Digital Literacy NewsLetter

December 2014

Are you looking for ideas to integrate technology in your classroom?

I am here to help you! My name is Aimee Ford and I am the Digital Literacy Resource Teacher for the schools in the Central Area. I can help you with integrating digital technology into the learning and instruction in your classroom. You can email me to arrange a visit to your school. We can discuss how digital literacy tools can help you meet learning expectations, engage students and practise 21st learning skills. I am also able to co-plan and co-teach digital literacy lessons with you.

Join the Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is an upcoming global event to promote and explore coding. The event is voluntary and we had many YRDSB students and staff participate last year.

This year the Hour of Code will be during the week of December 8-14. All students, teachers, and Board staff are invited to pick an hour during the week and explore coding.

If any of your staff are interested in participating, please have them complete the online form . Please visit the Hour of Code Website and the BWW for more information and resources. Tweet our your Hour of Code events with the hashtag #yrdsbcode.

Happy coding!

YRDSB AQ Winter Session

Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction Part 1 and 2

Are you interested to digging deeper into integrating technology in to your teaching practise? YRDSB is offering Part 1 and 2 of Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction. These in person AQ courses offer hands-on practice to link the latest digital technology and instructional pedagogy.

The courses take place at Richmond Green High School on Wednesday evenings and three Saturdays starting January 14 to April 15th, 2015.

For more information visit:

Winter Session AQ Course Information Flyer


Apps of the Month

The Literacy Shed

The Literacy Shed is a website for teachers with an extensive collection of ideas and lesson plans for using visual resources such as videos, animations, photographs and picture books. The visuals are organized into categories and come from a variety of sources. This is an amazing resource for complementing a range of subjects.

Digital Literacy Resource Links

Contact Me

Aimee Ford

Digital Literacy Resource Teacher

YRDSB Central Area

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