Coast to Coast to Coast 2.0

Originally published on Tim's Motorcycle Diaries in June, 2014: . I just finished watching Arctic Clutch.  He doesn't go as far as I'm planning to with Coast Cubed and he does it in a more alcohol fuelled young man's way, but he does shed some light on travelling in the far north.  From the…

Motorbike Aesthetics

  I can remember being about six or seven and playing in my grandparent's yard in Sheringham.  Suddenly there was a rough, mechanical roar coming from the road.  I walked over to the fence, climbed up and watched in amazement as a stream of vintage vehicles rolled by, everything from…

Secondary Like We Mean It

We're getting squeezed for sections this year because bankers and multi-nationals wanted to play silly buggers with the world economy.  Watching my school cut English sections down to the bone is making me question the validity of requiring mandatory English throughout high school.Academic English is very university focused with the…

Digital Footprint 2.0

SOURCESThe source(s) of this post (and a good example of the richness of thinking you can get out of an online PLN):@MzMollyTL's Digital Footprint discussion from ECOO last year that stirred up the new teachers in my AQ.@melaniemcbride's comment on the sweatshop mentality of the always on teacher:https://twitter.com/melaniemcbride/status/230841214180683779@dougpete's blog on edublogging:http://dougpete.wordpress.com/2012/08/03/this-week-in-ontario-edublogs-27/...which…

Failing Forward

Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.  - C.S. Lewis Four years ago I decided to show what we know in the information technology focused computer engineering course I teach at Centre Wellington DHS.  The Skills Canada I.T. and Networking Administration contest seemed…

Part 1: Magical Technologists

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Arthur C. Clarke I'm reading Kurzweil's The Singularity is Near, and in the opening he compares computer programs to Harry Potter's magical spells.  It seemed spurious when I read it, but now I'm wondering how it looks from other eyes. I'm the…