Author Archives: Jeffrey Chatfield

The Sequel To The Bastardization Of The University Of Education (UEW), Winneba: The …

I recently wrote about the ill-starred affairs at UEW. As a complement to the earlier write up, I want to with surgical fastidiousness unclothe the good Rev. Anthony Afful-Broni. Most professors that I know have worked very hard to attain such a title in academics. I said the Rev. did not have the academic genre […]

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Two Great Tools for Taking Students on Virtual 3D Field Trips

February 18, 2017One of the important ways teachers can use technology in their classrooms (as featured in 10 important was to integrate technology in class poster) is to leverage the potential of virtual reality for educational purposes. There are several web tools and mobile apps teachers can use to take students on virtual trips to […]

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A Wonderful Resource for Teaching Computer Science

February 17, 2017We just learned about this awesome educational resource from Google’s recent blog post “ Three Ways to Get Started with Computer Science and Computational Thinking” written by the creator of CS Unplugged, Tim Bell, professor of Computer Science and Engineering in University of Canterbury. CS Unblugged is a website that features an amazing […]

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The New Google Sites Cheat Sheet for Teachers

November 12, 2016As you probably know by now, the new Google Sites is now available exclusively for G Suite (formerly Google Apps) customers. This new version of Google Sites that was introduced awhile ago has come with a number of interesting features that are not available in the classic version.  Some of these features include: […]

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The state of educational games in the Minecraft era

I’ve heard time and again that educational games are either terrible, uninspired flashcard drivel or endless rehashes of the likes of Oregon Trail, Carmen San Diego, Math Blaster, and Lunar Lander. Yet some of the most-played games in the world are made for the classroom and other learning environments. Still, the stereotype persists that educational game […]

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An Excellent Rubric for Science Teachers

In today’s post I am sharing with you an excellent rubric for science teachers. This document, which is available for free download, is shared by the University of Wisconsin. The rubric  outlines performance criteria for using : scientific tools, scientific reasoning and strategies, science concepts and use of data and communication. The performance is assessed for […]

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Rodrigues named province's deputy minister of education

Bruce Rodrigues, a former teacher and principal in Waterloo Region’s Catholic schools, has been appointed deputy minister of education for the Ontario government. Rodrigues started out as a teacher in the mid-1980s at Waterloo and Cambridge Catholic high schools. He moved through the ranks to principal, superintendent and associate director. In 2011 he became the […]

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4 Excellent iPad Apps for Recording Audio Notes

Looking for some good audio note taking apps to use on your iPad? The collection below has you covered.  These are four of our favourite apps for recording audio notes on the go. Check them out and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to the list. Enjoy 1- Audio Note Besides being […]

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Check Out These Educational iPad Apps -They Are Free Today

June 12, 2016Below is a collection of some good iPad apps that are free today. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: creating and managing to-dos, reminders and notes; design beautiful visuals using a wide variety of professionally made frames; teach your preschoolers math skills of matching, sorting and classifying through […]

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Here Is Another Excellent Tool for Creating Educational Posters and Infographics

June 3, 2016Visme is a simple, drag-and-drop, presentation and data visualization tool that you can use to create educational visual content to share with your students in class. It lets you create a wide variety of digital content including infographics, posters, interactive presentations, animations, Mock-ups, banners and many more. Visme is very easy to use […]

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A Must Have Tool for Helping Students with Reading and Writing Difficulties

March 24, 2016Read & Write for Google Chrome is an excellent teaching tool to use with students having reading and writing difficulties.It is also ideal for EFL and ESL students. It provides a number of powerful literacy tools to help students enhance their learning and improve their reading and writing skills.  Read & Write works […]

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Why An On-Campus Experience Is More Valuable Than You Think

The professional and personal benefits of having a college degree in the 21st century are undeniable. Service members and veterans working multiple jobs while raising families see the value in devoting time and money to higher education. Unfortunately, they don’t always consider applying to brick-and-mortar campuses because of a flurry of misconceptions regarding the experience […]

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Here Is An Excellent Tool for Creating Interactive Rich-media Timelines In Class

November 10, 2015Capzles is an excellent web tool for creating visually interactive rich-media timelines using a number of materials including: videos, photos, text, audio, music and many more. You can use this tool with students in class to create timelines on various educational topics (e,g history and science projects). Capzles can be a great way […]

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Is Selling ITT Educational Services, Inc. Here a Winning Strategy?

Share with your friends The stock of ITT Educational Services, Inc. (ESI) is a huge mover today! The stock is down 6.71% or $0.22 after the news, hitting $3.06 per share. About 335,727 shares traded hands or 8.56% up from the average. ITT Educational Services, Inc. (NYSE:ESI) has declined 51.84% since March 26, 2015 and […]

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