My real fascination with gaming and the possibilities for learning came last summer when both my sons discovered Pokemon Go. Every summer we go back home to the Netherlands and living internationally my boys don't get to practice Dutch too often.
Oh How Times Have Changed
It is interesting how education has changed over the years and decades. One particular area is mathematics. As I was skimming the different readings, I enjoyed the following:
"If you know the history, this is the way
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Starting my teaching career as a Pre-K teacher opened my eyes to the benefits of play as a way to learn. The amount of knowledge my students learned from each
Every time I write a unit I try to use Kath Murdoch's inquiry cycle:
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So when I finished my COETAIL Unit 5 project (utilizing Minecraft as a teaching
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So this is it. 4 weeks of serious research; 2 weeks of planning; 6 weeks of teaching; And too many hours of reflectin
For some reason, I’d always thought of a flipped classroom as a bit like that TV show “Flip This House.” It stopped airing back in 2009, but the general idea was that a person would cheaply buy a house that needed work done t
MinecraftEdu is a phenomenal tool for educators. The possibilities are endless and I am already planning how to integrate MinecraftEdu into language, mathematics and social studies units.
I found that a one hour setup before each session real
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Dear Digital Friends,
This post has been in draft form for so long I barely know what it's intention was anymore. But I am archivi
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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...for I have sinned. It's been too many days since my last blog post. Mea culpa. Mea culpa. Mea culpa.
In my de
In a previous post for COETAIL Course 4, I outlined two possible options for my final culminating COETAIL project. The goal for this final project is to choose a unit to transform teaching and learning by reaching the modification and redefinition
I am now ready to begin my Course 5 Coetail Project.
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My aim is for students to plan and design a new school. They will have to consider the r