Grade 6 Students Using Digital Tools to Encourage Authentic Talk

Grade 6 students at Park Manor PS shared their thinking during a Literature Circle discussion.  The teacher places a digital recording device at each table to record the discussion, which she can use later for student feedback and instructional next steps.  The use of a digital tool to record student talk helps keep the students […]

PlayBooks Add Value (V+) To Student Learning

Park Manor is piloting the BlackBerry PlayBook tablets throughout the classrooms of the school with great success to student learning.  Use of the Playbook and its various applications is just one of the forms of technology being implemented as a learning tool in the classrooms at Park Manor. PlayBooks Add Value (V+) To Student Learning […]

PlayBook Charging In Classrooms

Here is our very inexpensive, simple charging device for the PlayBooks. It’s a plastic magazine rack with the chargers plugged into a power bar.  It works great and is very easy and efficient to use.

Success Story #6 – Today’s Meet

Today’s Meet ( is a technology website used by students with a tablet. Students used the ‘running conversation’ to ask questions before, during and after reading a shared text (we also used it for connection making).  It reinforces the idea that questions have to be done at many stages.  You can revisit the transcript of […]

Success Story #5

During a Grade 6  Math class we were giving real life connections to do with rates.  The students had been asked to research the annual salaries of an average person in Canada and one other country.  Students came back with their information and one of them had used France, but could only get the information […]

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