Deluge

Toronto is sinking man and I don't want to swim.  While the GTA slowly sank into Lake Ontario under record breaking rains, I was discovering the visceral thrill of storm surfing on two wheels... Riding home tonight into a wall of black. Yesterday I dodged the storms, today I'm not…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Own Your Digital Self

William Gibson (@greatdismal himself) on our changing mindscape: At the last Educational Computing Conference in Ontario, there were a lot of presentations on digital footprints.  In every case, a few, older Luddites were struggling against a perceived loss of privacy while everyone else was being (as @greatdismal says above so well) 'benignly…
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