Thursday, July 28, 2011

iPads in the Classroom - Teacher Inquiry

This six page teacher inquiry was written as the final component for a York University Additional Qualifications course on teaching with technology.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

St. James Town Time-Lapse

This film was created in partial fulfilment of a York University Additional Qualifications course (Integrating ICT into Instruction, Part Two).  I explain the harrowing journey of my first attempt at time-lapse in the article below the imbedded video.  You can click on the text to enlarge it.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tilt Shift. Rose Avenue in Miniature.

For the next 24 hours, I'm shooting a time lapse video of St. James Town.  If the project works out, it'll be really cool.  Until then, my favourite computer is indisposed.  What's a geek to do?  As I wait for my camera to capture all 1080 stills for this 45 second video, I'm taking a break from homework to play with Photoshop.  I'm making tilt-shift pictures with photographs I've already taken (faking shallow depth of field to simulate miniature scenes).  There's a pretty good tutorials all over the Internet.  It's a good way to spend a Monday morning.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

What Makes a Good Website?

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Sample Lesson: Getting to Know You

Here is a sample.  Read the paragraph in the purple box to read a little about the task.

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Here is a sample where I use myself as an example:

Software Subject Matrix

The following matrix is an example of how certain types of software could be used in the context of an elementary classroom.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Information Literacy

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Sample Unit: Writing Yearbooks

The following pages were produced as required components for an additional qualifications course.  These pages are a working model for a unit that I plan on teaching during the forthcoming school year.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011