Author Archives: barbaramworks

About barbaramworks

Educational ICT Consultant at Ottawa District School Board, Thinker, Blogger, Presenter, Youth Advocate.

OTF Digital Literacy Workshop in Ottawa

If you would like to experience the ways of the digital world, OTF is offering a relaxed, fun-filled 3-day experience August 8-10, 2011 int Ottawa. You’ll learn to create a website to store and share resources, host your classroom calendar, … Continue reading

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Financial Literacy – The Medium is The Money

The integration of Financial Literacy throughout the curriculum is as ubiquitous as Media Literacy and the two are inter-related. Our students are bombarded with messages from the media, and most of the activities (i.e. social networking through Facebook, internet games) … Continue reading

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Using Big Ideas to Explore Financial Literacy

The intent of A Sound Investment : Financial Literacy Education in Ontario Schools is to raise awareness of Financial Literacy across the curriculum. Teachers thinking about how to incorporate this directive into their already crowded curriculum may want to consider … Continue reading

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Financial Literacy – Intro

Financial Literacy The new Ministry Document “A Sound Investment: Financial Literacy Education in Ontario Schools” provides a rationale to support integration of financial literacy into all subject areas, Grades 4-12. The Working Group behind the document asked stakeholders “Why is … Continue reading

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What’s in your Wordle?

What’s in your Wordle? An interesting way to analyze themes in written text is to use a Wordle. What this application does is create a visual representation of the most common words used throughout the text and represent them according … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

The power of the personal narrative is strong as evidenced by posts from colleagues such as Shannon Smith and Chris Wjer. Both blogs give open access to feelings of disappointments, broken dreams and the strength to find your own set … Continue reading

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Collaboration – Staying Connected #cck11

Many of us are fortunate to attend great PD sessions and conferences where the conversations and enthusiasm reign high.  What isn’t always heard in these conversations is how to maintain and ignite the fires when we return to our busy … Continue reading

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