Author Archives: mrcameron14

About mrcameron14

I am a Grade 6 teacher of 18 years in Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada. Passionate about sharing with teachers throughout the world. Teaching students how to use technology 4 good and to make a positive difference in the world. Apple Distinguished Educator 2013, SMART Exemplary Educator 2013, Google Educator 2015.

Ideal PD?

Close your eyes. Visualize the conditions that allow you to learn best. Now think of your typical PD session. How successfully does the session meet your learning needs? If you could design your own PD for one day, what would … Continue reading

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For Nokomis

This is the story of an incredible woman, five teachers, thousands of students and how water connected us all. In the year 2000, a 60-year old Anishinaabe woman sat across from an ogima and listened carefully as he shared a … Continue reading

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In response to “Best of Both Worlds”

Doug Peterson is an edu blogger. I probably read his blog more than any others. It might be because he blogs every day! But the real reason is because he shares such great content. I’ve used many of his ideas … Continue reading

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Updates! Nokomis and the Junior Water Walkers

Hello Junior Water Walkers and Friends! I just wanted to provide you with a few updates and thank each of you for your support of the #JuniorWaterWalkers, a collective effort of classes throughout the world to continue Nokomis Josephine Mandamin’s water … Continue reading

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Let’s Paddle to the Sea!

Learning is a journey.  The sharing of stories is probably the greatest source of traditional learning.  Story telling comes in many forms; oral, written and video. Today, the ability to share stories has never been easier, thus the opportunities for … Continue reading

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Blue Gold

This is the story of Blue Gold. It is also the story of Nibi. It is my story. It is my father’s story. It’s my son’s story. It’s my students’ story. It’s my friends’ story. It’s Nokomis Josephine Mandamin’s story. … Continue reading

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My “New” Learning Space!

June 16 I’ve spent the last 22 years of my teaching career in the same classroom; I count the years by the number of class pictures on my wall. I have transformed it into a learning space that I am completely … Continue reading

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Nibi

It was a cool, overcast day in late April when my son Kai and I decided to take our exchange student Renaud (from France) on a short bike ride around a small lake that connects to Lake Superior via the … Continue reading

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What was in Jeremy’s Egg?

I enjoy using the story “What Was In Jeremy’s Egg” upon returning to school after the Easter weekend. There’s so much to be learned from it! I typically share the story as a read aloud and have kids discuss and respond … Continue reading

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Math Class Reboot

Our wifi had been slow and sporadic for the past three months. Since I had recently upgraded to a higher speed, I would have expected it to have become faster and more efficient, not the opposite. Buffering and waiting was … Continue reading

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