Elaine MacKenzie

21 Flips | 6 Magazines | @ElaineMacKenzie | Keep up with Elaine MacKenzie on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Elaine MacKenzie”

CBC Books

The Role of Questions in the Classroom

In a class of 35 students a few years ago, it was the start of the semester. After a few icebreakers and introductions, I asked students to take out …

Brand NEW Picture Books!

​Triangle by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen<p>Triangle lives in a triangle world. He decides to make a trip to play a sneaky trick on Square. It works. He …

Colourized photos of First World War bring Canadian history to life

<i>All images from the</i> <i>Canadian Department of National Defence and the Library and Archives Canada.</i><p>For the first time this Remembrance Day, Canadians can …

3,598 Canadians died here at Vimy Ridge 100 years ago. Boots represent the fallen soldiers, on the very ground where they fought. #Vimy100 https://t.co/X0s0pOCTjQ

On the Vimy anniversary, it’s time we all learned the name Arthur Currie

<i>Donald MacLeod, the son of a veteran, is a lawyer and business executive in Bedford, N.S.</i><p>"Lions led by donkeys" and "Generals die in bed" are expressions often used to describe the generals of the First World War. They were generally old men fighting a modern war based on tactics from the previous …

Canadians should not be ashamed of their history

<i>Canadian historian J.L. Granatstein writes extensively on political, military, and diplomatic history. On March 28 in Ottawa, Mr. Granatstein and Noah Richler argued the resolution "Canadian history is nothing to be ashamed of" at a debate</i> <i>hosted by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute</i><i>.</i><p>History matters. …

Google is rolling out a fact-check feature in its search and news results

The search giant is trying to battle the spread of fake news.<p>Google rolled out a new tool on Friday in order to highlight articles in its search and news resultsthat have been fact-checked.<p>Now, when a search query returns a result that has been reviewed, Google will display who made the claim and …

Influencers, Articles and Conversations

What Say You?

So, the great thing about letting yourself sink into creativity is that it allows you to come up kabillions of ideas and some of them you just have …

Learn amigurumi basics with a cute little mushroom [January Amigurumi

Learn amigurumi basics with a cute little mushroom [January Amigurumi CAL Stitch Tutorial]<p>Posted on January 19, 2017 by Jackie Laing | 0 Comments<p>Next …

More sites to review – student-friendly, engaging, visual, inquiry-based

Based on recent reviews in the professional literature, here are 3 sites worth checking. What do they have in common? They are: very visual; include …

Resources and Downloads to Facilitate Inquiry-Based Learning

At Wildwood IB World Magnet School, teachers use student questions to drive lessons, and channel student curiosity into student-centered projects. …

Pedagogy

New Virtual Sources Website

Check out my new WordPress website at sourcebundle.wordpress.com featuring virtual “source bundles” for different strands of the Ontario Grades 7 and …

Historic Sites

Inquiry-Based Learning: The Power of Asking the Right Questions

The Power of the Right Questions<p>You might wonder how lesson planning works if you're always reconstructing on the fly. I've found that if the …

Pedagogy

Guided Inquiry Design

Authors: Carol C. Kuhlthau, Leslie K. Maniotes, Ann K. Caspari<p>Download the Presentation: Guided Inquiry Design Framework<p><i>Guided Inquiry professional</i> …

Over 25 Links Uncovering Project Based Learning Resources On The Web

<i>Welcome to this first in a series of PBL Mania Posts. For the next few weeks I am celebrating Project Based Learning by hosting a webinar at Edtech</i> …

Assessment for inquiry

Inquiry maths is a model of teaching that encourages students to regulate their own activity while exploring a mathematical statement (called a …

Resources and Tools for PBL Start to Finish

<b>Tips for downloading:</b> PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application -- with …