Whatever happened to …


... phone books? Thanks to Sheila Stewart for the idea to write this particular post.  In doing so, she shared a link to a letter to the editor about how difficult it is for one person from Thunder Bay to get one. Getting the run-around to get a phone book We had a little back [...]

When it happens to you …


You hear of stories like this but they've always happened to others.  Until now.  The scourge of the Internet decides to impersonate you. Previously, I had felt sorry for Alec Couros who had run into problems like this and they're apparently continuing.  It did lead to an interesting interview with Zuck Markyburg. My story started with [...]

Whatever happened to …


... Webquests? If you follow any of the Google events lately, you'll see that there is a huge following for the "latest" thing in lessons - Hyperdocs.  I even saw a video of a person going ga-ga over it. The advertising indicate that a Hyperdoc is: more than a worksheet, although some examples seem to [...]

With a little help from my friend


It's awful when you see your mind go to mush.  That happened to me last week in my weekly discussion about This Week in Ontario Edublogs.  (TWIOE)  It's my weekly discussion with Stephen Hurley about five of the great blog posts that I've read in the past week. And, it was right in the middle [...]

When learning isn’t free


I've been having a great conversation with a friend of mine lately about edcamps.  I won't name names because he is still in the classroom and our conversation might run counter to administrative thinking and land him in trouble. Anyone who desires to have an edcamp is well advised to take a look at the [...]

One month to go


2017 CSTA Annual Conference - Computer Science Teachers http://www.csteachers.org 2017 CSTA Annual Conference July 8-11, 2017 Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel Baltimore, Maryland, USA Registration Link: https://www.xcdsystem.com/csta/attendee/attendee_registration.cfm We are just one month away from CSTA's signature event, our Annual Conference. We are excited about all the great workshops, sessions, keynotes, and exhibitors that will be joining us and hope that [...]