If you were not at the ECOO BIT14 Conference, you may not know that OSAPAC has a new website.
(A special thank you to Yves Mainville and Pierre Sarazin for their leadership in creating the new logo and design).
It is worth checking out the four newest resources.
Mindomo is a terrific tool for collaborative knowledge building asynchronously or in real time. It can be embedded into online courses (such as the Ontario Provincial Virtual Learning Environment) and students can upload notes, comments, videos, images, audio, etc. Their collaborative mind map is simply transformed into presentation mode to share knowledge with a group.
Ready to play and learn?
Mindomo is licensed for Ontario educators. When you create your account, choose the more link at the bottom right, then choose “Join a School Board or Institution”.
Choose your school board or institution and then sign in using your school email account for full access.
Mindomo provides help videos to get you started, but it is easy to navigate. Contact your board eLC for further support if you need it.
2. Digital Citizenship
Ontario educators have made it clear that they are looking for help in ensuring that our students become strong digital citizens. Over the past few months, under the leadership of Karen Buetler and Brenda Sherry, Ontario teachers have been curating and writing asset-based digital citizenship lessons for use in Ontario classrooms.
You can link to the resources from the OSAPAC website.
The link takes you to an overview of the resource. Choosing one of the key strands takes you to the resources and classroom connections.
The resources are sorted according to school division. Enjoy exploring, and please share with your colleagues.
3. The SAMR Model
How can the SAMR Model be used to help support evolving practices through the use of ministry-provided digital resources?
Ontario teachers have provided sample lessons and reflections to model and support the use of these resources.
(Special thanks to Tim Hawes and Brenda Sherry for their leadership in this project.)
What is OSSEMOOC? The *quick* version – Read about #OSSEMOOC in K12 Blueprint.
OSSEMOOC is our community of support to help build capacity in school and system leaders in Ontario so that we can make great decisions around the use of technology for deep learning in Ontario classrooms.
Currently, we are taking the month of November to nurture leaders to get connected by dedicating 10 minutes each day to this practice.
The links to the first 11 days are below.
30 Days to Getting Connected (in 10 minutes a day)
(Special thanks to my co-lead Mark Carbone for his tireless dedication to this project, and to Tim Robinson for his efforts in creating our look and logo, and for making us look great wherever we go!)