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Creating an Integrated Lesson Plan

This week, I had the opportunity to work with a group of six of my peers to create a cross-curricular lesson or unit plan in my music education class based off of the "Rain Chant" found on page 204 of Campbell, Kassner, & Kassner's "Music for Elementary Teachers" textbook. My group decided to take our …

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Technology Inquiry Project Post 5: Using Technology For Meaningful Learning

Hello dear followers, My partner for this project Shaylin just wrote a great blog post on how to use technology for meaningful learning in the classroom. You can find it here. I'd highly recommend checking it out! Stay tuned for a blog post that I will be writing possibly reviewing another piece of research about …

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Reflection on Visit to George Jay Elementary School

The title of this blog post may be a bit misleading; a more accurate title would be "Reflection on the Presentation on Inquiry Mindset by Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt". Let me explain: Yesterday my classmates and I had the privilege of visiting George Jay Elementary School after class hours and hearing kindergarten teacher and co-author of the …

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Technology Inquiry Project Post 4: Why Outdoor Education?

Dear followers, So both Shaylin and I have talked at length about different ways teachers have and can continue to take their students outside and the lessons be enhanced by students using networked technologies, but I realize we haven't yet formally presented why outdoor education is beneficial (or even necessary) in a formalized school setting. …

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Technology Inquiry Project Post 3: Tree Mapping

Hello followers, My project partner Shaylin just wrote a great blog post that connects an article about tree mapping to technology education and the current B.C. curriculum. I would highly recommend checking it out, whether you know exactly what tree mapping is, or (like me) this is the first time you have heard of it. Stay …

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Diving into Your Family History: Tips and Tricks

Dear followers and fellow family history researchers, I'm pleased to offer you a second blog post in my series of posts that provide a few tips, tricks, and other information that I hope will be helpful for those who are interested in discovering their family histories. Today I went to the Mennonite Heritage Museum because …

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