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Inf537- Week1-2 Bruce Dixon Colloquium

So – another week of study – lots of late nights and note taking on my ipad.

The highlight of this week was definitely Monday’s colloquium – or more precisely the lead up and aftermath of the online meeting. 817 more words


Star Wars and the micro:bit

“I wanted to make it play the theme from Star Wars.”

So began a Grade 5 student’s response this week when I asked her what she was working on with her…

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Scratch is the right place for coding

Coding in education is once again gaining more and more popularity in education. There are now too many coding tools, online and device-based, to keep up with. 839 more words


Powerful learning results in flow

Once again, I was inspired and prompted by my friend Matt Oldridge into thinking and writing. This time, I found myself considering flow again. I wrote about this… 209 more words


Learning Design by Making Games

One of my favourite chapters in Constructionism in Practice was written by Yasmin KafaiLearning Design by Making Games (pp. 71-123). She was interested in learning more about the development of children’s design strategies within the context of creating an authentic artifact – a computer game. 343 more words


Mathland Reflections - Game Design

One of my blogging goals is to share more often about coding to learn experiences of the students I am working with at various schools. Case in point, on Friday, some grade 5 students were hard at work during their fourth session (our first was October 3) of game design using… 271 more words


Turn the “Hour of Code” into the “Year of Learning”

It’s great that so many students and teachers I know, and many whom I do not know (but am aware of via Twitter) are checking out… 255 more words