Tuesday, September 29, 2009
+ 90km/hr winds ripped the roof off this building in Moose Jaw, Sk. on Tuesday morning.
"The roof of the building, a multi-story apartment block, lifted straight up and just flipped over and onto the building beside it. There was bits and pieces flying with one great big gust of wind that nearly knocked cars off the road."
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
This survey (from ocean.edu) will ask you to assess your own confidence level with many of the technology and learning skills you will need to succeed in online course work. Please click on the number that best matches your own confidence level at this time. When you are finished, click the Check My Score button to see your score for each skills category.
Based on your skills rating, the results page may also display suggested links for you to improve certain skills. The rating score of this survey is for your own purposes. Your answers are not sent to or stored in a database.Click on this link to see the survey.
Here in Northern Saskatchewan there are at least 3 people working with the edcentre.ca to get ready for the GED tests this year. Help is available at the edcentre.ca website or at 1-888-299-5680 or in La Ronge at 425-5680.
Is technology being used effectively in your local school?
As a teacher, am I using technology effectively to provide engaging learning activities to students?
Watch the Video: How Google Saved a School
There are other videos on the page - be sure to watch them.
What do you think - is your local school making use of technology? Comments welcome.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
On September 13, 2009, at 8:45 A.M., Ethan and Big Daddy Brent Endicott ran the 3km Mini Marathon in Regina, Saskatchewan. The Marathon itself was divided into four separate categories:
- Kid’s 5-10 Division (ages 5-10)
- Youth 11-17 Division (ages 11-17)
- 1/2 Marathon
- Full Marathon
What a FANTASTIC event, with more than 3,650 REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS FROM 7 PROVINCES & TERRITORIES, 10 STATES AND 3 COUNTRIES taking in part in this race.
Congratulations Ethan on a run well done!!!
A voice from the back of the room piped up, "Yeah, right."
Thursday, September 17, 2009
If you have ever experienced this, please leave a comment below.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Debbie Richardson visited three communities over three days and came back excited and exhausted. She met with students, principals, student support staff and teachers.
Tuesday was Literacy Day and the edcentre.ca staff had a table and display set up at the event. Brent Endicott chatted with students and onlookers from his home office in Moose Jaw through the live web conference room. Kelly and Ted were available to answer questions and show people how the edcentre works. There were hot dogs, face painting, displays, and hundreds of donated books for families to take home.
On Wednesday afternoon Kona attended a presentation provided through the Ministry of Education about Provincial Exams.
Thursday morning Brent met online with a group of students from Creighton High School. Yes...you guessed it ......from his home office in Moose Jaw.
This morning Kona and Kelly hosted a pankcake breakfast at the edcentre. (See Kelly's post) Now here we are again on Friday afternoon trying to stay caught up with new students.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
About this talk
Photographer James Balog shares new image sequences from the Extreme Ice Survey, a network of time-lapse cameras recording glaciers receding at an alarming rate, some of the most vivid evidence yet of climate change.
Friday, September 4, 2009
About this talk
Josh Silver delivers his brilliantly simple solution for correcting vision at the lowest cost possible -- adjustable, liquid-filled lenses. At TEDGlobal 2009, he demos his affordable eyeglasses and reveals his global plan to distribute them to a billion people in need by 2020.
About Joshua SilverAtomic physicist Joshua Silver invented liquid-filled optical lenses to produce low-cost, adjustable glasses, giving sight to millions without access to an optometrist.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Welcome back to another great school year. I have attached a link below with information about the H1N1. I hope you and your family do not get it. However, there are some ways to protect yourself and your family. The website also gives steps to take when a family member is sick or shows symptoms.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Remember, if you have questions call the school.