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Extra! Extra! Read All About RÉCIT in ESSB!

Posted by admin on October 5, 2010 in Newsworthy |

The first RÉCIT newsletter for ESSB teachers and educators is now available online (print-quality version and fast-download version). A colour hardcopy has been sent to each school but why wait? There is a lot of information in this newsletter and I hope to include as much in the next newsletter, so please send me your […]

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ESSB Wiki, Blog and Calendar Sharing Services

Posted by admin on March 29, 2010 in Newsworthy |

The I.T. department at ESSB is working hard to bring teachers and students access to a number of new services: wiki, blog and shared calendars!  Teachers may use their LEARN usernames and passwords to access these services.  Stay tuned as more services are added!

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GPI: ESSB’s New Report Card

Posted by admin on February 18, 2010 in Newsworthy |

Yesterday, the ESSB Council of Commissioners voted to adopt the GRICS report card: GPI. Secretaries will receive a two-day workshop (likely at our next RSEC). ESSB is the last school board in the province to adopt the GPI report card. To learn more about the GPI report card, visit the GRICS website.

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ESSB Wiki and Blog Service

Posted by admin on January 22, 2010 in Newsworthy |

ESSB has created a wiki and blog service for ESSB teachers and students.  This new service is available here for teachers and students if you send me an e-mail.  What are the advantages of a wiki and blog service for ESSB? It’s a great way to collaborate and share (i.e. “building community”). It’s free of […]

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Who needs a day planner?

Posted by admin on September 1, 2009 in Mobile Learning, Newsworthy |

Students and teachers are trading their day planers for their iPhones/iPods!  Read the complete Globe and Mail article here.

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Happy Birthday, Internet!

Posted by admin on July 27, 2009 in Newsworthy |

The Internet turns 40 this year!  Sure it’s put on some weight but it looks great for its age.  LOL.  Happy birthday and thanks for revolutionizing our world!

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BCHS “Voices from Quebec” Podcast

Posted by admin on April 23, 2009 in Newsworthy, Podcasting |

As part of the Blue Metropolis Educational Program and in collaboration with the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network, Baie Comeau High School has created a podcast in the Voices from Quebec series.  Mr. Stephen Kohner and his seven secondary 3 students chose the topic of the origins of Baie Comeau and the role of the Ontario Paper […]

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ESSB’s Own Apple Distinguished Educator

Posted by admin on February 20, 2009 in Newsworthy |

Today, 13 new applicants were selected to participate in the Apple Distinguished Educator Program and I was one of them!  There are presently 1,500 education professionals worldwide that are part of the ADE Program whose role is to improve teaching and learning through educational technology.  One important part of this program is attendance in the 2009 ADE […]

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Evergreen High Wins Multimedia Contest

Posted by admin on February 1, 2009 in Newsworthy |

Secondary IV and V students at Evergreen High School won 1st prize in a province-wide contest hosted by McGill University. The students created a multimedia project (i.e. a one-minute movie) on topic of youth anti-gambling.

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