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 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 create a democratic environment with […]

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