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, …

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 …

Stop Motion Animation with G4

I was delighted at the start of the year when I chatted to the grade level leader of Grade 4 that she was full of excitement for doing more technology integration into all Grade 4 classes. One of the major projects she wanted to hop on board with was stop …