Did you know that February 15 is National Flag of Canada Day? It Is! Below is a resource from Worldbook Kids (available in SD60 as part of Digmore) and a link from the Government of Canada.
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We’ve added links to Teen Magazines in EBSCOhost – Teen Magazines
We’ve added a resource to help teachers browse elementary magazine in EBSCOhost! You can access it at https://www.prn.bc.ca/digmore/digmore/elementary-magazines/
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.
The Joint Tech Advisory Committee requested a set of slides that schools could use to advertise the various Digmore services. The slide deck below has a slide for secondary, middle, elementary and print.
Check out the new link to World Book Dramatic Learning – Classroom Plays and Reader’s Theatre in the Digmore e-library.
- The Play’s the Thing: plays by grade level, subject and title
- Actor’s Corner: activities, monologues, skits and play starters
- Teach with Theatre: lesson plans, curriculum connections, assessment rubrics, and mini-inquiry projects
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Laurie (email@example.com).