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  • Tool Highlights:

    EDpuzzle is an online tool that enhances the implementation of a flipped learning approach or as a part of a blended learning environment. Both the flipped learning approach and/or blended learning can be applied to any branch of the curriculum at any...

  • G+Suite for Education consists of Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Draw, Sheets, Forms, Sites, Classroom, Hangout, & Calendar. These Google Apps for Education (GAFE) as a whole is called G+Suite for Education. The collaborative power of these tools can be leveraged by teachers and students to...

  • Critical Inquiry Question:

    How do different compounds contribute to water pollution?

    Critical Challenge: 

    Taking the role of a water safety advocate, prepare a presentation to city council...

  • The purpose of these lessons is to integrate robotics (micro-controllers such as Arduino boards) and computational thinking/coding within the Grade 9 Science curriculum. This provides all students with an opportunity to connect automation, coding and robotics to the study of science....

  •  Technology Focus: iPad - Clips App (Free). Clips is an iOS app for making and sharing fun videos with text, effects, graphics and more. Clips will be used in a way that allows students to create a digital story about a cell.

    Clips is FREE on any iPad that has...

  • Project Innovation Classroom Catalyst

    "The All New WHMIS 2015:

    Integrating the New System into Your Safety Instruction."

     

    Considerations before...

  • Strand(s) and Unit(s): Addresses components of: Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: Systems in Action; Understanding Matter and Energy: Fluids

    Overview: Students will learn to describe mechanisms and how to reverse engineer (deconstruct or...

  • A Framework for Developing a Student-Led Lab Activity

    Intention:

     The nature of physics experiments (in the high school classroom) creates a perfect situation to allow students to generate their own testable questions. Many of...