n00b at 43

Tim's Motorcycle DiariesI've always wanted a motorcycle.  The simplicity and immediacy of the relationship between rider and bike has always appealed.  Finally, at the age of 43, I'm becoming a rider.  A couple of weeks ago I sat in an MTO drivetest centre and wrote my M1, so I'm now…

Stay On Target

Stay on target... stay on target!You want to talk about extracurriculars?  About how teachers should do them for the love of their job?  How they should sacrifice their own family lives so that they can 'save the children!' The politics around this are thick, and they do a great job of…

Higher Ground

AMPA: redemocratizing OSSTFI shouldn't write about politics. As a field of human endeavor it demonstrates some of our most unflattering qualities, but AMPA approaches and I can't pass up another opportunity to seek a higher standard of conduct from my union.We were fooled once in District 18 by what might be…

The Subtle Art Of Learning

The transmission of knowledge between people has always been predicated on personal relationships.  We come pre-wired to learn, and the way we've always done this is through a mentoring process be it master and apprentice or teacher and student.  This deep human experience goes well beyond cultural norms.  No matter…

Refresh 2

@banana29 got me thinking about the computer refresh going on at her school last week.  We're in the same  process at my school.In my case I'm the head of computers and trying to focus on keeping as many computers as possible in student hands. We waste a lot of machines…

Refresh 1

Computer refreshes approach!  An ideal opportunity to reconsider all the bad habits we have in educational technology!  @banana29 had the following questions for her admin which might help frame a discussion around where we might go with our edtech:• What are the conditions under which students in 2013 learn best?•…

What Do You Take With You?

Part 1: What do you take with you into the future?We live in a time of radical transformative social change. One generation's experience is markedly different from the next. How we communicate with each other dictates our social structures, and we are in the middle of a communications revolution.  In…

The Evolution Of On-Bike 360° Photography

The evolution of on-bike photography from handheld push button shutter to mounted, hands-free and distraction-free autofiring shutter.  The photos now show a rider riding instead of a rider being distracted. The 360° on motorcycle photographic experiment continues.  At this point I think I've got it down to a science.  What…