doug — off the record

just a place to share some thoughts

March 2012

  • 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… Continue reading

  • 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… Continue reading

  • ECOO2012 – Call for Proposals

    The year is 2012 and we are well into the 21st century. How many times have you heard that you are a 21st Century teacher? Are you preparing your learners for the 21st century? It’s time to move beyond the term ‘teaching and learning in the 21st century’- we’re teaching and learning in the NOW… Continue reading

  • 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… Continue reading

  • 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… Continue reading