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Creativity Counts

ICAD 5 0f 61 (Flickr) by Teresa Robinson under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs Generic License I was fortunate to listen to Dr. Keith Sawyer speak recently at the IDEAS 2016 Conference, co-sponsored by the Werklund School of Education, University of … Continue reading

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Learning to Argue and Arguing to Learn

Argument (Flickr) by Benson Kua under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs Generic License  I hate arguing. So what drew me to read the chapter “Arguing to Learn,” in the latest edition of The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences I do … Continue reading

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Designing for Collaboration

globe-lights (Flickr) by ptwo under a Creative Commons Attribution Generic License In reading “The Social and Interactive Dimensions of Collaborative Learning” (Miyake & Kirschner, 2014) it was no surprise to see the authors state, “It is as though the social … Continue reading

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Designing Assessments for Today’s Learners

  One of the biggest questions that came out of the recent design and build of a school makerspace was: How can we meaningfully assess the learning that is happening here? Pellegrino (2014) states: Research on cognition and learning suggests … Continue reading

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Learning About Learning

  I was not one of those children who, growing up, always wanted to be a teacher. I do not come from a family of teachers. I did not play “school.” In fact, truth be told, I hated school. I … Continue reading

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Hunter’s Wisdom

There has been a lot in the news lately about the positive impact Minecraft can have on student learning (Drzewiecki, 2014; Junco, 2014; Ward, 2013) As an educator, I wanted to gain a student perspective on Minecraft, so I recently … Continue reading

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Building Abstract Understanding Concretely

The students work in pairs to “build” the town of Canmore. Continue reading

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