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Exclusive Publisher Podcast Interview with Judy Dallas, Executive Director, ERAC at the IT4K12 Conference hosted by ERAC in Vancouver

Dear Thought Leader

Congratulations! It’s through your support and passion to make a difference to students’ that we celebrate another successful year of learning.

Our Summer Professional Learning Edition is a reflection of you--a collaborative collection of knowledge sharing through our vast network of incredibly dedicated and innovative education and industry leaders from across Canada and beyond. Thanks to the power of Web 2.0 technology we’ve made our vast country seem like a close knit of community leaders and learners.

Thank you for inspiring us to deliver transformational digital learning experiences through our enhanced service offering.

I want to especially thank our team, advisory board and sponsors who share mutual goals that ultimately support student success. 

Congratulations on a successful year.

Until next time, enjoy your summer and keep the learning curve steep!

Cheers, R.



P.S. This month's issue is dedicated to my mother, Giovanna Martellacci, who passed away recently. I will always be greatful for her love and support that enabled me to pursue my dreams.

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Robert Martellacci
M.A. EdTech
Publisher & Managing Editor, The MindShare Learning Report™
President, MindShare Learning™-- Connecting Education & Business to Support Student Success

Quotes of the month

“The best technology tools for education aren't designed to be used in a technology lab once a week!” ISTE12 keynote via @engagingEDU

“Digital wisdom: combining the best of our brains and the best of machines. We still bring passion and empathy!” via @tktchr ISTE12 keynote

“Canada does really well on reading and math, but we do poorly on the quality of children and youths’ relationships” 
- Debra Pepler, Professor, York University, Adjunct Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children and scientific co-director of PREVNet

21st century spotlight: Celebrating Canada’s edtech leadership and excellence @ ISTE12 with MindShare’s 4th Annual Can/Am Partnering Reception

A perfect evening to Connect: EdTech education and industry leaders from across north america gathered to celebrate and connect connect atop the Omni rooftop terrace in San Diego where Mindshare Learning co-hosted its 4th Annual Can/Am partnering reception with the Consulate of Canada in San Diego.  While I could not attend due to a family emergency, I greatly appreciated the support of our team Aislinn Malszecki, and Joseph Romano who stepped up, along with Christina Burke and Mario Diez from the Canadian Consulate of San Diego to make the event a success. Special thanks to Dr. Camille Rutherford, MindShare Learning advisory board for stepping in to MC the event on my behalf. I understand you were awesome! Enjoy the pix below that capture the evening’s highlights. R.M.

Can/AM ISTE Spotglight

ISTE CEO Don Knezek Receives Mindshare Learning Pinnacle Award at MindShare Can/Am Celebration

Pictured above: (L-R) Aislinn Malszecki, MindShare Learning; Lisa Stockley, Consulate of Canada in San Diego; Dr. Don Knezek, ISTE; Dr. Camille Rutherford, Master of Ceremonies

ISTE CEO Don Knezek was awarded Mindshare Learning’s Pinnacle Award yesterday during the Canadian/American partnering reception at ISTE 2012. Dr. Camille Rutherford, associate professor of education at Brock University and MindShare board member, presented the award, which recognizes Knezek’s long-time commitment to improving global education through effective learning technology.

MindShare Learning 21st century classroom contest winners honoured at Can/AM event @ISTE12

Pictured above (L-R) Mario Diez, Consulate of Canada in San Diego, Seth Richardson, contest winner; Dr.Camille Rutherford; Dr. Don Knezek; Heidi Siwak, contest winner; Lisa Stockley, Canadian Consulate of Canada in San Diego; Chip Fesko, MindShare Learning Advisory Board; Shelley Wright, contest winner;  Gary Kern, MindShare Learning advisory board member

Master of ceremonies reflections

“Watching the winners of the Mindshare Learning 21st Century Classroom Video Challenge interact with Canadian consul, Lisa Stockley at the Mindshare Learning Can/Am reception, highlighted the commonalities in the work that the Canadian Consulate and Canadian educators perform. All three of the award winners were involved in projects that not only supported 21st century teaching and learning, but like the consulate, they also served to  support global citizenship, international partnerships and enhance Canada's international reputation. Being a part of this unique event was a great opportunity to witness the impact of the Canadian education system can have on the rest of the world."
- Dr. Camille Rutherford

Thank you to our sponsors!

