Author Archives: connect2innovate

Debbie Donsky brings the Keynotes alive with her amazing Sketchnotes

Student Achievement Officer, Ministry of Education of Ontario, Principal, writer, thinker, creator, designer, mommy, teacher, leader, learner of all things Visual notetaking, more commonly referred to as sketchnotes, can be defined as the process of representing ideas by “drawing pictures.”  In a sense, what you are doing when you create a sketch note is finding  artistic ways of visually capturing and representing ideas. Debbie

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Beth Holland shows us how we can create cultures of innovation in our school community

Beth Holland oversees communications – websites, social media, blog posts, and newsletters- as well as instructs workshops and webinars for EdTechTeacher. With over 17 years of educational experience, she provides expertise in mobile learning, K-12 education, and assistive technology. She is an authorized Google Education Trainer as well as a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University. If Technology is the

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Leading the Maker Movement in Your School

Dr. Janette Hughes’ research interests include: how adolescents are using social media networking tools to construct their online and offline identities. She investigates the ways students read online material, construct their own texts and the design choices they make. Currently, she is focused on encouraging schools to implement maker culture into their communities. If our over reaching goal as educators,

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TELL Conference 2017: Helping Principals and Vice-Principals to Stay on the Cutting Edge of Technology

Every year, the TELL Conference promises to be bigger and better and this year was no exception.  Taking advantage of the fact that there are more Tech-Enabled Leaders among the ranks, this year featured an even wider more eclectic array of presenters and workshops for participants than in previous years. As always, administrators had opportunities to build leadership capacity as

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Social LEADia: Jennifer Casa-Todd opens TELL Conference 2017

Kicking off this year’s TELL Conference, Jennifer Casa-Todd, keynote speaker, author of Social LEADia, Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership and teacher, not only brought great enthusiasm and energy to her presentation, but she made conference participants think about their own openness to and uses of social media as a means of communication and of building community and

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To Lead is to be Connected

In today’s digital world, the nature of leadership is changing. To be a leader is to be a learner and perhaps, the most vulnerable learner in the school. Being a connected Catholic school leader today involves taking risks in order to maximize influence in their schools, communities and beyond. For school leaders, it’s no longer a question of “are you

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