Where creativity, media and learning collide.

Month: May 2013

Shelley Wight, Diigo, and Symbaloo!

On Monday, May 27, Kwantlen Park held a Pro-D day. Kwantlen Park has made it a priority to provide workshops and guest speakers. The goal of these Pro-D days is to support ongoing teacher and administration learning and development.  The teachers were happy to welcome guest speaker, Shelley Wright.   Shelley Wright is a high school educator… Read More ›

More New Books!

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen This is a straight-up, sweet romance. Readers of YA romance will delight in this book. Ella is involved in a live at first sight romance; however, the object of her desire, an artist Edward Willig, has been dead since the late 1800s. Reluctantly, Anna does… Read More ›

New Books!

We’ve recently received a huge crop of great new books for the Creative Commons. Here’s a taste of the newest titles… Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell In a word, Eleanor & Park is adorable. Set in the mid-1980s, Eleanor is the new kid in town. She comes from a less than stable home life… Read More ›

Mini’s Book Review Room

Mini’s Book Review Room is written by Minh, a grade 10 student at Kwantlen Park. Minh is a voracious reader who can recommend a good book to anyone, any time, anywhere! Before I fall by Lauren Oliver   What would you do if the day you died played over and over again? Samantha Kingston has… Read More ›

Carrie Mac

B.C. novelist, Carrie Mac, is a unique voice in the world of Young Adult literature. On Friday May 10, Kwantlen Park Creative Commons hosted Mac as part of their student-author dialogues. Carrie Maac visited our school as part of the International Writers’ Festival Outreach Program. Mac wowed and inspired the students and teachers with her humour, wit, and honesty. Background and Inspiration Carrie… Read More ›

Apps in use-Comic Life

Gone are the days of poster board presentations. Kwantlen Park students are using the library iPads (in this case, the app Comic Life) to create and present new information. The below presentation was created by a student named Kaitlyn for her grade 9 science class.

Video Tutorial- Explain Everything

One of our intrepid grade 10 students, Sara Bahamdun, created a video tutorial for that app called Explain Everything. We`ve had this app on our library iPads for about a month and the students are using the app  to created detailed presentations. Enjoy Sara`s wonderful video tutorial!

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