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April 16, 2017

MindShare Learning Report – April Top 10 News Stories – Global Learning Edition

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Dear Thought Leader,

I’m pleased to share our Top 10 news stories from our April Global Learning Edition. Having recently returned from theCoSN17 Conference in Chicago, I was intrigued by the many conversations I had with colleagues from around the globe with respect to learning, innovation and global competencies. Canada proudly is looked upon as a global leader in these areas in the K12 space.

One of the nagging questions that emerged from the CoSN17 conference for me—What are faculties of education across Canada doing to transform, innovate and prepare our future teachers for classrooms of today and tomorrow? We’ll be exploring this topic in our May Professional Learning edition. Watch for it!

Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!


P.S. MindShare Learning is once again a proud media partner of ISTE 2017, June 25-28 , San Antonio Texas. Watch for details of our CanAm Celebration of Excellence Partnering Reception!
Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Curator, The MindShare Learning Report™
Co-founder & President C21 Canada™

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1. Lord Jim Knight former Minister of Education, UK Government, Shares his Insights on Global Learning & Innovation at CoSN17

Jim Knight is the Chief Education Adviser at TES Global Ltd, a member of the House of Lords and a visiting Professor at the Knowledge Lab of the UCL Institute of Education.

2. Top Ten Ways to Create and Sustain a Global Classroom & School

by Timothy Gard, Chief Digital Strategist

Creating and sustaining a Global Classroom or School is much easier today than ever before. We have the technology, the infrastructure, and I think in many cases, the resolve to connect our classrooms and schools with different learning experiences across the globe. In fact, I would argue that every classroom and school should begin to create – if you haven’t already! – a mindset where each teacher and student thinks about the global community and the amazing collaborative experiences that are only a digital connection away!

So how do you create and sustain a Global Classroom and School? The list below is certainly not definitive, but it’s certainly a great place to start! Read through it and start to think about ways in which you might involve your classroom or school in a global adventure!

Read More


3. Nelson and Microsoft Partnering to Transform Education in Canada

Nelson, Canada’s leading educational publisher, and Microsoft Corporation, announce a strategic partnership to explore the future of classroom learning for K–12 schools.

Read More

4. Canadian wins prestigious $1M teaching award for work in northern Quebec
5. The Microsoft Education Transformation Corner

Building Leader and Educator Capacity for Transformation

What makes a great teacher great? They are continually innovating and assessing how their work can further improve student success and outcomes. This leads policy makers to ponder – how do we build the capacity of educators and leaders to continuously learn, innovate, and improve on what they do?

Building up your teachers is so important – and there are so many ways to do so! Teachers require practical experience and an ability to innovate a range of techniques to meet the needs of every student presented before them. Many teachers receive little preparation for the practical realities of classroom management. That’s why it is critical for systems to invest in initial teacher education, just as the top performing education systems do.

Read More

6. Apple is losing America’s classrooms to Google and Microsoft

Apple mobile operating system iOS ended 2016 with a 14% share of new mobile devices used in Kindergarten through 12th grade, down from 26% in 2014, according to new data from research firm Futuresource Consulting. Meanwhile, Apple’s computer-only operating systems OS X and macOS fell to a 5% share in 2016 from 8% two years earlier

Read More

7. Governor General and Tom Jenkins to Launch Their Book Ingenious

The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General is pleased to announce that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Tom Jenkins, Chair and former CEO of OpenText and Chair of the National Research Council, are launching their book Ingenious…

Read More
8. Exclusive Podcast discussing this Year’s International Edtech AwardWinners with Victor Rivero, Editor-in-Chief, EdTech Digest

Victor Rivero tells the story of 21st-century education transformation. He has toured the country with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; he has written for, edited or contributed to American School Board Journal, Edutopia, Converge (Center for Digital Education), Internet@Schools and various other publications.

9. New Blueprints for K–12 Schools: Innovative design supports blended learning

What should schools look like in order to succeed with blended learning? Marty West talks with Larry Kearns about how he and his team designed two charter schools to support their blended learning models.

Read More

10. Taking Making into Classrooms Toolkit – B.C. & Alberta

SCA is launching a junior high program (designed for grades 7-9) that brings the unique and energetic spirit SCA is known for to students across Alberta through Skills Exploration Days.

