IT’S A MINECRAFT PARTY: USING MINECRAFT IN A SCIENCE CLASSROOM – by Jonathan So

This resource was created to demonstrate an effective use of integrating technology in a Science classroom. This particular resource is about using Minecraft in the classroom and implementing gaming as a fun and engaging way to consolidate science concepts. There is something for everyone in this resource no matter where you are in your learning journey: whether you are currently using technology in your classroom effectively, just beginning to use technology, or wanting to begin, this resource will assist you in your learning process. Continue reading

Recording a Screen Cast – by Leila Knetsch, TDSB

We have a lot of interruptions during the school day, including having an assembly that makes you lose one class but not that other.  Recently I had that situation and was annoyed about that.  So I screencast (recorded a voice over while going through my powerpoint) two recordings.

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Canada’s role in tracking space junk -Globe and Mail

There’s a growing volume of debris in orbit around the earth, commonly called space junk, that ranges from old spacecraft down to tiny flecks of paint. Canada plays a role in scanning the sky for this junk, which can cause serious damage in the event of an impact. Continue reading

Integrating Computational Thinking into the Curriculum

Thanks for Racquel Carlow for this submission…

“Computational thinking is a fundamental skill for everyone, not just for computer scientists.”  So claims Jeannette Wing, currently a computer
science professor at Columbia U and former VP of Microsoft Research.  “To reading, writing, and arithmetic, we should add computational thinking to
every child’s analytical ability”. Continue reading

COLLABORATIVE LEARNING & FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

By Brandon Zoras.

Using the AirPlay feature on the iPad/iPod/iPhone you are able to display the screen of the device onto a computer (mirroring).  If it’s a class set or one single device, you can make lessons more interactive by displaying students work on the projector, pass around the device and have the lesson more interactive. Continue reading

Are you looking for a unique learning opportunity?

Flinn Scientific Canada encourages you to join the Frontier School Division in Manitoba, in partnership with Polar Bears International and the Churchill Northern Studies Centre, as they present three exciting livestream events straight from the tundra:

Climate Change in the North – Manitoba Envirothon
November 13, 2017, 12 p.m. CT
Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PXZ8PT9 

Approaches to Education 
November 13, 2017, 3 p.m. CT
Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PXZ8PT9

Meet the Students, Meet the Scientists
November 15, 2017, 10 a.m. CT
Register: https://bit.ly/2ylPign

A unique opportunity that blends science, technology, geography and social awareness into three streaming events coming from the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in Manitoba and right off the tundra with Polar Bears International.

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Why It Is What Time It Is (The History of Time)

How did we come up with our system of telling time? Why do we divide the day into 24 hours of 60 minutes each, and put 60 seconds in each minute? Where does the definition of a second come from? And who decides what clock shows the correct time? There’s clearly a lot of questions when it comes to time.  Continue reading