Universities Facts and Stats

Facts and Stats website 

I found this great website that gives you the most up-to-date statistics on Canadian Universities.

It talks about tuition fees by university, hands-on learning, indigenous education, and studying across borders plus more…






Are College Attendance really necessary?

Article on College attendance 

Education Insider takes a look at whether schools really need attendance policies or if students should be left to decide on their own how many classes they can miss.


Source:  http://study.com/articles/Are_College_Attendance_Policies_Really_Necessary.html

Photo pin

Free Photos at Photo pin

About Photo Pin

PhotoPin helps bloggers find photos for their blog and makes adding them to their post fast and easy.

Just search for any topic using the search box (e.g. “Kittens“, “Flowers“, etc.), preview the photo, and click “get photo” to download the photo as well as the proper attribution link.

PhotoPin uses the Flickr API and searches creative commons photos to use for your blog. (Note: we are not associated with Flickr in any way, other than powering our search results using their API.)

See sample:

Cruise Ship


Photo credit


Creative Commons – How to do it?

We are getting lots of questions on creative commons and how to add it to our work. This is well worth reposting.


Licensing a work is as simple as selecting which of the six licenses best meets your goals, and then marking your work in some way so that others know that you have chosen to release the work under the terms of that license.

Here is an infographic (loehrich) that walks you through licencing your work using Creative Commons.

Using the licence search tool will also help you find the right licence.

Here is my podcast (loehrich) on Creative Commons.

Hopefully you will find this helpful.


Resource:  www.creativecommons.org

Discover Education – Web 2.0 Tools

Discover Education Web 2.0 Blog 

Online tools and resources have made it easier for teachers to instruct students, and for students to collaborate with those teachers and with other students.

New literacy Video (If you are watching the video in segments, you will find How teachers can use the internet to teach content approximately 13 minutes into the video.)

Donald Leu of the University of Connecticut clarifies some of the differences between reading narrative text and reading informational text, and then defines five skill areas that students need to draw on to learn from online information. Source: – See more at: https://learnerlog.org/?s=online+teaching#sthash.DJh5LjEM.dpuf

Networked Teachers

I realized that if we have Networked Students we also need Networked Teachers.

Become a Networked Teacher “What we know and what we teach our children about how to critically consume and collaboratively create online media matters”. -Howard Reingold

As teachers we should encourage the following:


We should be teaching the following:


Remember, Don’t just use Google Search, to be a Networked Teacher, use Google Blog search, Google News Search, Slide share, YouTube.
Source: http://www.slideshare.net/tuchodi/how-does-the-21st-century-teacher-help-the-networked-student-learn

Whole Brain Teaching

Whole Brain Teaching Blog 

Whole Brain Teaching Video found by Craig Lien and Suzanne Carlisle

I like how it explains that the whole brain teaching movement also addresses the use of project assessments versus formative and summative formal tests. It further goes on to explain that whole brain teaching, in general seeks to actively engage every student in the lesson by incorporating many different teaching techniques into one lesson.

Source: http://www.wholebrainteaching.com