New Brunswick grade schoolers place third in InterroBang

A New Brunswick elementary class recently placed third at the InterroBang (http://playinterrobang.com/) competition, and international social networking contest designed to develop 21st Century learning skills. The interesting twist is that the Grade 4

Published on: May 24th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Education tech highlighted in three nations

The growing importance of technology in education was clearly evident in three different countries over the past few months. In November 2010 the U.S Department of Education released its National Education Technology Plan

Published on: February 7th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Inclusive ICT rich education needs to expand coverage

New Brunswick is well known for its inclusive education system. The province’s ongoing effort to successfully integrate children with disabilities into the regular classroom is to be lauded and emulated. Unfortunately, some pundits

Published on: January 6th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Canada should to follow U.S. 21st Century skills program

In the United States, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) has emerged as a coalition determined to advance 21st Century learning agenda in that country. The P21 website states that: The Partnership

Published on: November 11th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

ICT central to three new 21st century agreements in New Brunswick

New Brunswick’s journey toward creating a 21st Century model of public education took three significant steps forward recently, with ICT being a central element in all three instances.  On June 3rd the New

Published on: August 24th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

New Brunswick releases 21st century learning plan

On May 14th the Anglophone sector of the New Brunswick Department of Education released its proposal on how to shift our public education system to a 21st Century learning model. The plan was

Published on: June 8th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Three questions for learders seeking 21st century public education

Transition expert William Bridges (Managing Transitions: Making The Most of Change, 2009) cites three questions he poses to leaders when they seek help with change. He asks these questions so leaders anticipate what

Published on: May 18th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

The Coolest Stuff in Digital Media: Checking Out Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone

I’m often asked at IDC what the coolest technology is that I’m seeing in Canada from tech startups. In the Digital Media space, and in Toronto specifically, a good place to source out

Published on: May 5th, 2010 Krista Napier

New Brunswick teachers receive new laptops

New Brunswick’s Department of Education is serious about building a 21st Century model of learning.  On April 16, 2010 the Department announced that every teacher in our system will receive a new notebook

Published on: April 26th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Videos spark 21st Century learning discussion

  A video created to stimulate discussion on a new 21st Century model of public education in New Brunswick was uploaded onto Youtube last week. (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=new+brunswick+education&aq=f)  The video was originally targeted at an

Published on: April 13th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

21st Century learning competencies: What are they and how must public education adapt?

In our opening article we asked “Is public education fading in relevance to today’s young learners?” And we invited readers to join and participate in the journey of the Anglophone sector of public

Published on: January 20th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff