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This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV Podcast with
Dr. Steve Joordens, University of Toronto Scarborough, Professor of Psychology on the 'Great Snapback,' Student Well Being and his EdTech Venture Coming of Age

Dear Thought Leader, 


Happy St. Patty's and National Random Acts of Kindness Day! I'm pleased to share two insightful MindShareTV podcasts:
  1. Dr. Steve Joordens, University of Toronto, Professor of Psychology on the 'Great Snapback,' Student Well Being and his EdTech Venture, Peer Scholar Coming of Age
  2. Dr. Mario Chaisson Director of Research, Innovations and Change Management, District Scolaire Francophone Sud, NB on Leadership & Re-imagining School and Innovative learning environment
And more issue highlights!
  1. McMaster students set for Florida launch of their satellite, after developing it for years
  2. Teachers take note! Challenge your students in the 15th Canadian Schools of the Future [Student Invention] Challenge, where we empower students to solve real world 'community' issues aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and qualify to WIN awesome tech prizes for your school! Over $1 million in prizes have been awarded to date! Deadline to enter is: Friday, May 19th.
  3. Dr. Michael Fullan adds to his book collection: The Principal 2.0: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact
  4. Ontario Ministry of Education Considering Banning TikTok in Public Schools
  5.  Join us as we're honoured to host Vireo's Hybrid Canadian Innovative Schools Challenge Launch Party! @ MindShare Workspace or online, March 28th, 5-7 PM ET You could win a Vireo hydroponic garden worth $12,000 for your School!

I'm looking forward to taking a bit of a breather on a 'working vacation' in Arizona to explore Sedona and visit with friends. 


I hope you enjoy this week's Top 10 Canadian EdTech Report powered by MindShare Learning. 


Do reach out to us if you're looking for an inspirational session on Innovation and Top 10 EdTech Trends as we take to the road to share with education leaders and EdTechs alike in a Mindshare design-thinking workshop format. Feel free to email, or call me directly to discuss how we can support your digital transformation strategy and edtech growth plans for 2023!


Special thanks to our team and advisory board members for their incredible commitment and support in raising the bar of excellence each week! 


Until next time, stay healthy, stay safe, and keep the digital learning curve steep!
Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Publisher, The MindShare Learning Report™
Founder, MindShare Workspace
CEO & Co-founder, C21 Canada™ -- A not for profit, Canadians for 21st Century Learning & Innovation

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Enter the 15th Canadian Schools of the Future Challenge
Deadline: May 19, 2023 Midnight
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Quote of the Week  

"... In order to understand the phenomenon of systemic transformation of a school to an Innovative Community Learning Center that meets the needs of its community..."
-- Dr. Mario Chiasson, Director of Research, Innovations and Change Management, District scolaire francophone Sud MindShareTV Podcast
C21 Canada Spotlight
Book of the Week
Break out of the traditional, narrow role of principal and transform your school for the better. In 2014 Michael Fullan set his sights on the daily needs of school leaders in his bestselling book The Principal. This updated edition shows how the principal’s role continues to change―alongside our changing world―and how we can embrace the transformation in short order. As crucial in-school influencers of student learning, principals have an opportunity and an obligation to maximize student achievement. But how? In The Principal 2.0, Fullan explains why the answer lies neither in micro-managing instruction nor in autonomous entrepreneurialism. He shows a new way forward that allows principals to expand their roles without overstepping and contribute to the development of the whole school.
K-12 Top News Stories
1. Ontario Preparing Students for Jobs of the Future, March 10, 2023
MISSISSAUGA —The Ontario government is implementing a new high school graduation requirement to help better prepare students across our province for the jobs of tomorrow. Starting with students entering Grade 9 in September 2024, all students will now be required to earn a Grade 9 or 10 Technological Education credit as part of their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
Mandatory high school graduation requirement will empower students with early exposure to technological education and skilled trades.
2. Paper Acquires Readlee To Address Literacy Crisis With Artificial Intelligence, March 14, 2023
MONTREAL, March 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ - Paper™, the leading Educational Support System (ESS), today announced that it has acquired Readlee, an innovative learning tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and speech recognition technology to help students improve their reading skills. Master teachers, in collaboration with Harvard researchers, created Readlee to provide better literacy tools for students.
3. Ontario Ministry of Education Considering Banning TikTok in Public Schools, March 10, 2023
Ontario is considering banning TikTok in public schools, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce says. Lecce made the comments to reporters during an unrelated news conference in Mississauga Friday morning. It comes one day after the Ford government announced that it would remove the app on all government-issued devices.
4. Fraser Institute News Release: B.C. elementary schools can improve student performance despite challenges, March 7, 2023
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Fraser Institute today published the annual rankings of British Columbia elementary schools, the most easily accessible tool for parents to compare the academic performance of the province’s schools.
“The report card offers parents information they can’t easily get anywhere else, about how schools perform over time and how they compare to other schools in B.C.,” said Peter Cowley, report co-author and senior fellow at the Fraser Institute.
5. IXL Learning Acquires Teachers Pay Teachers, the World's Largest Platform for Educator-Created Content, March 2, 2023
SAN MATEO, Calif. and NEW YORK, March 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- IXL Learning, developer of personalized learning products used by millions of people globally, announced that it has acquired TPT (otherwise known as Teachers Pay Teachers), which offers the world's largest catalog of educator-created content and tools for digital instruction. More than 7 million educators, including 85 percent of PK-12 teachers in the U.S., use the platform to find teacher-created resources that help them support students and benefit from the expertise of fellow educators.
Teachers Pay Teachers is the newest member of the IXL Learning family of world-renowned brands, which include Rosetta Stone, IXL,,, inglé, ABCya,, Wyzant and Emmersion.

