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    Encouraging Technology and Science Connections in Grade 2

    [embed]https://flic.kr/p/cLEHN9[/embed] Photo from Vanier College via Flickr As I redesigned a Grade 2 unit on simple machines in the past few weeks I tried to really think about how I could improve it beyond what it already was with technology. Th
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    Code a Story- Course 1 Final Project

    I found the Course 1 Final Project a bit challenging.  I'm fairly new to the UBD approach to unit planning so wrapping my head around the GRASPS task and the six facets of understanding took a bit of brain power.  I am confident that it will be les
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    Computational Thinker-huh?

    As a technology teacher I have been obsessed with introducing students to the fundamentals of computer science with coding.  The past few years it has been a struggle to get my admin on board.  They would prefer me to teach content based Apps that
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    Ch Ch Changes

    A little over a year after my first ever blog post and a lot has changed. I was a lurker a year ago.  Personally   I was happy to consume content  - I used Twitter as way for checking football gossip ( I still do this...but not as much
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    Course 4 - Final Projects - Magic Carpet Ride

    OK... So I am not really sure what I want to do... [caption id="attachment_635" align="alignright" width="402"] Photo Credit: blazerowner via Compfight cc[/caption] I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 4 courses of COETAIL. It is the best Profes
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    You name it I will play it

    I am here today to admit something... I am addicted to games. You name it I will play it. So how did this begin? [caption id="attachment_590" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Credit: kytetiger via Compfight cc[/caption] Well play is t
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    Coding in a Lower Elementary Classroom

    This project has been in the making for sometime. Working with Grades Four and Five at my previous school, got this ball rolling. I had heard the buzz about coding around Twitter and in conversation, virtually and face to face with other educators.
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    Exposing and Exploring the Concept

    flickr photo shared by James Cridland under a Creative Commons ( BY ) license Bringing coding to a school that had yet to dabble in this area within any grade, I have set out for a fun challenge this year. With a background that has experimente
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    Creative Mode

    My Minecraft Inquiry is now well underway. I still have a lot to learn but we are definitely making progress with MinecraftEdu. I've discovered that we achieve more in Creative Mode and that border blocks help students to build in the same location.
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    My Mag Article: The Maker Movement is Transforming Education

    [caption id="attachment_1257" align="aligncenter" width="473"] Made the cover![/caption]   This is my 125th blogpost.  It's been an incredible experience writing for a public audience in a blogging format.  Despite my affinity for many t