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Back-to-work bill passes, sending Ontario college faculty back to class Tuesday

In the News   |   November 20, 2017

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College students in Ontario will head back to class on Tuesday after the provincial government passed back-to-work legislation ending a five-week-long strike by professors. The law, which came into force on Sunday after rare weekend... read more

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Canadian university degrees still highly valued by employers worldwide: survey

Articles of Interest   |   November 17, 2017

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Degrees from Canadian universities continue to be highly valued around the world, even while postsecondary institutions in other English-speaking countries are facing declines in their reputation with employers, a new survey shows. Five Canadian universities... read more

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Why don’t women go into engineering? Because they think they can't, researcher finds

Articles of Interest   |   November 16, 2017

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What kind of program is more likely to lead to an increase of women graduating with engineering degrees: A college or university scholarship for promising high-school students, unconscious bias training for human resource managers or... read more

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Autism

Research & Findings   |   November 14, 2017

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This month, we review information and advice for educators who teach autistic students — or, as they are now more commonly described, those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, so-named because it covers a range of developmental... read more

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Canada urged to fund program to send students abroad

In the News   |   November 9, 2017

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Canada should launch an ambitious new program to send college and university students abroad in an effort to prepare tomorrow’s work force to drive trade and economic relations with emerging markets, a new report says.... read more

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Ontario colleges, faculty union restart talks, but conflicts are long-standing

Articles of Interest   |   November 2, 2017

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Classes at Ontario’s 24 colleges could resume as early as Monday if the union representing 12,000 faculty members comes to an agreement with college administrations when the two sides meet on Thursday. Faculty have been... read more

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Canada’s universities commit to diversity with plan to make demographic data public

In the News   |   October 26, 2017

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Canada’s universities will collect and make public demographic data on faculty, staff and students as part of a plan to increase the diversity and inclusion of their campus communities. The promise is included in a... read more

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Toronto school board mulls end to specialized schools in order to reduce learning disparities

In the News   |   October 23, 2017

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A proposal drafted for the Toronto District School Board is recommending the phasing out of specialized schools, including ones focused on the arts, in an effort to give the city’s poorest children more access to... read more

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Metacognition

Research & Findings   |   October 12, 2017

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A few years ago, I was observing a Grade Eight class as students delivered their metacognition reports to the class. “Meta-what?” I thought. Having taught this age group at one time, I knew they could... read more

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What not to wear: Ontario school board targets offensive Halloween costumes

In the News   |   October 11, 2017

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An Ontario school board has sent a checklist to parents before Halloween: Does your child’s costume “represent a stereotype,” such as “terrorist” or “urban ghetto dweller?” Does it involve changing the colour of their skin?... read more

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Google Classroom

Research & Findings   |   September 13, 2017

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To complete this Googlish issue, it shouldn’t be surprising that Google has an entire branch dedicated to schools and education. According to Google, twenty million students are using Chrome Classroom. If you’d like to explore... read more

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Sentence Builder

Research & Findings   |   September 13, 2017

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Designed for primary and elementary students, this app appears to offer a fun way to learn how to write simple and compound sentences in English. It includes audio reinforcement and progress monitoring. Note: It costs... read more

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Google Play’s World Atlas

Research & Findings   |   September 13, 2017

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World Atlas offers a broad array of facts about 260 different countries in the world. Includes human geography, flags, national anthems, quizzes, and, because it’s Google, a street view mode. Drawbacks: Android only, it contains... read more

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High School Physics Calculator

Research & Findings   |   September 13, 2017

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Do your students need an app that will calculate answers for questions in kinematics, motion, energy, power, gravity, temperature and thermodynamics? Explore this calculator, designed to help high-school students with their physics questions. Works only... read more

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“Reminder” App

Research & Findings   |   September 13, 2017

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If students aren’t reading your emails and handouts, you might consider “Remind,” an app that delivers real-time messaging to an individual, or group, over any phone. All phone numbers remain private, and confidentiality is maintained.... read more

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