Robin U.'s Profile

Robin U.
Educator/Curriculum Developer
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My Grades 6, 7, 8, 9
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor

About Me

I have wanted to be a teacher ever since I was 7 years old. At first it was because my first grade teacher was amazing and made school  an exciting and inspiring place to learn, play and be. When I reached Middle School, however, I wanted to be a teacher for the opposite reason. Our teachers were unkind and unhappy. Grades 6-8 were difficult for me and for my friends and I was determined that when I grew up, I would help other kids make the most of the middle years academically, socially and emotionally. 

I have been teaching middle and high school students since 1998 in Canada, the United States and at an international school in Thailand. My curricular focus has been in the Humanities; Language Arts and Social Studies and I have worked hard to integrate digital learning into every aspect of the program.  

Currently, I am

  • Co-creating and facilitating introductory coding and computational thinking workshops for teachers and students (online and face to face)
  • Co-creating and facilitating digital literacy workshops for teachers and students (online and face to face)
  • Reviewing teacher created classroom resources before publication
  • Editing and revising teacher certification texts (ESOL and ELA teachers)

 

 

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Collaborative Coding Work
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March 12, 2017

My Lesson Plans

Reality Check: An Information Literacy Challenge
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English Language Arts, Social Studies, English-Language Learning
Grade 6 – 9
4 steps
March 10, 2017
Shakespearean Sonnets and Emojis
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English Language Arts
Grade 7 – 12
5 steps
May 15, 2016
Flip and Scoop: Using Scoop.it and the Flipped Classroom to Study Black History
2
English Language Arts, Social Studies, Arts
Grade 5 – 12
7 steps
January 28, 2016
Poetry with PicLit
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English Language Arts, Arts, English-Language Learning
Grade 3 – 12
6 steps
January 18, 2016

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My Blog Posts

Collaborative Learning in Technology
posted on November 16, 2016
Help students explore content and technology with Tech Buddies.
8 Steps to Implementing Design Thinking in Your Classroom
posted on July 25, 2016
Encourage deep problem solving with design thinking.

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