Can/Am May Edition 2022, Volume 15 Issue 3
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This Week in Canadian EdTech Unboxing Oplan, An Assistive K20 Classroom Management Technology Tool for Teachers and Students
Welcome to our monthly CanAm EdTech Report where we explore the latest in innovations and research in the K12 & Higher Education space. 
As I digitally pen this month's CanAm EdTech Report letter, I'm inspired by the incredible weather, scenery and sounds of ocean waves as a result of my travels to Florida where we are exploring expansion opportunities for our MindShare Work & Learning space. I'm grateful for opportunities afforded by the powerful online tools we leverage for work & learning. It also gives me perspective on the reality that it's about using the right tool at the right time to help one achieve their goals.
Dr. Steve Joordens, UofT psychology professor predicted the threat of the  'Great Snapback,' where teachers revert back to the way it was pre-Covid. I'm more optimistic and believe teachers want what's best for the classroom by providing equitable tools for all students to succeed. I welcome you to lean into this conversation. Dr. Joordens, it's time we reconnect on a MindShareTV podcast and debate the issue!
In honour of Teacher Appreciation Week, we celebrate the excellent work of our passionate teacher community members across Nort America and beyond. We value the daily contributions you make in the lives of students. The pandemic has been especially taxing on your mindsets, but please know>> You Matter! Stay the course as your students especially need you. Each of you contributes to and inspires our newsletters on a weekly basis. We can't thank you enough! 
A couple of fun facts! Florida is the #1 trade partner to Canada for a lot of obvious reasons, tourism & real estate. Another growing sector is EdTech. Incidentally, Mindshare Learning was honoured to team up with the Canadian Consulate of Miami, Florida in developing an EdTech Industry Playbook to help nurture and promote innovation trade between regions. The final fun fact about Florida, coincidentally, the Toronto Maple Leafs happened to be playing the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the NHL playoffs. Being the passionate hockey player and coach that I am, we're planning to go to the game! 
Speaking of teachers, today marks only 8 days to go! Canada's Schools of the Future [Student Innovation] Challenge. It's not too late to enter and WIN awesome tech prizes! 
A few highlights in this week's issue:
1. Unboxing Edwin Classroom Learning Platform 
2.Unboxing Oplan, an assistive time management tool for both K12 and Higher Ed students. It was a fascinating discussion with the founders on how students learn best and the inspiration behind their startup. 
3. Timothy Gard, Chief Learning Officer, is back with a Matific Product Review. 
3. New in this Issue 'CanAm Connections'
4. C21 Canada Spotlight 'Beyond a Crisis'
5. Mindshare is honoured to co-host the upcoming Class Webinar, The Future of Digital Learning: Creating Equitable Opportunities for All Students. To register for the May 17th Webinar, click here
6. MindShare Learning Sponsors Excellence in Equity Awards
In my travels earlier this week to Montreal, I attended the McGill University faculty of education board of advisors meeting. I also conducted a site inspection of their newly renovated state-of-the-art learning commons and classrooms, now officially the host partner of this year's 13th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit-- Exploring the State of EdTech through Evidence-Based Research.
I hope you enjoy this month's expanded CanAm Edition of the MindShare Report.


Please don't hesitate to reach out to me and share your comments, success stories, news, research, people on the move and events with us! We love hearing from you! Feel free to call me directly at 416-569-2106, or drop me an email, if we can be of further support to your organization's innovation, or edtech growth plans through our strategic consulting services. 


Thank you for the inspiration and kind feedback that motivates our team to provide you with mission critical research and insights to optimize your learning and technology strategy. 


Have a wonderful weekend. Go Leafs! And Go Flames! It would be great to see both in a Canadian Stanley Cup final! 


