Digital Curriculum Mapping

Since the topic is concerning digital curriculum mapping, it is only fitting that I was introduced to this concept through an online colleague I stumbled upon in LinkedIn circles. Rochelle Tkach is expertly blogging some very interesting stuff regarding how to align curriculum and lesson ideas using tech integration. As a new occasional teacher, I was intrigued by her headline because I have been trying to think of ways to use tech (Google docs, mind maps, cloud computing) to organize lesson ideas through hyperlinks that align with Ontario curriculum expectations. How nice would it be as a supply teacher to stroll into a grade three classroom, look at the expectations the teacher jotted down for you and open your premade curriculum map and Presto! you have a fun engaging lesson that didn't take you hours to align--the students are happy, the class runs smoothly and the teacher is impressed that you were able to finish the black line master she has left for you as well as incorporate a new lesson. Sadly, to organise the entire curriculum in a digital format seems like a lot of work for one person. However, Rochelle raises some excellent points in support of digital curriculum mapping and even provides some professional must-haves to get the job done. What's more is with cloud computing and professional networking who says it needs to be done by one lone teacher. While you are there, I highly recommend you subscribe to Learning Bird eduBlog and look out for Rochelle Tkach!