Posted by admin on March 10, 2014 in Newsworthy |

FESTIVAL DU LIVRE – ESSB Bookfest 2014 ESSB proudly announces that ESSB teachers and students will be celebrating reading and writing again this year during the ESSB Bookfest week April 7-11, 2014.  ESSB sees this literacy event as a vital educational opportunity for our area’s youth. Various activities will be happening in all ESSB schools. […]


BYOD Research Findings

Posted by admin on May 1, 2013 in Cell Phones, Interesting Articles, Mobile Learning, Newsworthy |

An interesting article about a recent research article on students use of mobile devices in the classrooms.   http://gettingsmart.com/2013/05/students-believe-in-mobile-devices/?cid=dlvr.it  


Student Lead Training

Posted by admin on April 24, 2013 in Newsworthy, Web Resources |

Hi all, Some students have created a site – a student led wiki / MOOC http://studenthacked.wikispaces.com/ They want to encourage students to share videos in which they teach something as well as encourage students to suggest ideas for what they want to learn. It would be great if there were some students who would like […]


Flipped Classroom

The Flipped Classroom is an exciting relatively new concept more and more teachers are discovering. While probably best with Secondary students, it can work for other levels as well. The concept is that students would sit through the lecture portion of their studies through some form of technology, e.g.: online videos, power points, etc. and […]



Posted by admin on May 1, 2012 in Newsworthy, Software, Uncategorized, Web Resources |

Hi all, I know I am a little excited about the use of Cloud… but costs are a killer. I have found a free version that allows cross platform use across Mac, IPad, IPhone and PC for use in Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Its pretty straight forward to use, although the navigation took a little […]


Robotics at Flemming

Posted by admin on June 6, 2011 in Newsworthy, Robotics |

On February 10, 2011, Vanessa DaSilva, Ms. Pam, and I introduced a Robotics unit to 18 of Ms. Vanessa’s students at Flemming Elementary School. During the double period, students learned to define a robot, about logical sequencing, how to program a robot, and how to troubleshoot problems. From a teacher’s perspective, they also learned to […]

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Extra! Extra! Read the 2nd ESSB RECIT Newsletter!

Posted by admin on May 10, 2011 in Newsworthy |

The second RÉCIT newsletter for ESSB teachers and educators is now available online. A colour hardcopy has been sent to each school but why wait? Read it first HERE!

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An Interactive Whiteboard and Laptop for Every Teacher

Posted by admin on February 23, 2011 in Newsworthy |

On February 23, 2011, Jean Charest, Premier of Quebec, delivered his inaugural address to the National Asssembly. RECIT representatives and educational technology advocates throughout the province were surprised by the announcement that every classroom in Quebec will be equipped with one interactive whiteboard (e.g. SMART) and that every teacher will receive a laptop computer. Mr. […]

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Government of Quebec Welcomes Open Source Software

Posted by admin on December 9, 2010 in Newsworthy |

Goodbye Microsoft and hello Ubuntu! Yesterday, the President of the Treasury Board and Minister of government services, Michelle Courchesne, announced Bill 133: Loi sur la gouvernance et la gestion des ressources informationnelles des organismes publics et des entreprises du gouvernement. The ambitious law hopes to save the government 200 million dollars by making a practice […]

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Follow ESSB RECIT on Facebook!

Posted by admin on October 12, 2010 in Newsworthy, Website |

Join the new “RECIT in Eastern Shores” Facebook page to connect with colleagues and to keep get the latest news online.  I know. I know. Facebook is blocked in the Eastern Shores School Board. However, social networking via Facebook is possible after hours! Otherwise, why not join the conversation on the ever-popular Twitter?

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