Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Minecraft May!

Using MinecraftEdu as an education tool is trending - if you’re interested in what it is and how it works, this four-part webinar series is for you.


What you get:
  • a FREE user account for MinecraftEdu that will allow you to explore the MinecraftEdu world in our sessions AND on your own for the month of May
  • Time in the MinecraftEdu world with the Team and your colleagues as you get hands-on experience bulding in the world of Minecraft
  • support resources curated by the Team and ideas for leveraging Minecraftedu to meet curricular outcomes
  • Flexible scheduling with dates throughout the month of May.

PLUS get a ...

non-expiring license for your personal use on a server if you are one of the first ten teachers to register and pay for the Minecraft series.

This is a four part series.  Each webinar will be one hour long and will be offered on multiple dates, providing several entry points for participants. Select the dates you would like to attend on the registration form. Cost to attend this series is $125/person.

Register now!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Best Free Digital Content for Wetlands

It’s April and that means Spring in Alberta.  Students are starting to head out into playgrounds and yards, taking in all of the changes that spring brings.  Many school playgrounds resemble nothing more than a boggy wetland right now.   ;)

Image from Image GallerySpeaking of wetlands (ahem), we have a great list of interactive resources for the Grade 5 Wetland Ecosystems unit that will have students building food webs, watching videos and experimenting with human interaction within wetlands...and hopefully, exploring wetlands.
Need images of wetlands?  While you are on the page, click on the IMG button to the right of Wetland Ecosystems.  You will find 257 kid-friendly images of wetlands that you and your students can use freely for educational purposes.  

Then there are videos like this one from Ducks Unlimited. has a playlist of selected resources suitable for Gr. 5 on Wetlands.

Let us know what you think of these resources and if you find them helpful!