Authentic Authorship & Ownership of Learning Through Blogging (Rewired 2016)

Authentic Authorship & Ownership of Learning Through Blogging (Rewired 2016)

Authentic Authorship & Ownership of Learning Authentic Authorship & Ownership of Learning Blogging & The Commons Aaron Puley

The 2016 #BulldogsLiteracy School Day Game

This past Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, I was proud to have once again worked closely with The Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club to provide an engaging day of literacy and hockey for 6,000 of our elementary students (Grades 4-6) representing 51 of our schools. In total, over 9,000 students, including those […]

Student-Led Conferences (Parent-Teacher Interviews): Empowerment and Ownership | Edutopia

Student-Led Conferences: Empowerment and Ownership It sounds like a cliché, but Wildwood teachers all say the same thing: “Start small.” When the school piloted the idea of student-led conferences five years ago, a few of the teachers were simply asked to find ways to give the students a little more […]

Learning Partners: Co-Teaching With Community Experts | Edutopia

Learning Partners: Co-Teaching With Community Experts Learning partners are anyone from the community who come into Crellin Elementary to share something they know with the students. A partner could be anyone from a local professional to a retired community member to a parent. They might visit once or twice, or […]

What Our Students Said – 3rd Annual Student Voice Forum #HWDSBvoices #HWDSB

Our students in HWDSB had lots to share with us this past February (2014). I am in the midst of writing a post documenting our 3rd annual journey but, for now, let’s look at an overview of what our student’s told us and how their responses were ultimately themed. Content […]


Parent Engagement

Learning Partners: Co-Teaching With Community Experts | Edutopia

Learning Partners: Co-Teaching With Community Experts Learning partners are anyone from the community who come into Crellin Elementary to share something they know with the students. A partner could be anyone from a local professional to a retired community member to a parent. They might visit once or twice, or […]

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Student Engagement

The 2016 #BulldogsLiteracy School Day Game

The 2016 #BulldogsLiteracy School Day Game

This past Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, I was proud to have once again worked closely with The Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club to provide an engaging day of literacy and hockey for 6,000 of our elementary students (Grades 4-6) representing 51 of our schools. In total, over 9,000 students, including those […]

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Reflection

Important Perspective

Sometimes we expect more from others because we’d be willing to do that much for them (@FamousWomen on Twitter) A brilliant line – says a lot! “@FamousWomen: Sometimes we expect more from others because we'd be willing to do that much for them.” — Aaron Puley (@bloggucation) February 11, 2014

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Tutorials

Perfecting the Twenty Fourteen WordPress Theme

Perfecting the Twenty Fourteen WordPress Theme

This year I wanted to streamline the theme for the Director’s Student Voice Forum and make it a bit easier to navigate and more accessible for users. I was using the Minimatica theme for the site, which I love, but it does require quite a bit of maintenance and the […]

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Authentic Authorship & Ownership of Learning Through Blogging (Rewired 2016)

Authentic Authorship & Ownership of Learning Through Blogging (Rewired 2016)

Authentic Authorship & Ownership of Learning Authentic Authorship & Ownership of Learning Blogging & The Commons Aaron Puley

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The 2016 #BulldogsLiteracy School Day Game

The 2016 #BulldogsLiteracy School Day Game

This past Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, I was proud to have once again worked closely with The Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club to provide an engaging day of literacy and hockey for 6,000 of our elementary students (Grades 4-6) representing 51 of our schools. In total, over 9,000 students, including those […]

read more

Student-Led Conferences (Parent-Teacher Interviews): Empowerment and Ownership | Edutopia

Student-Led Conferences: Empowerment and Ownership It sounds like a cliché, but Wildwood teachers all say the same thing: “Start small.” When the school piloted the idea of student-led conferences five years ago, a few of the teachers were simply asked to find ways to give the students a little more […]

read more

Learning Partners: Co-Teaching With Community Experts | Edutopia

Learning Partners: Co-Teaching With Community Experts Learning partners are anyone from the community who come into Crellin Elementary to share something they know with the students. A partner could be anyone from a local professional to a retired community member to a parent. They might visit once or twice, or […]

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Help Parents Use Social Media to Stay Connected to the Classroom | Edutopia

Help Parents Use Social Media to Stay Connected to the Classroom Andrew Marcinek Director of Technology and EducatorU.org Co-founder, Boston, MA Last week on #edchat we discussed the myths of social media and how it gets a bad reputation. The conversation was scattered in many directions, but most came back […]

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How Should Schools and Parents Be Involved in Kids’ Online Lives?

