Sunday, October 18, 2009

Inquiry Learning Links

Here are some of the links I will be sharing with teachers who attend my session in Rosetown tomorrow. However, since there are so many good sessions, this is for those of you who don't make it to mine! Enjoy :)

Saskatchewan Ministry of Learning: Curriculum Links

Focus on Inquiry: Alberta Learning

Manitoba Education - Integrated Learning throughInquiry: A Guided Planning Model

CentraliSchool – online inquiry projects

Concept to Classroom – Defining Inquiry Learning

Digital Saskatchewan Science Fairs

Saskatchewan Youth Heritage Fairs

Math Fairs

Culture Fair

Canada Web Quests

Tony Stead – RAN Chart

Exploratorium Education

Monday, September 14, 2009

Importing Pages onto Your Smart Board

I came across a handy little feature for importing pages directly to the Smart Board instead of saving files in document or pdf form! It is a timesaver for those of you who regularly use the Smart Board in your classroom.

Normally, you would save files (scanned images, word documents, pdf files) to your drive and insert them page by page into Notebook. Instead, choose the print feature and when you need to select a printer, choose Smart Notebook as your printer location. This will automatically copy and paste the pages onto a new Notebook file. However, if you already have a file open, it will copy and paste these pages into that file.

Try it out!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Sharing What Is Happening in Your Classroom

Here is a small sample of how you can share what is happening in your classroom with parents and students!

ELA - Interviews
In our unit, Voices through the Ages, we are learning about past lives and what better assignment than to interview a family member. Then we will collect pictures and other items to scan and using Movie Maker, we will create a lasting legacy on CD. I am so excited about these projects that I am doing one too!
Science - Heat and Temperature
We are almost done this unit. There are two labs left and then some preparation for our test. More details to follow!

Have a great day!


Voki is a site that allows you to create an avatar (on online cartoon) and record your voice. Imagine the possibilities in your own classroom ... give instructions to students, open a lesson with some fun trivia, use it when you have a sub ... and best of all, it's FUN!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Widgets are online animated objects that also be included in your blog. Here is a sample. But you can find LOTS more on