TechnoKids has released a new project called TechnoMummy. In this project, students become Egyptologists. They begin with a virtual trip to Egypt to view a newly discovered tomb containing an unknown mummy and many interesting treasures! Students learn about databases as they browse and search through a file of all the beautiful ancient artifacts. Then they use the clues to try to establish the identity of the mummy. As students write diary entries of their adventure and learn how to draw their own artistic creations, they discover many interesting facts about Ancient Egypt, its natural environment, culture, and especially the belief in the afterlife. This project is recommended for children in Grade 5.
Hella Comat, Curriculum Writer - Hella Comat is a dedicated professional, who has taught in the education system for more than 30 years. As a pioneer of technology integration in Ontario public schools she was one of the first teachers to introduce the internet, video conferencing, web design, and multimedia learning activities to teachers and students in the Halton Board. To inspire teachers to use technology, she has led sessions for the Touch Technology program, ran workshops at education conferences, and sat on numerous advisory committees related to technology-issues. In recent years she taught the Computer in the Classroom course, at York University. Her lifelong commitment to teaching and learning was acknowledged when she was honored as the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology, and Mathematics. Hella's contribution to the blog includes entries about the importance of technology integration. Drawing from her in-depth knowledge of technology in the classroom Hella writes about teaching strategies and useful resources that can benefit your practice. In addition, she provides innovative lesson ideas that you can implement into your own curriculum.