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Tricia Whenham

Tricia Whenham

Tricia Whenham began her career as a teacher before becoming a writer and editor in the technology sector. Still very much an educator at heart, she’s committed to spreading the word about how technology can help anyone – from students to experienced professionals – create, innovate and do more together. She particularly loves sharing stories of transformation: people using technology to find new solutions to age-old challenges.

Recent Posts by Tricia Whenham

Webinar: Developing a lean mindset for effective teaching and learning

By Tricia Whenham
on June 20, 2018

Educators at Wallingford Public Schools were looking to increase 21st-century skill development in students and staff while also meeting some financial challenges. In this webinar, Dr. Salvatore Menzo, superintendent, and Joe Corso, principal, share their district’s story of how adopting a lean mindset and lean culture helped them do more with existing resources while increasing innovation and collaboration.

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Education conference survival guide – 13 tips to make your time count

By Tricia Whenham
on January 10, 2018

There’s nothing quite like an education conference.

Why? It might be the feeling you get sitting in a keynote, knowing that hundreds of teachers are sharing the same aha moments. Maybe it’s the chance to finally get a handle on design thinking or find inspiration for your collaborative learning spaces. Or maybe, it’s simply being freed from the day-to-day routines of teaching, planning and marking to actually talk with fellow teachers.

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edWeb webinar: Maximizing student learning through design thinking

By Tricia Whenham
on November 22, 2017

Are you intrigued by design thinking but have questions about using it in your school? Need new ideas for turning your students into problem finders and problem solvers? Then you’ll want to hear from Dr. Salvatore Menzo, superintendent of Wallingford Public Schools, about the journey his students and teachers have taken.

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Collaborative learning options to meet every need - now in Span Workspace

By Tricia Whenham
on October 30, 2017



Patricia Klafki, a second-grade teacher at Turner Valley School in Alberta, Canada, knows that collaboration can be challenging. Even as adults, we sometimes want to hold our ideas tight and do everything ourselves. For young students, it can be even harder.

But Patricia also knows just how important collaboration is for school and beyond. That’s why she’s a fan of Nureva visual collaboration solutions, which include an interactive wall and collaboration tools to enable student-led learning like never before.

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4 revealing things to know before creating collaborative learning spaces

By Tricia Whenham
on September 21, 2017

Do you remember your high school library? It’s been 25 years, but I still remember mine. Full of books and card catalogs, with a few computers (back then, that felt cutting edge). It was a place for individual study. And despite having a few tables for groups to use, if anyone tried to have a conversation, we were quickly shushed by a librarian on a mission to keep her space as quiet as teenagerly possible.

What a difference a quarter century makes! The libraries I see today couldn’t be more different – full of spaces for students to communicate, solve problems – perhaps even create in a makerspace or compose a song. The books are still there, but there’s so much more.

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Webinar: Girls in STEM – creating a new era

By Tricia Whenham
on September 7, 2017

Why don’t more women pursue careers in STEM? Though elementary age students of all genders report liking subjects like technology and math, by the time they get to college relatively few female students are pursuing careers in computer science, engineering and other STEM fields.

Grace Liang and Salma Salhi want to change all that. In this webinar, these high school students share their own passion for STEM and offer an insider’s take on some of the innovative programs that helped them.

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This summer’s ultimate ed tech professional development guide

By Tricia Whenham
on July 5, 2017

It’s officially summer. By now, you and teachers across North America have administered the last exams, filled out every report card and tidied your classrooms (so that’s where that library book was hiding!). Time to step off the teaching treadmill for a well-deserved break.

Visions of days at the beach, family barbecues and much needed time with loved ones are likely filling your head. But I’m guessing it won’t take long before your mind turns to the next school year – all your goals and dreams for your students, and (perhaps) how technology can help.

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Don’t miss out at ISTE – 7 tips to get more from an education conference

By Tricia Whenham
on June 22, 2017


ISTE 2017
is almost here, and the excitement is palpable. There’s nothing quite like an education conference to cap off one school year and rev up your engines for the next.

Back when I was a classroom teacher, I remember struggling to explain to my noneducator friends and family why I looked forward to conferences so much. It was hard for them to fully understand how it felt to be freed from the day-to-day routines of teaching, planning and marking. Getting together with so many fellow teachers to share ideas, raise questions and find out the latest education developments was invigorating.

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Changing what’s possible – collaborative learning at Northern Parkway Elementary

By Tricia Whenham
on June 20, 2017

 

For the students and teachers of Northern Parkway Elementary School in Uniondale, New York, learning isn’t something that only belongs inside a classroom – it can happen anywhere.

When the school had the chance to turn one of their hallways into a learning space, they were intrigued. With the help of Phi Services, Northern Parkway added a Nureva Wall to this underused space. The result? A place for student creation, collaborative learning and problem solving that didn’t exist before.

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Collaborative learning that connects – the Canada 150 project

By Tricia Whenham
on May 3, 2017

 

A country’s 150th birthday only comes once – it’s cause for celebration. Schools across Canada are searching for ways to mark the occasion in a way that has a real impact on students.

At Glen Tay Public School in Perth, Ontario, a full day was planned for Canada 150, complete with interactive centers, art projects and drumming. Yet teachers wanted to go further and find a way to make a deeper connection between their students and others across the country.

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