B.C. & Alberta

About us
The MindShare Learning Report team is made up of the following individuals:
Robert Martellacci, M.A. Ed Tech., Chief Digital Curator
Tim Gard, B.Ed., OCT, M.A, Chief Digital Strategist
Bradley Grant, B.A Hons., B.Ed., OCT, Digital Learning Specialist
Paul Sohor,YorkU Business Student,MindShare Business Intern
Valerie Rusnov,B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor

About The MindShare Learning Report™
Canada’s Leadership, Learning & Technology eMagazine
Our mission is to transform education by sharing knowledge of 21st Century innovative best practices and success stories in the Canadian education market space and beyond.

Editorial content for the monthly issue is due the third week of each month.
Please forward your news releases as web links to
info@mindsharelearning.com
Advertising opportunities are available, please contact,
robert@mindsharelearning.com
Consulting opportunities are available, please contact:
robert@mindsharelearning.com
Annual subscriptions to the MindShare Learning Report can be purchased at $99 CDN

About MindShare Learning

MindShare Learning is Canada’s leading EdTech strategy, news and events media company. We counsel education and technology leaders in understanding the emerging needs of learners to succeed in the 21st Century global knowledge-based digital economy.

MindShare Learning’s partial client list includes: Adobe, Blackboard Inc., Bosch Dremel, C21 Canada, Cisco Canada, Epson America, Follett, Global Scholar, Intel Canada, Microsoft Canada, Ontario Ministry of Education, Research Machines (RM) PLC UK, SMART Technologies, Steelcase.

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April 14, 2017

MindShare Learning Report – April Top 10 News Stories – Global Learning Edition

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Dear Thought Leader,

I’m pleased to share our Top 10 news stories from our April Global Learning Edition. Having recently returned from theCoSN17 Conference in Chicago, I was intrigued by the many conversations I had with colleagues from around the globe with respect to learning, innovation and global competencies. Canada proudly is looked upon as a global leader in these areas in the K12 space.

One of the nagging questions that emerged from the CoSN17 conference for me—What are faculties of education across Canada doing to transform, innovate and prepare our future teachers for classrooms of today and tomorrow? We’ll be exploring this topic in our May Professional Learning edition. Watch for it!

Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!


P.S. MindShare Learning is once again a proud media partner of ISTE 2017, June 25-28 , San Antonio Texas. Watch for details of our CanAm Celebration of Excellence Partnering Reception!
Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Curator, The MindShare Learning Report™
Co-founder & President C21 Canada™

Follow us on Twitter @MindShareLearn

1. Lord Jim Knight former Minister of Education, UK Government, Shares his Insights on Global Learning & Innovation at CoSN17

Jim Knight is the Chief Education Adviser at TES Global Ltd, a member of the House of Lords and a visiting Professor at the Knowledge Lab of the UCL Institute of Education.

2. Top Ten Ways to Create and Sustain a Global Classroom & School

by Timothy Gard, Chief Digital Strategist

Creating and sustaining a Global Classroom or School is much easier today than ever before. We have the technology, the infrastructure, and I think in many cases, the resolve to connect our classrooms and schools with different learning experiences across the globe. In fact, I would argue that every classroom and school should begin to create – if you haven’t already! – a mindset where each teacher and student thinks about the global community and the amazing collaborative experiences that are only a digital connection away!

So how do you create and sustain a Global Classroom and School? The list below is certainly not definitive, but it’s certainly a great place to start! Read through it and start to think about ways in which you might involve your classroom or school in a global adventure!

Read More


3. Nelson and Microsoft Partnering to Transform Education in Canada

Nelson, Canada’s leading educational publisher, and Microsoft Corporation, announce a strategic partnership to explore the future of classroom learning for K–12 schools.

Read More

4. Canadian wins prestigious $1M teaching award for work in northern Quebec
5. The Microsoft Education Transformation Corner

Building Leader and Educator Capacity for Transformation

What makes a great teacher great? They are continually innovating and assessing how their work can further improve student success and outcomes. This leads policy makers to ponder – how do we build the capacity of educators and leaders to continuously learn, innovate, and improve on what they do?

Building up your teachers is so important – and there are so many ways to do so! Teachers require practical experience and an ability to innovate a range of techniques to meet the needs of every student presented before them. Many teachers receive little preparation for the practical realities of classroom management. That’s why it is critical for systems to invest in initial teacher education, just as the top performing education systems do.

