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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Getting Reluctant Students To Talk By Using Technology

Often as a teacher it can be quite challenging to get reluctant students who are not first language English speakers to talk about their work. Here are some ideas on tech tools that can encourage them to practice speaking. Made With Voice Thread. Chatterpix is another tool to which students will want to add their voices. Chatterpix In The Classroom

Sunday, December 7, 2014


Our Grade 8 students will be delivering a  lesson to younger students on how to code. Ms Dareen will be introducing our students to Lightbot a program puzzle game which teaches programming logic to all from K-12. All teachers are invited to sign up for classes on Wednesday when our students will be taking part in "Hour Of Code".

available on the iTunes app store and Google App store
Cargobot is another programming app which teaches fun coding skills.

This is what the write up on itunes has to say about the hour of coding initiative.

"Lightbot One Hour Coding is created specifically for The 'Hour of Code', a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [] and [] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming."