This post was going to be about the wonderfully written and illustrated book “Skyscraper” by author and illustrator Lynn Curlee. I thought it might be good material to keep on hand during the Materials and Structures unit of Grade 3 science. The author follows the phenomenon of the Skyscraper through various ages and architectural periods, … Continue reading Skyscraper by Lynn Curlee [Text Analysis]
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I love photos that say so much. That's why when I found this simple graphic I had to share it. It speaks for itself. It is better on the website. I have shared my interest in visualizing scale elsewhere. Please let me know if you have any interesting sites or images that show the scale of … Continue reading Droppin’ the Ocean
"There is a lot of information, very little amount of meaning. I see that as an opportunity." - David McCandless The Information is Beautiful site is more than just a collection of glorified info-graphics. The site creator, David McCandless, and his team are transparent with their sources and even provide access to the forms from which … Continue reading Beautiful Data
I am a huge fan of Museums and other species of exhibitionary locations. (Is there a word for the planetarium/science/interactive exhibition/type place that I am talking about?) In St. John's, my favorite school days are visits to the Fluvarium, Geo Centre, or The Rooms. I count myself lucky to have such institutions available in my … Continue reading Explore More!
I am working on my Master's of Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia. I am about to wrap up a course that deals with the design of learning spaces. As a final project, my group designed a unit for Social Studies that deals with propaganda and the use of digital tools. You can … Continue reading Multimedia Lesson Plan
Most teachers will remember Bloom's Taxonomy from their days in teacher's college. Our ideal as pedagogues is to bring students from the lower levels of knowledge acquisition and understanding to the higher levels of synthesis and evaluation. Moving through these levels is necessary for critical thinkers. The original was proposed in 1956 by Benjamin Bloom … Continue reading The New Taxonomy
I have lamented here before about how there is so much material on the internet that we have to sift through to find the really good stuff. Well, this site does a pretty good job. It is aptly named "Great Websites for Kids" and is sponsored by the Association For Library Service To Children, a division of the … Continue reading Great Websites for Kids