This Is All We Know So Far

Oct 30

This Is All We Know So Far

I’ve had many opportunities to share my views and practices around assessment with a particular focus on how we use technology but also shift the conversation towards grading and more on documentation and reflection. A really important component of all of this is how we model our thinking and learning. Inquiry isn’t just for students. I share my learning...

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The difference between Khan and Austin

Oct 20

I get it. Will is has a point about the Khanifcation of Education. But as I expressed,  …after watching a few and even knowing one of them, Paul Andersen, I was under the impression that most of these are classroom teachers. At least many of them are. So what's the problem? I get it, you're worried about Gates' vision of Khan but I think Khan...

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The Ukulele Project Remixed

Mar 07

The Ukulele Project Remixed

I originally blogged about this  story almost 3 years ago from CBC Spark. It represents so many wonderful ideas about sharing, connectedness and the shifting role of teacher and education. I'm planning to use it in an upcoming presentation but didn't want to simply play the audio. I spend about an hour finding the right footage and photos and created a...

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Podcast 52: Me and Zac

Dec 06

Podcast 52: Me and Zac

If you want your brain to hurt you might want to listen. If not, go find another way to spend an hour.    Zac Chase and I talk about learning. I don't know if that sounds boring to you but Zac makes me think and challenges me about my learning project and some of the things rummaging around his brain.  Listen...

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Guitar Lesson 9: Sometimes Good Enough is Good Enough

Dec 04

Guitar Lesson 9: Sometimes Good Enough is Good Enough

I promise I won't endure you to any more of my playing. In some ways it's hard to see much project. I think I put in close to 50 hours. I do like the fact that I now can pick up a guitar and make sounds that are not completely random. I know there are many out there who have a loose relationship with a guitar and desire to step up their playing but for many...

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The Dan Plan

Nov 12

The Dan Plan

I heard of the "10,000 hours to achieve excellence" after reading Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers. A lot of people have invested 10,000 into many things but they don't begin with the intent of devoting that amount of time, it just sort of happens. I ddn't know of anyone who has ever taken the idea and tested the theory to see if it's actually...

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