Read More

6. Apple is losing America’s classrooms to Google and Microsoft

Apple mobile operating system iOS ended 2016 with a 14% share of new mobile devices used in Kindergarten through 12th grade, down from 26% in 2014, according to new data from research firm Futuresource Consulting. Meanwhile, Apple’s computer-only operating systems OS X and macOS fell to a 5% share in 2016 from 8% two years earlier

Read More

7. Governor General and Tom Jenkins to Launch Their Book Ingenious

The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General is pleased to announce that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Tom Jenkins, Chair and former CEO of OpenText and Chair of the National Research Council, are launching their book Ingenious…

Read More
8. Exclusive Podcast discussing this Year’s International Edtech AwardWinners with Victor Rivero, Editor-in-Chief, EdTech Digest

Victor Rivero tells the story of 21st-century education transformation. He has toured the country with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; he has written for, edited or contributed to American School Board Journal, Edutopia, Converge (Center for Digital Education), Internet@Schools and various other publications.

9. New Blueprints for K–12 Schools: Innovative design supports blended learning

What should schools look like in order to succeed with blended learning? Marty West talks with Larry Kearns about how he and his team designed two charter schools to support their blended learning models.

Read More

10. Taking Making into Classrooms Toolkit – B.C. & Alberta

SCA is launching a junior high program (designed for grades 7-9) that brings the unique and energetic spirit SCA is known for to students across Alberta through Skills Exploration Days.

B.C. & Alberta

About us
The MindShare Learning Report team is made up of the following individuals:
Robert Martellacci, M.A. Ed Tech., Chief Digital Curator
Tim Gard, B.Ed., OCT, M.A, Chief Digital Blogger
Bradley Grant, B.A Hons., B.Ed., OCT, Digital Learning Specialist
Paul Sohor,YorkU Business Student,MindShare Business Intern
Valerie Rusnov,B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor

About The MindShare Learning Report™
Canada’s Leadership, Learning & Technology eMagazine
Our mission is to transform education by sharing knowledge of 21st Century innovative best practices and success stories in the Canadian education market space and beyond.

Editorial content for the monthly issue is due the third week of each month.
Please forward your news releases as web links to
info@mindsharelearning.com
Advertising opportunities are available, please contact,
robert@mindsharelearning.com
Consulting opportunities are available, please contact:
robert@mindsharelearning.com
Annual subscriptions to the MindShare Learning Report can be purchased at $99 CDN

About MindShare Learning

MindShare Learning is Canada’s leading EdTech strategy, news and events media company. We counsel education and technology leaders in understanding the emerging needs of learners to succeed in the 21st Century global knowledge-based digital economy.

MindShare Learning’s partial client list includes: Adobe, Blackboard Inc., Bosch Dremel, C21 Canada, Cisco Canada, Epson America, Follett, Global Scholar, Intel Canada, Microsoft Canada, Ontario Ministry of Education, Research Machines (RM) PLC UK, SMART Technologies, Steelcase.

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April 7, 2017

April MindShare Learning Report – Global EdTech Edition

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April 2017 Volume 10, Issue 2
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Lord Jim Knight former Minister of Education, UK Government, Shares his Insights on Global Learning & Innovation at CoSN17

Jim Knight is the Chief Education Adviser at TES Global Ltd, a member of the House of Lords and a visiting Professor at the Knowledge Lab of the UCL Institute of Education.

Dear Thought Leader,

I was honoured to meet Governor General His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston at his talk and book launch for Ingenious just last week. It wasn’t my first encounter with the Governor General; we previously battled for a puck in the corner of a hockey rink in Montreal. Off the ice Mr. Johnston is an engaging, deep thinker and innovator.

Johnston, who at the time was President of McGill University, hosted a faculty hockey tourney where I represented York University. While he was tough with BIG elbows on the ice I found him to be a kind and caring individual off the ice. From that time on, I followed David Jonston’s rising career path to the University of Waterloo as president where he further transformed UofW and the Region of Waterloo on it’s journey to become the Silicon Valley of the north.

Since being appointed Governor General, David Johnston shared a vision of a kinder, smarter and more innovative Canada. He reiterated his vision of curiosity, passion, innovation and courage at the book launch last week. He also emphasized that we must, “cherish our teachers.” I was just as inspired during his talk as I was when I ran into his elbow in the corner of the rink. I reminded him of our encounter and he had a twinkle in his eye. I was humbled to have shared these experiences with such an inspirational leader.

One of his closing thoughts he shared, “ Canada performs top 5 in OECD PISA rankings, we cannot become complacent.” Thank you Governor General Johnston for your dedication to Canada and helping elevate our country to World Class Status.

