October 2016

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Coding an Unfair Coin With MicroBit

Coding an Unfair Coin With MicroBit

In this activity we will code an unfair coin to demonstrate probability with the MicroBit. It was announced this morning that MicroBit is launching an educational foundation and educators across the globe will be able to get their hands on this gadget. As such, we will build a quick app to demonstrate an unfair coin. […]

Coding an Interactive Map of Canada

Coding an Interactive Map of Canada

In this activity we are going to code an interactive map of Canada.   Thanks to Ryan Smith (@ryan_psmith) for the lesson plan.   This. Totally This. https://t.co/bDapD4WPxM — Brian Aspinall (@mraspinall) October 16, 2016 The Scratch app will detect what colour your mouse cursor is hovering and reveal the appropriate Province or Territory. In […]

A Fair Chance For Learning: Niagara Falls Edition #FCLedu

A Fair Chance For Learning: Niagara Falls Edition #FCLedu

A Fair Chance For Learning: Niagara Falls Edition Ignite Event Empower Innovators. Inspire Educators. Transform Learning. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-fair-chance-for-learning-bit-edition-tickets-28584043644 Our mission is to provide educational leadership and meaningful professional learning services that inspire teachers and learners to reach their full potential. For more information, visit www.fairchancelearning.com Big news, Ontario! Join us for a night of […]

Maker is a Culture, Not a Space

Maker is a Culture, Not a Space

Makerspace is a growing trend in education that requires aligned pedagogical beliefs and philosophies, but unfortunately gets implemented without much foundation, research or understanding of constructivism. Maker culture leans heavily on the idea of constructivism – that is, the notion that learning is best done through doing. “I am convinced that the best learning takes […]