This Week in Ontario Edublogs

Ontario Edubloggers produce some of the best content on the web.  This week was no exception with some riveting posts by this awesome group.  I’ve tucked some away to share today.

From Consultants and SATs
Puppet Pals, plastecene, and photos were the inspiration to create some bug stories is Techieang’s class.  Read about the process on her regular blog

and then head over to her Posterous blog to see the results.

From K-12 Teachers
It’s impressive that, with end of the year activities, hot weather, EQAO, and report cards that K-12 teachers keep momentum in their blogs.  Heather Durnin‘s class’ collaborative project came a conclusion as they published their final project.  It’s such an interesting read and hopefully inspiration for others.

From Principals, VPs, and Administrators
Shannon Smith asks the question that so many schools are afraid to ask “How Stale is Your Digital Presence” in a recent entry that she entitled “The Millenials are Googling Us”.  I took her quiz and scored an 84 in the How Millennial Are You?  Interesting questions and I could have been higher had I some piercings and a tattoo but alas, not.

It is worth a read and a ponder.  How relevant is your school?  What can you do to reach out to be more inclusive.  I’m thinking as I read it – it would be interesting to pull in a group of students and teachers to go through and evaluate the school’s digital footprint for the last school year.  What were your highlights?  Where do you need improvement?  Does your digital presence even have an impact on the school population?  Hmmmm.  I think I’ve already roughed out a blog post here – thanks, Shannon.  Even our generation gives you a leg up on piercings but I need to see your tattoo sometime.

From Trustees and Higher Education
Alana Callan recently attended a conference for colleges in Sarnia recently focussed on Advanced Learning Concepts.  Michael Wesch was a keynote speaker – he seems to be making a sweep through Ontario recently as I heard him at the OSLA Conference.  In her posting, Alana shares her reflections about the conference.  Very interesting.  Interestingly, I was in Sarnia at the same time but never realized that there might have been a connection opportunity at the time.

She does make reference to some awesome works from Wesch including “The Machine is Us/ing Us”.  I remember using that video to introduce Will Richardson at the Western Regional Computer Advisory’s Symposium a few years ago.  The message from the video is just as important today as it was then.  The blog post is very comprehensive and includes a number of excellent links to terrific content.

Once again, there were terrific things shared by Ontario Edubloggers.  You can check them all out at the Livebinder or sites.  And, if you’re an Ontario Edublogger and want to be added to the list, please fill out the form at the Livebinder site.

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