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


Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
Founder & President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Publisher, The MindShare Learning Report™
Founder, MindShare Workspace--Your Place to Work & Learning
CEO & Co-founder, C21 Canada--Canadians for 21st Century Learning & Innovation

Follow us on Twitter @MindShareLearn @c21can @mindsharework

8 Days to Go! Special 'Unboxing Edwin Classroom live 'Sneak Peak' Podcast Contest Prizing! Learn more & Enter to WIN
Matific Product Review 
By Tim Gard, Chief Learning Strategist
In this pandemic era, online learning platforms have increased. This is no real surprise. Where there’s a need, there’s a solution and with the advances that have developed in digital technologies creating online learning programs that are rich, adaptive, and pedagogically sound is a workable task. Albeit not an easy task! Then, how do you create a rich, adaptive, and pedagogically sound learning environment that is also engaging and adheres to current assessment theories and practices? Or, more simply, how do you create a digital learning portal that excites kids and gives teachers a tool that helps them teach new material, supports students struggling in a context that is easy to manage, and gives teachers actionable feedback? Read on to discover an online tool that offers many of these items and is affordable for students, classes, schools and districts.
Matific is a K-6 mathematics learning platform headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 2012, Matific boasts a multi-lingual user experience that seamlessly integrates with Clever, Google Classroom, and Office 365.
CanAm Connections 
Pepperdine University EdTech Alums, Julia Fallon MA EdTech '06, Executive Director at State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and Robert Martellacci MA EdTech '07, Celebrate Dr. Gary Stager's New Book Release at CoSN22 Nashville
MindShare Learning Sponsors Excellence in Equity Award 2022
MindShare is proud to join as a sponsor of the inaugural Excellence in Equity Awards, presented by the American Consortium for Equity in Education. This awards program is designed to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of both educators and industry to improving opportunity and outcomes for all students. 
We are sponsoring a special category, Best Canadian Company, set up specifically to recognise your efforts! Further, there are 16 additional categories for companies and leaders, in which you can also submit a nomination.
Tweet of the Month
C21 Canada Spotlight
Featured Books of the Month
Upcoming FREE edWebinars Hosted by EdWeb.net 

Clever Announced a new partnership with hundreds of digital learning providers

Linkedin, May 6, 2022
Simple Strategies to Avoid Tech Exhaustion
edutopia.org, April 26, 2022
Annoucing Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada as Viceregal Patron of TakingITGlobal
tigweb.org, May 3, 2022

Why a Teacher-First Approach Is a Win for Edtech and Education

edsurge.com, May 2, 2022
Tech needs girls, and girls need tech
news.un.org, April 28, 2022

A Master List of 1,700 Free Courses From Top Universities: A Lifetime of Learning on One Page

openculture.com, April 24, 2022

How esports have become a pathway to college scholarships

today.com, April 10, 2022

The Future of Work Is Flexible. Will Higher Ed Stay Stuck in the Past?

edsurge.com, May 2, 2022

Canadore Tech Talk – Canadore College using social robots as educational tools

canadorecollege.ca, May 3, 2022

Concordia’s Next-Generation Cities Institute welcomes seven new partner organizations

concordia.ca, April 4, 2022
  Career Opportunities
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10th Digital Education Summit 
May 5–6, 2022
Cyber TitanV 
May 16, 2022
Ontario Tech's 2022 - Future of Education Conference 
May 24–26, 2022
Actua's IDEAS Summit 2022
May 26–27, 2022
EdTech World Forum 2022
May 30–31, 2022
ECNO Conferences: “IT: Integral Today – Securing the Future”
June 5–7, 2022
ISTE LIVE 22: Empowering Educators. Elevating Equity. 
June 26–29, 2022
United Nations Transforming Education Summit September 2022
September, 2022
MindShare Advisory Board
The MindShare Report is grateful for the guidance and support provided by our esteemed advisory board. 

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. Guy Tetrault, 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, Practice Management Consultant - Private Wealth (Specialist, Developing Talent), BMO Private Wealth
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
Zelia Capatao-Tavares, Award-Winning Educator, Toronto District School Board
About Us

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

Robert Martellacci, M.A. Ed Tech., Chief Digital Curator 

Dr. Ron Owston, PhD., Research Associate, University Professor Emeritus, Former Dean of Faculty, York University 

Chris Kim, PhD., Research Associate, Software Engineer, software studio, Fresco Industries
Timothy Gard, B.Ed., OCT, M.A, Chief Learning Strategist
Hanan Mousa, M.B.A, B.C. S. 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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