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 …

So why SHOULD class/student blogs be open?

I was hired in my current position to steer our Elementary School vision of technology usage to be more in line with current trends. The first thing I wanted to introduce to the teachers was the implementation of classroom blogs. With most grades this turned out be more fruitful to …

Ed Tech Survey Results: Final Part

Ed Tech Survey Results: Part 1 Ed Tech Survey Results: Part 2 Ed Tech Survey Results: Part 3 *Survey conducted with 120 educators, mainly from Twitter (March 2011) Do you feel your administrators are supportive or flexible in technology integration (in any form) in your school?   Well that’s a …

Ed Tech Survey Results: Part 3

Ed Tech Survey Results: Part 1 Ed Tech Survey Results: Part 2   *Survey conducted with 120 educators, mainly from Twitter (March 2011) What’s the hardest obstacle to overcome in integrating technology in your classes?   You need to look a bit deeper in this Wordle(click on Wordle for link) …