Canadians Mashup

An open invite to all Canadian teachers and bloggers to start connecting and sharing.

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Resources for Mentors from Ontario

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Anyone else Twittering?

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Socially Curated Search for Kids

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Comment by Bruce White on December 15, 2009 at 5:58am
I am a teacher/ Librarian / Media Specialist/ Technology Trainer. I teach at a high school in southern Ontario called Ingersoll District Collegiate and Institute. We have about 1000 students. I have been there since September.I was a learning coordinator for Technology for 5 years. I am a Smart Certified Notebook 10 trainer, Smart Exemplar Educator and a Google certified Teacher. I run workshop on the smartboard, Google, Clickers for CPS and Smart Notebook. I am on a Differentiated Task Force and the Instructional Intelligence task force. I am working on creating a questionarire for students to help create a student profile
Comment by Nancy Stuewe on December 14, 2009 at 4:43pm
I am currently teaching Grade two at a new school in Calgary with a lot of barriers to using technology and inquiry for that matter. However I am also working on my doctorate in educational technology and next year I am taking the year off to begin my research. I am interested in talking to teachers about how they use technology to support socially constructed knowledge in themselves and their students. What is the relationship between technology and inquiry? Too often the teachers voice is missed in this sort of research.
Comment by Vicki on December 7, 2009 at 12:44pm
Thanks for the invite Sue, and hello all.

I joined Classroom 2.0 because I have been doing a lot of work investigating Web 2.0 and its applicability in adult literacy. A lot of this came about as part of the work I did on a national project called Getting Online that investigated online professional development for adult literacy practitioners and created a website and a manual with some best practices ...

I also work with Community Literacy of Ontario (, and we're very excited about Web 2.0! In fact, together with a colleague, I'm delivering a Web 2.0 presentation to our board of directors this week. Earlier, we delivered an information session to folks from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, our core funder.

I'm always happy to explore Web 2.0 and to talk about it.
Comment by Tracy Woodward on December 7, 2009 at 9:13am
Thank you for inviting me to join this group, Sue. I am a teacher-librarian in Delisle, Saskatchewan. I've been teaching in this district for the past 10 years after working out in Vancouver and North Vancouver for 3 1/2 years and spending a couple years up North on a reserve. I am originally from Saskatoon, but I lived in Thompson, MB when I was in grade 3 through to the end of grade 6. I throw that in only because I see a few Winnipeggers in this group! I am thrilled to be talking to other Canadian teachers with an interest in Web 2.0 and integrating it meaningfully into schools. I have to say that although I was willing to try a few things, I was a bit of a hold out and did not totally embrace it until recently during a course I was taking towards my master's class through the University of Alberta. The course is called Exploration of Web 2.0 for teaching and learning. It was so awesome. It really changed my thinking about a lot of Web 2.0 and just how I viewed technology in education in general. Everyone should have to take it! Anyway, I'm pretty much a newbie to a lot of this, but I believe it is critical for my position in particular and to lesson the gap between where kids are at and where education is at. Since my course, I have a lot more confidence, but I have a lot to learn, so I'll just be the group sponge and soak in all your knowledge if you don't mind!
Comment by Gail de Vos on December 7, 2009 at 7:46am
Hello, Sue, thanks for the invitation. I am located near Edmonton, Alberta and teach at the library school at the University of Alberta. I am a professional storyteller and teach storytelling, Comic books and graphic novels and Canadian children's literature courses for them and for the teacher-librarian program. All of my courses, with the exception of the storytelling course, are taught online.

I also teach classes for the education department in Canadian Children's literature and young adult literature.

I have written extensively on folklore and storytelling for young adult audiences and spend a good deal of my time visiting my daughter in Mission B.C. So, if any of you in that area are interesting in me telling tales or doing a workshop, just let me know.

Yours in stories,
Comment by Sue Roseman on December 6, 2009 at 7:00pm
Thanks for the invite, Sue. Ottawa, Ontario is my home and you can find me on doing my K to 3+ Great resources sessions. What are your 3 free web 2.0 favourite web apps you can't live without.
Comment by suehellman on December 6, 2009 at 10:29am
I was at the website and adding a comment to one of the students' blogs, but now I can't get the link to work at all. I'm not sure what happened but will have to try again later.
Comment by Dave on December 3, 2009 at 9:17am
Gr. 12 students investigating universal medicare in Canada. Please comment on their blogs.
Comment by Eric Snyder on November 23, 2009 at 3:30am
I've just referred this "Mashup" to two women who I truly believe have messages which deserve to be "multiplied". They believe themselves to be non-techies and avoid Internet places like this.

Ann Coffey - (
Donna Dubreuil - (

Both have an obvious interest in learning, teaching, and kids. Please do what you can to attract them to this mashup and to Classroom 2.0. They are a wealth of knowledge and wisdom.
Comment by suehellman on November 18, 2009 at 10:34am
Let's try again with dates that work!!!

This is an invitation to join an Elluminate conversation about educational networking and CR2.0 in CEET (Community of Expertise in Educational Technology). This is a 'home grown' network that was started up in BC. In October a number of us met with Steve Hargadon for a 1 day unconference and we're interested in extended the conversation. We'll be meeting Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 7:15 Pacific time in the CEET Meeting Room. Hope to see you there.

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