Post-Secondary Top News 
6. University project finds viewing sports in VR trumps 2D screen experience, March 14, 2023
With fans gearing up for NCAA March Madness basketball, Western researchers say you may soon be able to grab a VR headset and cheer on your team from wherever you are, experiencing the excitement as if you were courtside.
The findings of the new project show that with a simple 360-degree camera set-up at centre court, viewers preferred watching livestreams of sports via virtual reality technology (3D) over regular 2D screens because it ‘teleported’ viewers to the live sporting action and made them feel as if they were experiencing the game in real-time.
7. SAIT students level up with drone lab March 2, 2023
Drones go back a lot further than you might expect — with the first unmanned air vehicles developed during the First World War. It took a while for them to evolve and become mainstream, but hobbyists and researchers alike now have access to high-tech drones. The question is, what are we going to do with them?
Wade Hawkins is the Principal Investigator for the Centre for Innovation and Research in Unmanned Systems (CIRUS), part of SAIT’s Applied Research and Innovation Services division, and he’s spent a lot of time answering that question by stepping out of the lab and taking a look in the classroom.
8. McMaster students set for Florida launch of their satellite, after developing it for years March 10, 2023
McMaster University's first space-bound satellite is scheduled to join a SpaceX shuttle launch in Florida next week. 
The NEUDOSE project was developed over eight years, involving more than 150 students, staff and alumni at the Hamilton university. The satellite is scheduled to be launched into Earth's lower orbit on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET.  The goal is to gather information on space radiation, to study its effects on the human body.
9. B.C. government expanding post-secondary March 14, 2023

Any British Columbian's who were youths in care in the province will have their tuition fees covered whenever they’re ready to pursue post-secondary education.


The provincial government, at a press conference Tuesday, March 14, at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island University, announced the expansion of the tuition waiver program. The waiver was previously available to former youths in care between the ages of 19 and 26, but starting Aug. 1, it will become available to former youths in care of any age.
10. Startup pivots to meet surge in global demand for smarter compact electric vehicle batteries, March 13, 2023

Startup Zen Electric pivoted their business strategy after Dal Innovates mentors encouraged them to double down on the unmatched Dalhousie battery science that powers their product.


When Ravi Kempaiah brought his startup Zen Electric Bikes to Dal Innovates’ Lab2Market Launch program, he intended to leverage its entrepreneurship training to revolutionize the e-bike market. After all, he was an e-bike evangelist. During his PhD at the University of Illinois Chicago, the engineer became a convert commuting to his lab each day.
Professional Learning Events 
Cosn Conference  
March 20-23, 2023                           
Vireo's Hybrid Canadian and Innovative Schools Challenge Launch 
March 28, 2023                          
EdTech Opportunities in Southeast Asia 
March 28, 2023                          
7th annual DELL Tech Edu Roadshow 
March 30, 2023                          
BETT Conference  
March 29-31, 2023                           
Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC) Summit on Public Education in Canada
April 3-4, 2023                           
Alberta Teachers' Association presents: uLead The Summit of Educational Leadership 
April 15-18, 2023                           
ASU+GSV Summit 
April 17-18, 2023                           
Ontario ICT Mission to World IT Show Korea 2023
April 19-21, 2023                           
June 12-14, 2023                           
ISTE Conference  
June 25-28, 2023                  

Teacher/Parent Resources Corner 

Parent Teaching Resources 
1. Talks to watch with kids | Ted Talks 
Fun, informative and captivating talks to inspire young minds.
2. Homebase by Scholastic 
Scholastic Home Base is a safe, free, 3D interactive world that celebrates favorite stories through book-based games, live author events, and a large community of readers. Home Base is completely free to use with no download fee, subscriptions, or in-app purchases.
3.Toontastic Application 
With Toontastic 3D, students can draw, animate, and narrate swashbuckling adventures, breaking news stories, science reports, and all other wacky ideas.

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Chip Fesko, Principal, Chip Fesko & Associates
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Dr. GuyTetrault, Award Winning Sun West School Division, 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, Principal, St. George's School 
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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 (On Leave serving as a Director of Technology & Instruction at a School in China
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