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?
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
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
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
How do Ontario Edubloggers beat the heat? They blog! Here's some of what caught my eye recently. How do we teach Terms of Service? Royan Lee has an interesting post dealing with the terms of service that need to be agreed to when you sign up for a service. I'm bad at that...I think I … Continue reading This Week in Ontario Edublogs
Lately, Alfred Thompson (@alfredtwo) has been sharing a great deal about his experiences with TouchDevelop. His latest post is actually a story around a video showing how to use Turtle Graphic in TouchDevelop. That did it. If anyone can program and create a video at the same time, I’ve got to give it a shot. … Continue reading A TouchDevelop Tip
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