Ignite Sessions

March 2, 2017

Primary Classrooms

Encouraging Inquiry, Exploration and Independent Thinking Through Tinkering, Coding and Self-Technology Balance.pngDirected Learning 
Ivy Regnier
Battleford Central School, G1

iPads in Grade One
Kelly Johnson
Macklin, G1


Creating a Positive Digital Footprint
Shannon Mann
St. Vital, G2

This year our class highlighted the use of technology through the use of an app entitled "SeeSaw." This application has allowed students to create a digital portfolio for peers, parents, and teachers to view. Having technology readily available to students has afforded them the opportunity to create, post, and comment on what we are learning in class. We have used the app to demonstrate learning cross-curricularly through the multiple folders one is able to create on each student profile. An example of a grade 2 task card for addition and subtraction is below.

Math Task Card.png

Our classroom has become an open digital forum for learning to take place, which may be accessed by all. We have not only used the app to post our work, videos, and images, but we have also used it to communicate with each other in the classroom. Students were introduced to the formative assessment tactic "two stars and a wish" in order to provide positive, yet constructive feedback on others' work. This has opened the doors of communication among peers, realizing that they can learn from each other, and the teacher is not the only fountain of knowledge within the room. 

The one-to-one devices allow my students to...
Cheryl Dyck @cheryldyck2
Battleford Central School, G2









Cheryl Dyck.docx

Sharing Students Learning
Elliott Roellchen-Pfohl: @rp_elliott, @Grade2LordsG2 Luseland.png
Luseland School, G2

GeoCaching with Grade 2
Lindsay Smith @Gr2_Kerrobert
Kerrobert School, G2

Geocaching Presentation.pptx

Using SeeSaw to Create, Collaborate and Share
Lindsay Munroe @munroeclass; @lindsaymunroe
Bready School, G2_3


Elementary Classrooms

Innovative use of iOS Apps 

Danielle Greening: @MsGreeningGr3_4

Telestory G3 News.pngBready School, G3


Digital Book Talks
Brenda Lightfoot
Lawrence School, G5
Genius Time and Project-based Learning 
Alexis Christensen @educatorlex
Connaught School, G4/5
The One-to-One Devices Allow My Students to...
Darlene Phillips @DarlenePhillips
Kerrobert Central School, G4
  • Have personal experiences as digital learners, and have conversations about being respectful, responsible digital citizens
  • Write weekly newsletters to their parents, and receive replies that include photos and videos  of their personal experiences, which they show on the projector
  • Maintain their Seesaw online portfolio that is linked to their parents. Students share assignments, and use the portfolio for their Student Led Meetings
  • Minecraft used to study the government of Saskatchewan, and to meet learning outcomes from ELA and Health
  • Math one to one differentiated instruction is met by using Mathletics and Reflex
  • Digital presentations using Keynote and iMovie
  • Research of inquiry projects for Social studies and ELA, Science
  • Doceri allows students to demonstrate their Math thinking skills
  • Popplet was used to display  collected data for their "By the Numbers" project
  • Coding using Hour of Code, and Scrtach Jr was used to teach coding
  • Google Earth was used to meet Social Studies outcomes of geography
  • Epic and Reading A-Z was used to help students meet their reading outcomes
  • Robotics used during Tinker Tuesday Maker space time needed the Apps loaded on the Ipads
  • Google forms used to record Math outcomes related to Data management

​​The One-to-One Devices Allow My Students to...
Lane Buswell @mrbuswell
Hartley Clark Elementary School, G5

Work collaboratively

  • Answering their own questions and the questions of others through the use of shared google docs within a Google classroom.
  • Create shared classroom notes for videos we watch

  • Create Surveys and collect data for graphing units in google forms.
  • Share work with other students/parents in Google Classroom and SeeSaw

Work independently using a variety of supports both at school and at home.

 ​​Read and write for Google

  • Listening to documents allows students to easily notice run on sentences, poor syntax
  • Speech to text when unsure of how to spell.


  • Allows students to have access to digital books that they can read to themselves, listen to (audiobooks), and listen while reading.

Helper Bird

  • Convert all websites into open dyslexic font to help make easier for some students to read.

Nitro Type/Typing Club

  • Improving keyboarding skills

Apps: Toontastic and BookCreator
Amy Grima
Bready School, G5

Mine Craft to teach Math: Perimeter, Area and Volume
Mark Kowalski @markkow
Bready School, G6

Middle Years Classrooms

Annotating to Analyze, Engage, Connect and Create 
Google Docs and the Article of the Week
Tom Kroczynski @TomKroczynski
NBCHS, Middle Years


Flubaroo in the Classroom
Grade Efficiently with Google Forms and the the Add-On 'Flubaroo'
Mark Kotchorek
NBCHS, Middle Years
Student Websites 

Shawn Whyte @thewhyteway,  
UCHS, Middle Years

Google ChromeBooks in Middle Years' ELA Classrooms
Megan Nemish @mjohnson and Judy Enns @enns_judy
Spiritwood High School, Middle Years

Prodigy: Closing the Gap in Grade Nine Math (in a fun way!)

Rhonda Head @TechRhonda
Cando School, Middle Years

High School Classrooms

Using Desmos in the Classroom 
Rachel Dunn
Kerrobert School, Senior High

I am Not An Expert: Learning From My Students 
Janett Franson 
Medstead School, High School