The student response system Kahoot! has long been favoured by teachers and students alike as a way to liven up a classroom with fun review for the students while giving the teacher a bit of insight as to weaknesses in learner knowledge. As you likely know by now, HCT has purchased a system-wide license to the premium version

Educators are often on the lookout for professional development opportunities to keep relevant and help deliver effective and engaging lessons in a supportive, student-centred environment. For many of us, schools and institutions offer several PD options throughout the year or on an ongoing basis through dedicated training departments. Such opportunities blend well with the specific needs of a school

Today’s teachers have a number of tasks that were not necessarily part of their domain years ago. Often, one of those tasks is designing courses, which some teachers can find overwhelming. A few weeks ago, a faculty member asked for some guidance, saying, “I’m not an instructional designer; how am I supposed to know how to create

Microsoft Teams, which comes on board as part of our HCT Office 365 account, touts itself as a hub for teamwork and a tool that “brings everything together in a shared workspace where you can chat, meet, share files and work with business apps“. It’s a great soundbite to be sure, but what does it actually mean

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One topic that comes up often while discussing online learning is that of assessment. Creating and offering assessments that do not necessarily follow the traditional route has been a hot topic for years, and the increased prevalence of online learning has only served to fuel the fire. Do traditional assessments measure learning and skill development as well

Communities of Practice (CoPs), first outlined by Lave and Wenger in 1991 and explored more comprehensively by Wenger in the 1998 book Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning and Identity, is essentially a group of people who learn, grow and practice together, usually – but not always – in a professional way. You may already be

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