In the era of alternative facts, fake news and click bait, it is more important than ever that we all focus on the credibility of each and every new piece of information we encounter before we absorb it as fact. Tonight I read a question from @shareski who asked: When you read a blog or […]Read more "Tweet Cred? What makes some more Credible than others?"
Last year a group of students approached me after completing our Hour of Code club asking if we could do some video work. I am always interested in supporting students passions especially when they are for students who don’t get as many opportunities to explore their gifts. So the first thing I thought of was […]Read more "The right JOB for the Tools, Started with WHY, Ended with Live Youtube feed"
Recently I was able to get ahold of a pair of 360 cardboard goggles a la Molson Canadian brand. I had a few experiences with 360 VR Glasses in the past but had never seen enough to make me want a pair myself but “Free” was the right price so I got two pairs. I […]Read more "360 VR in the classroom-Kick your field trips into overdrive"
There is a sense of anxiety among everyone these days. Change evokes anxiety, not the recent political changes, but changes in industry and technology. Occupations which we have expected to be available for our children, neighbours, and students are seemingly being gobbled up. This should not be a surprise though we have seen changes before. […]Read more "Change, Robots, AI, oh my!"
Now in Day 5 of our Hour of code week I had a surprise. One of my students who is really into coding now spent some time this weekend creating a game. I was bowled over when she showed me that she had a game made from scratch which had controls, an objective, and levels. […]Read more "Hour of Code Part 3"
Today was the second day for Hour of code at Warren Elementary School. I opened the activity to our students yesterday with great success and today even more students joined. Our internet speed is slow as I have said previously but we are able to run the Hour of Code programs as they load locally […]Read more "Hour of Code Part 2"
My school is located in Rural Manitoba, and as a result has limited internet access. Today I took a group of 20 students from grades 5 and 6 and asked them if they were interested in trying something new. I had tried the hour of code with a few students last week as a test […]Read more "Hour of Code"