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PBL and Hapara equals Digital Learning

Project Based Learning + Hāpara = deeper learning

In project based learning, students learn by working for an extended period of time to research and answer an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem or challenge (PBL Works). There are a lot of misconceptions about PBL and what it is.

Chatting in Google Docs

Chatting in Google Docs: An opportunity to teach digital citizenship

How can you tell if students are chatting in Google Docs? Using Hāpara Dashboard and Highlights makes it easy to see what learners are up to and whether or not they are chatting in Google Docs. Some learners like to start a Google Doc and share it with friends, and type their messages to each other in the Doc.

Evolution of Digital Citizenship infographic

The Evolution of Digital Citizenship Infographic

Students are digital citizens of the future. Schools need to prepare students for a more connected, more technological future. Learn how tools like Google and Hapara can support learners in gaining these critical life skills.

A Beginner’s Guide to ISTE

A beginner’s guide to ISTE

ISTE is a conference like no other. It will inspire you, motivate you, energize you, and refresh your practice, but it can also be quite daunting. As someone who has attended five of these in the last 10 years, I have learned a few tricks to make the experience a bit easier.

Deep Learning Pedagogical Practice - Co-constructing success criteria

Deep learning: co-constructing success criteria

Our friend and Hapara Champion Trainer Julian Daher continues to share his expertise on Deep Learning in the latest video in our Teaching with Technology series. This week, Julian discusses one of his favorite practices - co-creating success criteria with learners.

deep learning pedagogical practice

Deep Learning – Pedagogical Practice with Julian Daher

In this first deep dive video, Julian shares how Deep Learning pedagogies have shifted the way he teaches French reading comprehension. He also explains how digital tools like Hapara Workspace and Google Read and Write make these shifts possible.

Building meaningful relationships with learners in a digital classroom

Building meaningful relationships in a digital classroom

In a digital classroom, it is true that, if not used intentionally, technology can add a cold and disconnecting element to our classrooms. However, it also possible for technology to be used in ways that add value to our relationships and bring teachers and students closer to together.

Creating a climate for student collaboration and feedback

Creating a climate for student collaboration and feedback

My vision for my classroom is to foster an environment where students are comfortable making mistakes and sharing work with peers. The question then becomes, how do I do this? How do I shift from researching and implementing effective feedback strategies to using them to transform my classroom?

Teach with Technology with Julian Daher

New video series: Teaching with Technology with Julian Daher

We are excited to announce a new video series with Hapara Champion Trainer Julian Daher from the Ottawa Catholic School Board on teaching with technology. Julian will be sharing short videos with us every week to show what teaching with technology looks like in his classroom, and how he uses both online and offline tools and methods to support learners.

Hāpara + Google Classroom

Better Together: Build Your Digital Classroom with Google Classroom & Hāpara

Google Classroom is a free resource that helps educators manage learners working in the cloud. Hāpara is a suite of instructional management tools that offers visibility into learners' work and insight into their browsing, while providing tools for differentiation and personalization. Together, they power a streamlined digital classroom that puts learners first.

Playlist based instruction

Offering student choice and voice with playlist based instruction

In essence, playlists give students choice over when, how and what they do to reach an academic objective. In a traditional lesson, students have two choices: follow the teacher’s directions verbatim, or choose to misbehave. That’s not much of a choice at all.

How technology helps with feedback

How technology helps with learner feedback

One of the many benefits of technology is that it helps us with all of these aspects of learner feedback. Providing feedback becomes even easier when Hapara is added to the mix!

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