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CODE: Planning Parent Engagement

Fri, 09 Sep 2011 16:01:06 +0000

It has been a while since I have done any writing on this blog.  So please excuse my absence, I thought I would give it a try again. *** I missed “Planning Parent Engagement: A Guidebook for Parents and Schools” when it was released recently from Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE).  There is […]

Updated Wiki

Tue, 29 Mar 2011 18:32:08 +0000

After many different requests I have finally updated the content that was in the Teaching Hacks wiki.  The content had been hacked by a spammer and the content had been lost.  I did some recovery using the Google Cache and also the WayBackMachine on  I will continue to update the content on wiki. […]

More Contact Spam: The Economist-Does Social Networking add Value to the Classroom?

Wed, 16 Jan 2008 01:13:14 +0000

This was recently emailed to me from Sparkpr (and I am sure it was emailed to thousands of others as well).   I have included a slightly editted version below, with a little less marketing.  All in all, an interesting debate. ———— I saw your blog and thought that you and your readers would like […]

Professional Development VOD

Wed, 12 Dec 2007 04:19:50 +0000

Every member of Ontario Teachers Federation is invited to access in-depth professional development workshops from leading educational producers. There are hundreds of hours of Professional Development streaming video content available here. The programs will be available from early November 2007 to November 30th,2008. There is no registration to access the materials at this time, although […]

Administrative Note-Taking Hack

Wed, 05 Dec 2007 08:05:34 +0000

Administrators and educators are often recording notes describing incidences that occur on or around the school. The process of constantly writing notes can be a tedious but necessary process. This little administrative hack facilitates a more efficient use of time for any professional. The administrator makes use of Ontario Ministry licensed software (OSAPAC) and a […]

Secret Google Tips for Researchers

Tue, 04 Dec 2007 14:54:04 +0000

Well okay, I admit, these tips are not so secret. The videos will help neophytes improve their Google searching skills. These tips come via John Evans @ IMYM from the Inside the CBC blog. (Use the left and right arrows to move betwen the four parts.) Direct link to playlist. 

Smart Notebook Hacks

Mon, 03 Dec 2007 04:37:46 +0000

I have been super busy over the last few months and will be writing more often in the new year. I have a few big projects to finish up and a course that will be ending this month. Just another quick post. Smart Notebook, is free software that you can use if your school or […]

The Anatomy of “Contact” Spam

Thu, 29 Nov 2007 04:45:54 +0000

I recognize the irony of posting the content of this message that I received through my “Contact” page since I am giving it more eyeballs. Posting information on a blog requires a few critical media literacy skills, especially on what you decide to post and why you post it.  I’m not interested in being someones […]

Who Killed the Electric Car?

Sun, 23 Sep 2007 03:18:17 +0000

Along similar lines of “An Inconvenient Truth” is the documentary “Who killed the Electric Car?” Although, it is slow moving at times, it is well worth watching.

What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

Fri, 21 Sep 2007 03:42:00 +0000

I needed a bit of inspiration the other day. This book did the trick. It is a quick read, but contains quite a few tidbits of inspiration around “change management”. The characters resemble many educators (and a few bloggers) that I have encountered over the years . “Who Moved My Cheese” by Spencer Johnson Available […]