Thank you to our generous sponsors: ISTE, Pearson, Tech4Learning, Smart Technologies
Pictured above: (L-R) Nita Seng, Tech4Learining; Chris Allen, Pearson Canaada; Sarah Acord, SMART Technologies and Dr. Camille Rutherford

A picture perfect night to connect and celebrate Canada’s edtech leaders

TakingITGlobal team with Jim Carelton and Mali Bickely 

Dr. Camille Rutherford; Derek Galipeau, DSBN; Michael Goulet, Synervoice Technologies 

Professional Development & The New Teacher:
A Reflection On ISTE As A PLC

By Joseph Romano, M.Ed., TDSB Teacher, MindShare Learning EdCon

Engaging as a part of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is “a powerful and meaningful way for educators to connect with peers, to gather in a variety of forums to share the challenges and excitement of teaching, and to be part of a community that leads the transformation of education.” After attending the 33rd annual ISTE Conference this past June in San Diego, California, it became clear to me that as a whole, professional development is redefining itself in the face of a revolutionary pedagogical shift.
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Quick facts about ISTE

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in advancing excellence in learning and teaching through innovative and effective uses of technology. ISTE is the trusted source in education technology for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy, and leadership for innovation.


For more than three decades, ISTE's annual conference and exposition has been a gathering place for ed tech professionals to experience professional development, global networking, and to learn about industry trends. Of the 13,000 participants who attend ISTE's conference each year, nearly 40% are administrators, technology facilitators—leaders in educational technology from around the globe. Check the demographics below to find out more about our conference attendees and exhibitors.


Conference Corner

After attending some 25 plus conferences this past academic year, the B.C. ERAC was a perfect ending to the school year. The focus on student-centered learning reinforced for me what it’s all about when it comes to integrating technology. That, coupled with Dr. Fuallan’s new book and the blending of pedagogy, change leadership, and technology, provides great food for thought over the summer.

Take a moment to tune into awesome podcast interviews with keynote presenter, Jay Collier, and two amazing Canadian thought leaders, Neil Stephenson, and Gary Kern, who also presented at the IT4K12 Conference.

If you know an upcoming conference that you’d like us to sponsor, attend, or present at, please drop me a note.

Save the date for our 3rd Annual EdTech Leadership Summit--Connecting2Success in Today’s Classroom, November 7 at York University. Cheers, R.M.

P.S. Although I missed ISTE, I followed the twitter feed #ISTE12 that contains some amazing content.

ISTE 2012 Sunday Keynote featuring Sir Ken Robinson

Exclusive Podcast Interview with Jay Collier, keynote Presenter from Maine at IT4K12  Conference Shares Maine's Learner Centered ecosystem

A MindShare Learning Moment with two Canadian Rock Star presenters in Neil Stephenson and Gary Kern at IT4K12

Funding Opportunities

Technology innovation sponsors new River Quest race tracking software
Yukon College 29/06/12
Whitehorse – If you go to the 2012 Yukon River Quest website and click on “Race Tracker” you’ll find the result of three years planning, testing and programming by Yukon-based software programmer Peter Coates.
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University of Guelph and developing-country scientists awarded CA$2.3M to cut fruit losses in India and Sri Lanka using nanotechnology
20/06/12, University of Guelph
Scientists from the University of Guelph, led by Jayasankar Subramanian, have teamed up with researchers from the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in India, and the Industrial Technology Institute in Sri Lanka, to develop an innovative packaging system that uses state-of-the-art nanotechnology to reduce post-harvest losses in mangoes, a vital fruit crop in South Asia.
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PREVNet's 6th Annual Conference

Three things I learned about bullying at PREVNet’s 6th Annual Conference in Toronto on June 19, 2012.
By Aislinn Malszecki

1. "Silence is participation." One of the pledges from Travis Price’s Pink Shirt Day (pinkshirtday.ca), where Canadian teens commit to wearing pink for a day in February to help stop bullying.

2. Bullying is bad for the brain. It has the potential to change and damage the brain, causing lifelong consequences from stress says professor Jean Clinton from the dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience at McMaster University.

3. Bullying is a relationship problem. Relationship problems require relationship solutions. A reminder from one of Canada’s leading bullying experts, professor Wendy Craig of Queen’s University.

