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

Walk With Us Project: Inspiration and Implementation

The Walk With Us Project was inspired by two events. During the 2015-16 school year at Northeastern Catholic DSB, I was visiting classrooms at Bishop Belleau School in Moosonee, Ontario to teach about Google Maps, My Maps and Street View, and their applications in the classroom. Before long, students figured out that their communities were not represented … Continue reading Walk With Us Project: Inspiration and Implementation

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 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!

Walk With Us: First trip to Mattagami First Nation

The Walk With Us club traveled to Mattagami First Nation yesterday to take our first panospheres for Google Street View. We were welcomed warmly by Mattagami's Chief Walter Naveau, his wife Cathy Naveau, who is the Education Director, and Jennifer Constant, a Councillor on the reserve. To open the day, we sat in a circle … Continue reading Walk With Us: First trip to Mattagami First Nation

Google Slides Presentation: Indigenous Math Games

My students learned how to play two different Aboriginal math games (more can be found here).  They had fun playing Throw Sticks and Stick Dice, games originating with the Apaches in the Southwest United States and the Pomo Indians of California, respectively. During large celebrations that would last about four days, nations would get together … Continue reading Google Slides Presentation: Indigenous Math Games