The Day Before EdCamp


I had a really spectacular opportunity today.  When I read about EdCampWR, I knew that I'd like to come and join some friends from around the province.  So, I let my friend @Gill_Ville know that I was interested.  Her response was - of course you're going to come down a day early and say hi [...]

OTR Links 03/31/2012


Cheapest home PCs for kids - and schools hold key BBC research shows the cost of a PC can be a significant barrier to getting people online at home. With this in mind, we worked closely with our partners, such as Race Online, The Post Office and 3, to help make getting access to the [...]

OTR Links 03/30/2012


What Happens in an Internet Minute? Do you know what happens in one minute on the Internet? In just one minute, more than 204 million emails are sent. Amazon rings up about $83,000 in sales. Around 20 million photos are viewed and 3,000 uploaded on Flickr. At least 6 million Facebook pages are viewed around [...]

Videos Worth Sharing


If you're fortunate enough to have access to YouTube in your school, you know that you've got access to many, many videos that can certainly engage, excite, and motivate the students in your class.  The biggest challenge is finding videos that are worthwhile and suitable for your specific purpose.  There are so many great resources [...]

OTR Links 03/29/2012


edulicious - edulicious - Tablets or Laptops? Ask the Right Questions. TABLETS OR LAPTOPS? ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS. tags: tablets laptops ipad 1:1 iPads Tech Talk for Teachers: PowerPoints with Personality Whether you love 'em, hate 'em, or fall somewhere in between, PowerPoint presentations have become something of a staple in every teacher's bag of technology tricks. [...]

Alltop Goes Mobile


Part of my morning reading routine takes me to my Alltop page.  It’s been a great source of resources, serendipity, and my primary RSS feed. I started using Alltop like most people, I suspect, just wandering around and pulling in resources as they struck my fancy. I was very excited when they introduced the concept [...]