“Canada does really well on reading and math, but we do poorly on the quality of children and youths’ relationships” says Debra Pepler, Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at York University, Adjunct Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children and scientific co-director of PREVNet

Featured K-12 News

CMEC Copyright Consortium pleased with House of Commons passage of copyright Bill C-11
19/06/12, CMEC
The Copyright Consortium of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), responded positively to the passage yesterday by the House of Commons of Bill C-11, Canada's new copyright legislation which clarifies the country's copyright regime and establishes a clear legal framework for the digital age and its ever-advancing technologies.
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Using technology in the classroom requires experience and guidance, report finds
It’s older, more experienced teachers – not younger, so-called digital natives – who are experimenting more with new technology in the classroom, a new report suggests.
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Standards for us! The new NETS-C for technology coaches
21/06/12, ISTE
ISTE's NETS for Coaches (NETS•C) are the standards for evaluating the skills and knowledge that education coaches need to guide and support teachers in an increasingly connected and global society.
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Microsoft launches Office 365 for education
Microsoft 27/06/12
Available now for educators, students and school administrators.
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Feature interview with Dean Shareski on his ISTE Presentation and his New Role Managing the Discovery Educator's Network in Canada

Professional Learning Spotlight

Photo from the Upper Grand District School Board

10 Things you can do to make yourself an edtech star this summer
If one of your goals for the summer is to improve your knowledge and skills in educational technology, here are ten things that you can do to work toward that goal.
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How to showcase an army of talent through tech projects
The illusion of control is a driving force in many teachers’ daily plans. The fear of losing a classroom of energetic students due to lack of control appears real.
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Give your students the freedom to learn
14/06/12, The Guardian
Google and 3M give their employees sizeable chunks of time to work on their own projects with intriguing results... could the same idea work in schools?
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A MindShare Learning Moment with SMART Master Trainer John Palbom of Advance Education on Classroom Best Practices and What to expect at this month's SMART Summer Institute at Brock U


K-12 Events

K-12 Online Leaders' Summit | July 13 - 14, 2012 | Toronto, Ontario

CityAge – The Innovation City | July 18 - 19, 2012 | Toronto, Ontario

Unplug'd International | Aug 9-12, 2012 | Northern Ontario

IPN Conference 2012 | September 25-28, 2012 | Durban, South Africa

EdNET 2012 | September 30 - October 2, 2012 | Baltimore, Maryland

iEARN/OAS Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers with Web 2.0 Tools and 21st Century Skills Online Course | October 4-November 29, 2012 

ERDI Fall 2012 | October 10, 2012 | Whistler, B.C. 

ECOO Inspire, Connect, Learn! | October 24-26, 2012 | Richmond Hill, Ontario

MindShare Learning EdTech Leadership Summit “Connecting to Success in Today’s Classroom”  | November 7, 2012 | Toronto, Ontario

Defining moments art contest announces 26 winners from across Canada and launches travelling exhibit
01/07/12, TIG
The Defining Moments team is delighted to announce the Top 26 winners of the Defining Moments national arts contest!
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Join us at ASI 2012 and hear our keynote speaker Nora Young talk about Making Meaning from Information in the Coming Data Boom.

Demystifying Fullan

Three thoughts for enhancing your personal stratosphere
By Timothy Gard, Educator, Toronto District School Board 

It’s out. Michael Fullan’s new book that is. If you haven’t yet had a chance to read Stratosphere then you should. In fact, you should put it at the top of your summer ‘must read’ list, even above that romantic novel you’ve been putting off until summer, or the latest installment of mystery novel from your favourite mystery writer. The reason for this is simply because you’ll need the summer to digest what Fullan has to say about technology, pedagogy and change knowledge. And further, you’ll need to read this book so that you can plan to implement what he has to say into your own classroom, school, district, province or state. The question is however, how do you do that? How can you take the ‘theory’ from Fullan’s ideas and work it into your practice? Below I’ve written   about three ideas that you can use to ‘shape’ your way of thinking about your current practice so that you can change your old paradigm into a new one...if you haven’t already!
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Research and Innovation

Online learning in Canada: at a tipping point--Cross Canada Check-up
ContactNorth 06/06/12
Contact Nord, Ontario’s distance education and training network has released a new report describing how public colleges and universities across the country are providing extensive and innovative online learning opportunities for their students  and positioning Canada as a  global online learning hub.
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The Blended Teacher as Bricoleur: Diverse and flexible teaching requirements for seamless, engaging blended learning Recorded Webinar - Athabasca University 06/06/12
Watch here


