About the Series
Discover the BCcampus FLO EdTech Sandbox Series, an initiative that empowers educators in B.C.’s post-secondary institutions to explore innovative teaching tools through a safe online environment. In these two-hour livestream webinars, expert leaders will introduce and demonstrate cutting-edge, open, and free or low-cost educational technology tools, allowing you to experiment and gather exciting ideas for teaching activities. Our mission is to foster digital teaching innovation, encouraging faculty and staff to embrace emerging technologies with curiosity and openness, ultimately enhancing the learning experience for all.
By actively participating in these sandbox sessions, you will delve into hands-on experimentation with tools, collaborate with fellow educators to review their features, gain valuable insights into teaching activities, and discover ways to integrate these tools into your courses. If you’re unable to attend, recorded webinars of the presentations and written reviews of the tools will be available on our site after the event.
About the Session
Sticky notes are a go-to tool for many teachers, whether they’re paper, digital, or in a hybrid application. They’re easy to use and help ensure all learners have a voice — especially those less comfortable speaking in a group. The focus of this FLO EdTech Sandbox session is the use of Sticky Notes in a digital whiteboard environment like Miro. You will try several key pedagogical functions: generating and sharing ideas, sorting and re-sorting ideas and information, and eliciting feedback from and interaction with one another.
About the Facilitator
Dr. John Churchley’s (he/him) career has spanned all levels of education in music, leadership/management, and teacher education. He worked in various K–12 roles in School District 73, Kamloops/Thompson, including as music teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent. He had a second career as principal lecturer at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in the School of Education and at the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching as an educational developer. Along the way he developed and taught online courses for TRU Open Learning. His focus on learning and teaching has continued in his retirement as he supervises teacher candidates for TRU and the University of Victoria, inspects B.C. Offshore Schools for the Ministry of Education and Child Care, and records educational songs for fun.
Other sessions in this series:
- Session 1: September 13, 2023, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.—Mattermost, Ian Linkletter (BCIT)
- Session 2: October 11, 2023, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.— WordPress/Podcasting, Brenna Clarke Gray (TRU)
- Session 3: November 15, 2023, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.— Padlet, Lisa Gedak (KPU)
- Session 5: February 14, 2024, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.— H5P, John Cheng (UBC)