Take ArcGIS Online on your next nature walk!

Wildlife Nature Walk Are you planning a local trip with your family? Perhaps you are out for a socially distanced walk in your neighbourhood, or birdwatching in your backyard? Bring your device with you and record any wildlife you see with the help of ArcGIS Online! How to participate in the Youth Wildlife Photo Survey … Continue reading Take ArcGIS Online on your next nature walk!

FEATURED: Walk With Us Project

Walk With Us Project involves using 360′ photography and Google Street View as a platform for youth to share stories of their culture, traditions and communities. Part of our mission is to help youth put their own rural and/or First Nations communities on Google Maps Street View. Read our history to find out how we … Continue reading FEATURED: Walk With Us Project

Remove background from images with Adobe Spark (free)!

This is just a short video showing you yet another cool thing that Adobe Spark can do - remove the background from your images! I've found that best results occur when the main subject is clear and in the foreground. Then you can have fun and add backgrounds, colours, icons and text for your purposes. … Continue reading Remove background from images with Adobe Spark (free)!

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