A fitting anecdote for our special Global edition of the MindShare Report.

I hope you enjoy it!

Until next time, keep the learning curve steep!

P.S. As a follow-up to myblog in last week’s Top10, we’ve declared this Friday#GoPaperlessDay. Please join in and pass it on!

Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Curator, The MindShare Learning Report™
Co-founder & President C21 Canada™

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Quote of the Month

Cherish our TeachersIngenious book launch @MaRSDD

–Governor General His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston


(L-R) His Excellency David Johnston, Governor General Canada; Robert Martellacci, MindShare Learning; Tom Jenkins, Co-author
Top Ten Ways to Create and Sustain a Global Classroom & School

by Timothy Gard, Chief Digital Strategist

Creating and sustaining a Global Classroom or School is much easier today than ever before. We have the technology, the infrastructure, and I think in many cases, the resolve to connect our classrooms and schools with different learning experiences across the globe. In fact, I would argue that every classroom and school should begin to create – if you haven’t already! – a mindset where each teacher and student thinks about the global community and the amazing collaborative experiences that are only a digital connection away!

So how do you create and sustain a Global Classroom and School? The list below is certainly not definitive, but it’s certainly a great place to start! Read through it and start to think about ways in which you might involve your classroom or school in a global adventure!

Read More

Featured Books
C21 Canada Spotlight
Tim Monds, CEO Academy Member Receives Excellence in School System Leadership Award
March 10, 2017 -(EDMONTON) – Tim Monds, Superintendent for Parkland School Division, received the provincial EXL Award for Excellence in School System Leadership at the Annual General Meeting of the College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS), held March 9 in Edmonton.Read More

Congratulations to C21 CEO Academy Member Douglas Prescott for winning the NSI Award for “Top 10 Most Influential Headmasters in International Schools”

Mr. Prescott has worked in the education field for almost 34 years—in schools in Canada, Bangladesh and China. He has worked at all levels –as a teacher, athletic director, counselor, coach/tutor, vice-principal, district wide supervisor and Principal/Head of School.

C21 Canada Connects with Dr. Avis Glaze at COSN 2017
Canada making its mark at COSN Symposium on Global Competencies (L-R) Dr. Avis Glaze, President, Ed-quest International Inc.; Karen Yamada, Vice President, C21 Canada; Gioncarllo Brotto, SMART Technologies; Robert Martellacci, President, C21 Canada
Celebrating Global Edtech Excellence
Exclusive Podcast discussing this Year’s International Edtech Award Winners with Victor Rivero, Editor-in-Chief, EdTech Digest

Victor Rivero tells the story of 21st-century education transformation. He has toured the country with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; he has written for, edited or contributed to American School Board Journal, Edutopia, Converge (Center for Digital Education), Internet@Schools and various other publications.

He has provided consulting and editorial support to the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and oversees the annual EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program (aka the “EdTech Awards”) featuring Cool Tool, Leadership and Trendsetter awards. Write to:victor@edtechdigest.com

EdTech Digest Awards Program 2017
EdTech Digest 21.03.2017

National School Boards Association Names “20 to Watch” Education Technology Leaders
NSBA 04.03.2017

K-12 Featured News
Post Secondary Featured News
MindShare Learning to Partner with Sheridan College Mississauga Campus
MindShare Learning 30.03.2017
(L-R) Hayder Sultan, Outreach Campaign Strategist, Sheridan College; Bradley Grant, Digital Learning Specialist, MindShare Learning; Robert Martellacci, President, MindShare Learning; Michael Cassidy, Associate dean of Continuing and Professional Studies, Sheridan College; Abdulla Salim, Project Manager, Sheridan College
International Featured News
Industry News
Research, Funding, Innovation & Start-ups
The Microsoft Education Transformation Corner

Building Leader and Educator Capacity for Transformation

What makes a great teacher great? They are continually innovating and assessing how their work can further improve student success and outcomes. This leads policy makers to ponder – how do we build the capacity of educators and leaders to continuously learn, innovate, and improve on what they do?

Building up your teachers is so important – and there are so many ways to do so! Teachers require practical experience and an ability to innovate a range of techniques to meet the needs of every student presented before them. Many teachers receive little preparation for the practical realities of classroom management. That’s why it is critical for systems to invest in initial teacher education, just as the top performing education systems do.

