My 2019 #OneWord

A few years back someone shared; their #Oneword to lead them into the New Year! I been doing this alongside and last year actually wrote a blog about it; seen here (click the highilight text). Within last years blog entry for my #Oneword I used ‘Agility’, basically to juggle and withstand all the vast assortment Read More…

An Hour of Code Reflection

Well… Lakewood Elementary School’s 2nd Annual Hour of Code Event has concluded, the hard work and effort was well worth it, but the learning outcomes from this event were much more inspiring and enjoyable for me watching unfold! Check out the Simcoe Reformer’s Article; Lakewood Students Learn to Code The three ladies above approached me a Read More…

Fantastic Friday!

Have you ever awoke to the alarm and thought…oh boy last one this week, just pound through it!?!?! Almost there….yep, yep as a teacher some weeks are like this, so as per my regular routine; I checked the weather my twitter (I am addicted) and a few other quick things prior to the morning shower! Read More…

Inksmiths; Crazy K8

I would like to introduce you all to someone / something really cool! Crazy K8 (Kate) made her first ever appearance at Lakewood Elementary Schools #HourOfCode event this past Thursday, December 6th, 2018. K8 was introduced to intice and engage students into the Abstract World of Computer Science (during Computer Science Week) for grade 2/3 students Read More…

Hour of Code at Lakewood Elementary School

Hey All! Been a while, but been crazy busy lately. I am currently writing this Blog on prep listening to Fair Chance Learning / Lets Talk Science Facebook Live with Sir Robert Thirsk (Canadian Astronaut), so kind of cool as they are talking about STEM Education and Coding directly related to Curriculum Content Areas with Read More…

This week in the 210 at Lakewood Elementary!

Hey everyone! Trying hard to do this more often now, things are finally starting to settle down a tad, so now I get a little more time to dabble in my passion projects! So, my buddy Brian Aspinall, just posted; ‘It’s Friday, what was the most memorable moment this week’? Well…buddy we had a few!! Read More…

Microsoft Tools in the Classroom

Oh it’s been a while, been super busy, but going to jump in for a short and sweet blog posting about how I use a Microsoft Tool in the Classroom. The tool I am going to share is amazing; OneNote….but what makes this tool that much better is how I can integrate it with multiple Read More…

Write to Give (Kenya, Africa)….was so much more!

Well…its been a week since returning home and yet I am still overwhelmed with the experience and floods of emotions I am continuously revisiting. This trip to Kenya, Africa took me places that I did not know existed….not physically but emotionally, sentimentally and life altering. The true beauty and physical nature in Africa was beyond Read More…

Village Impact Trip (July 2018)

Jambo (Hello) Friends! Wow, I cannot believe I am 11 days out from leaving on a trip of a lifetime with Village Impact (formerly known as Write to Give). If anyone is unsure or even unaware of this incredible foundation a former Port Doverite; Amy McLearn founded and would love more information please visit Building a Read More…

Micro:bits in the Classroom

Hey everyone! Hope you are all enjoying the start of the summer! Looking forward to presenting tomorrow at MakerEdTO on ‘Micro:bits in the Classroom’ I have been thinking and contemplating how and what to really share and show; however I know walking away from these amazing ‘retreats’ or as my wife loves to call them; Read More…