Snow Birds

Pre Christmas shots of local birds in our backyard in Elora, Ontario, Canada. Taken with a Canon Rebel T6i using the stock 55-250mm zoom.  ISO 800, preset exposure from -2 to -1.  Images all tuned in Photoshop CS6. from Blogger http://ift.tt/2DHYV9e via IFTTT

Literacy, Engagement and Marketing

The latest WIRED has an editorial by Clive Thompson about Minecraft and literacy.  In the article it is suggested that Minecraft (and other video games) have engaged reluctant readers to the point where they are able to overcome their reading problems and devour challenging texts with near perfect accuracy.I usually…

The End of Knowledge

I've just wrapped up a grade 11 university level English class.  I only tend to teach these classes once every couple of years now, so I see real differences in how academic students are evolving with technology use. This time around we have a Google Apps for Educators system well established…

Variations on a Theme

I've been playing with the idea of branding the garage.  Cafe Racer TV plays this card all the time, so why not?  I could totally pull off KingMoto, or Timoto, or I could name it after my son and go with MaxMoto!In launching a school motorcycle club I put together…

2019’s First Ride

I've been able to steal a ride from winter the past couple of years, but not this one.  It's been dangerously cold and snowy throughout.  I was finally able to steal one at the end of March Break for half an hour up and down next to the Grand River…

2018 Tundra Swan Migrations

A dull and snowy day, lots of white on white, and using the Nikon p610, which isn't the most low light friendly camera in the world (though it does have ungodly reach). Then two of these flew by and the flock launched... We came back through a couple of hours…