what’s in your digital toolbox?

Originally published on Dusty World, March, 2014.     This week we're off to the On The Rise elearning Ontario conference in Mississauga. I'm presenting Tuesday on how to avoid the pitfalls of a single online learning environment by building a diverse online digital learning ecosystem.     I'm aiming…

Simple Magic

We recently spent a day in Stratford and one of the more surprising and engaging events was a Q&A talk with two of the Festival's experienced actors.  Maev Beatty and Ben Carlson are both starring in The Front Page.  We hadn't seen the play and I was a bit worried that…

Hybridized Education

The Toyota Prius hybrid car is a series of expensive compromises.  Born at a time when we are transitioning from fossil fuels to electrical power, the Prius is a car that combines gas tanks, gas powered drive trains and engines with batteries, and electrical motors that do the same jobs more…

Seven for Seven

Last week was a perfect 5 commutes on the bike.  This week I'm up to two already, though I got a bit wet on the way home. If the weather holds I'm aiming for three weeks with the car parked! from Blogger http://ift.tt/2jK81w3 via IFTTT

Retro Moto Wish-List

Some retro-moto bits that I've come across that sparked the I want urge... Austin Vince Custom Vintage Overalls! Custom made by the man himself!  Vintage overalls in the colours of your choice.  I'm thinking blue with red and white stripes... www.austinvince.com ~$400Cdn Bell Bullitt Retro-modern Helmet If you've seen Rush…

Ice Fog On Your Visor

A cool, foggy morning greets me as I put on my helmet and stare into a fog shrouded rising sun.  The Tiger starts with a willing snarl, burbling in its strange triple way, eager for the off. Condensation immediately coats my visor as we leap down the road into the…

Death by Maintenance

One of the dangerous things about watching the shows my son likes to watch is that many of them aren't what they appear to be.  He likes complexity, and there are few things on TV these days as complex as Rick & Morty (if it is ever on TV again...).  Like a…

Tech Girlz

Girl PowerOn a cold, snow squalling Saturday morning I had another PLN twitter moment courtesy of Shadi Yazdan on Twitter.  Her link to this New York Times blog has a fantastic video with re-written Beastie Boy lyrics - talk about reclaiming media.  That the author takes a very misogynistic song and uses it…