The Old Gmail+1 Trick

  I was asked recently what I meant by the “old Gmail+1” trick in my post “Minecraft: The Techy Bits” Well, let me explain for those unaware of this very handy trick. Say you have a bunch of students (whether they are in earlier grades and they don’t have school …

Using Google Docs in PYP G5 Exhibition

As a planning platform I couldn’t think of anything more accessible or flexible than our Google Docs platform here at school. We started off the PYP Exhibition Unit with a whole grade instruction session on how and what we were going to be doing in Google Docs. Each group had …

Minecraft: The Techy Bits

Previous posts on Minecraft: Minecraft: A Journey Minecraft: A Link To Learning   How do you go about setting up Minecraft in your school? This is how I did it. Thanks to @RobinThailand for paving the way and being forward enough to ask hosting companies would they host a Minecraft …

Minecraft: A Link To Learning

When I started the Minecraft class in my school I never set out to drill into students to try and think about using Minecraft in their learning. I knew that is my end goal but for now it was finding the ground work, ironing out creases, and creating the environment. …

Minecraft: A Journey

I’ve had more discussions with students in the last few weeks aboutĀ behaviorĀ and ethical dilemmas than I’ve had in the last two years put together. Working with 20 Grade 3 to 5 students has brought up many interesting situations of communal living and societal issues and I’ve had more opportunities to …