• WWP to… CWT!

    TL;DR – The extension to the grade 6 1:1 program has been approved! New name and focus. – TL;DR means Too Long; Didn’t Read and you’ll see it on various online forums. It is a very short summary of the text below.  Some History The 1:1 Wireless Writing Program has been a long term innovative […]

  • Math in the Community

    The City of Fort St John recently tweeted out garbage and recycling stats. This is a great real world learning object for a wide variety of grades / curricular areas. Roughly 65 elephants worth of garbage NOT going to the land fill. Yay #yxj!! pic.twitter.com/jnWgboIfLp — City of Fort St John (@fortstjohn) March 4, 2016 […]

  • WWP 2015 Inventory

    Please note the following dates for end of year WWP inventory June 3 – no more take home allowed after this date June 9 – teachers/schools to phone home if any ipads have not yet come back Between June 3 and inventory please check to see that students have not attached a private itunes account […]

  • BCeSIS, Java, Yosemite OS X 10.10

    For people that have upgraded their OS to Yosemite on their Mac you may need to fix Java before being able to use BCeSIS. 1. If you’ve installed Oracle’s java 7, You’ll need to remove it. Follow the instructions at the link at https://www.java.com/en/download/help/mac_uninstall_java.xml 2. Download –  http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US 3. Open Terminal by clicking on your magnifying glass […]

  • The Last WWP macbook Inventory (and the 2nd for iPads)

    We are at that time of year again for inventory of our WWP devices. This will be a landmark as it is the last year we will be doing inventory on our macbooks. Inventory Schedule Adapted from last year June 10 – Upper Halfway, Wonowon, Clearview June 11 – Buick, Prespatou, Charlie Lake June 12 […]

  • Wireless Writing Program Changes – 2014-2015

    Due to funding restraints and a required Provincial Savings Plan, our Wireless Writing Program will be modified and adjusted to a different and less expensive model. Wireless Writing has met its educational goals and has been a very successful program for the last ten years thanks to the work of our teachers and staff. For […]

  • [Updated] Java Update & BCeSIS

    Apple has released two updates that resolve some of the issues for BCeSIS compatibility for us as tested in two environments. For OS X 10.6 they have released a system updated called Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 13. For OS X 10.7 and 10.8  it is called Java for OS X 2013-001 I’ve […]

  • Learning Outcome Based Assessment

    On twitter yesterday Carolyn Durley (@okmbio) shared a post written by Val Pereira (@knowwhatuknow) that made me think of how I had assessed two Applications of Math 10 classes several years ago. Math 10 Apps was part of the old curriculum but I think the assessment strategy of  Learning Outcome Based Assessment or Standards Based Grading […]

  • Java Issues for OS X 10.6+ affecting BCeSIS [UPDATED]

    Yesterday Apple released a malware definition that set a specific version of java to be allowed to run on OS X 10.6+. Unfortunately this definition precludes us from using BCeSIS as it requires an older version of Java on OS X. This update happens in the background with no user intervention. It is not part […]

  • K-5 ICT Scope and Sequence

    Since 2010 Technology staff, the Joint Technology Advisory Committee (JTAC) and others  have contributed on a Scope and Sequence for information and communication technologies for Kindergarten to Grade 5. Below is a portion of the working document that we ask K-5 teachers and other interested learning community members to provide feedback on. This document focuses on […]