Activities within a classroom are designed to give learners the best opportunity to acquire knowledge and apply understanding. In the same vein that we teach that mathematical strategies are comparable to a technician’s tool belt, to be used at a
When it comes to game-based learning in an educational context it is tough to beat the Hour of Code. A worldwide initiative, specifically targeted at teaching children through play, how to program a computer is the first stop in quality game based
Will education as we know it change because of technology?
I certainly hope so!
Where and how will you be teaching in 5, 10, 15 years time?
I know my teaching practice has changed in the last few years. 3 years ago I might not have see
“The first thing you have to do is to give up the idea of curriculum.” - Dr. Seymour Papert
My heart did a little flip when I read this statement in Seymor Papert’s Project Based Learning, an article 15 years old and yet many of the idea
Tim Burton is one of the most visionary and interesting digital story tellers. I find his work to be extremly individualistic, potent and powerful. However, Burton is not my favourite Director. Apparently Luc Besson is. Francis Ford Coppola, Stan
Grade Two students are able readers, but it is developmentally appropriate for them to be reading leveled picture books as all of my students are developing reading and writing skills. Additionally, in my classroom we have several Learning Support an
Within our Grade Two classroom the focus has been “communication systems enable local and global interactions”. As part of the student inquiries they investigated the postal system, how mail travels and by extension the mechanisms which work
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At the start of this school year, The Syrian refugee crisis in Europe was reaching its pinnacle in terms of media attention and pleas for support. A parent was involved with “Backpacks for Syria” (similar ideas, with different names have spread