The Language of School

Jul 27

I was asked to sit down and share something I was passionate about in education during ISTE 2015. The use of language is something I’ve been noticing for a while and in my estimation doesn’t get enough attention. It’s a one-take video full of ums and stutters, but take hopefully there are some ideas in here with exploring and...

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What About Snapchat?

Jun 24

Snapchat has been around for years. Educators were quick to file it under “bad social media” as people focused on the ephemeral nature of the tool and essentially thought of as a way for teenagers to share inappropriate images and videos. I had a conversation a while back with my then 15-year-old about her use of snapchat. She was drawn to it because it...

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2014: My Year in Numbers

Jan 03

Pretty basic stuff here. I simply copied the keynote template I used for last year, changed the data, replaced the images, tweaked a few builds, exported it to imovie, added some music, published to youtube and voila. Having all this data and doing nothing with it seems a bit pointless. Not that anything gets over analyzed but it’s another means of reflection....

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2014 Year in Photos/Videos

Dec 31

It’s just another story caught up In another photograph I found. And it seems like another person lived that life A great many years ago from now, When I look back on my ordinary, ordinary life, I see so much magic, though I missed it at the time. Welcome to year 7 of my annual year in photos montage. In case you missed it, here are the previous...

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Future Ready is Overrated

Dec 19

Future Ready is Overrated

Updated: (added this wonderful video thanks to Maria Galanis) “Future Ready” is a theme I’m hearing more and more in our schools. The idea that schools is about preparing for the future and getting kids ready for adulthood. It’s important stuff and certainly schools need to be in this business. And yet…. Mindfulness has been and...

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Beyond Hello: Ignite Your Passion for Discovery

Nov 26

Beyond Hello: Ignite Your Passion for Discovery

Cross posted on The DEN blogs It’s been a great privilege of mine to organize and host several evenings across Canada called “Ignite Your Passion for Discovery”. These evenings are held in a local watering hole and feature passionate educators from the Discovery Educator Network and beyond sharing a story of passion be it in their professional or...

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