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Some Articles on Friendship, Kindness, and Bullying

ArticleJournal TitlePermalinks
4 Ways to Make a Friend.Scholastic News — Edition 1
Live the Dream!Scholastic News — Edition 1
School friends say these words.Scholastic News — Edition 1
School Friends.Scholastic News — Edition 1
Kids Care! Meet Kids who make a difference.Scholastic News — Edition 3
A New Kind of Bullying.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
ARE YOU A BULLY?Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
Be a Bully Buster.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
DEBATE: Should Schools Ban Dodgeball?Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
Don’t Just Stand By.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
It’s All About Respect.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
Lesson in Compassion.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
MAKING SCHOOL Cool.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
Making School COOL.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
STICKY SITUATION.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
Tales of Bullying.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
The Language of Friendship.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
Could You Become a Mean Meme?Scholastic Scope
Do You Have What It Takes to Stop Bullies?Scholastic Scope
Failures of Kindness.Scholastic Scope

Demonstrating Core Competencies in the CWT program

As part of the Curriculum with Technology (CWT) Grade Six iPad program, students have been using iPads to create artifacts and self-assessments to illustrate Core Competencies.

Creating artifacts using technology allows students to represent their learning in multi-representational formats, which is a cornerstone of universal design for learning (UDL).  As well, It is important for students to be creators of digital artifacts and not simply consumers of digital information.

Students have been busy creating iMovie films and trailers, Google Slide shows, e-Books, Pages presentations, picture collages, mind maps, coded stories, 3D designs, claymation, totem poles, science fair presentations, fraction quilts, reflections on myBlueprint, tables and graphs, and animations. There are so many creative ways students can use technology to demonstrate understanding including using technology to reflect on their learning growth.




Coding Talkers – First Nations Culture & Computational Thinking

Students in Mr. Haddrell’s class at Charlie Lake Elementary School enjoyed participating in a lesson that connected our Canadian Aboriginal Code talkers history to computer language applications.

Students learned more about the role these Canadian Aboriginal code talker soldiers played in the war effort by creating coded messages in Cree. After hearing code talker stories, the students then deciphered a message written in Cree-like symbols to English.

Diane Barclay, Cultural Aboriginal Student Support Worker, and Laurie Petrucci, technology support teacher, teamed together to develop a lesson that would integrate First Nations culture and coding. Therefore, following their Cree deciphering activity, students connected code talking to creating words using binary code. To do this, they played binary code charades and made bead bracelets spelling out their first and last initial in binary.


If teachers are interested in having Diane Barclay and Laurie Petrucci visit their classroom to give this lesson, please contact Diane ( or Laurie (