In the Classroom

Much like artists, teachers use technology to Inspire Millions

I saw this image this week, and it made me laugh, because “duh!” right?  I mean, “duh” may not be the most articulate word I could have picked but it is succinct and to the point. No one looks at Pixar’s chief [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|In the Classroom, Teacher Collaboration|0 Comments

Teacher Collaboration: Benefiting Teachers and Students

We teach our children to share, to cooperate, to play nicely– to be good citizens who work together to make their world a better place. In business, we emphasize teamwork, encourage community spirit, and build relationships. Yet the traditional picture of teaching [...]

By | February 9th, 2016|Teacher Collaboration|0 Comments

Journey of Learning: The Importance of Feedback

I was recently asked about the learning style of my child: is he a visual learner? An auditory learner? Or does he do best in a tactile, kinesthetic environment? It is an interesting question – in the way that all questions that [...]

By | February 1st, 2016|Focussing on the Students, In the Classroom|0 Comments

A Classroom is Not a Folder or a File

Think back to 1980 before the desktop computer became prevalent in classrooms. There were file cabinets filled with folders and binders filled with pages of content. Folders and binders were subdivided into more folders for units and lessons. The desks were arranged in [...]

By | October 1st, 2015|Canary Learning, In the Classroom|0 Comments

Communication is Key – and it should be easy.

There is a misconception that parents and teachers can't communicate effectively. The teaching profession is under pressure from many fronts - not least of which are parents.  Parents can be demanding...and helpful...and sometimes confused. With the advent of social media and mobile [...]

By | September 23rd, 2015|Focussing on the Students, In the Classroom|0 Comments

Student Engagement in an Organization App?

CanaryFlow appears to be a simple daily planner when viewed by students - displaying the lesson for today, materials to be used, and in-class and after-class assignments. Students easily can see what is due today, tomorrow, and this week. Students can see [...]

By | September 21st, 2015|Canary Learning, In the Classroom|0 Comments

Canary Learning enhances CanaryFlow with their Revolutionary Teacher Collaboration Tool CanaryShare.

Los Altos, September 16 2015, Canary Learning announced its new teacher collaboration tool, CanaryShare. Canary Learning is the maker of the classroom workflow and collaboration tool, CanaryFlow. CanaryShare is available both in the iOS CanaryFlow application and on any browser. CanaryShare provides [...]

By | September 16th, 2015|From the Press Room, Teacher Collaboration|2 Comments

You can’t borrow my crayon because there is no share button

Every kid knows that by sharing their toys, their universe of entertainment and fun expands enormously. As adults we know that big problems can be solved by using collaboration to divide and conquer. We all instinctively understand this, so why do so [...]

By | September 3rd, 2015|Behind the Scenes, Teacher Collaboration|1 Comment

Connected Learning Without the Internet

One of the most overlooked considerations in 1:1 technology programs is the ability for students to complete digital assignments at home. For most households this is not a problem, but according to Census data more than 25% of U.S. households do not [...]

How to give teachers an hour of their life back – every night

If anyone deserves innovation, it’s our teachers. Sadly, the last innovation created for K-12 teachers to help them grade was probably Papermate’s Flair felt tipped pen, which hit the U.S. market in the 1960s. Think about that for a second. For 50+ [...]

By | June 22nd, 2015|In the Classroom|Comments Off on How to give teachers an hour of their life back – every night