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J. vanRees
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I'm a Grade One teacher for the WRDSB. I love literacy and integrating technology into the classroom when it fits.
I'm a Grade One teacher for the WRDSB. I love literacy and integrating technology into the classroom when it fits.

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Flat Stanley was a Success!
Thank you to everyone who helped mail out or host Flat Stanley. He travelled to Cambridge, multiple areas in Toronto, Sudbury, Nova Scotia and Alberta. He even met Barry Davis, SportsNet reporter for the Toronto Blue Jays and was on the field before a game!...
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Hour of Code: Coding Options
With your coding partner, choose one of the coding options below: Minecraft   https://studio.code.org/s/mc/stage/1/puzzle/1 Angry Birds https://studio.code.org/hoc/1 Lightbot  http://lightbot.com/hour-of-code-2015-flash.html The Foos http://thefoos.com/webgl /
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Wonder Wednesday Learning
Today we continue with our Wonder Wednesday, inquiry projects. We have been learning about a variety of topics and presenting/sharing our learning in a number of ways. Some of us make posters, or use Explain Everything on the iPad, or make booklets. You can...
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Our Wonders
Most of us have finished up our first wonder projects and have presented our new information with the class. We have learned a lot through our Wonder Wednesdays! Some things we've learned so far: Using non-fiction books to find information Using PebbleGo to...
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Using Google Docs
Today we explored Google Drive again, but this time we used Google Docs and Read and Write to help us with our writing. Once we had a google doc opened (from our classroom assignments) we had to insert a drawing that we got to create. After completing our p...
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Google Drive
There is a new Google Drive link button (above this post) that will directly take you to the sign in page to sign into your Google Drive account. You can do this from school or home. Please let Mrs. vanRees know if you have any trouble logging into Google D...
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Introducing Google Drive to my Grade Ones. It's not just for older students anymore! :)
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I've begun a coding journey in my class. 
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Coding with Scratch
Click HERE to go to Scratch to start coding your own program!
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