A better internet?


It was after reading this story this morning The Man Who Invented the World Wide Web Has Mixed Feelings About What the Internet Has Become that I got thinking about the "good old days" when we just went online to do research or reading or communicating or whatever.  We actually paid for the service so … Continue reading A better internet?

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An Interview with Alfred Thompson


I've known Alfred Thompson for a few years now. We met at a Computer Science Teachers' Association Conference a few years ago where one or both of us were speaking. We've also served on the Computer Science Teachers' Association (CSTA) Conference organizing committee. At the time, Alfred was the K-12 Computer Science Academic Developer Evangelist … Continue reading An Interview with Alfred Thompson

Microsoft at #ECOO13


One of the real benefits of the partnership between ECOO and OASBO ICT at the recent #ECOO13 conference was the opportunities for exhibitors that normally visit one conference to have access to both groups.  And, to the attendees, they could visit exhibitors that they would not normally see.  One of these exhibitors for the traditional … Continue reading Microsoft at #ECOO13

Cloud at #ECOO13


In Ontario, like in many jurisdictions, there are two popular cloud solutions that have made their way into the classroom.  ECOO is proud to announce that both of these solutions will be at the ECOO Conference to meet with Ontario teachers and provide professional learning opportunities. On Wednesday, LearnStyle, an Ontario company will provide a … Continue reading Cloud at #ECOO13

Still Relevant


Part of my regular Saturday routines involves maintenance to my computers.  On this machine, it's the one day that I reliably boot into Windows.  That lets me grab any/all of the updates from Microsoft from the past week; run a defragging utility; I update my anti-virus; and I scan the computer.  Thankfully, all goes well … Continue reading Still Relevant