The Old Gmail+1 Trick

  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 …

Using Google Docs in PYP G5 Exhibition

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 …

Minecraft: The Techy Bits

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 …

Minecraft: A Journey

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 …

Examples of our Blogs in Action

It’s the first time I’ve been able to coordinate the launch of non-password protected blogs to a school and I’ve been thrilled with the first couple of weeks and how the teachers and students have reacted and interacted on them. So far this year we have: Grade 3: http://g3iss.weebly.com Under the …