Treaty Ed and Minecraft Course Walkthrough & Reflections on Creation Process

*This post has been cross-posted with Raquel Oberkirsch. This post will provide an overview of the Treaty Education and Minecraft Course we created for Grade 6-8 students in Saskatchewan. First off, check out our course walkthrough video:  We co-wrote several blog posts that document various aspects of the creation process. You can check them out here:  Course Profile – Using Minecraft to (Literally) … Continue reading Treaty Ed and Minecraft Course Walkthrough & Reflections on Creation Process

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Building Meaningful Interactions In-Person, Online, and in Minecraft

*This post has been cross-posted with Raquel Oberkirsch. We are currently exploring the Treaty relationship using Minecraft Education Edition in three different classrooms. The classes are on either Lesson 4 or 5 in our learning plan, where they are working in groups to build something that represents two reasons First Nations peoples wanted to make Treaties. Student-to-Student Interactions … Continue reading Building Meaningful Interactions In-Person, Online, and in Minecraft

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Building Off Your Thoughts: Treaty Education and Minecraft

*This post has been cross posted with Raquel Oberkirsch. During EC&I 834 last week, Dr. Couros put us into breakout rooms so each person could share the first module of their course prototype and we could give feedback on each other’s courses. We received both positive and constructive feedback, which is already helping us rethink … Continue reading Building Off Your Thoughts: Treaty Education and Minecraft

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Let me “Explain Everything”: A Screencasting Interactive Whiteboard Tool

Explain Everything an Overview Explain Everything is a digital whiteboard platform where teachers can present information to students in engaging ways.  Explain Everything would be a staple app in a flipped classroom setting. There are two different versions of Explain Everything.  One is Explain EDU, and the other is Explain Everything Whiteboard. For the sake of this … Continue reading Let me “Explain Everything”: A Screencasting Interactive Whiteboard Tool

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Course Prototype: Treaty Education and Minecraft Education Edition

Here we go! Over the past few months, I have been trying to determine how to incorporate Treaties and Minecraft together. Needless to say, I am very excited to develop this course! For this course, I am teaming up with Raquel Oberkirsch. Raquel and I have had numerous opportunities to work together in previous classes … Continue reading Course Prototype: Treaty Education and Minecraft Education Edition

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Blended Learning and Online Learning with Special Guests: Dean Vendramin, Matteo Di Muro, and Daniel Dion

Personal Experience with Online and Blended Learning Looking and reflecting on my role back in March 2020 and the switch from face-to-face instruction to emergency remote teaching, was chaotic and stressful.  As an Instructional Technology consultant whose position is to support teachers with implementing technology in the classroom, I knew from the announcement of school … Continue reading Blended Learning and Online Learning with Special Guests: Dean Vendramin, Matteo Di Muro, and Daniel Dion

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