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

Walk With Us visiting Taykwa Tagamou Nation June 23, 2018

Walk With Us will be visiting Taykwa Tagamou Nation on Saturday, June 23rd to capture Street View imagery of the community! We'll be meeting in front of the band office at 1:00 pm, so if you're in the neighborhood, please say hello and learn more about the Walk With Us project. WWU thanks Chief Bruce Archibald … Continue reading Walk With Us visiting Taykwa Tagamou Nation June 23, 2018

Ricoh Theta S + Google Street View

As part of a new online course at the ACCESS Centre here in Timmins, Ontario, I was asked to give two half-day workshops at the end of the month. The students will learn how to use the Ricoh Theta S camera along with the Google Street View app in order to take 360' images at … Continue reading Ricoh Theta S + Google Street View

Engage. Connect. Innovate. Empower. #ISBLbD #walkwithusproject

Back in December 2016, my proposal to facilitate a 90-minute workshop at the International School of Brussels' Learning by Design conference was accepted. And so began the presenter's slideshow frenzy... Waiting for my flight to Brussels at Pearson with my lunch companion, Google Slides In preparation, I was asked to plan my workshop with the … Continue reading Engage. Connect. Innovate. Empower. #ISBLbD #walkwithusproject

Walk With Us visits Moosonee in May (Athikipisim, or Frog Moon), for the arrival of warm weather and open water

Walk With Us traveled to Moosonee, a community in northern Ontario located on the Moose River, from May 10-11, 2017. Our goals were to map as much of the town as possible with our 360' cameras, talk to community members to learn more about Moosonee and the people who live there, and finally, to spend … Continue reading Walk With Us visits Moosonee in May (Athikipisim, or Frog Moon), for the arrival of warm weather and open water

Walk With Us End of 2016 Updates!

As holidays approach and 2016 comes to an end, I thought I'd put together a few updates about Walk With Us and thank all WWU supporters for all of the encouragement, expertise, time, energy, and all around #edulove given to us this year. While there was a focus on learning the different types of technology … Continue reading Walk With Us End of 2016 Updates!

Learning by Design Conference at ISB in Brussels, Belgium, March 16-19 2017

As part of ongoing efforts to spread the word about the #walkwithusproject, I had submitted a proposal to present at the Learning by Design conference at the International School of Brussels in Brussels, Belgium. I learned about it through my UBC MET program, and believed that the conference's themes (engage, empower, connect, innovate) fit with the … Continue reading Learning by Design Conference at ISB in Brussels, Belgium, March 16-19 2017

Cold calls to collaborations, and other tales of connected learning

I'm a big fan of the cold call. More often than not, in my experience, the people I have reached out to in the world of education have reciprocated to the point where some pretty great things have happened. Transformative, even. There was that time I cold-tweeted Dr. Leigh Zeitz of the University of Northern Iowa … Continue reading Cold calls to collaborations, and other tales of connected learning

TextHelp’s Read&Write for Google Chrome

Letting go of Kurzweil and Dragon Naturally Speaking and embracing web-based Read&Write...it can be done, but not without a few (minor) hiccups, as is usually the case when implementing any new technology on a large scale. My Board purchased TextHelp's Read&Write Chrome extension (Premium) as a comprehensive assistive technology solution for our students this year. … Continue reading TextHelp’s Read&Write for Google Chrome