Pixel Perfect Literacy

Welcome to our new Pixel Perfect Literacy, where we explore the new tools that are changing the way students view and create literacy in our rapidly changing world.

My name is Nathan Lott.  I have been teaching K-12 for about 18 years around BC and abroad, and I am 4 years into my position as a Learning Coordinator for School District 20 in the Kootenay British Columbia area. I hold a Masters of Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Education from UVic. I am passionate about introducing new technology and innovative practices into our classrooms at all grade levels. I love working with children to weave coding, gaming, VR/AR, 3D design/printing and physical computing into our bustling classrooms through our district. I have presented and worked with Actua Canada, KAST(Kootenay Association for Science and Tech) and Science World, as well as numerous districts around our province, to help others learn about ADST tools. I have recently been working on bring all levels of video game creation to our students and beyond. This has been through accessible, user friendly game design workshops and classroom visits that range from 2D pixel adventure creations, in primary/middle school, to 3D design challenges, using more advanced engines in our high schools. I see the future as a bright place for game design in our classrooms as we search for new and innovative ways to engage our students in new ways of learning and exploring. When I am not having fun searching out new tech, I enjoy skiing and mountain biking with my wife and two small children in our small mountain town called Rossland.

Student Projects

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Workshops and Resources

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