Happy Friday, everyone. It's been a short week here in Ontario but that didn't stop some great thinking appearing in the blogs of Ontario Educators. Here's some of what I caught this week. Summiting Kilimanjaro The Barranco Wall – Don’t Look Down Why we climb Asante sana to our guides and porters on Mt.Kilimanjaro Back … Continue reading This Week in Ontario Edublogs
Like many folks, I suspect, I'm a creature of habit in the morning. At least until the coffee kicks in and the dog is walked. I like doing some reading for my own purposes. I've always done this and tucked the best of the stories away for future reference. My Diigo account is the perfect … Continue reading This Might Change Everything
It was a terrific three days in Toronto working with a wonderful group of Ontario educator professionals. The Ontario Teachers' Federation throws a great event. The attendees were asked to self-identify as early users of technology. I think that many left with their heads spinning, full of great ideas. They were invited to learn where … Continue reading At OTF Teaching, Learning & Technology Conference – Hopscotch, Sphero, Social Reading
A long time ago, I decided that I would diversify my email accounts. One of the decisions that I made was to use my Gmail account for social media and Web 2.0 things. Without a doubt, it's the most active account that I have and there's always a game of catch up on email to … Continue reading To App, to App, and Back?
Recently, I had blogged about how to create Big Data Sets. At the core of the post was reference to the website generatedata.com. For Computer Science teachers, this can be a real timesavers. Rather than create significant test data files, use the utility here to generate data for you ... lots of data. It comes … Continue reading Give a Little; Get Back a Lot
During my morning reads today, I ran across this story about Google's London Web Labs. "With more than 5m visitors so far, Google’s London Web Lab experiments are still going strong". As per my normal habits, I thought the story was interesting for me, might be for others, and it's something that I would want … Continue reading New Diigo Extension
I have a favourite line in a Murray McLauchlin album - "We're all in sales". I guess that it's not always immediately obvious. But nowhere in education is it more obvious than in blogging. From the youngest blogger to the most experienced, we're all selling something. Usually, it's ideas and there's certainly nothing wrong with … Continue reading Business to Education