About Blog.ClassroomTeacher.ca

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More and more teachers are integrating technology in the classroom. After all, the world’s a changin’ and it’s scary how many kids know more about computers than their parents.

Here at Blog.ClassroomTeacher.ca, we blog for many reasons:

  1. to show cutting-edge ways that K-12 teachers integrate technology into the classroom,
  2. to network with other teachers who blog,
  3. to model for our students that some teachers in-fact do write, and the writing process isn’t something we just do in school.
  4. to showcase our work

Although we teach in the province of Ontario (Canada), many of the ideas we discuss are applicable around the world. After all, the internet has truly made our world a global village.

Writing for us

Blog.ClassroomTeacher.ca is accepting articles about classroom technology. You must be currently teaching in the classroom or in the field of education. Articles must be 400-800 words in length and focus on the use of technology in the K-12 classroom.
Please leave a comment below if you are interested.

About Kisu Kuroneko

Kisu Kuroneko is the editor-in-chief of Blog.ClassroomTeacher.ca. He currently teaches Grade 7 and 8 and can be reached online at info at classroomteacher dot ca.

Kisu Kuroneko is a pseudonym because it’s important to model internet safety.

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4 thoughts on “About Blog.ClassroomTeacher.ca”

  1. Like your blog and found the information on Dragon very helpful. However, allowing so many ads on your site is disconcerting and unprofessional.

  2. I enjoy the content, but I find the ads are too over-powering. Why do you think it is a good idea to have a pseudonym?

  3. Hi Rob, thanks for the feedback. We have cut down on the advertising from when Kathleen posted her initial comments (Dec 2010), but at this point, we have decided to keep the google ad box at the top of every post. (The advertising and affiliate revenue from this site offset the costs of some of our classroom technology projects.)

    As for the pseudonym, there are a few reasons: the internet has a long memory and students need to start thinking about internet safety and managing their name / identity online. Things that students blog or post now may not be the kind of things students want to pop up during a job interview or background check.

    Also, using a generic student name (i.e. like student123) instead of Mohamed Abdul allows students to be judged on the merit of their ideas, as opposed to pre-concieved notions of who they are.

    Finally, asking students to use pseudonyms raises the issue about how we don’t always know who we’re talking with online. False accounts get created, real accounts get hacked, and it’s always important to think critically.

  4. On the topic of “Dragon Naturally Speaking Edition Comparisons,” etc… We use Dragon Naturally Speaking v11.5 Premium Edition verse the Home Edition because (among other reasons) we are able to easily Export and Import voice profiles between PCs.
    You are unable to copy and move the voice profile from PC to PC using the Backup option (which is the only option within the Home Edition).
    I am able to export/import student voice profiles as they transition from grade to grade, school to school. Thus, the student does not need to recreate their voice profile, train words, etc. as they move along.
    If I have a copy of their voice profile, I do not care if the PC breaks, is stolen, infected, etc.. I can get them up and producing again, quickly!
    And that is very important with paraplegic, quadriplegic, and special education students.
    Yes, I know that a laptop also negates this need.
    However, besides the fact that is not within the comparison, what money there is in the districts I service is not going to purchase every student a laptop!

    Hey, before I forget…………
    Very nice article, with lots of useful information.
    Thank you!

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