How Should Schools and Parents Be Involved in Kids’ Online Lives? Flickr:Demos Helsinki By Matt Levinson Parents are constantly grappling with how to deal with online privacy issues with their kids. Issues about whether to share passwords to email and social media accounts, whether to filter or monitor Web sites, […]

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What’s Your Superpower?

I was walking into the school yesterday for my Grade 10 exam and passed Amy in the hall. We both started laughing as it was apparent that we were both channeling our inner “Dark Knight”! We teach…what’s your superpower? Good luck on your exams this week! @bloggucation pic.twitter.com/jlgTMXp3hk — Sir Allan […]

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What Our Students Said – 3rd Annual Student Voice Forum #HWDSBvoices #HWDSB

What Our Students Said – 3rd Annual Student Voice Forum #HWDSBvoices #HWDSB

Our students in HWDSB had lots to share with us this past February (2014). I am in the midst of writing a post documenting our 3rd annual journey but, for now, let’s look at an overview of what our student’s told us and how their responses were ultimately themed. Content […]

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Our Student Voice Made a Difference

A student from Sir Robert Borden Junior High School (Dartmouth, NS) describes how their Student Leadership Team transformed the school’s decision-making process. Check out “Our Student Voice Made a Difference” on Vimeo http://t.co/oVesBdLLf9 #Vimeo #intellectualengagement #kenspenceraward — Aaron Puley (@bloggucation) February 11, 2014  

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Important Perspective

Sometimes we expect more from others because we’d be willing to do that much for them (@FamousWomen on Twitter) A brilliant line – says a lot! “@FamousWomen: Sometimes we expect more from others because we'd be willing to do that much for them.” — Aaron Puley (@bloggucation) February 11, 2014

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Perfecting the Twenty Fourteen WordPress Theme

Perfecting the Twenty Fourteen WordPress Theme

This year I wanted to streamline the theme for the Director’s Student Voice Forum and make it a bit easier to navigate and more accessible for users. I was using the Minimatica theme for the site, which I love, but it does require quite a bit of maintenance and the […]

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A Window Into the Classroom – Optimizing Parent Engagement

A Window Into the Classroom – Optimizing Parent Engagement

This past October (Oct. 24th, 2013) Aviva Dunsiger and I presented “A Window into the Classroom” at ECOO 2013 (…and no Aviva I was not late). We are presenting a similar model tomorrow at Brock University’s Tech Showcase in Hamilton, ON. Aviva and I are very passionate about parent engagement […]

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Renaming Your Bookmark Tags in Delicious #whatilearnedtoday

Renaming Your Bookmark Tags in Delicious #whatilearnedtoday

I was revisiting my Delicious social bookmarks yesterday and noticed that the app has received a bit of an overall since I last visited. Previously I had used Diigo but I’m really not a fan of the interface. It feels bloated to me. I really like the simplicity and the […]

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What’s Your Space Jam?

What’s Your Space Jam?

In one of my last posts about re-designing the Director’s Student Voice Forum blog theme this year I referred to it as my “Space Jam”. In fact, ever since I watched the video “A Pep Talk from Kid President to You”, and he asked me “What will be your Space […]

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2013 Annual Report for the HWDSB Director’s Student Voice Forum

2013 Annual Report for the HWDSB Director’s Student Voice Forum

I have written numerous times in this space about the Director’s Student Voice Forum, it’s creation and evolution, and it’s design to engage students their way. Every year WordPress puts forth a report for blogs that have their Jetpack plugin activated. This plugin allows for me to see statistics for […]

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2013 Annual Report for Bloggucation

2013 Annual Report for Bloggucation

Check out my year in blogging here on Bloggucation for the year 2013. I need to re-imagine how I blog this year. Any ideas? Direct link if the embed link below isn’t working – http://jetpack.me/annual-report/31837435/2013/

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