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Jody Meacher
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Subject area expertise
Language Arts and Technology Integration
Grade level(s) taught
grades 1 to 3, grades 4 to 6, grade 7
Present status
Certified/Licensed Educator
Language(s) you can instruct in
English, French
Number of years teaching experience
If you are willing to volunteer, in what area(s):
curriculum development, digital media, workshop facilitation
How did you hear about us and a few words why you want to join EBB:
I heard about TWB-Canada through Sharon Peters and by reading her blog about teacher workshops in South Africa and Kenya in summer '08. Joining seems like the first step in helping to make a difference for someone who needs it.

Jody Meacher's Blog

On to Kenya

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A week ago, we arrived in Kenya, and at this point, we have made our way to Mbita. This is a remote area by the shores of Lake Victoria. We are staying in a family home and getting to experience many local foods.

We have spent the last three days visiting schools in the area. For 2 days, we travelled in the back of a pick-up truck. Today, we… Continue

Posted on July 31, 2009 at 14:09

Beyond words,…but I’ll try. (Or, Week 3 Reflection)

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Today was an incredible day. In many ways, it is beyond words, but I want to try to write a few of my thoughts.

I spent a second day at Mkhanyiseli Primary School in a grade 7 class. It was such a special day! I was able to put a Flip video camera into the hands of 3 students and watch them explore their school with it. We even had a chance to learn… Continue

Posted on July 23, 2009 at 13:00

Techie-Geek Heaven

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What a great session with the EduNova facilitators today! We condensed about 4 workshops into a 3-hour period. We worked on integrating multimedia projects into the curriculum. During the session, we worked on projects using Presentation Software, Digital Storytelling, Video, and desktop publishing. At various times, we had digital cameras, cell phones,… Continue

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 13:00

Week 2 Reflections

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Well, another week has flown by. So many things happened this week, it is hard to remember them all. We started the week with a workshop for principals of the teachers we met in the first week. It was interesting to hear their perspective on things. The principal’s “boot-camp” lasted 2 days. In many ways, I would have liked for us to participate in more than a… Continue

Posted on July 19, 2009 at 13:00

IWB Thoughts

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Ian and I gave a workshop on SMARTBoards for the Khanya facilitators today. It was interesting on many levels.

At some point during our first week, we were told that the Khanya facilitators were responsible for training the teachers to use the IWBs. The teachers clamoured for training, with most having little to no previous experience with a board.… Continue

Posted on July 17, 2009 at 16:25

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