Archive for March, 2012

  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 email addresses yet or your […]

Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 11:45 0 comments

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 one person stay behind with […]

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 21:48 4 comments

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 server for free for schools! […]

Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 23:03 1 comment

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. One of the seeds of […]

Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 01:46 0 comments

I’ve had more discussions with students in the last few weeks about¬†behavior¬†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 create a democratic environment with […]

Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 01:04 6 comments
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