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Can/Am February Edition 2021, Volume 13 Issue 8
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This Week in Canadian EdTech with Angela Arnold, General Manager, Overdrive Education, Sora Reading App, FETC Award Winner 

Today marks the mid-way point of the school year! And only six more weeks of winter according to a certain groundhog, named Wiarton Willie!


The innovative models of learning that are emerging are impressive, thanks in large part to the dedicated and caring educators, who are a continuing their heroic efforts in stickhandling the pandemic to sustain learning. I wish the Ontario teachers in the southern region a safe return next week that was just announced yesterday. 


This week I had the good fortune of travelling virtually to the Northwest Territories to connect on a C21 Canada CEO Academy Leadership Series podcast with Governor General Award Winning, Dr. Curtis Brown, Superintendent, SSDEC, who shared their innovative Indigenizing education initiative that garnered him the Polar Medal Award on behalf of the community. Be sure to tune in below!


Last week I travelled south (virtually) to Florida and FETC to host our 20th CanAm Celebration of Excellence meetup,. It was so great to connect with teachers, edleaders and industry colleagues to share and learn from one another in a social setting. The CanAm community we've nurtured over the past 20 years is vast and servces as the inspiration to launch the CanAM EdTech Alliance next week at the EdFocus Summit!


Issue highlights:

  1. This Week in Canadian EdTech with Angela Arnold, General Manager, Overdrive Education, Sora Reading App, FETC Award Winner. Exploring the future of eBooks in education. 
  2. FETC & CanAm Celebration highlights.
  3. Celebrating Black History Month.
  4. EdFocus Industry Summit is Fast Approaching Feb 10-12. 
  5. Share your innovative Bitmoji Classroom! Win a Feature spot in the MindShare Report and a MindShareTV podcast interview!
  6. Teacher Librarians take note! We want to hear from you! A short 6 question survey on the future of accessing Canadian authored digital books.
  7. New! The MindShare Learning Institute--Professional Learning, Career Development, Events.

We are especially grateful during these challenging times for the valued support of our community: educators, parents, edleaders, sponsors, partners and advisory board members, and our team, who inspire excellence in everything we do and help make this report possible. 


Please don't hesitate to reach out and share your stories, news and events with us! We love hearing from you! 


Until next time, stay healthy, stay safe and keep the digital learning curve steep! 


P.S. Checkout our 'NEW' MindShare Learning Digital Marketing & Consulting Kit in this Issue!
Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Publisher, The MindShare Learning Report™
Founder, MindShare Workspace
CEO & Co-founder, C21 Canada™

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Teacher-Librarian Digital Books Survey
Teachers enter our #BitmojiClassroom #Contest Simply share your image (or create one) with our contest hash tag to inspire colleagues across Canada & U.S.! Contest closes Feb 16! We'll be awarding 3x $100 Amazon gift certificates and more!
NEW! Unboxing EdTech Edition with Michelle Valtas, Senior Marketing Manager, InkSmith Special Unboxing >> STEM Climate Action Kit
"Quote of the Month"
In honour of Black History Month
Special Thanks to @MrsMarrow07 for Sharing this Impressive Black History (Canada) Month Bitmoji Classroom 
Conference Corner
CanAM FETC Wrap-up
Launching Feburary 12th, 2021 
Featured Books of the Month
SAVE THE DATE! February 18 Special C21 Canada 10th Anniversary CIO Alliance Webinar Series>> CIO Members Redefining the “Future Proofing Education – The Past is Prologue”
C21CEO Academy Leadership Podcast Series >> with Dr. Curtis Brown Superintendent, South Slave Divisional Education Council, Recent Governor General Canada Polar Medal Award Recipient 
Amazon invests $3 Million CAD, partners with Canada Learning Code Kids Code Jeunesse, Taking it Global on Computer Science Education
Betakit, January 26, 2021

Oakville maker of Prodigy math game to hire 400 after raising $159-million from U.S. private equity

The Globe & Mail, January 13, 2021
FETC 2021: Rebuilding Learning Beyond the Classroom
EdTech Magazine, February 1, 2021

Thousands of students “visit” Museum via virtual field trips

Education News Canada, February 2nd, 2021

Microsoft Invites Nextech AR to Showcase its Innovative, Cutting Edge Virtual Education Solutions at Its Global Education Partner Summit

Financial Post, February 2nd, 2021
Well-being and Health Movement Assessment Tool
Takes 3 minutes and gives evidence-based recommendations.

U of T prof uses virtual reality to beam engineering lab into students' homes

Education News Canada, January 22, 2021
Read Full Story

Manulife Helping to Bridge the Technology Gap in Education

News Wire, January 25, 2021
Read Full Story

Laurentian University files for creditor protection

CBC News, February 1, 2021

Reimagining education for a digital world


Education News Canada, January 28, 2021

Virtual classes, part-time studies and deferred starts: How teens are facing post-secondary in a pandemic

CBC News, February 3, 2021
  Career Opportunities

Director, Information Technology, Learning Infrastructure & Resources, York University, Toronto, ON 

Academic Director, Toronto School of Management, Toronto, ON 
Senior Instructional Technologist, Content Production, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON 
President, First Robotics Canada
Contact us to post your career opportunities here!
Ontario Library Association Super Conference                                                                      
February 2-6, 2021 
Microsoft Global Education Partner Summit 2021
February 8-10, 2021 
Implementing Social Emotional Learning (SEL) During A Pandemic Webinar
Presented by Nelson & Peekapak
February 23, 2021 
February 27-28, 2021    
ICITE 2021 - 9th International Conference on Information Technology in Education
July 10–11, 2021
MindShare Advisory Board
The MindShare Report is grateful for the guidance and support provided by our esteemed advisory board. 
Members include: 

Lauren Burman, M.B.A., Chief Client Officer, POSSIBLE 
Kevin Custer, Founding Principal, Arc Capital Development 
Chip Fesko, President, Fesko Inc.
Ian Fogarty, Educator, Riverview High School | MindShare National Video Challenge Award Winner 
Dr. GuyTetrault, Award Winning Sun West Director & CEO (Retired)
Michael Furdyk, Co-Founder, TakingItGlobal 
Dr. Eric Hamilton, Associate Dean of Education, Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology 
Maxim Jean-Louis, CEO, Contact North/Contact Nord, 
Gary Kern, Director of Learning, St. George's School 
Dr. Susanne Lajoie, Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University 
David Marsi, Senior Manager Training Initiatives, ScotiaMcLeod 
Mirella Rossi, Superintendent of Education, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
Sandra Chow, Award Winning Teacher, Toronto District School Board 
Ron Sedran, MD, Equity Capital Markets, Canaccord Adams
About Us

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

Robert Martellacci, M.A. Ed Tech., Chief Digital Curator 
Timothy Gard, B.Ed., OCT, M.A, Chief Learning Strategist 
Hanan Mousa, Associate Digital Media Specialist
Ivana Zelich, Mindshare Digital Media Student
Valerie Rusnov,B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor 
Filomena Martellacci, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., OCT, Editor

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