Real-life projects can leave a long-lasting impression on kids. In this article we’ll give you three great projects you can do in your classroom to teach kids the amazing science behind transformations in nature and metamorphosis. This lesson can be used as a follow-up, or introduction into another lesson on our blog about autumn nature changes: Science lesson: teach students about autumn’s nature changes A simple project such as making raisins can introduce the topic of transformations … [Read more...]
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In the 2015/16 school year, British Columbia introduced the draft of a researched new model of BC’s curriculum for kindergarten to grade 9. In September 2016, BC teachers will be given the choice to use the draft for grades 10 to 12. This updated curriculum will continue to be slowly introduced in the school system until the year 2018. Learning will be more flexible and personalized The 2016 BC curriculum has been updated to ensure that learning is more flexible and personalized for the … [Read more...]
If we think of life skills we want kids to gain, learning about computer hardware might be an important one. It is one of those basic skills that goes hand-in-hand with today’s tech world. It is a valuable skill to have for future careers as almost all types of industries nowadays are dependent on computers. Moreover, kids have access to computers at school and at home. So here we’ll give you a few ideas on how to teach kids about computer hardware. Teach kids computer hardware basics with an … [Read more...]
Whether or not you are into Apple, you might be interested in this iTunes app that offers free educational resources, from books and videos to complete academic lectures and courses. According to Speirs.org, universities and K-12 schools can sign up to create complete academic courses. But anyone is able to access the free educational content. Teachers can create iTunes U courses and apps for their students In her Teaching with Technology blog, Tina Coffey talks about how the Boyne City … [Read more...]
Did you know that plants can communicate? If you didn’t, imagine what a long lasting impression this science lesson might leave on kids! Here we’ll tell you a few incredible facts and some sample lesson plans you can use to teach your class about the ways plants ‘talk.’ Teach kids how plants communicate through a “biological internet” A crucial part of a plant’s form of communication lays in the network of fungi beneath their root system. BBC Earth has a fascinating article on the topic. … [Read more...]
In the average Canadian classroom the teacher is always the focus. Students sit, listen, and take notes. Then they go home to do the assigned homework. There are group projects which aim to help students apply major themes learned in a given amount of school time. But for the most part, learning is done individually. A new take on this traditional classroom setup emerged in 2007 and has been used by several schools and universities to date. The flipped classroom approach shifts the … [Read more...]