Minecraft in the PYP Presentation and Thoughts

Last weekend, Sharyn Skrtic (@Shaza33) and I had the pleasure of presenting on integrating Minecraft in the PYP Curriculum at the 21st Century Learning Conference in Hong Kong. Around 40 people ended up attending our workshop and we had a great time sharing our experiences. It was evident from both …

Some Apple Shortcut Illustrations

Just made the below illustrations to laminate in classrooms, they’re not going to win any design awards but they do the job I wanted them to do! I’m trying to get workflow on computers to be more efficient from Grade 1 upwards. Another thing I see happening is that our …

#gafesummit Singapore Day 2

Day 2 kicked off with a keynote by Rushton Hurley¬†who was coming back to SAS after being a student here back in the 70s. Nice shoutout to the SAS superintendent who said to his teachers yesterday from the stage “I give you permission to innovate wildly“. Quote of the conference!! …

Doink: An Obituary

I received a sad email from the founder of Doink, Karen Miller, that Doink would be shutting down its website animation services on September 15th. It’s terrible news for schools that have being using Doink as one of their digital storytelling tools over the last couple of years. Never fear, …

Adventures in Commoncraft Video Creating

As with a lot of projects I set our students and teachers off on I got the idea of students making their own commoncraft-esque videos from networking within my PLN. Strangely enough not through Twitter but from visiting a school here in Hong Kong and talking to a grade 7 …