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?•…

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…

Five Big Wishes For 2013

2012 has been a challenging year for me as a teacher, a Canadian and an online citizen. My five big wishes for 2013 range from recognizing digital literacy to changing the way we run organizations, but the underlying theme becomes obvious:  technology is changing how we interact with and influence…

Radical Transparency

Mr Universe Knows!I just read an email from our union lamenting the lack of control when it comes to presenting our contract information to us.  In the 36 hours OSSTF took to put together a two page comparison of our deal with the one the Catholic teachers had land on…

The ideal digital learning tool

I'm thinking about what the ideal digital tool would be for student learning.It has to offer strong reading and browsing abilities as well as data entry.  I want the benefits of a passive consumption device (like a tablet) with the benefits of an active media production device (like a laptop).…

Digital Skills Continuum

 I've recently thrown my hat in with a rough bunch of commando teacher types (@stevewynen, @mrmarnold) who have applied for TLLP funding.  My wife, Alanna (@banana29), saw my ECOO presentation on integrating BYOD into a digital skills continuum (instead of just instituting the policy randomly with no thought to pedagogical need).…