Day: 1 May 2020


❇️ simpleK12 – Just-in-time teacher training

During this time of isolation teachers have the opportunity for self-directed professional development.

Many districts are having their teachers reach out to their students using Google Classroom. If you need technology support to learn how to use Google Classroom to your advantage, look no further. You can sign up for free and then view 30-minute webinars to get you on your way to an online classroom for your students.

❇️ simpleK12 offers lots of free webinars. Sign-up to their site for free to have access to a lot of free webinars and resources.

There is a treasure trove of excellent learning opportunities for teachers here. When I was in the classroom I did pay for the low yearly fee to have access to my learning on-demand. It was worth every penny. I started with the free offerings for some time until I just couldn’t be without what they offered on my timeline. Have a look. You won’t be disappointed.

The webinars are always useful, time-efficient, and presented by teachers in the trenches who offer many practical ideas.



Ministry of Education, Social Studies, History, Geography Grades 1-8 Curriculum

People and Environments: Living and Working in Ontario – cursor down to page 92 of the curriculum to review the expectations for this strand.

Students can determine land use in cities. Then they can design and build their own city using the building templates provided by the British architect studio, Foster + Partners. The templates included are for skyscrapers and a variety of houses.

Have the students brainstorm what is found in a city. (Include: street names, traffic signs, roads, ponds, parks, government buildings, homes, etc)

Students can alternatively create their own city using boxes, Lego, other building blocks, or found material.


Printable Paper Buildings Design your own streetscape from the templates at KraftTrains.com