EdTech Startup

Creating the next generation of venture capitalists
15/06/12, Queen’s University News
Students in Commerce and the Queen’s MBA program can conclude their degrees by participating in the Tricolour Venture Fund, the first student-advised venture capital fund in the country. The initiative aims to support the development of a robust venture capital industry in Canada, one that can consistently birth large, innovative companies.
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Canadian cities lead digital media charge
09/06/12, Stratford Beacon Herald
A call for communities around the globe to use information and communication technologies to make the world a better place is being heard loud and clear in Canada.
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Featured Post-Secondary News

The 10 companies that Canadian students want to work for the most
27/0/12, TechVibes
Where do graduating students in Canada want to work? LinkedIn conducted some research to find out and produced some interesting results.
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University of Michigan strives to lead the way in rethinking colleges of education
18/05/12, New Schools Venture Fund
Here’s a irony: University of Michigan, one of the nation’s premier research universities, is a national leader in pushing teacher-training programs out of the realm of theory to put considerably more emphasis on practical. hands-on experience.
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10 reasons students aren’t actually using eTextbooks (Infographc)
28/0/6/12, Edumedic
When e-textbooks were first introduced, they were supposed to be the wave of the future, and experts thought we’d see e-reader-toting students littering college campuses, and of course being adopted in droves by online university students.
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Online classes see cheating go high-tech
03/06/12, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Easy A's may be even easier to score these days, with the growing popularity of online courses. Tech-savvy students are finding ways to cheat that let them ace online courses with minimal effort, in ways that are difficult to detect.
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University? There’s an app for that
7/06/12, MacLeans’
Pacey is chief operating officer at ClevrU, a Waterloo, Ont.-based tech firm, which is set to offer this innovative virtual education as soon as this summer.
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Post Secondary Events

FUSION 2012 Desire2Learn Users’ Conference | July 16, 2012 | San Diego, California

Educause 2012 Annual Conference | November 6 - 9, 2012 | Denver, Colorado (Online)

MindShare Learning EdTech Leadership Summit “Connecting to Success in Today’s Classroom”  | November 7, 2012 | Toronto, Ontario

Web 2.0 Spotlight

Scale of the Universe 
Not so much a Web 2.0 tool as a wonderful interactive reminder of how infinitesimally small we are compared to the universe. A great piece for use in the science classroom, or maybe in a situation where you or someone around you requires some  ‘reality therapy’.


Presentista uses the same type of presentation interface as Prezi but with some differences. Join the free beta and help shape what will surely become another non-linear presentation tool that teachers and students will embrace!

Themeefy is a Web 2.0 application that allows you to create and publish your own e-Magazines. You can either curate from a wide variety of resources available on the Web or create your own original content. We’ve put this out there before, but it’s worth revisiting! I spent a couple of hours playing with my own emagazine...it became pretty obtuse after a while however!


Connect. Learn. Teach.

Top 5 ways to keep your learning curve steep

By TJ Fennell, Jr. Digital Education Consultant, MindShare Learning

As an educator, you put the learning of your students as your priority.  However, this summer it’s all about you and increasing your learning of 21st century education. Here are a few very interesting and easy ways to expand your mind and bring a digital edge to your classroom next year. 
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Governor General's medals in architecture
2012 recipients

The Governor General’s Medals in Architecture recognize outstanding achievement in recently built projects by Canadian architects. Read more

(Pictured left) College of New Caledonia – Technical Trades Centre. Lead design architect: Steve McFarlane, FRAIC

A new crop of 19 HWDSB schools certified as Ontario EcoSchools
25/06/12, HWDSB
As the Ontario EcoSchools program takes root at HWDSB, 19 schools have been certified in the second year of the points-based environmental awareness initiative.
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Faronics announces Insight 7.7: An A+ solution For school IT administrators
21/06/12, Faronics
Insight 7.7 introduces a free Tech Console that makes it easy to manage a computer-based learning environment for IT administrators.
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MindShare Youth

A lesson in “design thinking” for students: Professional wisdom development
By Aislinn Malszecki | @MindShareYouth

The “design-thinking” process for education championed by IDEO and the d.school at Stanford are a method to problem-solving and improving the learning process from K-12 and especially in post-secondary. Students and lifelong learners who experiment with the design process are often the most inspired people I’ve met in my life.

