Jessica Longthorne

13 Flips | 2 Magazines | 1 Follower | @JessicaLong2623 | Teacher Librarian in SCDSB

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Minecraft in the Classroom <i>- link to the Slides for the Session</i><p>Minecraft isn't just cubes and Zombies, it is a digital tool that can be used to …

Minecraft: Why are kids, and educators, so crazy for it?

In a mere three years, a simple little game called Minecraft has grown to become the third most popular computer game of all time (after Tetris and …

Thinking About Using Minecraft in Your Classroom?

Why Educators Should Use Minecraft in the Classroom<p><i>EducationWorld is pleased to share this article by education writer</i> <i>James Drzewiecki. Also, don’t</i> …

Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

Make History Come Alive<p>There are many already-created three-dimensional replica structures, like the Roman Colosseum and the Globe Theatre in London, …

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Makerspace in the Classroom

During my eight-plus years of teaching students in a makerspace-style environment, I have witnessed first-hand a surge of interest in problem-based curriculum from both our youth and their parents due to its ability to engage students and to help them retain the knowledge.<p>This is why the marriage …

Schools with makerspaces rule. This librarian tells you how build them.

Renowned expert on makerspaces in school libraries, Laura Fleming, has written a great post about her experience embracing serendipity with curious …

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School Libraries and Makerspaces: Can They Coexist?

Similar Yet Distinct<p>Makerspaces and libraries are sites of informal learning.<p>In the constructivist sense, libraries facilitate constructing knowledge …

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Curious about classroom Makerspaces? Here’s how to get started.

<b>Makerspace is a rapidly growing trend in schools across the country, but to be honest, I’ve never implemented one myself, and I can’t quite picture</b> …