Thank You EdCamp London Sponsors

As we move closer to EdCamp London on April 12th it is important to recognize those that have provided either financial support or gifts in kind, which are going to make great prizes!  Without financial sponsors we would not be able to offer EdCamp for free. Below are the sponsors who provided financial support. Please give them a click and support them!            The groups below were kind enough to provide amazing prizes for the draw at the end of the day. Make sure you give them a click and check them out too! And if you're coming to EdCamp don't miss our closing session for a chance to win a prize.                      Don't forget to check out the EdCamp Website as we get closer to April 12th. And even if you can't make it follow along...
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Stratosphere - A Book Review

  "The teacher as change agent is crucial, or we will get aimless multi-tasking" ~ Michael Fullan   If educational technology is an area of interest for you then Stratosphere by Michael Fullan is a book that you should consider reading. This brief review provides my thoughts and impressions of the book but by no means is it a comprehensive review. It is a very quick read that will provide many areas of thoughtful discussion with your colleagues as you move to more meaningful integration of technology in your school or district. In typical Fullan style, he uses his knowledge of change, without being too verbose, to set a framework for the use of technology in the classroom. He cites the work of Mark Prensky, Tony Wagner and John Hattie to illustrate the need for a new pedagogy, one in which students are partners in learning and teachers act as...
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6 Books I'll Be Reading This Summer

  The worth of a book is to be measured by what you carry away from it ~ James Bryce One of the many things that I love about Twitter is the amazing book recommendations that fill my stream. Throughout the school year I have read some great reviews and opinions on books that have me running out to Chapters to buy them. How Children Succeed by Paul Tough is an example of a book that I had to read once I saw the conversations on Twitter about it. As the school year rolled along I started making a list of books that my PLN were either currently reading or were recommended as great reads. I plan on having a summer full of reading and relaxing. Below are the 6 books I plan on reading this summer with a brief summary and a link to GoodReads. Maybe one or more...
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Edcamp Hamilton ~ Reflections

As I made the journey to Ancaster on a beautiful sunny Saturday morning with @sbruyns , @technolit and @cordym I couldn't help but feel a sense of anticipation and eagerness about my first experience at an Edcamp. Each of us have been involved in organizing and planning conferences in our own district but going by everything I have read about Edcamp this was going to be a much different venture.  To start I must say congrats and well done to the organizing committee of Edcamp Hamilton ~ Sue Dunlop ( @principaldunlop ), Heidi Siwak ( @heidisiwak ), Aviva Dunsiger ( @avivaloca ), Michelle Horst ( @michelle_horst ), Cindy Lee ( @dangergirl1218 ), Lisa Neale ( @lisaneale ) and Karen Wilson ( @kawilson68 ) ~ what a great job. I'm sure I speak for everyone that attended that the hours you put into planning Edcamp are very much appreciated.  So onto...
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