Learning Commons / Library

Discover and Learning Centre (DLC)

Our DLC is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore, discover, share and explain using a variety of tools and materials to solve problems.

June News

The Discovery and Learning Centre was an exciting place to be for the month of May! The Grade 1/2 group had SEVEN different media stations to go to where they represented ideas, concepts, and activities: really anything that they quite enjoyed this year and wanted to produce an art piece about. The stations included markers, crayons, painting, 3-D shapes, 2-D shapes, collage, and plasticine. As throughout the year when do-ing challenges, the students were required to make a rough sketch or “sloppy copy” that they could critique, evaluate, and improve upon before making their final product. After the final product was completed, they would take a photo of their art piece and upload it into IRIS. 

The Grade 3/4 class was tasked with making a stop motion movie using iPads that represented a concept that they had learned from the school year. The students chose an idea and were then grouped up with other stu-dents with the same or similar idea. Before they could begin to make their movies, the groups made a story-board including scenes they wanted to include, a description of how the scenes would be done, and a list of materials they needed. The students kept track of any changes, challenges, or successes they had in a process diary. They also kept track of the progress in IRIS.

The Grade 5/6 class was also tasked with creating a stop motion movie on the iPads. They were given the chal-lenge of explaining Bernoulli’s Principle as part of the Flight Unit in Science. They also made a group storyboard and had a process diary. IRIS was used to keep track of their progress as well.

Darren Merino

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Today’s learners cannot imagine life without the internet and supporting technology. The concept of the traditional library is changing to include technology, online tools and spaces for collaboration and exploration.​​​

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