Monthly Archives: February 2013

New Standardized Testing in Saskatchewan: Part 2

My ESCI 401 professor, Dr. Xia Ji, recently shared two links with us from the Star Phoenix about the new testing in Saskatchewan.  Conveniently, both articles say what I wish everyone understood about standardized testing in education.  So since the … Continue reading

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A Great Example of Creating a Space to Motivate Students!

So Twitter proved useful once again!  I am following Pasi Sahlberg, education minister in Finland, and he posted the link to an article and video from a public school in Massachusetts, USA.  This is the kind of idea that I was … Continue reading

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What motivates you to learn?

I would like to explore the best ways to motivate students to engage in learning.  And when I say learning, I don’t mean jumping through the assignment and assessment hoops held by the teacher in order for you to earn … Continue reading

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Tech Task 6: About Me

Check out my new “about me” page (link on the right hand column and here http://about.me/daniel.atkins ).  I’ll update it from time to time as I have more to share online.

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Tech Task 5: Story Telling

An Adventure With Daniel on Photo Peach http://photopeach.com/album/8vf4p9 Note: WordPress.com does not allow embedded video from Photo Peach An Adventure With Daniel on Xtranormal http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/14185178/an-adventure-with-daniel Note: Again WordPress.com does not allow embedded video from Xtranormal I’m just starting to get … Continue reading

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New standardized testing in Saskatchewan?

Oh Mr. Standardized Test, why are you still hanging around at school?  Go home and pester some other industry for a while.  It would be nice to pretend that teachers are professionals who are capable of assessing and meeting the … Continue reading

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To be a Teacher in Finland

So I just found out about the education minister in Finland, Pasi Sahlberg, through his website and the video below (conversation between John Hattie and Pasi) .  I knew Finland was doing some great things with education, but I was … Continue reading

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