Parents, Join our Twitter Party! Share, Learn, Celebrate.

Twitter is not just for finding out what’s new with your favourite entertainer! At Vanier, staff and students use twitter to share our ideas, to learn from others and to celebrate our learning. Follow us on twitter @crosland_a @georgesvanier36  @VanierLC and join the party! Check with your child’s classroom teacher for their Twitter @name and explore another way to join in your child’s learning. Here are some tweets that have come up in the last few days.

Knights, Readers, Tweeters and Pre-Schoolers

Students in the Vanier Learning Commons have their own Twitter account. Follow us @VanierLC to see what we are up to. Here’s a sample:

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Take a look at these great reading areas in the Vanier Learning Commons. It’s enough to make you want to snuggle up and read a book!


This week we were pleased to host the Strong Start program for some fun activities with the pre-schoolers and their families. We read some stories, we counted, we sang and we shared puzzles on the iPads. Yahoo!

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Be impressed! These Grade 1 and 2 students are learning to independently digitally show their learning. Students were able to locate apps, use in-app cameras to take a selfie, design a knights helmet (complete with the king’s colours), export to the camera roll and upload to Dropbox. Great work.

Designing Knight’s Helmets from Anna Crosland on Vimeo.


Twitter in the Learning Commons

We have had a wonderful time in the Learning Commons getting into the Christmas Spirit. We finished up our Postage Stamp Collecting classes and hope to have a lunch meeting or two in the new year.

We also sipped on hot apple cider, to mixed reviews, and listened to some great Christmas stories in front of our virtual fireplace.

Our big news is the development of our Learning Commons Twitter account. Follow us @VanierLC. Students are tweeting news, ideas, comments and mini book reviews.