Read More

Conference Corner
Exclusive Podcast on Gobal Education Trends at Education Exchange 2017 (E2) with Anthony Salcito, Microsoft VP World Eduaction

Mr. Anthony Salcito serves as the Vice President of Education for Microsoft Corporation’s Worldwide Public Sector organization a role that allows him to work with education institutions and partners globally to embrace technology to optimize learning environments and student achievement.


A Fascinating Poster Session Showcasing Global Educator Projects
MindShare Musings

As I write this blog, I’m in Chicago at the Symposium on Global Competencies hosted by our valued partners at CoSN. Conference season is definitely upon us with ERDI, CanLearn, Digifest, EdCampHalton, to name a few. While we cannot attend all of them, we do make an effort to cover the majority to stay on to of the latest EdTech trends.


Thrilled to connect with my PLN colleagues and friends at CoSN2017 (L-R) Charlene Blohm, Dr. Kecia Ray, Stephen Morse, Anne Wujcik, Dr. Rita Oates, Robert Martellacci

We’re planning a very unique and special day this Friday which we hope you’ll help us get trending on twitter via #GoPaperlessDay, Friday, April 7th. We’re challenging all educators across Canada to avoid the photocopier and go digital for the day. Did you know the next largest budget after teacher salaries is the photocopy budget? Imagine the resources that could be redirected to migrating from print to digital! Let’s accelerate the digital revolution by going green and paperless! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

Speaking of revolutions! I’m so impressed with the “New”Nelson Education, led by Steve Brown, CEO, who have been quietly re-tooling and embracing digital in a BIG way. Watch for exciting things to come from Canada’s oldest publisher!

In late breaking news…. Kudos to Computers for Schools Ontario who distributed to 3093 free laptops to Syrian refugee families.

We’re honoured to once again partner with our friends at ISTE17 in San Antonio, Texas. Watch for details of our CanAm Celebration of Excellence Partnering reception.

Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep! R.M

Career Opportunities

E-learning Technology Specialist
Learnkit – Toronto, ON

Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Professor, Civil Engineering Technology

Canada Education Enterprise Account Manager
Amazon, Toronto, CA

Featured Conferences

2017 CANeLearn Symposium & BC Digital Learning Conference, Vancouver, BC | April 5 – 7

ERDI Spring 2017, Halifax | April 5 – 8

7th Annual Summit on Education Technology Strategies, Toronto | April 11 – 12

The Second World Conference on Blended Learning 2017, Toronto ON | April 26 – 28

Digifest 2017, Toronto ON | April 27 – 29

8th Annual Edtech Leadership Summit, Toronto ON | November 6th

View More Events Here

MindShare Advisory Board
The MindShare Report is grateful of the guidance and support provided by our esteemed advisory board.
Members include:Lauren Burman, M.B.A., Chief Client Officer, POSSIBLE
Kevin Custer, Founding Principal, Arc Capital Development
Chip Fesko, Sr. Director of Advertising & Strategic Alliances, George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia Magazine
Ian Fogarty, Educator, Riverview High School | MindShare National Video Challenge Award Winner
Michael Furdyk, Co-Founder, TakingItGlobal
Dr. Eric Hamilton, Associate Dean of Education, Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Maxim Jean-Louis, CEO, Contact North/Contact Nord,
Gary Kern, Director of Learning, St. George’s School
Dr. Susanne Lajoie, Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University
David Marsi, Senior Manager Training Initiatives, ScotiaMcLeod
Jamie McNamara, Executive Director, Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta
Cheryl Paige, Consultant in Digital Technology Education, Former Principal, Joyce Public School, Toronto District School Board
Sandra Chow, Award Winning Teacher, Toronto District School Board
Ron Sedran, MD, Equity Capital Markets, Canaccord Adams
About Us

The MindShare Learning Report team is made up of the following individuals:
Robert Martellacci, M.A. Ed Tech., Chief Digital Curator
Timothy Gard, B.Ed., OCT, M.A, Chief Digital Strategist
Bradley Grant, B.A Hons., B.Ed., OCT, Digital Learning Specialist
Paul Sohor,YorkU Business Student,MindShare Business Intern
Valerie Rusnov,B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor

About The MindShare Learning Report™
Canada’s Leadership, Learning & Technology eMagazine
Our mission is to transform education by sharing knowledge of 21st Century innovative best practices and success stories in the Canadian education market space and beyond. We harness the power of Web 2.0 technologies to feature engaging Vodcasts, podcasts, polling, Canadian educational technology news headlines & upcoming strategic industry events in the K-12, Higher Ed and corporate eLearning market segments. Other elements of the MSL Report eMagazine include: successful practices, ask an educator, ask a professor, research & tech tools, GreenIT and career listings, to support educators and educational technology providers in maintaining a pulse for emerging trends in Canada. mindsharelearning.com/report

