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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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Assessment Leads to More Tinkering

I’ve been working at a K-3 school to introduce tinkering as an extension of the learning commons. One of the greatest challenges for teachers of children, even at this age, is meaningful assessment. But how do we assess tinkering? In … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Tinkering

  Bubbles (Flickr)  by Dominique Cappronnier under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs Generic Licence As part of the move to a learning commons, we have set aside space on the mezzanine for tinkering. There is a big buzz in education circles about tinkering, … Continue reading

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Ideas on Innovation

I just finished reading Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World, by Tony Wagner. His book is one of several, guiding our thinking in the creation of a primary school learning commons. Though a good … Continue reading

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