Google Sites as Portfolios: Further Thoughts

So it’s February. At the start of the school year I set Grades 3-5 off on using Google Sites as their digital portfolios. It’s about time I sit down and reflect on the process. Background This was not a formal school policy to use Google Sites, it was something I …

Minecraft Minechat Episode 3: Alex Guenther

This week we travelled to Alex Guenther’s Grade 7 Humanities Minecraft world. And what a world it is! It was great to see, for the first time in our series, a middle school Minecraft project. Thanks Alex for showing us around!  

Google Forms as Teacher Survey Tool

Along with discussions ongoing throughout the year, it’s necessary to put out a survey to the teachers before even contemplating what technology purchases we wish for next year. This survey gives myself and the administration reflections on this year and recommendations from teachers for next year; what’s working and what …

Minecraft Minechat Episode 2: Michelle Chan

Our Minechat vodcast rolled on this week with an episode tailored to hearing about how teachers feel when starting off with Minecraft. Michelle Chan joined us from Hong Kong to talk about the start of her journey using Minecraftedu and how they plan to use Minecraft in an upcoming unit …

Minecraft Minechat: Episode 1 with Joel Levin

Since presenting at 21CLHK I’ve become aware that a whole heap of schools are using Minecraft in some way with their students. I’ve also become aware that there is also a whole heap of schools that don’t but would love to. I’ve reacted to this in two ways: creating a …