Month: January 2012

Education Trends

eLearning and Digital resources Workshop

Here are some links and references used in today’s presentation at York University.

January 30, 2012



 Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity? TEDtalks

Sir Ken Robinson: Changing Education

21st Century Learning video remix:

The Homework Help Portal:


If you want the original presentation in Smart Notebook format please email me or contact me and I will make it available to you.

A big thank-you to Isha, and her class at York U – best wishes.


Education Trends Resources

Making a Photo Collage

Here are a few tools/apps used to create a collage quickly, easily and efficiently.

  • Picasa,
  • Cool Iris

These are all great presentation tools but there is bit of a learning curve.   Tutorials for all of the above are offered at the respective sites.

 I have seen Microsoft PowerPoint, the classic software best known for presentations,  used with limited potential to create photo displays.
There are other solutions. For example, a copy of Microsoft Auto Collage – it’s very easy to use and very intuitive.  The retail price is about $20.00 US
Here is a link for more options

If you know of other solutions, please let me know via this blog or through Twitter.


eLearning , Math Homework Help, Digital Resources – Links

Lately I have been doing a lot of presentations to elementary schools, secondary schools, principals and administrators on eLearning and digital resources.

First of all I would like to thank everyone for the great hospitality and welcoming atmosphere I encounter during my visits to the schools.

Second, I am always grateful for the great participation on the part of the audience. 

Because of the amount of information presented I have decided to post in this blog the links to some of the sites that were mentioned during the presentations.

These links are mostly for TCDSB staff use only and are accessible through the password protected Intranet site.

  1. If you attended a training session or have already taught an online course using D2L and would like to request your own course for Blended Learning use with your classes ….
  2. http://intranet/icontinuinged/dayelearning/blended/app.htm  (access from within the school or TCDSB Network only)
  3. If you would like to place your name on a waiting list to be trained by eLearning Ontario staff for D2L
  4. http://intranet/icontinuinged/dayelearning/D2L_Training/app.htm (access from within the school or TCDSB Network only). 
  5. Accessing the OERB (Ontario Educational Resource Bank)   – username and password are found under PASSWORDS on our AICT Website (accessible from the INTRANET) :  http://intranet/academic_it/passwords.html
  6. Link to the online Math Homework Help site:  (When creating student accounts, please remember to provide them with their Ontario Education Number OEN).
  7. My Blog – a humble source of resources, inspiration, trivia and mostly eMemorabilia (I may have coined a new word)
  8. Follow me on Twitter for more of #5 …
  9.  If you want to become an online tutor with the ILC.