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Some Articles on Friendship, Kindness, and Bullying

ArticleJournal TitlePermalinks
4 Ways to Make a Friend.Scholastic News — Edition 1http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=78559976&site=ehost-live
Live the Dream!Scholastic News — Edition 1http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=19263264&site=ehost-live
School friends say these words.Scholastic News — Edition 1http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=10598705&site=ehost-live
School Friends.Scholastic News — Edition 1http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=35218373&site=ehost-live
Kids Care! Meet Kids who make a difference.Scholastic News — Edition 3http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=133293693&site=ehost-live
A New Kind of Bullying.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=93429588&site=ehost-live
ARE YOU A BULLY?Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=57961102&site=ehost-live
Be a Bully Buster.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=118890850&site=ehost-live
DEBATE: Should Schools Ban Dodgeball?Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=89933854&site=ehost-live
Don’t Just Stand By.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=87632621&site=ehost-live
It’s All About Respect.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=118890849&site=ehost-live
Lesson in Compassion.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=36212129&site=ehost-live
MAKING SCHOOL Cool.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=18404434&site=ehost-live
Making School COOL.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=50732129&site=ehost-live
STICKY SITUATION.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=87118237&site=ehost-live
Tales of Bullying.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=70255938&site=ehost-live
The Language of Friendship.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=120963334&site=ehost-live
Could You Become a Mean Meme?Scholastic Scopehttp://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=126621232&site=ehost-live
Do You Have What It Takes to Stop Bullies?Scholastic Scopehttp://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=74237103&site=ehost-live
Failures of Kindness.Scholastic Scopehttp://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=120517389&site=ehost-live

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 (dbarclay@prn.bc.ca) or Laurie (lpetrucci@prn.bc.ca).