A List for Learning


Any day now, there are many educators that will be starting Additional Qualification courses over the summer.  There are a couple of things that will be certain to happen during these courses. Some sort of goofy ice-breaking, get-to-know-ya activity.  This activity will definitely take up at least the first hour of any course.  They areContinue reading “A List for Learning”

Getting Started with Planboard


In our daily phone conversations, ECOO Conference co-chair Cyndie Jacobs and I cover so much.  Today, we were talking about some of the exhibitors and I was excited to learn that the company behind Planboard would be attending the conference.  I had met one of the people involved, Suraj Srinivas, at the Ontario Google SummitContinue reading “Getting Started with Planboard”

Filling a Dance Card


If you’ve been monitoring the Twitter stream since Sunday evening, you’ll notice that there have been many happy posts from people whose presentation proposals have been accepted for the #ecoo13 conference, BringIT,Together.  Indeed, part of the ECOO 13 Dance Card has been filled.  Here’s how… Potential presenters were asked to submit their sessions online.  All of the informationContinue reading “Filling a Dance Card”

Checking Out the Big Social World


Now, before you read on, a disclaimer.  This is in no way an encouragement for you to do all of this.  Remember that you have a life, a dog to walk, a family to hang with, a job that needs attention, a garden that needs weeding, … You get the point. It’s very helpful toContinue reading “Checking Out the Big Social World”

There is Hope


I don’t know about you but I’m sick of winter. I don’t know why this winter was so particularly annoying but it was. We didn’t have a great deal of snow but the cold and the wind just continually would make things so unpleasant. As a three times plus a day dog walker, I gotContinue reading “There is Hope”