A designers approach to the world can transform your learning into a lifelong practice. It’s about awareness, play, and action. This kind of thinking will help you remodel the way you approach challenges in school and work - it’s about creating unique solutions for every step of your life and consistently asking “why.”
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Featured Job Postings

Each month MindShare Learning, in partnership with Education Canada Network, features 3 employment opportunities from education employers from around the country. For more information on each feature oppotunity click on the following links. If you would like to search for further opportunities we encourage you to visit Education Canada Network at educationcanada.com

Partnership Facilitator
Fort McMurray Public Schools No. 2833
The Fort McMurray Public School District is seeking an applicant to provide partnership facilitation services on behalf of the District and its schools. Service providers will work collaboratively with the District/schools, community based organizations, industry and provincial/federal government departments to continue the work of developing and implementing public and private partnerships and programs to benefit students and families.  
Learn more and apply

Program Manager of Teacher Education Programs
Nunavut Arctic College
The Program Manager Teacher Education Programs is located in Rankin Inlet and reports to the Director of Education Programs. The incumbent is responsible for supervising and managing all aspects of community and campus based Teacher Education programs in the Kivalliq and Kitikmeot regions.
Learn more and apply

Executive Director
Federation CJ3
The Association of Jewish Day Schools (AJDS) is looking for a successful, experienced, educational leader to manage and provide vision to the organisation.
Learn more and apply

If you are an employer and would like to have your job featured in our next issue email mindshare@educationcanada.com


MindShare Musings

The Connectors, Leaders, and People on the Move

“The only sign of life is growth,” my very wise grade 12 high school teacher Mrs. Fogerty wrote in my yearbook.. Funny how some things stick! It sort of became a mantra of mine and with that, I’m pleased to share our emerging services infographic.  It captures the essence of our MindShare Learning “Connect to Success” solutions paradigm to better serve you. Innovation has remained our hallmark  to better meet the needs of a very complex and fast moving education sector in Canada. Please connect with me if you’d like to explore further with us.

MindShare Learning “Connecting to Success” Solutions

On the eve of the 5th anniversary of the iPhone, I wanted to share this impactful infographic.. It’s hard to imagine what life would have been like had the iPhone not existed. iPhone: The 5-Year-Old That Changed the World

Rapid eLearning expert and fellow Pepperdine U alum Tom Kuhlmann (@tomkuhlmann) shares: Three Ways That These 70 Rapid E-Learning Tips Will Help You Build Better Courses. Speaking of Pepperdine, fellow MALT/EdTech master’s alums note we have a summer Alum VirtCamp upcomg in two weeks at the Malibu Campus. If you haven’t registered here’s the link. I’m hoping to see you there.

Serious business! ICTC Addresses Skills Shortages at the House of Commons Standing Committee. In order to prepare of future leaders, we need to have a pulse for where the jobs are. Apparently, there is a serious disconnect that presents challenges when national organizations have no jurisdiction on education.

The Honor Roll: 50 Must-Read K–12 Education IT Blogs via @SNewco

Checkout the SIIA Vision Website. SIIA member companies are the providers of the educational content, online services and software applications necessary to power U.S. education in the 21st century.  

We’re proudly Canadian, hence the puck promo. More importantly, it’s about our mission and message...read it! We welcome your comments! Inspired by Wayne Gretzky’s dad.

It was great attending Dr. Rob Tiffin, VP Student Services, York University retirement celebration recently. I had the pleasure of serving with Rob on the President's College Review Task Force.  Congratulations on the legacy you leave after a 10-year run. Interesting to note, I was speaking about the need to create a virtual college community some five years ago which continues to be a challenge for a university of some 50,000 plus students 

I’m a BIG fan of augmenting listening skills, thanks to my mentor and friend, Dr. Greg Malszecki.  Here’s a tweet and link from a Harvard Business Review article: The Discipline of Listening.

I love the concept of Google's 80/20 Principle that was adopted at New Jersey School. Has your school or company implemented such as program? I’d love to hear from you.

For those of you not wanting to come to terms with the realities of where the textbook publishing market is going. You need to look no further than the sales of hardcover books in the U.S. this past year.  eBook Sales Surpass Hardcover for First Time in U.S.

Discovery Education has certainly stepped up and taken the innovation challenge as one example. Speaking with Andy Schaefer, VP sales recently, he shared that their new ScienceTechBook has received several District-wide adoptions in Canada.

