Articles written by: Aaron Puley

Gr. 3-6 Students Express Their #HWDSBvoices at the 2013 Junior Empowerment Conference

Gr. 3-6 Students Express Their #HWDSBvoices at the 2013 Junior Empowerment Conference

Documenting the dynamic day of learning and student empowerment at the 2013 HWDSB Junior Empowerment Conference! [View the story “Gr. 3-6 Students Express their #HWDSBvoices at Junior Empowerment 2013” on Storify]

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Creating Gatestone’s Child Theme

Creating Gatestone’s Child Theme

Tomorrow is our Grade 8 Student Voice Forum at Gatestone Elementary school in support of their transition to Saltfleet Secondary in the coming year. The principal of Gatestone, Bill Torrens, has been working on the site with me and Dave Weir and I recalled a few tweaks he wanted to make: […]

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Documenting Grade 8 #HWDSBVoices – Supporting Transitions to Grade 9

Documenting Grade 8 #HWDSBVoices – Supporting Transitions to Grade 9

A documentation of the Student Voice Forum (“What’s Your Grade 9 Voice?”) in support of Grade 8 students transition to Ancaster High in @HWDSB and Grade 9 in the coming year. [View the story “What’s Your Grade 9 Voice? #HWDSBVoices” on Storify]

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Unboxing and Replacing the Power Supply (Dell Dimension 9100)

Unboxing and Replacing the Power Supply (Dell Dimension 9100)

As a follow up to my earlier post where I documented the removal of the power supply from my Dell Dimension 9100, I wanted to add that I received the power supply (on Friday) and have successfully resurrected my Dell Dimension 9100 yet again (3rd or 4th time at this […]

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Removing the Power Supply from a Dell Dimension 9100

Removing the Power Supply from a Dell Dimension 9100

I purchased a Dell Dimension 9100 desktop almost 10 years ago and it has served a variety of purposes in a variety of different incarnations. I just keep resurrecting it from periods of death and corruption and now have a bit of an affinity for keeping it alive. Due to […]

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Rethinking Reading for Learning with an Engagement Lens

Rethinking Reading for Learning with an Engagement Lens

I was just perusing my Twitter feed when my eye caught this rather compelling statement with a link by Principal Dunlop… READING IS DUMB. THERE, I SAID IT. by Christopher Lehman http://t.co/9ypFc06x via @CBethM — Sue Dunlop (@Dunlop_Sue) January 26, 2013 How could you not want to read a blog […]

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Searching For All Pictures in Windows 7 #whatilearnedtoday

Searching For All Pictures in Windows 7 #whatilearnedtoday

Recently, I had to rebuild a series of posts from another WordPress blog that had been hosted on another server. I had exported the XML data from the old blog but the corresponding images had been lost when the database was moved. I was sure that I had all of […]

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Protected: Post Project Reflection with the Teachers about Innovative Mentoring (Part 1)

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Considering Spelling and Student Writing in Blog Posts: Does it matter much? Should it matter more? | Get Schooled

Considering Spelling and Student Writing in Blog Posts: Does it matter much? Should it matter more? | Get Schooled

Spelling and student writing: Does it matter much? Should it matter more? | Get Schooled. I came across this article today and it raises a very important question and one that I hear regularly from teachers exploring blogging with students for the first time. Does spelling and grammar count? For me, the […]

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CBC Hamilton and Hamilton Spectator Coverage of the Bulldogs School Game 2012

CBC Hamilton and Hamilton Spectator Coverage of the Bulldogs School Game 2012

Crowd roars for the Hamilton Bulldogs at school day game Ever wonder what thousands of thunder sticks wielded by hordes of screaming kids sounds like? The Hamilton Bulldogs got a taste Wednesday morning at their annual school day game. Students were so loud inside Copps Coliseum that it seemed like […]

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Reflecting on “Why Students Should Blog”

Reflecting on “Why Students Should Blog”

Why Students Should Blog (Exerpt from this blog post By Dana Edell) When kids can type email addresses faster than they can write their own names, and their thoughts flow most naturally in the form of tweets and status updates, writing takes on new shapes and meanings. Opinions, desires, fears, and […]

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#bulldogsliteracy with @HWDSB and @BulldogsAHL 2012

#bulldogsliteracy with @HWDSB and @BulldogsAHL 2012

Last Wednesday, November 14th, we were once again provided with the opportunity to engage thousands of students with a morning of hockey and literacy based activities. Like last year, we utilized the Bulldogs Literacy Blog for students to respond to writing prompts based on this year’s associated book “The Greatest […]

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The Genesis of HWDSB Commons – Teaching / Learning in a Virtual Space

The Genesis of HWDSB Commons – Teaching / Learning in a Virtual Space

[jbox color=”red”]I am so excited that the genesis of the HWDSB Commons has been highlighted and showcased for all as an amazing social learning network for students – Click Here for a “Snapshot” highlight on Curriculum.org (http://resources.curriculum.org/secretariat/snapshots/principal_digital.html)  Students have always been at the centre of the vision of this amazing platform and, having watched the videos posted today, I want to explain the genesis of this amazing learning tool…. See also….http://mrjarbenne.ca/2012/11/07/fingerprints/ […]

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Documenting North Cluster Tweets – @Storify #HWDSBvoices

Documenting North Cluster Tweets – @Storify #HWDSBvoices

[View the story “#HWDSBvoices – Student Voice Forum – North Cluster” on Storify]

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Documenting West Cluster Tweets – @Storify #HWDSBvoices

Documenting West Cluster Tweets – @Storify #HWDSBvoices

[View the story “#HWDSBvoices – Student Voice Forum – West Cluster” on Storify]

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Adding Multiple Galleries to WordPress #whatilearnedtoday

Adding Multiple Galleries to WordPress #whatilearnedtoday

Adding images to a blog post is absolutely essential. Not only does it add life and imagery to the text of your post, but it gives your reader something tangible through which to understand your idea, pontification, or reflection. Multiple images, however, can prove problemmatic as too many individual attachments can make your […]

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