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World Geography Apps and Resources

The lone classroom globe or heavy set of atlases used to be the best resources for world geography, but now the world is literally at your fingertips with modern-day maps. ...

Transforming the Class with Google Apps

When I reflect on my years working in classrooms with students, I think about how much time it took to access and use essential technology B.G. (before Google). I compare it ...

How Virtual Worlds Can Transform Learning

My journey began in Vancouver 30 years ago, as an aid with Trainable Mentally Handicapped students. Designated as ‘uneducable,’ these students were relegated to gaining work ...

Coding is Cool

It’s official. Computer programming is cool. And not just a tepid sort of as-seen-on-TV cool, but a seething hot rock star kind of cool. It must be, anyhow, if people like ...

Making Time for Outdoor Activity

A recent survey conducted by the David Suzuki Foundation finds that 70 percent of today’s youth (aged 13 20 years old) don’t spend any more than one hour a day outside. This ...

Amphibians in Space

This is the story of a scientist, a group of high school students and an unusual, but highly successful, research collaboration.