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Mike MacKenzie
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MakerFaireYYC
http://www.makerfaireyyc.ca I’m presenting today at the MakerFaireYYC in a panel of outstanding CBE teachers and other teachers - I’m more excited about what I can learn than what I have to share! Some questions they have prepared for us are: ntroduce yours...

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Entrepreneurial Spirit Thrives in the Learning Commons
“Mr. MacKenzie, can I talk to you later? I think we should start a football club”, proposed three boys, eager for organized sport. The day prior, different kids wanted to start an animation club. Before that I was approached by other students explaining tha...

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Our Learning Commons is evolving past the things, past the space, and even past the technology towards a philosophy our teachers and students are thriving in! We are exploring maker spaces... And we're having fun :) 

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Keeler School Maker Stations: Part 2
Kids in the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades have all carried out science experiments and designed things during their lunch hour... For no reason other than because they want to! It has been outstanding, bizarre and wonderful to watch kids use our maker statio...

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Maker Stations in the Learning Commons
Build it and they will come... Or provide stuff  and they will build it! Our Learning Commons evolved to include "Maker Spaces"...  I didn't realize this was happening... We have a "Philosophers Board", multiple "Lego Walls", gears, puppets, costumes and Ra...

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Apple Holiday TV Ad - An idea for teachers...
I wrote a post about the power of iMovie a few months back but was not sufficiently articulate. The new ad from apple shows something we could be doing in our classrooms with, of course, additional interaction in questioning, in summarizing, and in provokin...

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Exergaming Inquiry Google Doc KWL
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