SAMR: A day with Dr. Puentedura

The last 2 weeks have been filled with amazing opportunities to spend quality time with passionate Ontario educators:  the WRDSB  CATC by the Water annual summer PD session, the  OSAPAC  summer planning session and a full day event focused on the  SAMR  technology integration model — talk about awesome! The SAMR day was very...

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Technology Enabled Learning: Leadership, Change, Capacity Building

Last week I connected with WRDSB Principal James Bond to have a conversation about his learnings over the last year with the major tablet initiative in his school. We had a great discussion, and James agreed to me writing this blog post based on our conversation. I kicked off the conversation with a few questions to frame our...

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Skinny Down Your Technology

The other day I was reviewing some draft system communications with @maryhingley and she commented that we should “skinny this down” to a cleaner more streamlined document.  While the comment regarding the document  we were reviewing was bang on,  it also made a connection for me to an earlier conversation that day...

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Two Years, One change

Question to ponder: Imagine one change in our education system that you feel would be both valuable and “do-able” in the next two years. This is a great question to contemplate. After mulling this around for a few days, I keep circling back to 2 points. 1. How online engagement has changed my own learning and professional growth....

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Author: Mark W. Carbone

I am currently celebrating my 31st year in K12 education. During my career I have been in a variety of roles which include: secondary teacher, department head, ICT consultant and IT management. I am currently serving as the Chief Information Officer for the Waterloo Region District School Board.  I am currently am member of the...

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