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Thursday, February 6 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Pay It Forward: Introducing CK12 Flex Program

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This past summer, I decided to look into electronic textbook, preferably those that are free and easily accessible with any device. At our EICS division, we are implementing a “One Student-One Device” policy and though this approach works well with computer-related subjects (Programming, Design Studies, Photography), teachers of other disciplines (Social Studies, ELA) find that the use of personal computing devices (PCD) to be more of a distraction rather than an asset. By PCD, I mean laptops, iPads, tablets, cell phones. Enter CK12.org: a fantastic resource covering mainly science and mathematics subjects presented in the form of “FlexBooks”. There is subject material, multimedia assets, quizzes, simulations, and real-world practices. And best of all, you can create your very own electronic text, with your own content ( this is the “Pay It Forward” part). I liked this concept so much, this session is part of my paying back to the community.

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John Chan

Teacher, Archbishop Jordan CHS
Though I have been teaching since 2000, I actually was a research associate at the Cross Cancer Clinic from 1986. After graduating in 1978 from the University of Alberta, I worked in the medical field until my return to the UofA for my Master's in Pathology. My beginnings in education... Read More →


Thursday February 6, 2020 12:15pm - 1:15pm
ECC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English
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