As I head into Day 2 of the OTF "Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century" session, I thought that I would take a look back at what happened about nine months ago at the first time that Ontario educators got together to learn together about the use of Web 2.0 technologies in the classroom. [...]

links for 2009-10-30

TeacherTube Videos - Celebrating Citizenship "Our grade nine class has made a video celebrating our school board's Character Education initiative." (tags: teachertube) W.E. Speak | W.E. Speak WE Speak is a personal project started in 2006 with the goal of giving the citizens of Windsor and Essex County an alternative voice - their own. (tags: [...]

Like old friends

When @bruceetes asked if I would assist at the Ontario Teachers' Federation event this weekend, I agreed immediately.  The event is a follow up to last February's "Expanding Our Boundaries" event.  The focus is on social networking for education and personal professional development.  It really wasn't much of a decision.  I want to know as [...]

links for 2009-10-29

Knowclue - Tech Forum 2009 "As educators, much of our focus is on teaching students to encode and decode written language. Shouldn't we be applying the same rigor to helping them analyze, interpret and critically navigate the imagery that dominates communication today?" (tags: knowclue literacy media_literacy) Curriki - Computingacrossthecurriculum "Social computing is essential to the [...]

You are what you learn

I’ve been doing some thinking about this lately.  I’m in education and so I’m constantly learning. Probably even worse, I’m in educational technology and grass doesn’t grow under anyone’s feet in this area.  So, I find that I am constantly reading, researching, and learning.  As I create this blog entry, I’m actually having a little [...]

links for 2009-10-28

7 Bad Writing Habits You Learned in School | Copyblogger "Ask an English teacher, and they’ll tell you good writing is grammatically correct. They’ll tell you it makes a point and supports it with evidence. Maybe, if they’re really honest, they’ll admit it has a scholarly tone — prose that sounds like Jane Austen earns [...]

A Couple of Idiots

Fellow bloggers Paul C and Mark Carbone recently blogged about the new hands-free law in Ontario on Quoteflections and Mark’s Musings.  Now, just for the record, these two guys aren’t the couple of idiots that I’m referring to!  Their blogposts are well crafted and insightful.  In fact, I read Paul’s just this morning before I [...]