Category Archives: Geography

Building Students Sense of Place

I spend a lot of time building my students sense of place through our daily activities.  My first degree was in geography and this has greatly impacted my teaching. I still consider myself a geographer at heart and hope to … Continue reading

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Walking Across Canada In Our Own Gym!

“ From Vancouver Island to the Alberta Highlands, cross the prairies the lakes to Ontario’s Towers, from the sound of Mont Royals Chimes, out to the Maritimes”   For the last three weeks elementary students at LFAS have had the … Continue reading

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Geographic Information Systems in the Classroom

  I was first introduced to GIS as an undergraduate student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and at first I found the discipline challenging, I found learning to use the soft-wear difficult as ArcGIS seemed counter intuitive at first.  it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Ed-Tec Expo

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to share one of my passions with faculty and classmates at UBC as well as some practicing teachers. I got to share how I used ArcGIS Desktop in my practicum classroom to enhance my … Continue reading

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