Kia ora koutou, (“Hi all/everyone”) Winter term 2020 (Feb-Nov) is over, which means I’m done with the courses that were affected by the start of the pandemic, my getting sick, and all the other covid related drama. Yeah! Though the pandemic is far from over here in Toronto, and most of the world, at least … Continue reading It’s Summer Term!
~ Written in ‘teacher speak’ by a former spec ed adaptive/assistive technology specialist ~ Part 0: Introduction and Outline I got talking with one of the life guards near the end of my lane swim last night about all the changes in our lives due to the pandemic – like having to reserve a lane … Continue reading How to Get Started With Online/Virtual Teaching in 10 Organised, Low-Stress (and Even Fun!) Steps
If you don’t have time – ok, you likely don’t, – feel free to skip this bit and just start with the first article. From 2001 until July, 2018* I was in private practice as a special education academic coach specialising in students with: giftedness, anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD, dyslexia, other learning disabilities, self-harm, high level student … Continue reading How I Discovered Using Online Teaching Tools Could Help My Students
Every month MapGeek’s header image will change to match the Map of the Month. This month, September, 2020 is Ptolemy’s Geography (150 AD); the map that’s seen as the foundation of cartography. An appropriate map to accompany the launching of MapGeek. Look for a post about September, 2020’s Map of the Month Ptolemy’s Geography and other cool … Continue reading About “The Map of the Month” Blog Posts and Site Header Images:
Did you know that New Zealand has three offical languages: English, New Zealand Sign Language, and Te Reo Māori? Kia ora! (Hi!) and Haere Mai (Welcome), Today is the first day of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020, so I’m doing a few short posts sharing some Maori words and phrases to share some … Continue reading It’s Māori Language Week in Aotearoa (New Zealand): “Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020”
Five Free and Cheap Ways to Improve Your Geospatial Technology Skills and Learn GIS to Advance Your Career
You don’t have to spend a lot of money or go back to university or college to learn or improve your GIS and Geospatial Technology Skills It’s a competitive job market, but updating your technology skills can give you a great advantage – and maybe even have recruiters contacting you with opportunities. Having a career … Continue reading Five Free and Cheap Ways to Improve Your Geospatial Technology Skills and Learn GIS to Advance Your Career
MapGeek.tech was originally planned to launch in July, 2020 on SquareSpace as MapGeek.world. However, the launch was delayed due to family health issues, during the pandemic. MapGeek is being launched today, September 13, 2020 as MapGeek.tech and is being hosted on WordPress. I’ve turned the unexpected change in plans into an opportunity to design and … Continue reading MapGeek.tech Launches On September 13, 2020 With a More Streamlined Design
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