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    Mission Statement
    According to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education’s Technology in Education Framework, PreK-12 schools should infuse technology in teaching and learning in order to improve outcomes for all students whilst fostering and promoting digital fluency (Ministry of Education, 2012). The Thom Technology Catalyst Team wholeheartedly agrees with the ministry’s assertion and therefore strives to effectively and strategically integrate technology to enhance student engagement and learning. Working as a community of practice, the TTCT uses a team approach to immerse in professional learning and action research with the aim of designing experiences and environments that meet the needs of learners within an evolving digital landscape. Above all, we are a catalyst team intent on encouraging and supporting ourselves and others to change instructional approaches to improve student achievement.
    Priority Strategies
    These were gleaned from our focus conversation (erik)
    Using a variety of devices, experiment with pedagogically significant applications of learning technologies.
    Establish whether a BYOD structure is feasible at Thom Collegiate.
    Engage in professional learning and sharing to deepen our skills and knowledge.
    Build capacity by offering support to other on staff so that each teacher will eventually be capable of integrating technology into teaching and learning.
    Using the concept of digital citizenship, teach and model appropriate uses of technology.
    Work in conjunction with the division, students, and community regarding the technology refresh at Thom Collegiate in order to improve access and our learning environment.
    Guiding Documents and Framework
    Until the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education fully implements the Technology in Education Framework and embeds the digital fluency competencies into curricula, the TTCT will adopt the ISTE NETS-Standards and Performance Indicators for students. Areas of the NETS include:
    Communication and Collaboration {http://www.iste.org/images/nets-pages/s-indicator.png}
    Creativity and Innovation
    Technology Operations
    Digital Citizenship
    Critical Thinking
    Research and Information
    ISTE has also published NETS for teachers, including the areas of:
    Digital Age Learning
    Student Learning
    Professional Growth {http://www.iste.org/images/nets-pages/nets-t-indicator.png}
    Digital Citizenship
    Digital Age Work
    Alignment with CIF
    Higher Literacy and Achievement
    Increased student engagement through the use of technology
    Extension of current practice (development and strengthening of skills related to reading strategies)
    Increased student success linked with student collaboration
    Equitable Opportunities for All
    Access to internet, hardware, and software
    Assistive Technologies
    Availability of online resources and course content
    Smooth Transitions into and through the System
    Data sharing
    Electronic portfolios and online artefacts demonstrating learning

    Welcome to the Thom Technology Catalyst Team (TTCT)'s Wiki!
    What the TTCT is all about:
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    Any of us would be happy to show you the projects we've been working on and answer any questions you may have!
    Examples of Teacher Involvement can be found by accessing the pages of this wiki.
    The ability to use digital technologies readily and strategically to learn, to work, and to play.
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    8:51 am

Wednesday, May 16

  1. page Krista Gates' Class Projects edited ... Sample 6 : Remind 101 {remind_101_spanish.png} Remind 101 ia a safe way for teachers to te…
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    Sample 6 : Remind 101
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    Remind 101 ia a safe way for teachers to text their students in regards to homework or assignments.
    Observations of how technology impacted learning and students engagement:
    In both my French Immersion and Spanish classes, when technology is used, it creates an environment where students are more engaged in the learning process. By using different types of technology (and many sneaky innovative ways to get them to be creative) it has led to improved learning and teaching.
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    Examples of technology integration in the classroom:
    1. I have created a classroom blog: Mme Gates' Spanish Blog
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    YouTube, Twitter, GlogsterGlogster, Remind 101 and Animoto.
    3. I have a BYOD policy in my classroom that permits students to use their own technology to enhance their learning.
    4. I have created 2 Educational Twitter accounts for my classes.
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    8:15 am
  2. page Krista Gates' Class Projects edited ... Sample 5 : Animoto.com & Movie Maker -Mi Libro de Memorias Sample 6 : Remind 101 {remi…
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    Sample 5 : Animoto.com & Movie Maker
    -Mi Libro de Memorias
    Sample 6 : Remind 101
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    Observations of how technology impacted learning and students engagement:
    In both my French Immersion and Spanish classes, when technology is used, it creates an environment where students are more engaged in the learning process. By using different types of technology (and many sneaky innovative ways to get them to be creative) it has led to improved learning and teaching.
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    8:12 am
  3. page Monique Bowes' Class Projects edited ... 1- We began the semester by reviewing and discussing the elements of digital citizenship. Belo…
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    1- We began the semester by reviewing and discussing the elements of digital citizenship. Below are the discussion prompts that we followed.
    {Digital citizenship discussion (french).docx} {Digital citizenship discussion (english).docx}
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    social media & various forms of technology into the classroom.
    Pinterest project for novel study

    {TECH Au revoir les enfants Group & technology.docx}
    3. I created a class twitter account, having seen how well that worked in another classroom. I am hoping to increase student participation and make them aware of their digital footprint. See below for the link or scan the QR code.
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    8:01 am
  4. page Monique Bowes' Class Projects edited ... 1- We began the semester by reviewing and discussing the elements of digital citizenship. Belo…
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    1- We began the semester by reviewing and discussing the elements of digital citizenship. Below are the discussion prompts that we followed.
    {Digital citizenship discussion (french).docx} {Digital citizenship discussion (english).docx}
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    the classroom. Attached is one such project, translated from French.
    {TECH Au revoir les enfants Group & technology.docx}
    3. I created a class twitter account, having seen how well that worked in another classroom. I am hoping to increase student participation and make them aware of their digital footprint. See below for the link or scan the QR code.
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    7:45 am
  5. page Jennifer Gray's Class Projects edited ... My student's have been studying live theatre and have been incorperating technology into the f…
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    My student's have been studying live theatre and have been incorperating technology into the following assignment given below.If you would like a copy of this assignment click here {Demo Reel Assignment.pub}
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    adapted and intergratedintegrated into an
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    devices such as,as i-pads, labtops
    After you have gone through the assignment/guide I gave my students click onto my class blog below. This will take you to one of my students blog page. You will get to see the process of her work reflected throughout her blog as well as her demo reel that she uploaded onto her blog.
    Here is a link to our class blog
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    6:26 am

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