Category Archives: Design Technology


At CAISL middle school students are split into advisory groups with 6-9 students per teacher. These groups meet every morning for announcements and attendance and each Friday we have 40 minutes together. This year my group joined with Ms. MacKenzie, … Continue reading

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Big Block: MARLISCO Video Project

This year Ms. Bernardo, the middle school Math teacher, and I were tasked with organizing the ‘big block’  sessions. Big Block happened once a month on a half day and the idea behind it was to have extended time for project-based … Continue reading

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Many uses of Mahara

This year I have been getting lot of questions about Mahara, my favorite online portfolio tool. Unfortunately, since our move to Moodle 2.0 in the beginning of the school year we lost access to Mahara for some months but many … Continue reading

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Working in the Garden

As you know if you have read this blog in the past, I’m lucky to have what is probably the nicest classroom in the school. Last year when I moved into this space I started the Garden Club and one … Continue reading

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