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Gathering Language Through Mentimeter…

I am an advocate for the revitalization of Indigenous languages, particularly the nehiyawe (cree) language. In my role as coordinator of Indigenous education, I would place a nehiyawe word on the wall outside my office. My co-workers would attempt to say the word on the wall. My wife shared this resource with me entitled mentimeter. I am realizing that these technological tools are providing a variety of opportunities to reach my colleagues and students.

Last week a few colleagues and I had the opportunity to take students out onto the land for a 3 day 2night excursion. We learned of the indigenous ways of knowing drawing from the 7 grandfather teachings. The students learned how to respect the fire, the water, and the elements of the cold. we built a quinnzee to protect us from the cold winds. We held a fire-building competition and later spoke about humility. This is how I had planned to incorporate the two sets of protocols of the 9 elements of digital citizenship and 7 grandfather teachings. I used mentimeter as a part of the assessment.

Stay posted on the results. I will be sharing when they come in.

The results of the questionnaire
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One response to “Gathering Language Through Mentimeter…”

  1. Sounds like you have some great things on the go, Jeff. I think you are doing some extremely valuable work in taking kids out on the land. I’ll be following along on your journey as it pertains to language as well!

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