Editorial content for the monthly issue is due the third week of each month.
Please forward your news releases as web links to
info@mindsharelearning.com
Advertising opportunities are available, please contact,
robert@mindsharelearning.com
Consulting opportunities are available, please contact:
robert@mindsharelearning.com
Annual subscriptions to the MindShare Learning Report can be purchased at $99 CDN

About MindShare Learning

MindShare Learning is Canada’s leading EdTech strategy, news and events media company. We counsel education and technology leaders in understanding the emerging needs of learners to succeed in the 21st Century global knowledge-based digital economy.

MindShare Learning’s partial client list includes: Adobe, Blackboard Inc., Bosch Dremel, C21 Canada, Cisco Canada, Epson America, Follett, Global Scholar, Intel Canada, Microsoft Canada, Ontario Ministry of Education, Research Machines (RM) PLC UK, SMART Technologies, Steelcase.

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March 18, 2017

10th Anniversary March Top 10 News Stories

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Dear Thought Leader,

I’m pleased to share this month’s Top 10 news stories on the eve of our 10th anniversary of the MindShare Report.

Thanks to all for your kind and inspirational words of congratulations. We truly value our mindshare community of readers. Please take a moment to complete a short survey to help us innovate and provide you deeper insights in the world of educational technology through a Canadian lens.

As I look forward to the next 10 years, I share this tweet I sent just this week, “The promise of #EdTech hasn’t been fully realized. I have yet to see a fully #digital district where learning is seamless.”

The tech is there; digital books, assessment tools, PD, bandwidth, tablets, tech savvy teachers (for the most part). Funding has long been argued as the main barrier to full integration. Yet we continue to see pockets of excellence, or innovation. What’s holding us back? I welcome your thoughts.
Hence, my hypothesis leads me to believe that education is ripe for massive disruption leading up to 2020. The proliferation of startups popping up in the EdTech space appears to be a strong indicator.

What if we started a bold movement and declared, “#GoPaperlessDay” across Canada? It’s been argued that the millions of dollars spent annually by school districts and post-secondary institutions on printing could be redirected toward EdTech to radically transform education where every student truly experiences tech infused pedagogy. Are you in?

I issue you a challenge to join me in going paperless. I declare Friday, April 7th#GoPaperlessDay! I promise to do my part to support you in our collective mission to enable all students to experience a true 21st century education.

Before I close off. An important note to share. We’re pleased to partner with CoSN Invent the Future Conference April 3-6. Join us in Chicago! It’s not too late to register!

Until next time, keep the ‘digital’ learning curve steep!

Best,

P.S. 17 Days to Go! Enter your Canada 150 Classroom of the Future video to qualify to WIN a Makerspace for your school!
Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Curator, The MindShare Learning Report™
Co-founder & President C21 Canada™

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Reader Comments
“Congratulations on 10 years of pushing the conversation forward to ensure education is continuously revamping to serve the needs of our students. I look forward to many more years ahead!”
George Couros, Learner, educator, and Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership consultant.
1. 10th Anniversary – Featured
Exclusive Podcasts

2. Provincial Education Funding Announcement earns every Public Student in B.C. $50

The B.C. government has announced some one-time funding for the province’s education system to be used by schools for supplies.

The Student Learning Grant will provide $29.4 million dollars to both public and private schools in the coming weeks.

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3. Top Hat Raises $22.5 Million to Go After Pearson, McGraw-Hill
The $22.5 million round is Top Hat’s biggest yet and brings its total funding to about $40 million, the Toronto-based company said in a statement Wednesday. New York-based Union Square Ventures participated, as well as previous investors iNovia Capital and Georgian Partners, among others. The funding values Top Hat at $185 million, according to people familiar with the deal.

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4. 10th Anniversary Podcast Reflections with Tim Gard & Robert Martellacci
A special 10th Anniversy Podcast with Tim Gard, Chief Digital Learning Strategist and Robert Martellacci, Chief Digital Curator – Reflecting on 10 Years at MindShare Learning and the evolution of Educational technology

5. Microsoft launches Intune for Education to counter Google’s Chromebooks in schools

Microsoft announced Intune for Education, a new tier of its existing enterprise application and device management service that’s specifically meant for school.

