doug — off the record

just a place to share some thoughts

April 2009

  • Discussion

    Yesterday, a colleague of mine on the OSAPAC Committee indicated that a press release from OPSBA (Ontario Public School Board Association) was something that would be worth following.  I read the news release and found it very interesting and Twittered the link.  Within moments, I received a number of mentions back and a whack of… Continue reading

  • links for 2009-04-29

    What If? Technology in the 21st Century Classroom. Discussion paper from OPSBA (tags: web2.0 digitalcitizenship twitter facebook technology learning) What works for me…: Owning Your Digital Identity a journey through digital personas and reputations (tags: identity online facebook twitter safety) Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) The collection includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes,… Continue reading

  • Here we go again

    In the recent past, Firefox has published another new Beta.  This time it’s version 3.5b4.  Slicker and seemingly faster, it is a perfect addition to anyone’s computer. One of the intriguing features is the “Location Aware Browsing”.  I’m still trying to get a handle on what it means, it’s potential for better use of Firefox,… Continue reading

  • links for 2009-04-28

    Best Embeds for Educational Wikis and Blogs | Making Teachers Nerdy Now that you and/or your students are using wikis and blogs, are you curious what could be added to them? From animated slideshows to collaborative documents to interactive review games, many great (and free) tools are available. As a follow up to my previous… Continue reading

  • Disconnected

    Image by SheepGuardingLlama via Flickr It’s been a rough few days for me.  My Blackberry died.  It was a quick death and I’m grieving big-time! Not that my life revolves around being connected and doing things, it’s a very hand tool to check in on email when time permits.  That might be the few minutes… Continue reading