Sunday, April 3, 2011

Comments 4 Teachers

The last two weeks I followed the blog of Jen Deyenberg. She is a primary teacher that is Canadian but currently residing in Scotland. I loved her blog. She had some incredibly creative ideas. Her first blog was about Geocaching.

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. This particular lesson was based on the book The Very Hungry Butterfly. Ms. Deyenberg was able to incorporate so many things into this one lesson, literature, science, art, listening, and working together.

Her second post was equally as inventive. She used something called Nintendogs. This a real-time pet simulation video game developed and published by Nintendo. This project gave her students a chance to learn the real responsibility of taking care of a dog. They worked in groups of three and had to learn to work as a team to take care of their pet. She also had a veterinarian come in and speak to the class about how to take care of their pets.

I definitely recommend checking out her blog at She is very creative and has some great ideas.

1 comment:

  1. Have you ever geocached? Jamie Lynn and I were introduced to it last year, and we found a geocache in Hungry Howie's parking lot with our cell phone GPS! It was a blast.

    You are going to hear about Nintendogs in the video that you watch featuring Ms. Cassidy. You are lucky to have a heads up on what it is. In fact, until your blog post, I had no idea! So thank you for sharing!

    You may consider turning her URL into a link so it is easier for your viewers to access her blog. Great summary post over all.