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6. Lester B. Pearson School Board Presented with C21 Canada’s Shifting Minds Learning and Innovation System Award

Montreal, QC, February 15th 2017 – It is with great pride that C21 Canada presents its Shifting Minds Learning and Innovation System Award to the Lester B. Pearson School Board. The Lester B. Pearson Board of Commissioners in partnership with Director General, Michael Chechile had a vision that began with an idea for Digital Citizenship that has paved the way for global competencies that support a powerful culture of “Student Voice” through empowered learning.

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7. Government of Canada launches campaign to encourage young women to choose science

Science Minister Kirsty Duncan marked the International Day of Women and Girls in Science by announcing the launch of an engaging national campaign to encourage young women to enter science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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8. The Microsoft Education Transformation Corner

Designing Technology for Effective and Efficient Schools

When you think broadly of technology, what does it look like for your school system? How are you maximizing student safety, data security, and learning? How are you planning for ever-increasing technology needs?

This month in the Education Transformation Corner, we’re focusing on designing technology for effective and efficient schools. We want to help you maximize the potential of every student in your system. It doesn’t have to be complicated, and can still be accomplished even in an environment of limited resources. In fact, it can be as simple as 1…2…3!

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9. Best Buy Canada awards secondary schools across Canada with funding for new tech

From more than 220 applicants, 16 secondary schools across Canada have been awarded cash grants of up to $10,000 each

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10. This Week In EdTech With MindShare Learning February 28 2017

Listen in as we bring you the best education-related content from across the country and around the world.

About us
The MindShare Learning Report team is made up of the following individuals:
Robert Martellacci, M.A. Ed Tech., Chief Digital Curator
Tim Gard, B.Ed., OCT, M.A, Chief Digital Blogger
Bradley Grant, B.A Hons., B.Ed., OCT, Digital Learning Specialist
Paul Sohor,YorkU Business Student,MindShare Business Intern
Valerie Rusnov,B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor

About The MindShare Learning Report™
Canada’s Leadership, Learning & Technology eMagazine
Our mission is to transform education by sharing knowledge of 21st Century innovative best practices and success stories in the Canadian education market space and beyond.

Editorial content for the monthly issue is due the third week of each month.
Please forward your news releases as web links to
info@mindsharelearning.com
Advertising opportunities are available, please contact,
robert@mindsharelearning.com
Consulting opportunities are available, please contact:
robert@mindsharelearning.com
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MindShare Learning’s partial client list includes: Adobe, Blackboard Inc., Bosch Dremel, C21 Canada, Cisco Canada, Epson America, Follett, Global Scholar, Intel Canada, Microsoft Canada, Ontario Ministry of Education, Research Machines (RM) PLC UK, SMART Technologies, Steelcase.

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March 17, 2017

10th Anniversary March Top 10 News Stories

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Dear Thought Leader,

I’m pleased to share this month’s Top 10 news stories on the eve of our 10th anniversary of the MindShare Report.

Thanks to all for your kind and inspirational words of congratulations. We truly value our mindshare community of readers. Please take a moment to complete a short survey to help us innovate and provide you deeper insights in the world of educational technology through a Canadian lens.

As I look forward to the next 10 years, I share this tweet I sent just this week, “The promise of #EdTech hasn’t been fully realized. I have yet to see a fully #digital district where learning is seamless.”

The tech is there; digital books, assessment tools, PD, bandwidth, tablets, tech savvy teachers (for the most part). Funding has long been argued as the main barrier to full integration. Yet we continue to see pockets of excellence, or innovation. What’s holding us back? I welcome your thoughts.
Hence, my hypothesis leads me to believe that education is ripe for massive disruption leading up to 2020. The proliferation of startups popping up in the EdTech space appears to be a strong indicator.

What if we started a bold movement and declared, “#GoPaperlessDay” across Canada? It’s been argued that the millions of dollars spent annually by school districts and post-secondary institutions on printing could be redirected toward EdTech to radically transform education where every student truly experiences tech infused pedagogy. Are you in?

I issue you a challenge to join me in going paperless. I declare Friday, April 7th#GoPaperlessDay! I promise to do my part to support you in our collective mission to enable all students to experience a true 21st century education.

Before I close off. An important note to share. We’re pleased to partner with CoSN Invent the Future Conference April 3-6. Join us in Chicago! It’s not too late to register!

Until next time, keep the ‘digital’ learning curve steep!

