regina. He’s been trying out a model called ‛flipped classrooms‛ and he says the system is paying off in his math class. He starts it by making a short video recording that students can view on their computers at home. “They watch the video and then they have a task they have to do, and sometimes that task... +Read More

Pencils, pupils and phones: incorporating technology into classroom learning

Regina, Saskatoon public schools allow smartphone use in classrooms Among its classrooms’ protractors, pencils, pupils and multiple class periods, Regina Public Schools allows pixels too. As students return to their classrooms, the school division is encouraging them to bring handheld devices to class, and put them to good use. It wasn’t always this way. Former grade school students of an older ilk will remember a host of prohibitions such as hats and chewing gum, let alone any sort of mobile phone. That has now... +Read More
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