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End of the school year and I'm checking my Spam folder in Gmail, I need to do that more often for the humour. Apparently I was caught speeding by the Government of Canada. Of course its the province that levy's motor vehicle fines and a photo of a UK street should make it a little obvious. Lastly, the link to the bylaw officer comes up as //femminafatale. Hover over links, DON'T CLICK, and read the address in the lower left of the chrome window. Thanks for keeping our network secure.
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This is a great summary of two useful tools for the classroom. What do you choose? Kahoot or Quizizz? :)

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When you're ready to start planning for next year, you don't have to enter all the school year events in your own Google Calendar. Ray McCubbing has made a public Division Calendar. You can find instructions for how to add it at http://bit.ly/DivisionCalendar
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Almost Ready to Archive Your Google Classroom?
At the end of a semester or a school year, you can archive a class to preserve the class materials, assignments, and any posts. You will no longer see it in your other classes, but the posts can be reused in the next year’s Google Classroom!

Unarchived classes continue to show up as active classes for students. Archiving a class helps keep your students organized, too!

- Go to Google Classroom
- On the class card, click the three dots, choose More, and select “Archive”.


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So this was an innovative final robotics challenge that I just suggested offhand, but then a student really ran with! The suggestion was to make a speed trap. It was a little difficult getting this started with the lego system since it's quite a bit different than the usual robotics challenges, but what he came up with in the time allowed sure impressed me!

When the sensor on the left detects an object it zeroes and starts a timer. The sensor on the right is a fixed distance and stops the timer. If we had more time, he was going to try and figure out how to get the lego software to use the resulting data to calculate velocity. 

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Our Grade 5 classes just finished at Wax Museum as a LA project. Each student was able to pick a famous person to research. They had to create a biography, timeline and they also had to memorize a speech and dress up. It was a huge success in our school. +Jenelle Monty 
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Roshan Gervais started an awesome guitar club at our school that I have been helping out with for the past few years. It's been an awesome way to connect with so many different types of students who might not otherwise end up in my classes.

Two brothers in particular have been a huge part of the club for a total of 5 years between them. With this being the last year for the youngest, they left me absolutely speechless when they presented us with this custom made (by their Dad - who is a certifiably awesome dude) ELJHS Panther Telecaster!
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Our first Mother's Day gift created using our Makerbot Replicator.

My 3D art class worked with our Kindergarten class to create small gifts for Mother's Day. The first step was to create a cardboard prototype that we did with our Kindergarten partners. The Kindies were asked to select from a list of items that we developed first before visiting +Debbie Weir's class.

Once we had some prototypes we went back to our classes and began developing the products using TinkerCAD. 
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Green Screen Video - To show students what a green screen is. Appropriate for Div 2 students. Video made with iMovie on a Mac computer. Simple use and easy to add the effects.

Green Screens can be used to develop digital stories with student art in the background, to create presentations in science, or even to help develop school announcements with a leadership team. 

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Oh Boy!!! I found a FANTASTIC resource for Genius Hour. Enjoy and learn with me!

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