Best,

P.S. 17 Days to Go! Enter your Canada 150 Classroom of the Future video to qualify to WIN a Makerspace for your school!
Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Curator, The MindShare Learning Report™
Co-founder & President C21 Canada™

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“Congratulations on 10 years of pushing the conversation forward to ensure education is continuously revamping to serve the needs of our students. I look forward to many more years ahead!”
George Couros, Learner, educator, and Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership consultant.
1. 10th Anniversary – Featured
Exclusive Podcasts

2. Provincial Education Funding Announcement earns every Public Student in B.C. $50

The B.C. government has announced some one-time funding for the province’s education system to be used by schools for supplies.

The Student Learning Grant will provide $29.4 million dollars to both public and private schools in the coming weeks.

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3. Top Hat Raises $22.5 Million to Go After Pearson, McGraw-Hill
The $22.5 million round is Top Hat’s biggest yet and brings its total funding to about $40 million, the Toronto-based company said in a statement Wednesday. New York-based Union Square Ventures participated, as well as previous investors iNovia Capital and Georgian Partners, among others. The funding values Top Hat at $185 million, according to people familiar with the deal.

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4. 10th Anniversary Podcast Reflections with Tim Gard & Robert Martellacci
A special 10th Anniversy Podcast with Tim Gard, Chief Digital Learning Strategist and Robert Martellacci, Chief Digital Curator – Reflecting on 10 Years at MindShare Learning and the evolution of Educational technology

5. Microsoft launches Intune for Education to counter Google’s Chromebooks in schools

Microsoft announced Intune for Education, a new tier of its existing enterprise application and device management service that’s specifically meant for school.

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6. Lester B. Pearson School Board Presented with C21 Canada’s Shifting Minds Learning and Innovation System Award

Montreal, QC, February 15th 2017 – It is with great pride that C21 Canada presents its Shifting Minds Learning and Innovation System Award to the Lester B. Pearson School Board. The Lester B. Pearson Board of Commissioners in partnership with Director General, Michael Chechile had a vision that began with an idea for Digital Citizenship that has paved the way for global competencies that support a powerful culture of “Student Voice” through empowered learning.

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7. Government of Canada launches campaign to encourage young women to choose science

Science Minister Kirsty Duncan marked the International Day of Women and Girls in Science by announcing the launch of an engaging national campaign to encourage young women to enter science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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8. The Microsoft Education Transformation Corner

Designing Technology for Effective and Efficient Schools

When you think broadly of technology, what does it look like for your school system? How are you maximizing student safety, data security, and learning? How are you planning for ever-increasing technology needs?

This month in the Education Transformation Corner, we’re focusing on designing technology for effective and efficient schools. We want to help you maximize the potential of every student in your system. It doesn’t have to be complicated, and can still be accomplished even in an environment of limited resources. In fact, it can be as simple as 1…2…3!

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9. Best Buy Canada awards secondary schools across Canada with funding for new tech

From more than 220 applicants, 16 secondary schools across Canada have been awarded cash grants of up to $10,000 each

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10. This Week In EdTech With MindShare Learning February 28 2017

Listen in as we bring you the best education-related content from across the country and around the world.

About us
The MindShare Learning Report team is made up of the following individuals:
Robert Martellacci, M.A. Ed Tech., Chief Digital Curator
Tim Gard, B.Ed., OCT, M.A, Chief Digital Blogger
Bradley Grant, B.A Hons., B.Ed., OCT, Digital Learning Specialist
Paul Sohor,YorkU Business Student,MindShare Business Intern
Valerie Rusnov,B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor

About The MindShare Learning Report™
Canada’s Leadership, Learning & Technology eMagazine
Our mission is to transform education by sharing knowledge of 21st Century innovative best practices and success stories in the Canadian education market space and beyond.

Editorial content for the monthly issue is due the third week of each month.
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Annual subscriptions to the MindShare Learning Report can be purchased at $99 CDN

About MindShare Learning

MindShare Learning is Canada’s leading EdTech strategy, news and events media company. We counsel education and technology leaders in understanding the emerging needs of learners to succeed in the 21st Century global knowledge-based digital economy.

MindShare Learning’s partial client list includes: Adobe, Blackboard Inc., Bosch Dremel, C21 Canada, Cisco Canada, Epson America, Follett, Global Scholar, Intel Canada, Microsoft Canada, Ontario Ministry of Education, Research Machines (RM) PLC UK, SMART Technologies, Steelcase.

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