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About Cakebrain

A Vancouver English teacher preoccupied with cake... Reflecting about my learning as an educator. I am currently teaching English part time and also working part time at the Vancouver Board of Education as a Learning Technologies Mentor. This blog also contains an archive of my Concept Papers and Inquiry and Coaching Reflections (ICR) from my grad studies program at VIU (CIEL) You can follow my food and edu-tweets @Cakebrain My Class Wiki: http://uhillenglish.wikispaces.com My food blog is http://cakeonthebrain.blogspot.com

English Curriculum In Service Day

English Curriculum In Service Day Location:  Churchill Secondary School March 4, 2016 TOPIC:  HOW CAN WE USE INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING TO ENGAGE LEARNERS? Hi colleagues, here are some of the resources I discussed during my workshops today.   Here’s my Keynote: … Continue reading

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CUEBC 2015 WORKSHOP SLIDES: TECHNOLOGY IN THE HUMANITIES CLASSROOM

TECHNOLOGY IN THE HUMANITIES CLASSROOM [pdf download of slides] NB: update! I can no longer recommend Kidblog as it is no longer free   QUICK LINKS BELOW WIKISPACES: Discussion Forums Google Calendar for Homework & Due Dates Vetted Resources for your … Continue reading

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STUDENTS SHARING LEARNING IN THE BIG SCARY WORLD

Rarely do I get a chance to see and hear about how my learners’ work has been shared beyond my desk.  I think it would be pretty accurate to say that most students’ assignments and projects, despite the many hours … Continue reading

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RECOMMENDED ESL iOS APPS:  FOR HIGHSCHOOL ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDENTS 

Learning doesn’t stop in the summer! It’s when you finally get to read the novels you want! Here are some recommended apps for high school ELL and English students that will support Literacy and Language development. READING Kindle Kobo Short … Continue reading

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FOUND POETRY…an exercise in creating original content with technology

So we’re studying William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and I wanted to celebrate Poetry Appreciation month.  In order to practise the techniques and refine students’ work, I had them practice by first working in groups.  Then we would all … Continue reading

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LEARNING TECH RESOURCES FROM YOUR LTM

Here are some Learning Technologies resources for you that I have compiled.  I will continually update this list.  Please let me know if any links become broken. I) THE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES MENTORS’ OFFICIAL SITE II) iPADS, APPS, MOBILE DEVICES RESOURCES/LINKS: … Continue reading

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Desperation breeds innovation: Show Content from iPads

Something funny happened to me and my student teacher today. All the iPad minis had iMovies on them. We had planned on having some students perform live today. Some students had long iMovies on them to show on the district … Continue reading

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