In case you missed it, our Top 10 News stories for June! Bonus Video interivew: Dr. Michael Fullan goes digital with his new book, Stratosphere

A post interview Kodak moment (Left) showing off Dr. Fullan’s book in a digital format!


As we put a wrap to our 2011/12 academic year of publishing, we wish you a` safe and enjoyable summer. Until next time, be sure to walk the digital talk!

Cheers, R.


World Wide Global Learning Forum Greece 2012

Canadian Virtual Innovative Educator Forum PiL Can VIEF 2012
Congratulations to the winners of Canada’s first Virtual Innovative Educator Forum. Each of the winning educators stresses the importance of connecting with a community in order to build the 21st century classroom. We are proud of our  teachers who will be representing Canada at the World Wide Global Learning Forum in Athens Greece from November 5 -9, 2012. Good luck in Greece, Team Canada!

And the winners are:

Leah Obach and Devon Caldwell from Hamiota Elementary School and Oak Lake Community School in Manitoba. Watch their video submission

Courtney McLaughlin Woods from Terry Fox Elementary School in New Brunswick. Watch her video submission

Robert Breckenridge from Terry Fox Elementary School in New Brunswick. Watch his video submission

About Us

The MindShare Learning Report team is made up of the following individuals:

Robert Martellacci,  M.A. Ed Tech., Publisher and Managing Editor
Timothy Gard, M.A., B.Ed K-12 Editor
Aislinn Malszecki, B.A. Hons., Digital Media Specialist
Valerie Rusnov, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor
Terri-Jo Fennell, B.A., B.Ed, Jr. Digital Education Consultant

About The MindShare Learning Report™ 
Canada's Leadership, Learning & Technology eMagazine.  

Our mission is to transform education by sharing knowledge of 21st Century innovative best practices and success stories in the Canadian education market space and beyond. We harness the power of Web 2.0 technologies to feature engaging Vodcasts, podcasts, polling, Canadian educational technology news headlines & upcoming strategic industry events in the K-12, Higher Ed and corporate eLearning market segments. Other elements of the MSL Report eMagazine include: successful practices, ask an educator, ask a professor, research & tech tools, GreenIT and career listings, to support educators and educational technology providers in maintaining a pulse for emerging trends in Canada. mindsharelearning.com/report

Editorial content for the monthly issue is due the third week of each month.

Please forward your news releases as web links to
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Annual subscriptions to the MindShare Learning Report can be purchased at $99 CDN

About MindShare Learning

MindShare Learning is a privately held company based in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. Its hallmark is providing strategic marketing solutions to learning & technology solution providers in the K-12, HED and corporate learning markets, to support new market expansion and revenue growth. MindShare Learning's partial client list includes: Adobe, Blackboard Inc., EPSON, GlobalScholar, Learning.com, RM PLC UK, Softease Ltd. UK, netTrekker, IMSI (ClipArt.com), CERC (Canadian Education Resources Council), Tech4Learning, Xoolon, NECTAR Foundation and ERDI Canada.

Inquire about our EdTech Strategy Consulting Services.

Advisory Board Members

The MindShare Report is grateful of the guidance and support provided by our esteemed advisory board.  Members include:

Laurent Burman, M.B.A., Vice President of Sales and Business Development, GlobalScholar
Chip Fesko, Sr. Director of Advertising & Strategic Alliances, George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia Magazine
Timothy Gard, Educator - Media Literacy & Technology, Toronto District School Board
Dr. Eric Hamilton, Associate Dean of Education, Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Marty Keast, President, Pearson Learning K-12 Canada
Gary Kern, Principal, Technology & Innovation, West Vancouver School District
Dr. Greg Malszecki, Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences, York University
David Marsi, AVP, Learning & Development, Invesco
Jamie McNamara, Superintendent of Schools, St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools, Leduc, Alberta
Dr. Ron Owston, Director, Institute for Research on Learning Technology, York University
Cheryl Paige, Principal, Joyce Public School, Toronto District School Board
Dr. Camille Rutherford, Associate Professor, Education at Brock University
Ron Sedran, MD, Equity Capital Markets, Canaccord Adams
Joni Turville, B.Ed, M. Ed (Instructional Technology), Educator, AISI Coordinator, St. Albert Protestant Schools