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About Tim Kingfisher Imaging

Paper is so 20th Century

@banana29 is currently taking her Master's degree. We're already 500 sheets of paper and a lot of toner and electricity into printouts. All of that paper immediately becomes less accessible once she's read it and made notes on it; it disappears into a stack of unsearchable ideas. Obviously not ideal…

One Day Edtech Will Amplify Pedagogy Rather Than Stealing From It

Originally published on DUSTY WORLD, February, 2014:  https://temkblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/one-day-edtech-will-amplify-pedagogy.html   Pedagogy ORIGIN: late C16th: from French pédagogie, from Greek paidagōgia , from paidagōgos,  Sometimes etymology can be wonderfully ironic. This one is complicated.  Trying to work out the relationship between pedagogy, technology and money is the trial of our times. The other day…

Five Years of Riding: the beginning

Five years ago I began the never ending apprenticeship of motorcyclist.  The summer before I had a chance to ride a dirt bike at a friend's farm and got bitten.  My mother had always been adamant about me not riding, so I didn't, but she had died the year before…

Reading The Trails

We loaded up our wee mini-van and spent 48 hours out in the woods near Bobcaygeon.  Into the back I packed some helmets and the tiny Yamaha.The cottage we were at is an ideal base for off-roading.  It's at the end of a long gravel fire road deep in the…

Assessment NOT for learning

Exams are in the bag and I'm wondering what the point was.  Knowledgeable, capable students did well, incompetent students didn't, but neither have the opportunity to learn from their exams.  It begs the question: what is the point of an exam? By high school most students think that education is…

Temporal Prejudices

Recently a friend on Facebook shared this Washington Post article about Winston Churchill. I tend to shy away from hero worship, it isn't really in me to do, but I am motivated to try and address one of our last blind spots when it comes to prejudice. I've seen people…
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