The Scarfe Digital Sandbox began in 2013 as a virtual and face-to-face space for teacher candidates and faculty to explore technology integration. It was ‘invented’ by Dr. Wendy Carr, the Assistant Dean of Teacher Ed at the time, Joanne Naslund (pictured right), now retired Education Librarian and Yvonne Dawydiak (pictured right).
Sessions are held on a once or twice weekly basis while BEd students are in session and are provided by a small but dedicated team: Meet our Team!
This virtual space is designed as a resource blog to support those who attended sessions and those who were unable to do so!
Face-to-face (f2f) Sandbox sessions are held in Scarfe 155, the Library Collaborative Computing Commons in the Education Library and in the Scarfe Studios (as of Sept. 2018) Scarfe 1006 or 1007. These are intended as informal learning events where participants can ‘drop in and drop out’ as their schedules permit. We will often begin with a brief presentation to orient you to a topic followed by hands-on time where you can explore the presented technology/concept or follow your own path.
You are free to come and go, bring your lunch… join in and play. Bring your ideas and questions for future sessions or to be answered ‘as needed’!
Times and topics vary by term – Watch our calendar for details about workshops and events!
Winter term 1
- September – Pop up Makerspace in Scarfe 155. Join us during your LLED 350 and 360 class to engage with various hands on learning challenges and activities or drop in any time to play and explore on your own or with friends! Facilitators will be available (see the calendar for schedule).
- October – December: Various technology integration workshops and drop in sessions relevant to teaching and learning in K-12 (see the calendar for times and location)
Winter term 2
- January – March: Gearing Up For Practicum consults – planning and resource selection (RSVP will open in December)
- Various technology integration workshops and drop in sessions relevant to teaching and learning in K-12 (see the calendar for times and location)
Hosted by: Yvonne Dawydiak, Faculty-wide Programs Instructional Specialist and the UBC Education Library
Scarfe Digital Sandbox Project Team: