Redefining Mining @ SIS

Over the past two and half months our fourth grade instructors took it upon themselves to dive into Mojang’s game, Minecraft, with their students. Their first lesson was to have students collaborate with each other to succeed in one common goal in the game, building a shelter. Collaborating proved to be difficult for some students; however, the lesson gave teachers valuable feedback that allowed them to create authentic lessons using Minecraft for learning. This video clip gives you an insight on how teachers have taken this simulation game from entertainment only to an authentic collaborative experience, simulating real world learning.

Additional resources: Lesson Plan


The Modificaiton of Urbanization

Students in @doriemaccormack‘s Humanities class recently finished a unit dealing with the causes and effects of urbanization.  These final projects used technology to significantly modify how they could organize and showcase their research, interviews and final reports.

These Padlet walls are the amalgamation of a variety of miniature assignments completed throughout this unit.

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(Click above to see all of the walls)