Wow, this really is quite easy! The secret is in the blend modes, which most users tend to ignore.
From Mr Miller:
We will be creating a colour house system with our students this year. We will be dividing students into 16 colour-named groups (houses) with approximately 32 students, and 2-3 teachers, per group. The purpose of the groups is to grow our school spirit, and provide a means by which to facilitate intramurals, competitions, collaborative work and connections with students in an exciting and meaningful way. The system was suggested and designed based on feedback from students and staff on what could be done to make our school better.
To promote this system, and allow houses to have time together, we will be running an alternate schedule on the first day:
Period one 9:15am – 10:00am
Break 10:00am – 10:10am
Period two 10:10am – 10:55am
Break 10:55am – 11:05am
Period three 11:05am- 11:50am
Lunch 11:50am – 12:50pm
Period four 12:50pm – 1:40pm
Assembly and House time 1:40 – 3:25pm (with a break after the assembly, and before houses assemble)
I saw this tweet this morning from
Peel School board with a “words of wisdom” video message from existing students for their incoming grade 9s. Every new grade 9 student should see this!
I love long distance motorcycling. It gives me a chance to unwind after the school year finishes and to explore new sights.
Fully loaded, my bike, a 2011 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom, would often look like this:
Continue reading “Third Wheel Trailers Motorcycle Trailer Review”
Students, the end of school is near! Before you leave, please do your best to fill in the
course evaluation. I take your submissions very seriously, as your feedback gets used to make my courses better for future students.
As a convenience, I am also embedding the form here:
I’ve gathered up all the ETFO online AQs listed on the
OTF PD Calendar that are being offered this summer. Please let me know if there are any omissions or mistakes.
Adapting Curriculum for Second Language Learners
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-adapting-curriculum-for-second-language-learners/ Education Law
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-education-law/ Environmental Education Part 1
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-environmental-education-part-1/ French as a Second Language, Part 1
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-french-second-language-part-1/ French as a Second Language, Part 2
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-french-second-language-part-2/ French as a Second Language, Specialist
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-french-second-language-specialist/ Geography, Grade 7 and 8
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-geography-grades-7-and-8/ History, Grade 7 and 8
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-history-grade-7-and-8/ Inclusive Classroom, Part 1
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-inclusive-classroom-part-1/ Inclusive Classroom, Part 2
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-inclusive-classroom-part-2/ Inclusive Classroom, Specialist
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-inclusive-classroom-specialist/ Integrated Arts
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-integrated-arts/ Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Part 1
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-integration-of-ict-in-the-classroom-part-1/ Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Part 2
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-integration-of-ict-in-the-classroom-part-2/ Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Specialist
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-integration-of-ict-in-the-classroom-specialist/ Kindergarten, Part 1
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-kindergarten-part-1-online/ Kindergarten, Part 2
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-kindergarten-part-2-online/ Kindergarten, Specialist
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-kindergarten-specialist-online/ Language, Grades 7 and 8
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-language-grades-7-and-8/ Mathematics, Grade 7 and 8
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-mathematics-grades-7-8/ Mathematics, Primary and Junior, Part 1
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-mathematics-primary-junior-part-1/ Mathematics, Primary and Junior, Part 2
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-mathematics-primary-junior-part-2/ Mathematics, Primary and Junior, Specialist
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-mathematics-primary-junior-specialist/ Media, Part 1
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-media-part-1/ Media, Part 2
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-media-part-2/ Media, Specialist
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-media-specialist/ Music – Instrumental, Part 1
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-instrumental-music-part-1/ Occasional Teaching
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-occasional-teacher/ Primary Education, Part 1
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-primary-education-part-1/ Primary Education, Part 2
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-primary-education-part-2/ Primary Education, Specialist
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-primary-education-specialist/ Reading, Part 1
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-reading-part-1/ Reading, Part 2
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-reading-part-2/ Reading, Specialist
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-reading-specialist/ Science and Technology, Grade 7 and 8
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-science-and-technology-grades-7-and-8/ Science and Technology, Primary and Junior, Part 1
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-science-and-technology-primary-and-junior-part-1/ Science and Technology, Primary and Junior, Part 2
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-science-and-technology-primary-and-junior-part-2/ Science and Technology, Primary and Junior, Specialist
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-science-and-technology-primary-and-junior-specialist/ Special Education, Part 1
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-special-education-part-1/ Special Education, Part 2
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-special-education-part-2/ Special Education, Specialist
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-special-education-specialist/ Student Assessment and Evaluation
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-student-assessment-evaluation/ Teacher Librarian, Part 1
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-teacher-librarian-part-1/ Teacher Librarian, Part 2
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-teacher-librarian-part-2/ Teacher Librarian, Specialist
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-teacher-librarian-specialist/ Teaching and Learning Through e-Learning
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-teaching-learning-e-learning/ Teaching Combined Grades
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-teaching-combined-grades/ Teaching English Language Learners Part 1
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-teaching-ell-part-1/ Teaching English Language Learners Part 2
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-teaching-ell-part-2/ Teaching English Language Learners Specialist
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-teaching-ell-specialist/ Teaching First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Children
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-teaching-first-nation-metis-and-inuit-children/ Teaching Students with Behavioural Needs
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-teaching-students-with-behavioural-needs/ Teaching Students with Communication Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-teaching-students-with-communication-needs-autism-spectrum-disorders/ Teaching Students with Communication Needs (Learning Disability)
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-teaching-students-with-communication-needs-learning-disabilities/ Use and Knowledge of Assistive Technology
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-use-knowledge-assistive-technology/ Visual Arts, Part 1
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-visual-arts-part-1/ Visual Arts, Part 2
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-visual-arts-part-2/ Visual Arts, Specialist
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-visual-arts-specialist/ Writing, Part 1
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-writing-part-1/ Writing, Part 2
https://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/learning/pd-calendar/events/etfo-writing-part-2/ Writing, Specialist
I recently had the pleasure of being in the audience for a presentation from Carol Arcus, Vice-President, The Association for Media Literacy (AML).
AML has many amazing resources for teachers at both their
website and their YouTube channel.
One of the highlights for me was their “EULA Project”, where they have taken many social media end-user licence agreements and converted them to plain English posters that can be displayed in your classroom for your students, all for free.
Here’s an example, posted in low-res only (see the link below for full-sized PDFs):
Snapchat EULA in Plain English
To see AML’s EULA Project in its entirety, visit
http://www.aml.ca/i-agree/ where you can download PDF versions of each EULA poster.
(Also see http://www.aml.ca/agency-and-privacy/ for additional information about this project.)
Want to know what courses Brock is offering this summer for teachers? See the listing I’ve compiled
I recently had some discussions about updating a webpage to include popups for a number of organizations that were listed on a page. It got me thinking about how I could write a program that would efficiently generate the HTML instead of having to manually code it.
I’ve also been thinking lately about getting back into programming with Delphi, a language I used many years ago that is perfect for quickly creating little utilities.
Here’s the result:
It’s nothing fancy, but it will suit my needs should the task come up again.
If you’re interested in downloading the program for yourself, it can be downloaded from
here. Because it’s written in Delphi, there’s no setup required and the program should run portably on most systems (Windows only). Just save it to the folder you’d like to run it from, like your desktop.
If you’re interested in the source code, shoot me an
email and I’d be glad to share it.