Street View Photography and Land-Based Learning in Peawanuck, Ontario

Click or tap the tweet below to visit beautiful Peawanuck, Ontario - Story Map style .I was recently in #Peawanuck Ontario as part of the ⁦@CreeGeoEd⁩ team with some students at Matahhamao School! Check out our story using ⁦@ArcGISStoryMaps⁩ to learn more about our day together 🙂 ⁦@WWUProject⁩ #creegeo #mushkegowuk https://t.co/iUWPvKuJWi— Melissa Lavoie (@MelizzaLavoie) January … Continue reading Street View Photography and Land-Based Learning in Peawanuck, Ontario

GIS Day 2019 in Moose Factory, Ontario

The CreeGeo Education team traveled to Moose Factory, Ontario to work with a group of talented Grade 11 students at Delores D. Echum Composite School. Mrs. P's Introduction to Spatial Technologies class was one of the participants in World GIS Day on November 13th, 2019. They were joined by many others across the globe. Click/tap … Continue reading GIS Day 2019 in Moose Factory, Ontario

Wise Practices and Intercultural Understandings: A Framework for Educator Videoconferencing

Back in June of 2017, Leigh Cassell, founder and President of the Digital Human Library came forward with an opportunity to participate on a DHL research team. Initially, she had been collaborating with Dr. Dan Krutka from the University of North Texas, and he brought Dr. Ken Carano from Western Oregon University on board. In … Continue reading Wise Practices and Intercultural Understandings: A Framework for Educator Videoconferencing

Anger, fear, and games: The long event of #GamerGate by Torill Elvira Mortensen (2018) – an article review

Mortensen (2018) takes the reader through a story arc to define the event #GamerGate; however it has not come to a tidy conclusion yet (just type in the hashtag in Twitter). From the underground buzz where discourse began and how it gained momentum in mainstream social channels, to using a "swarm metaphor to describe its … Continue reading Anger, fear, and games: The long event of #GamerGate by Torill Elvira Mortensen (2018) – an article review

Two Strikes: A Twine Story

Twine / An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories In my summer institute course Digital Games, Learning and Pedagogy at UBC's Vancouver campus, we had the opportunity to try Twine, an online tool that allows you to make fun story games! This is such an incredible resource for the classroom as it is free! … Continue reading Two Strikes: A Twine Story

ETEC 565S: Day 1 Reflection

A reflection of our afternoon of play, with reference to Huizinger's definition of 'play' and Caillois' take on 'game'. Afternoon board games - we settle into our corner and choose a game to play. Image from: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2126836/crafting-windows-dice “Sagrada? What’s that?” “Do you know that cathedral in Spain? It’s a really fun game where you build … Continue reading ETEC 565S: Day 1 Reflection

Mobile Virtual Reality Experiences

For my current UBC MET course (ETEC 523 - Mobile and Open Learning), the first assignment is to publish an original media-based critical analysis of an emerging facet of mobility. I chose to use Adobe Spark Page to create the resource, as I know how mobile responsive it is, and my topic was how to use … Continue reading Mobile Virtual Reality Experiences

Google Tour Builder: A Virtual Tour of Three Mushkegowuk First Nations Communities

I'm currently taking a course called Constructivism Strategies for E-Learning as part of my master of educational technology at UBC. We were tasked to host a "Research Cafe" for our colleagues on UBC's Canvas LMS by designing an online learning environment. My topic was “Virtual Field Trips in a Virtual Learning Environment", although it could also … Continue reading Google Tour Builder: A Virtual Tour of Three Mushkegowuk First Nations Communities

Sketchnoting the concept of Knowledge

I'm currently enrolled in ETEC 530: Constructivist Strategies for E-Learning through the UBC MET program. We are learning about knowledge, and how it's constructed and acquired, through a philosophical lens held up by Professor Duncan Pritchard at the University of Edinburgh. The following post was one of our discussion post assignments. Method: My task for … Continue reading Sketchnoting the concept of Knowledge